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Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition 2012 opened its doors at the Natural History Museum in London last week and looks to be another eye-popping showcase of some of the world’s most gifted wildlife photographers.

Just to whet your appetite here are some of the winners from the various competition categories, but do yourself a favour and get to the NHM to see these spectacular images in all their back-lit, large format brilliance.

Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Winner
Paul Nicklen (Canada) – “Bubble-jetting emperors”



 

Veolia Environment Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Winner
Owen Hearn (UK) – “Flight Paths”

 

The Eric Hosking Portfolio Award
Vladimir Medvedev (Russia) – “The snow heard”

 

Vladimir Medvedev (Russia) – “Moonset at sunrise”

See complete portfolio

 

The Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species
Winner: Kim Wolhuter (South Africa) – “Dog days”

Other winners in this category.

 

The Wildlife Photojournalist Award
Winner: Steve Winter (USA) – The Tiger’s Tale

See the full story concerning the continued threat to tiger conservation and the tireless efforts of those working to protect them.

 

Runner-up: Brent Stirton (South Africa) – Deadly Medicine


See the full story about the growing appetite for rhino horn that is pushing the species to the brink of extinction.

 

The World in Our Hands
Winner: Anna Henly – “Ice Matters”

Other winners in this category.

 


Frisco Rosso

With more tension than your mother’s suspension, I am Frisco Rosso. I’m likely to deliver a few lines worth at any given moment regarding film, music, sport, books and anything morally unsound that strikes a blow between the eyes in the name of entertainment.

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