Thursday, February 2, 2023

Baby baboon clings to its mother in the jaws of a leopard

Youa heartbreaking picture that shows Leopard possess Baboon dead in her jaws, her calf still clinging to her Madre deceased, is one of the tasks in the competition for Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award (2022 Wildlife of the Year Public Award).

The public can vote online for their favorite photograph from the 25 images that were shortlisted. Voting will close on Thursday, February 2, 2023, and the winner will be announced on February 9 next year.

All 25 images are on display in the 58th Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

The exhibition consists of one hundred photographs that were selected from over 38,000 entries from 93 countries. It will tour the UK before moving on to locations around the world including Texas Tech University and the Detroit Zoological Society in the US. The top winners of the competition were announced in October.

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“Head to Head” by Spanish photographer Miquel Ángel Artús Illana shows two female musk oxen fighting in Dovrejell-Sunndalsfjela National Park, Norway. (Photo: Mikel Angel Artus Ilana / Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

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One of the People’s Choice shortlisted photographs, shot by Spanish photographer Igor Altuna, is titled “Holding On”. The picture shows a leopard that killed a Kinda langur in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.

Baboons are found in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and possibly parts of western Tanzania. Golden-coloured, it is the smallest species of primate baboon, standing about 50 cm in length and weighing about 13 kg as an adult.

Photographer Altoona saw a panther carrying a dead baboon in its jaws. But surprisingly, the photographer also spotted a baby langur, still alive, hugging its mother.

Unfortunately for the young primates, the leopard took both baboons to her cub. The young leopard played with the baby baboon for about an hour before killing it.

Another shortlisted image shows a dramatic confrontation between two female musk oxen – hoofed, ruminant animals in the same family as bison and cattle – that are native to the Arctic, at Doverfjell-Sundalsfjela National Park in Norway in the park.

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“Among Flowers” by Canadian photographer Martin Gregus depicts a polar bear cub raising its head above a sea of ​​colorful flowers on the shores of Hudson Bay, Canada. (Photo: Martin Gregus/Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

bull and bear

In the photo, captured by Spanish photographer Mikel Ángel Artes Ilana, musk oxen can be seen locked in a brief but intense fight. Ilana had been following a family of musk oxen in the national park for four days when she learned of the sighting caught on camera.

Among other images is a photograph taken by Canadian photographer Martin Gregus showing a polar bear cub turning its head above a sea of ​​colorful flowers on the shores of Hudson Bay in Canada. The cub played among the flowers, sometimes standing on its hind legs to look at the plants for its mother.

Greggs placed the camera among the flowers and captured the image with a remote shutter release, making sure he was a safe distance from the bears. Ann

(Published in association with Newsweek. Published in association with Newsweek).

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