Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

Photojournalist Brent Stirton has won the prestigious grand title for his compelling image Memorial to a species, which frames a recently shot and de-horned black rhino in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve. The jury selected Brent’s image as the most memorable and striking picture from almost 50,000 entries.

Once the most numerous rhino species, black rhinos are now critically endangered due to poaching and the illegal international trade in rhino horn, one of the world’s most corrupt illegal wildlife networks.

Technical specification
Canon EOS-1D X; 28mm f2.8 lens; 1/250 sec at f9; ISO 200; flash.

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