LONDON: The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has unveiled the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
According to the details, the Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for an image of an Amur tigress hugging a tree.
This picture of the majestic beast, an Amur (Siberian) Tigress hugging the tree, beat the 49000 entries around the world, to scoop the top prize in the prestigious contest.
Winners were announced last night by the Duchess of Cambridge at the National History Museum in London.
She said: “The skill and creativity of this year’s images provide a moving and fascinating insight into the beauty and vulnerability of life on our planet.”
Other pictures picked from 49,000 entries include a clown fish in Indonesia, a proboscis monkey in Borneo and a family of great crested grebes in Spain.
Kate had earlier teased the announcement in a short clip posted online by Kensington Palace.
The Duchess, who is patron of the attraction, donned the all black outfit, pairing the smart blazer with a matching top and waist belt cinching in her waist.
In the clip, she said: “It is so wonderful to be back at the reopened Natural History Museum where we can all enjoy its treasures once again.
“I’m here because tomorrow night I’m announcing the fifty-sixth winner Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have a quick preview and I can say it’s truly spectacular – I can’t wait for you all to see it.”