Wildlife Photographer of the year, 2009  

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The BBC has a report on this year's "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" exhibition - Leaping wolf snatches photo prize

A picture of a hunting wolf has won the prestigious Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 award.

Jose Luis Rodriguez captured the imaginations of the judges with a photograph that he had planned for years, and even sketched out on a piece of paper. "I wanted to capture a photo in which you would see a wolf in an act of hunting - or predation - but without blood," he told BBC News. "I didn't want a cruel image."

With a great deal of patience and careful observation of the wolves' movements, he succeeded in taking the award-winning photograph. Mr Rodriguez used a custom-built infrared trap to snap the the wolf as it leapt into the air.

2 comments

Really stunning and inspirational work.

Local environmentalist and schools in my area have also received assistance from Veolia.

They appear to recognize good work and help with it.

I've been going to see this exhibit for 15+ years - its always great - though sponsors have ranged from the BBC, to Shell, to BG (British Gas).

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