Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 bagged by Marsel van Oosten

Highlights:

  • Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten has won Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 bagged by Marsel van Oosteni. 
  • It was awarded by London’s Natural History Museum.
  • He got the award for his photo titled “The Golden Couple,” which is the striking photo of a pair of endangered golden snub-nosed monkeys in central China’s Qin Ling Mountains.
  • Second place in the competition was awarded to Skye Meaker, 16, who won the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 award.
  • The two winning images will be showcased in an exhibition featuring 98 other entries at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, running from 19 October until 1 July 2019, by the Natural History Museum in London.
Other Awardees:
  • National Geographic photographer, Thomas Peschak won in the birds category with the photo of a sharp-beaked finch.
  • National Geographic photographer, Jen Guyton, won the plants and fungi category with a photo of a desert plant called a welwitschia found in Namibia and Angola.
  • Contributor to National Geographic magazine and Dutch nature photographer, Frans Lanting won the organization’s first-ever lifetime achievement award.
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award was instituted in 1965.
  • The award has been presented for Wildlife Photography by the Natural History Museum, London.