The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photography competition winners have
been announced. (The spelling, Environnement, is
correct; it’s a French company.) The competition is operated by
the Natural History
Museum (London) and BBC Wildlife Magazine, sponsored by Veolia
The overall winner is this one (click to enlarge)
My favorite is one of the Highly Commended photos in the
10-years-and-under age category:
The photo of the leaping wolf was written up
on the BBC news website:
Jose Luis Rodriguez captured the imaginations of the judges
with a picture that he had planned for years, and even sketched out on
a piece of paper.
“I wanted to capture a photo in which you would see a wolf in an act of
hunting – or predation – but without blood,” he told BBC News. “I
didn’t want a cruel image.”
With a great deal of patience and careful observation of the wolves’
movements, he succeeded in taking the award-winning photograph.
Mr Rodriguez used a custom-built infrared trap to snap the wolf as it
leapt into the air.
The entire collection, comprising 17 categories, is at the Natural
History Museum website. What is most remarkable to me, is how
many good photographs are taken by young people.