People’s Choice Award “The Brothers”

Every year the Natural History Museum in London arrange the most prestigious competition that provides a showcase for the world’s very best nature photography. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year calls on photographers from all over the world to put nature in the frame.Among the winning images of the 2017 edition of the Wildlife photographer of the Year there was also “Funny Brothers”, shot by X-Photographer Marco Urso with the X-T2 and XF50-140mmF2.8 lens.

In additon “Funny Brothers” was chosen among the 25 photos competing for public voting. It is possible to vote for the photo up to 5 February 2018, at a global level. It is only necessary to connect to the link below and indicate first and last name and a valid email address and then click “Vote” on Funny Brothers.

Here you get to the vote: People’s Choice Award “The Brothers” (

At the Kuril Lake in the southern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, a large numbers of brown bears are attracted by millions of salmon. So the photographer also spotted these two curious brown bears.

“The two bears, who were 7 months old, often got up to better control what I did. That day was raining and the raindrops add a touch of atmosphere to the shot. My approach to nature photography, is to capture the ‘human aspect’ and the funny expressions of the animals. This is particularly easy for me with bears.” – claims Marco Urso.

Based on different criteria like creativity, artistic value and technical complexity the jury consisting of international experts decrees the best 100 photos. The jury has to choose out of 50,000 pictures made by professional and non-professional photographers coming from 95 countries.

About Marco Urso:

X-Photographer Marco Urso

Marco Urso is a wildlife and travel photojournalist writing for the Italian magazines Oasis, Nature and in English and German for Go Elsewhere. His images have been exhibited in Museums in Washington, London, Dublin, Singapore, Cologne, Moscow , St. Petersburg and in many Italian cities.

He has been awarded at the most famous international and national contests like National Geographic, Nature Best, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Travel Photography of the Year, Big Print, Glanzlichter, European Photographer of the Year.

Just in the latest three years he received more than 150 awards both at international and national level. He is the “Italian Photographer of the Year 2017”. He is the founder and director of the Academy of Photography. He visited 74 countries.

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