Every year since 1965 the London Natural History Museum runs a wildlife photography contest. And as you already know, here in Rock&Pop We are fans of scientific and animal photography competitions, so it is vital for us to share the winners of this event.
The best of the best
For this edition, more than 50,000 photographs were received from 95 countries, and the winner of the year is from the underwater biologist and photographer Laurent Ballesta. His photo “Creation” shows several grouper fish swimming through the newly released sperm and egg mixture. I mean, yeah, water sex. The capture was made in Fakarava, on the French Polynesia and also won the award in the category “Underwater”.
We remind you that you can also review the finalists of the Ocean Photography Awards 2021, of the Small World de Nikon, and of Comedy Wildlife Awards 2021.
Category 10 years or less: A spider Cyrtophora in your network with a tuk-tuk in the back, by Vidyun R. Hebbar
Category 11 to 14 years: A little bird on a field of sunflowers, by Andrés Luis Domínguez Blanco
Category 15 to 17 years: A Siberian jay, by Lasse Kurkela
Mammal category: Two male reindeer fighting in Svalbard, Norway, by Stefano Unterthiner
Category Amphibians and Reptiles: Two salamanders copulating in a flooded forest, by João Rodrigues
Birds Category: Two Crows Sharing Water, by Shane Kalyn
Category Photojournalism: A Young Elephant Submerged in a Zoo in Thailand, by Adam Oswell
Category Animal Portraits: A Mountain Gorilla in the Rain, Majed Ali
Rising Star Category: Two female polar bears swimming and playing in a shallow area, by Martin Gregus
The winner of the year and of the Underwater category: «Creation», by Laurent Ballesta