the Natural History MuseumThis prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has revealed stunning images detailing the deep environments and behaviors of creatures around the world.
Tuesday photographer Nima Sarikhani He took home the grand title prize for “Ice Bed,” which captures a “dreamy portrait” of a young polar bear “drifting off to sleep,” according to a press release.
“Nima's stunning and poignant image allows us to see the beauty and fragility of our planet,” said Douglas Gore, director of the Natural History Museum. “His thought-provoking image is a stark reminder of the integral bond between an animal and its habitat, and serves as a visual representation of the harmful effects of global warming and habitat loss.”
Sarekhani's portrait and four finalists were selected from a shortlist of 25 images, which was announced by the Natural History Museum in London last year. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.
If you love connecting with nature by looking at photos of big cats, birds, reptiles, mammals or marine life, check out the shortlist of contenders, which included a mudskipper defending its territory and two mountain hares sharing a tender moment.
The four films that reached the “Highly Acclaimed” stage include Tzahi Finkelstein’s “The Happy Turtle,” Daniel Dincisco’s “Starling Murmuration,” Mark Boyd’s “Shared Parenting,” and Audun Rikardsen’s stunning “Aurora Jellies.”
The People's Choice Award photographs will be on display at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in London until the exhibition closes in June 2024.
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