As Eco Watch reported, the Natural History Museum in London announced on Wednesday the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year: LUMIX People’s Choice Award. After counting 16,000 votes from nature fans, wildlife photographer David Lloyd’s shot of a pair of nuzzling Serengeti lions, called Bond of Brothers, was crowned the top image. The two adult males, likely brothers, rubbed faces for around 30 seconds before settling down. It is unusual behavior for lions to nuzzle for so long, so David felt privileged to experience this moment and have the opportunity to share it with the world.
David Lloyd expressed that, “I’m so pleased that this image did well, because it illustrates the emotion and feeling of animals and emphasizes that this is not limited to humans. It is something I think more people need to be aware of for the sake of all animals.”
Lloyd’s photograph can be seen at an exhibition at the Natural History Museum until June 30th along with other “highly commended” entries.
February 15, 2019 » Lions, photography