Nature in the Spotlight at the 57th Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Nature in the Spotlight at the 57th Wildlife Photographer of the Year
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They’re coming to Milan, the images of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the most important competition dedicated to naturalistic photography in the world which, in its 57th Edition, saw fifty-thousand photos created all around the world battle it out. At the Palazzo Francesco Turati, we have the opportunity to admire 100, among finalists and winners of the various categories of the competition, selected by a team of international experts under the auspices of the Natural History Museum of London - a spectacular vision of the beauty, variety and fragility of nature on all five continents, moving from the chasms of the ocean to the vastness of the sky and onto the thousand forms of the Earth, from deserts to forests to glaciers to volcanoes. The protagonists of the winning images are landscapes and animals of every kind, surprised in expressive poses, dynamic action and curious behaviours, or transformed with incredible graphic effects, and with colours that seem unreal. A school of stone bass in Polynesia is at the centre of the winning photo - after a whopping five years of stakeouts, the French biologist and underwater photographer Laurent Ballesta was able to catch them while depositing their eggs, an event which occurs only once a year, increasingly rare because of overfishing. “A surprising image, energetic, intriguing and of otherworldly beauty,” which, as the President of the Jury Rosamund Roz Kidman Cox Obe explains, “captures a magic moment - a truly explosive creation of life - leaving the tail of the egg suspended for an instant, a sort of symbolic question mark.”

Francesca Grego - © 2022 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano