Tim Laman, National Geographic photographer, wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year award


posted Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM EDT


American wildlife photographer and field biologist Tim Laman has been chosen as the Grand title winner of the 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, held annually by the British Natural History Museum. Mr. Laman's photograph, "Entwined Lives", was created by a GoPro camera hidden in the canopy of the forest.

Entwined Lives - GoPro HERO4 Black; 1/30 sec at f2.8; ISO 231.
(c) Tim Laman

Mr. Laman, a past award-winner in the competition, spent three days climbing and setting cameras so they could be triggered remotely. His image was chosen out of 50,000 entries from 95 countries, and will be shown with 99 other photographs in an exhibition at the National History Museum. The exhibition will travel to other countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain and Macau.

In the youth arm of the competition, Gideon Knight's photograph, "The Moon and the crow" was selected as the category winner.

The Moon and the crow - Canon EOS 7D Mark I; 400mm f5.6 lens; 1/250 sec at f6.3; ISO 500.
(c) Gideon Knight.

To see all the winning photographs in the various categories for both adults and youth, it's well worth a visit to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year website.