Natural History and Conservation photographer, and judge for the 2018 competition Clay Bolt tells us about two images have really captured his imagination in recent years:
Main picture above: The message that this reinforces is that you don’t have to go to an exotic location to make a great photo. You can focus on the species in your own background and with careful observation, see something incredible. The tension in this image is wonderful, and it was cropped perfectly.
Finalist 2015 10 Years and Under - Carlos Perez Naval, Spain
I love the natural behaviour, the beautiful, young Gharial on their mother’s head, and that the photographer spent the time to camp overnight at the field site and wake up early to capture the behaviour.
Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 Grand title winner - Udayan Rao Pawar, India