The silhouette of a lone grizzly bear, a photo of a sleeping red panda, and a pair of cuddling lions are just some of the top winners at this year’s Zoological Society of London (ZSL)’s fourth annual wildlife photography competition.
This impressive bear image taken by photographer Andy Skillen in the Alaska Greater Lake Clark National Park area, has surpassed competition from more than 450 entries for the top prize.
Wading in the water to get his winning shot, Mr. Skillen said: ‘I had only a split second to capture and portray the landscape’s grandeur, and at the same time the all-dominant presence that only a grizzly can impart to a wilderness scene.”
Judged by a panel of expert judges including TV presenter Kate Humble and conservationist Bill Oddie, the competition aims to raise awareness and celebrate the wonders of the natural world.
Participants submitted their photos in six categories: ‘The Last Chance to See,’ ‘The Perfect Moment,’ ‘Weird and Wonderful,’ ‘Size Matters,’ ‘The Birds and the Bees,’ and ‘Deep and meaningful.’