Hello from London! I’m excited to announce that one of my images was selected as the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year “Black and White” category during the Natural History Museum’s annual gala on Tuesday.
The photo in question, depicting an American bison in a snow storm, was taken last year in Yellowstone National Park. I shot the photo using a long exposure in order to purposely blur the falling snow against the dark silhouette of the bison.
As a result of being selected as a category winner, I was also short-listed with the other category winners as a finalist for the grand title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Now in its fifty-fifth year, WPY is considered the world’s most prestigious nature photography competition, with tens of thousands of entries coming in from around the world each year. So I can say this is without a doubt the highest honor I’ve ever received in my career! A big thank you goes out to the judging panel for this recognition, and a hearty congratulations to my fellow honorees.
Photos will be exhibited in the Natural History Museum in London for the next several months (the show will also eventually travel globally), so be sure to check it out if you’re visiting the UK!
More on WPY55:
I wrote about my experience winning the award and my week in London: Go behind the scenes with a Wildlife Photographer of the Year category winner.
I also wrote about my feelings about the image itself, and told the story of how it was created: Thoughts on a Bison in a Snowstorm.