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The winners of this year’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition were announced today at an awards ceremony held at London’s Natural History Museum. Canadian amateur photographer Don Gutoski was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 by a panel of international judges for his image Tale of two foxes, a beautiful but haunting portrait of the struggle for life in the subarctic climes of Cape Churchill, Canada.

Tale of two foxes by Don Gutoski wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015. Red foxes don’t actively hunt Arctic foxes, but where the ranges of two predators overlap, there can be conflict. In this case, it led to a deadly attack. Though the light was poor, the snow-covered tundra provided the backdrop for the moment that the red fox paused with the smaller fox in its mouth in a grim pose.

The company of three by Amir Ben-Dov wins in the Bird category

Broken cats by Britta Jaschinski wins the Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image

Flight of the scarlet ibis by Jonathan Jagot is the winner for Young Wildlife Photographers: 15-17 years old

Still life by Edwin Giesbers is the winner of Amphibians and Reptiles category

A whale of a mouthful by Michael AW wins for Under Water photography

Fourteen-year-old Ondrej Pelánek from the Czech Republic wins the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 title for his image Fighting ruffs.

Shadow walker by Richard Peters wins Urban

The art of algae by Pere Soler is the winner for From the Sky

Life comes to art by Juan Tapia wins for Impressions.



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