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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012: Commended Award

I’m delighted to be able to say that one of my photos has been selected for a Commended Award in the Behaviour: Mammals, category for the 2012 Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The email arrived a few months ago that my image Snow Pounce had been successful, but of course the news was under strict embargo until now. And what a long three and a half months it’s been!

Snow Pounce, Commended, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012

Snow Pounce, Commended, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012

Prints available to buy here

Snow Pounce was one of the photos from a sequence that I took of a red fox mousing in Yellowstone National Park back in 2010. Regular readers may well remember the sequence, although this particular frame I didn’t look at as the best at the time, instead concentrating on another frame. However, I did have a niggle that this was the quirkiest of the bunch (and indeed several others had pointed this out too) so decided this year to enter it. And thankfully, it was the right decision!

You can also read my experience of the incredible 2012 awards dinner, held until the dinosaur skeleton at the Natural History Museum, here.

About the author

Richard Peters is a Surrey based professional wildlife photographer, Nikon Ambassador, and one of the few British photographers to receive the accolade of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He is known for a style that often favours dramatic use of light, runs wildlife photography workshops and, from camera clubs to big industry events, holds talks about his work.

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