Sergey Gorshkov is the winner of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Here’s a look at some of the unforgettable clicks!

Sergey Gorshkov Is The Winner Of The Prestigious Wildlife Photographer Of The Year. Here’S A Look At Some Of The Unforgettable Clicks!

On Tuesday, Sergey Gorshkov was presented with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for an image of an Amur tigress hugging a Manchurian Fir tree. After 11 months of struggle in Russia’s Far East terrains, the only place where Amur are found on earth, Gorshkov captured the award-winning image.

Natural History Museum, which runs the competition, announced the list of winners through a press release.

“It’s a scene like no other. A unique glimpse of an intimate moment deep in a magical forest,” said Roz Kidman Cox, chair of the judging panel.

“Shafts of low winter sun highlight the ancient fir tree and the coat of the huge tigress as she grips the trunk in obvious ecstasy and inhales the scent of a tiger on resin, leaving her own mark as her message.”

Winners of other categories include Paul Hilton’s picture of a young pig-tailed macaque, which bagged the Wildlife Photojournalist Story Award, and Frank Deschandol’s photo of two wasps, which topped the Behavior: Invertebrate category.

Finnish photographer Liina Heikkinen became the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 for her image of a fox protecting the goose it caught from five siblings.

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Songda cai photographed this tiny diamondback squid paralarva whilst on a night dive over deep water, far off the coast of anilao, in the philippines.
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Jose luis ruiz jiménez photographed this family of great crested grebes in a lagoon near brozas, in his native spain.
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Danish photographer mogens trolle photographed this young male proboscis monkey striking a pose at a sanctuary in sabah, borneo.
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Paul hilton captured a young macaque who was chained to a cage in bali’s bird market, later to be sold as a pet. Hilton won the wildlife photojournalist story award for his coverage of this cruel trade.  
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Liina heikkinen, from finland, became the young wildlife photographer in the age group of 15-17 years. Heikkinen captured a young fox feasting on a goose while hiding away from his siblings, unwilling to share. “a sense of furtive drama and frantic urgency enlivens this image, drawing us into the frame … a great natural history moment captured perfectly,” said jury member shekar dattatri.
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Manduriacu frog are found only in a small region of ecuador. Photographer jaime culebras captured the frog clinging to a branch during a downpour. He won under the category for behaviour of reptiles and amphibians. Illegal mining activities threaten the area where the frog resides.

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