Primeras imágenes del concurso Fotógrafo de Vida Silvestre 2020

Conoce alguna de las mejores fotografías primas por el Museo de Historia Natural de Londres

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Primeras imágenes del concurso Fotógrafo de Vida Silvestre 2020
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Si te dijéramos que las imágenes ganadoras del concurso Fotógrafo de Vida Silvestre 2020 (WPY, por sus siglas en inglés), organizado por el Museo de Historia Natural de Londres, son impresionantes, sencillamente nos quedaríamos cortos. 

Es necesario verlas directamente para comprobar el proceso que implican y para admirar cada instante de naturaleza recreado en un formato digital. Si eso es posible.

Esta competencia anual busca destacar la “relación única y hermosa entre la fotografía, la ciencia y el arte”, de acuerdo con el Museo de Historia Natural británico.

Aunque comenzó a celebrarse desde 1965, en la revista Animals—que se convertiría en BBC Wildlife— hoy sumó 56 ediciones.

Es una muestra itinerante que ha sido admirada por millones de personas en todo el planeta, con más de 45 mil entradas cada año.

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El Fotógrafo de Vida Silvestre

La imagen ganadora de la edición de este año de Fotógrafo de Vida Silvestre es una en la que un tigre de manera casi amorosa a un árbol.

El abrazo, de Sergey Gorshkov, fue tomada a un tigre siberiano en lo bosques del Lejano Oriente de Rusia.

Este acto en apariencia tierno, de acuerdo con lo especialistas, es quizá un frotamiento del gran felino para dejar su aroma y marcar su territorio. 

“Es casi como si el tigre fuera parte del árbol. Su cola se mezcla con las raíces. Los dos son uno”, declaró a BBC News Roz Kidman-Cox, presidente de los jueces del premio.

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Sergey Gorshkov is Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020. Huge congratulations to Sergey (@sergey_gorshkov_photographer)! Sergey was selected by an esteemed panel of judges from nearly 50,000 entries, it is a ‘scene like no other’ according to Chair of the Jury Roz Kidman-Cox. Taken in the Siberian wilderness of Russia, it shows a majestic Siberian tiger hugging a Manchurian fir. A wondrous display of animal behaviour in its natural habitat, it is a symbol of hope for the critically endangered species. Discover more about this photo and the other category winners from this year’s competition by following the link in our bio. Sergey’s image will be front and centre of our new #WPY56 exhibition at the @natural_history_museum where the full collection of images will be displayed in exquisite lightboxes. Opening Friday 16 October, follow the link in our bio to find out more. #WPY #WPY56 #WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear #Nature #NaturePhotography #Wildlife #WildlifePhotography #Animals #Photography #PhotographyCompetition #Photographer #NaturalHistory #Environment #Conservation #Anthropocene #Natural History Museum #NaturalHistory #London #LiveEvent #YoungPhotographer #Tiger #Siberia #Russia #Mammals

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La segunda imagen es sorprende también, y más cuando nos esteramos que pertenece a la categoría de jóvenes entre 15 y 17 años.

La talentosa adolescente es Liina Heikkinen, de Finlandia, quien captó a El zorro que atrapó a un ganso

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Congratulations to Liina Heikkinen who is our Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020! ‘The fox that got the goose’ stunned the judges with the fox’s arresting stare and the moment of recognition between photographer and subject. Liina has had images featured in the competition several times but this time she has managed to achieve Young Grand Title Winner. Visit the #WPY56 exhibition at the @natural_history_museum in London to see Liina’s image, along with a collection of the very best in nature photography. For more information follow the link in our bio. If you’re a young person with a passion for nature, be part of the voice of the next generation of advocates for the planet and enter our annual photography competition #WPY. Find out how to enter through the link in our bio. #WPY #WPY56 #WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear #Nature #NaturePhotography #Wildlife #WildlifePhotography #Animals #Photography #PhotographyCompetition #Photographer #NaturalHistory #Environment #Conservation #Anthropocene #Natural History Museum #NaturalHistory London #LiveEvent #YoungPhotographer #Mammals #Fox #Goose #Finland

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Kidman-Cox indicó que “la composición es maravillosa. Liina debe haber estado tirada en el suelo porque está cara a cara con ese joven zorro”.

Casi humana es la gesticulación de un joven mono narigón (probóscide) macho. Llamada precisamente La pose, la fotografía fue tomada en la isla de Borneo, en Labuk Bay, en la provincia de Sabah.

El autor es Mogens Trolle, de Dinamarca.

