The European Wildlife Photographer of the Year has been announced. And this year’s winner is Russian. He took an underwater photo of some hippos in South Africa and won first prize.
About 18,000 images were entered to compete for the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. Entries came from 35 different countries and after three days of deliberations, the jury selected 104 winning photos from 10 categories. The ten best images for each category will be selected and one winner will be selected again.
And this year’s first prize winner was Russian Mike Korostelev. Take pictures of hippos in a lake in South Africa with an underwater drone.
In the “Birds” category, the statue went to Duister Jan Leßmann, the Italian Milo Angelo Ramella won in the “Mammals” category and the Hungarian Tibor Litauszki won first place in the “Other Animals” category.
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In the “Plants and Fungi” category, the Italian Salvo Orlando and the Norwegian Bal Hermansen won the “Landscape” category. Pole Jacob Deje won the “Underwater World” category and the Dutch Theo Bosboom won the “Man and Nature” category. Finally, the “Studio Nature” award went to Simone Baumeister.
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Young people were also addressed this year. They can also win a prize in two separate categories, one for children under 14 and the other from 15 to 17 years old. They went to 14-year-old Spanish Adria Mas-Escandell and 17-year-old German Anton Trexler.