The National History Museum announced the winners of the 2009 Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the year awards. In this international competition of 43,135 entries Jose Luis Rodriguez of Spain took the top prize with his image The Storybook Wolf. Much maligned and feared throughout the western world as the villain of fairytales, the wolf is an endangered species Rodriguez believes will be hunted into extinction if not better understood and appreciated.
Other winning photographs include the image Clash of Yellowhammers shot by Fergus Gill of the United Kingdom.
A selection of 95 images from the competition will be showcased at an exhibition opening at London’s Natural History Museum on 23 October, for more information on the competition or to purchase advance tickets please visit http://www.nhm.ac.uk/wildphoto/exhibition.
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