Aselect team of adjudicators have chosentheWildlife Photographer of the Year Awards from Londons Natural History Museum( NHM ), but now the crowd have spoken with their picking forthe People’s Choice Award: a blue kingfisher flashing into the liquid, taken with split-second precision, at a pond in Salamanca , north-western Spain.
Spanish photographer Mario Cea was the winner of the People’s Choice Award, after nearly 25,000 people voted for his image among 25 other images pre-selected by the NHM.
This picture took about five months, 5,000 tries and significant amounts of preparation to achieve, said Mario.I mentioned this particular kingfisher for a very long time and inspected the orientation regularly for five months. The chick frequently hunted in the same blot several times a small bending in a shallow pond with a high concentration of fish. My understood it the bird’s natural behaviour and hunting numbers was essential in achieving the shot.
“The extraordinary rate of the bird intends the movement is virtually invisible to the human seeing, so I had to use igniting to both decorate the likenes and freeze push, ” he contributed. “I thoughts one of the reasons why beings like this image is the palpable line of light-headed the bird leaves behind.”
His image is now time assemble the other wins at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum, which lopes until September 10, 2017.
You can see a full-size version of Mario’s photograph, as well as the Overall Winner of the challenger by Tim Laman, below. Make sure you check out the rest of this years wins here.
Mario Cea/ Wildlife Photographer of the Time Awards
A Bornean orangutan climbing high in Gunung Palung National Park. Tim Laman, from USA/ Wildlife Photographer of the Year