The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022, The Natural History Museum has announced the winners of the Year 2022 competition, with photographer Karine Aigner winning the Grand Title with an image of a ball of cactus bees captured in Texas. 바카라사이트
“Wings-whirring, incoming males home in on the ball of buzzing bees that is rolling straight into the picture,” jury chair, writer and editor Rosamund ‘Roz’ Kidman Cox OBE, says.
At bee-level magnification, the sense of movement and intensity is visible, transforming what are small cactus bees into fierce competitors for a single female.”
In the gallery below, you can see a selection of the winners. The full list of winners can be found here.
The Natural History Museum in London creates and produces Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
From October 17 to December 8, 2022, the 59th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition will be open for entries.
Winner of the Adult Grand Title: The Big Buzz by Karine Aigner
Karine Aigner gets up close and personal with a swarm of bees competing for a mate.
Karine captured the flurry of activity as a buzzing ball of cactus bees spun over the hot sand with a macro lens.
After a few minutes, the pair at its center – a male clinging to the scrum’s only female – flew away to mate.
Bees worldwide are threatened by habitat loss, pesticides, and climate change.
With 70% of bee species nesting underground, it is becoming increasingly important to preserve natural soil areas.
South Texas is the location.
Sony 7R III + Laowa 24mm f14 2x macro probe lens; 1/1000 sec; ISO 6400; Profoto strobe + wireless trigger
Daniel Mideros’ Spectacled Bear’s Dim Prospects
Animals in their Natural Environment is the winner.
Daniel Mideros paints a moving portrait of a vanishing habitat and its occupant.
Daniel installed camera traps along a wildlife corridor that was used to access high-altitude plateaus.
He set up the cameras to capture the vanishing natural landscape, with the bear framed in the center of the image.
These bears, which can be found from western Venezuela to Bolivia, have suffered massive population declines due to habitat fragmentation and loss.
As humans continue to build and farm, wildlife habitat is shrinking around the world.
Place: Peas Blancas, Quito, Ecuador
Canon 7D Mark II + 18-55mm f3.5 lens; 1/160 sec at f14; ISO 400; two Nikon SB-28 flashes; Camtraptions camera-trap system
José Juan Hernández Martinez’s Puff Perfect
Animal Portraits Winner
José Juan Hernández Martinez witnesses a Canary Islands houbara’s dizzying courtship display.
José arrived late at night at the houbara’s courtship site. He dug himself a low hide by the light of the moon.
From this vantage point, he captured the bird’s full puffed-out profile as it paused from its frenetic performance.
A male Canary Islands houbara returns to its courtship site every year to put on a show. 카지노사이트
It will race forward before circling back and starting again, raising the plumes from the front of its neck and throwing its head back.
La Oliva is located in Fuerteventura, Spain.
Nikon D3S + Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 lens at 600mm; shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Nick Kanakis’s The Listening Bird
Winner, Behavior: Birds
Nick Kanakis discovers the secret life of wrens.
Nick came across a young grey-breasted wood wren foraging. He found a clear patch of leaf litter and waited, knowing it would vanish into the forest if approached.
The little bird hopped into the frame, its ear to the ground, listening for small insects.
Other birds, including the Eurasian blackbird, use this prey-detecting technique.
Grey-breasted wood wrens are ground-dwelling birds that are frequently heard but rarely seen.
While hidden in the undergrowth, they broadcast loud, melodious songs and rasping calls.
Tatamá National Park is located in Risaralda, Colombia.
Nikon D850 with a 500mm f5.6 lens; 1/160 sec at f5.6; ISO 5000
Anand Nambiar’s The Great Cliff Chase
Winner, Mammals, Behavior
Anand Nambiar captures an unusual angle of a snow leopard charging a herd of Himalayan ibex towards a cliff.
Anand watched the snow leopard move uphill from the herd from a vantage point across the ravine.
Unlike Anand, who had followed a fitness regimen in preparation for the high altitude and cold temperatures, it was perfectly suited to the environment.
Snow leopards live in some of the world’s most extreme environments. They are now considered vulnerable.
Climate change, mining, and hunting of both snow leopards and their prey are all threats.
Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Nikon D500 + 200-500mm f5.6 lens at 500mm; 1/1600 sec at f18; ISO 100 카지노 블로그