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Russian citizen recognized as best wildlife photographer in UK

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Russian citizen recognized as best wildlife photographer in UK


14.10.2020

Photo credit: "Hugs". Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov / Wildlife Photographer of the Year / https://tvkultura.ru/article/show/article_id/369789/

A photo of the Amur tiger won a competition held by the London Museum of Natural History. The best snapshot of wildlife this year was a photo taken in the Land of the Leopard National Park in Primorye. Russian Sergei Gorshkov was recognized by the organizers as Wildlife Photographer of the Year, this is the first time in the history of the prestigious competition when the award went to a Russian, TASS reports.

The British Museum's photography competition for wildlife photographers is considered the largest on the planet in its direction. The photo by Sergei Gorshkov, titled "Hugs", captured a tigress hugging a fir for a scent tag. The photo turned out to be the best among almost 50,000 works sent to the competition.

Sergey Gorshkov made a unique picture using a modern camera with a motion sensor. The installation site of the equipment was determined with the help of specialists, who suggested to the photographer where a rare animal might appear. Currently, more than 550 Amur tigers live in the Russian Far East, which is 95% of these animals in the world.

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