50th Annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Earlier this week, the top awards for the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year were announced at a ceremony held in London’s Natural History Museum. This wasn’t any ordinary contest, as the winners received their awards from the Museum Patron, The Duchess of Cambridge, Sir David Attenborough, wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin and renowned wildlife photographer Frans Lanting. Michael Nichols’ photograph came out on top amongst 42,000 entries from 96 countries to take home the grand title award. To capture the shot you’re about to see, he followed lions resting with their cubs in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Parkpride for nearly 6-months and then photographed them in infrared, which “transforms the light and turns the moment into something primal, biblical almost.” Continue reading to see more.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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