Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 announced
From the murky depths of the Indian Ocean to the lush forest canopy of Uganda’s Kibale National Park, travel the world this winter at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year
GRAND TITLE WINNER 2017
Photographer Brent Stirton entered the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve for this photograph. Here, in the rhino's home, killers probably the local community but working to order, slipped in under cover of darkness, shot the black rhino bull using a silencer and hacked off the horns to be smuggled out of South Africa.
Canon EOS 1DX 28mm f2.8 lens; 1/250 sec at f9; ISO 200; flash.
Stirton is also the 2017 winner of The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Story category.