Canadian Thomas Vijayan has been named the World Nature Photographer of the Year for 2020 for his image of an orangutan.
I had this frame in my mind so firstly, so to get this shot, I firstly selected a tree that was in the water so that I can get a good reflection of the sky which can make the image look upside down, then I climbed up on the tree and waited for hours. This is a regular path for the orangutans to cross to another small island so I was sure to get this frame if I wait patiently. Hence I waited and waited for long and finally, I got this beautiful frame. This frame will confuse the viewers in one look and that makes it a unique one. It was indeed a tough task but the end result paid it off in double fold. Borneo is a photographers paradise I really enjoyed shooting them in untouched part of the world. But it was equally challenging as reaching few spots in Borneo as it is a difficult and complicated too.
This year’s competition saw thousands of entries from photographers all over the world. Paul Webster received the top prize for his portfolio comprised of images showcasing the rugged and natural beauty in the mountain ranges of Lochaber Geopark and Glen Affric.
From National Geographic: Photojournalist Katie Orlinsky travels the world to document the everyday lives of people in extreme situations. In this thoughtful short film by Erin Sanger, Orlinsky travels to the Alaskan wilderness to document female musher Kristen Knight Pace prepare for her first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Armed with determination and her lens, Orlinsky takes on the elements while exploring her own professional and personal limits.