Tony Wu, USA
Winner 2017, Behaviour: Mammals
Dozens of sperm whales mingled noisily off Sri Lanka’s northeast coast, stacked as far down as Tony could see. This was part of something special – a congregation of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of social units, like a kind of gathering of the clans.
The winners of the @nhm_wpy Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition were revealed at a ceremony at the @natural_history_museum, London, which runs the annual competition.
Brent won the prestigious grand title for his compelling image Memorial to a species, which frames a recently shot and dehorned black rhino in South Africa’s Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. The jury selected Brent’s image as the most memorable and striking from almost 50,000 entries.
Brent’s picture highlights the urgent need for humanity to protect our planet and the species we share it with. Once the most numerous rhino species, black rhinos are now critically endangered because of poaching and the illegal international trade in rhino horn, one of the world’s most corrupt illegal wildlife networks.
See Brent's image and discover the full story in the new exhibition opening on Fri 20 Oct at the @natural_history_museum , London. Visit the link in our bio for tickets.
The minute marine organisms which graced (and captivated) Mumbai's shorelines about a year ago.
Bioluminescence is a result of light being produced by several marine organisms due to biochemical processes and enzyme reactions. Bioluminescence is exhibited by a wide variety of oceanic organisms, from bacteria to fishes.
Also, maybe a message that a festival of light need not lead to pollution - MLOM, along with these lit organisms, wishes you a Happy Diwali !
Contributor : @SaurabhSawant
Location : Khar Danda
Date : November 2016
We blame the Nature for Flood,
We fight wars with Guns and Blood
The way Nature still continues too live is pretty Fantastic,
it would have been a better place to live, in absence of Plastic -Akshay Shinde.
On seeing my life's first Octopus brought tears in my eyes, both due to Happiness and sorrow. Seeing the creature that I admired the most was something amazing but to see it struggle on a beach filled with plastic was awful.
Hey #NiF community! Here's our #NiFPickoftheWeek. Photo submitted by @jitheshpai. Make sure to tag us in your best nature, wildlife and travel images. Every week, we highlight the photo that caught our attention most.