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Unexpected pale blue eyelids complement the immaculately groomed auburn hair of ‘the most laid-back character’, a young male proboscis monkey in Sabah, Borneo. Congratulations to Mogens Trolle (@mogenstrolle), this year’s Animal Portraits category winner! As this monkey matures, its distinctive nose will signal its status and amplify its calls. A male’s nose can eventually grow so big that it hangs over its owner’s mouth. Found only on Borneo and nearby islands, proboscis monkeys are endangered: they depend on threatened forests and are hunted for food and traditional medicine. – From over 49,000 entries, we’re thrilled to share the winning images with you. Follow the link in our bio to discover this year’s winners, or to bring #WPY56 home with the beautiful Portfolio, displaying the full collection of images awarded in the 2020 competition. #WPY56 #Proboscis #Sabah #Borneo #WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear #Biodiversity #Anthropocene #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography #Conservation #NaturalHistoryMuseum

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Otros ganadores del Fotógrafo de Vida Silvestre:

Jaime Culebras, de España: La vida en la balanza, con una rana de cristal que se come una araña. En la categoría Comportamiento: anfibios y reptiles

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Happy weekend! This is the first-ever picture of a Manduriacu glass frog feeding, and it is this year’s ‘Behaviour: Amphibians and Reptiles’ category winner by Jaime Culebras (@jaime_culebras). Jaime walked for four hours to reach this location, determined to share his passion for glass frogs. Serenaded by a frog chorus in torrential rain, he was thrilled to catch sight of one eating a spider, its eyes like shimmering mosaics. Distinguished by the yellow spots on its back and the lack of webbing between its fingers, the Manduriacu frog is found only in a small area in the foothills of the Andes. It is threatened by habitat loss and environmental contamination associated with cattle ranching, agriculture and mining. This frog could soon face extinction. – The #WPY56 exhibition at @Natural_History_Museum is now open! Book your tickets by following the link in our bio, and discover this year’s winners selected from over 49,000 entries. #WPY56 #Andes #Manduriacu #Frogs #WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear #Biodiversity #Anthropocene #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography #Conservation #NaturalHistoryMuseum

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Frank Deschandol, de Francia: La historia de dos avispas, en la categoría Comportamiento de invertebrados.

Songda Cai, de China: El momento dorado, en la categoría Submarina.

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A picture to make you marvel at the wonders of the ocean usually hidden from view. China ‘s Songda Cai (@diver_scai) is #WPY56’s Under Water winner for this otherworldly image of a gem of a creature, a tiny diamondback squid paralarva flitting below in the blackness. Out on a night dive, Songda saw all sorts of larvae and tiny animals migrate up from the depths of the ocean, under cover of darkness, to feed on surface-dwelling phytoplankton, or microalgae. Then came this magnificent diamondback squid. It hovered beneath Songda for just a moment, basking in his nightlight, before disappearing in a flash of gold. The squid pictured was just a hatchling, but, like an adult, it propelled itself with undulations of its triangular fins, sprinting away when faced with danger. Special organs in a diamondback squid’s skin – chromatophores – contain sacs of pigment that allow the animal to change colour. Other organs can reflect and scatter light. – The #WPY56 exhibition at @Natural_History_Museum is now open! Book your tickets by following the link in our bio, and discover this year’s winners selected from over 49,000 entries. #WPY56 #UnderwaterPhotography #NightDive #BlackWaterDiving #BlackWaterPhotography #WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear #Biodiversity #Anthropocene #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography #Conservation #NaturalHistoryMuseum

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Shanyuan Li, de China: Cuando la madre dice corre.

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Kittens racing for cover, and the mother frozen in her decision-making. Shanyuan Li’s rare picture of a family of Pallas’s cats on the remote steppes of the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau in northwest China is #WPY56’s winner in the Behaviour: Mammals category. This rare scene of playful Pallas’s cats took six years to capture. Hiding opposite an old marmot hole in which a family of cats had built its lair, Shanyuan waited. Hours of patience were rewarded when three kittens emerged to play while their parent kept a lookout. Upon the sighting of a Tibetan fox nearby, the youngsters were swiftly ushered back inside. Typically active at dawn and dusk, Pallas’s cats have flat heads, low-set ears and a light colouring, which help conceal them while hunting. Their habitat – mainly the grasslands of China, Mongolia and the Tibetan Plateau – faces disruption from mining and farming. Farmers poisoning rodents depletes the cats’ prey and subjects them to secondary toxicity, causing numbers to decline. – The #WPY56 exhibition at @Natural_History_Museum is now open! Book your tickets by following the link in our bio, and discover this year’s winners selected from over 49,000 entries. #WPY56 #PallassCats #TibetanFox #WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear #Biodiversity #Anthropocene #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography #Conservation #NaturalHistoryMuseum

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