This years Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year is to be announced on the 21st of October the day before the exhibition opens at the Natural History Museum, London. From the previews, this years photographs look to be the most timely yet and with the BBC's One Show already screening the Junior Winner, I just can't wait for the exhibition to open.
Last years competition was overshadowed by the disqualification of José Luis Rodriguez's winning photograph The Storybook Wolf after it was discovered the wolf in the image was likely to be tame. The image has not been displayed in the touring exhibition and no other winner was announced.
|José Luis Rodriguez, The Storybook Wolf|
The situation which arose was analyzed in more detail at the time by the Guardian's Jonathan Jones. He makes a case for the image and that at some point all images are manipulated even some of the most praised wildlife photographs. Shellshocked Reindeer by Yevgeny Khaldei is one image which was later found out to be composed from multiple frames.
|Yevgeny Khaldei, Shellshocked Reindeer|
Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year opens on the 22nd October 2010 at the Natural History Museum, with the winners announced the day before on the website. The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine. Images sourced from nhm.ac.uk.