The winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015
The winners of the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition have been announced, with Canadian amateur photographer Don Gutoski taking the prize for his shot ‘A Tale Of Two Foxes’.
Now in its fifty-first year, the competition provides a showcase for the world’s very best nature photography. The competition is owned by the world-renowned and trusted British institution, the Natural History Museum.
The jury has reviewed 42,000 entries this year, and it is noted that participants of this contest has been growing each year. During the final exhibition, 100 pictures were chosen to be displayed during the final exhibition this October at London Natural History Museum.
Below are Esquire’s favourite shots:
- The winner of the ‘Urban’ category, photographer Richard Peters calls this image ‘Shadow Walker’ (Richard Peters/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)
- Winner of the ’15-17 years age category’ . The flock of scarlet ibis were photographed off the island of Lençóis on the coast of northeast Brazil. (Jonathan Jagot/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)
- “A Tale of Two Foxes”, this picture from Don Gutoski captures the desperation of nature with a red fox hunting a white fox, although they are not natural predators. (Don Gutoski/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)
- Winner of the ‘Under Water’ category. This is a Bryde’s whale ripping through a sardine bait ball offshore of South Africa’s Transkei coast (Michael Aw/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)
- The ‘Birds’ category winner spent five days shooting red-footed falcons. This image came from the last five minutes on the fifth day.(Amir Ben-Dov/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)
- This shot of a newt from underneath as it moves across the surface of a stream was good enough to win the Amphibians and Reptiles category. (Edwin Giesbers/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)