The Natural History Museum has opened its annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which, this year, sees Hungarian Bence Máté and Scottish Fergus Gill respectively win the Photographer and Young Photographer of the year titles. They talk to BJP about their win
Hungarian photographer Bence Máté has won the Veolia Environnement Photographer of the Year 2010 title for his picture "A Marvel of Ants" - a "simple shot that captures the complexity of the behavious of leaf-cutter ants in the Costa Rican rainforest."
Máté has also received his third Erik Hosking Award, which he won in 2005 and 2007. The prolific photographer received his first Wildlife Photographer of the Year title in 2001, in the young category for 15-17 Years.
In the following video interview, he tells BJP how he shot his winning images:
Scottish photographer Fergus Gill was crowned the Veolia Environnement Young Wildlfe Photographer of the Year for the second year in a row, this time for his image of a fieldfare. He talks to BJP about his plans for the future:
The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine. The exhibition is now on show until 11 March 2011. For more information, visit www.nhm.ac.uk/wildphoto.
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