The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition was born in 1965, and has become a unique event for nature photographers.
In 1984 the Natural History Museum became his ally, and led to the growth of what is now a competition with thousands of entries from around 100 different countries.
This year, the awarding of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 awards will take place in virtual mode, on October 13th, and the exhibition of the photographs opens doors at the Natural History Museum in London on the 16th.
Almost 50 thousand entries were received from all over the world, in the Adult and Youth competition categories, and the Museum has now decided to disclose some of the most cherished and propitious to win.
One of the photographs is by a Portuguese photographer, José Fragoso, and portrays a hippopotamus submerged in mud, in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
The criteria evaluated by the jury in the decision-making phase of the winners are creativity, originality and the photographer’s technique.