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Swish Picture of Jellyfish Wins Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021


Photographer Angel Fitor has been awarded the celebrated “Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021” title for his serene jellyfish {photograph}, which he hopes will increase consciousness of ecological disasters that have an effect on marine life.

European Wildlife Photographer of the Yr, one of the famend competitions for nature pictures, is run by the German Society for Nature Images (GDT).

This 12 months, the panel of judges needed to look by means of over 19,000 submitted photographs from 36 nations to crown winners throughout eight main classes: “Birds,” “Mammals,” “Different Animals,” “Crops and Fungi,” “Landscapes,” “The Underwater World,” “Individuals and Nature,” and “Nature’s Studio.”

As well as, the following era of photographers had been awarded within the “Younger Photographers as much as 14 years” and “Younger Photographers 15-17 years” classes. For nature pictures tales, portfolios, and initiatives, the competition awards what known as the Fritz Pölking Prize.

Similar as final 12 months, the competitors award ceremony befell on-line and all of the successful photographs will go on a tour to be exhibited in Germany and Europe, with the German Horse Museum in Verden as the primary venue to carry the exhibition on December 7, 2021.

The competitors shared a prize pool price €32,000 ($37,400) with the general winner taking residence €3,000 ($3,500) and Olympus as the primary sponsor of the competition.

European Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

Picture by Angel Fitor | GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

The general winner and the recipient of the “European Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021” title is Spanish photographer, photojournalist, and creator Angel Fitor. His putting image, titled “Medusa ballet,” depicts jellyfish within the Spanish lagoon of Mar Menor.

“By means of the phantasm of a swarm of jellyfish, [the photo] evokes associations with a development we are able to observe in every single place in closely overexploited seas,” says Prof. Dr. Beate Jessel, the patron of the competitors and President of Federal Company for Nature Conservation. “Marine ecosystems which can be not unimpaired and the warming seas because of local weather change are selling the rise of particular person species.”

Fitor has lengthy been involved with the aquatic ecosystems of our planet and believes within the energy of pictures to provoke crucial adjustments and handle environmental issues.

Beneath are the winners of the opposite particular person classes:

Birds

Picture by Terje Koolas | GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

Mammals

Picture by Danny Inexperienced | GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

Different Animals

Picture by Jan Pedersen | GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

Crops and Fungi

Picture by Tobias Richter | GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

Landscapes

Picture by Anette Moosbacher | GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

The Underwater World

Picture by Fabrice Guerin | GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

Individuals and Nature

Picture by Magnus Lundgren | GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

Nature’s Studio

Picture by Francis de Andrés | GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

Younger Photographers As much as 14 Years

Picture by Andrés Domínguez Blanco | GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

Younger Photographers 15-17 Years

Picture by Lasse Kurkela | GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

Fritz Pölking Prize

Picture by Jasper Doest from venture “Nsenene” | GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

Fritz Pölking Junior Prize

Picture by Emile Séchaud from portfolio “Kingdom of the Ibex” | GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Yr 2021

The complete checklist of winners and runners-up of this 12 months’s contest will be discovered on the GDT’s web site.


Picture credit: All photographs individually credited and supplied courtesy of GDT.



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