October 21, 2020

The canary Francis Pérez, awarded in the ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’


Tenerife’s underwater photographer, Francis Perez, has been awarded in the ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year‘, the photography contest of the London Natural History Museum, one of the most important nature photography contests in the world.

In its fifty-sixth edition, the contest had a participation of 50,000 photographs from more than 25 nationalities, they report in a press release.

Francis Pérez has been distinguished in the category ‘Wildlife photojournalist’ (wildlife or nature photojournalist).

His photograph shows a pilot whale with the tail fin severed by the propeller of a small boat, “which has already gone around the world” and which highlights the global problem of collisions with cetaceans.

Pérez has been dedicated to underwater photography for 20 years, although in the last ten years it has specialized in capturing cetaceans, mainly the population of cetaceans in the southwest of Tenerife.

In the ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ nature is shown in its purest form, and from different perspectives, in order to also raise awareness about the need to respect the natural environment and the importance of conserving it.

The ceremony of this prestigious world competition took place last night on October 13, although this time, for the first time in its history, it had to be virtual.

From 16 October the usual exhibition will open at the London museum, which will later be followed by a world tour.

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