Roberto Marchesengi, a nature photographer from Italy, has been declared the overall winner of the competition for the Jurassic Park title photo. This year due to the corona epidemic, this competition was held online. During this period, the judges selected winners from 19,547 images submitted by 95 different countries in several categories.
The Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY) has announced the winners of its 2020 competition. Let us know that this competition is held in the Netherlands every year, but this year due to the corona epidemic, this competition was held online. During this period, the judges selected winners from 19,547 images submitted by 95 different countries in several categories.
Overall winner becomes a nature photographer from Italy
Roberto Marchesengi, a nature photographer from Italy, has been declared the overall winner of the competition for a photo of the Jurassic Park title. Magdalena Herrera, director of photography for Geo, France and Chair of Jury, said Roberto, Marchesengi’s photo is of a fairy tale quality that goes far beyond the Wildlife document. He said, “Lightning-like branches with black thick forest and a small giraffe is very surprising.”
Stubbornness created winner
Roberto tells his photo that, in order to have a better chance of getting good light, Marchezini went on a safari organized during the rainy season. Just before sunset, Marchesengi and his friends noticed a group of giraffes passing in front of the forest and clicked the photo with a 600 mm lens. Instead of taking pictures of giraffes passing by, he placed the foresting at a particular point in the forest and hoped that the giraffes would pass at that point. The angle was narrow, there was a lot of vegetation in the foreground which could damage the image. So they used maximum aperture to blur the vegetation.
Marchesengi further says that in the end I was successful in doing what I wanted and because of this stubbornness, I have become a winner today. He explains that the giraffe passed through the exact spot, “This scene reminded me of a Jurassic landscape, which had a vegetarian dinosaur similar to the giraffe.”
Here are the winners
Alejandro Prieto of Mexico was the portfolio winner of Fred Hazelhoff. He created an interesting photo project about the wall between Mexico and the United States and the impact on wildlife. Other winners included Jo-Annie McArthur in the Man and Nature category, Ruben Perez Novo in the Other Animals category, Payal Hermansen in the Natural Art category, and Radomir Zakubowski in the Plants and Fungi categories.