Perfectly timed photograph wins ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2014

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Perfect timing and winner of Perfect Moment – Panther Chameleon . Photo: ©)Simone Sbaraglia /ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2014

A stunning image of a panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis), framed by a backdrop of jungle foliage as it snares its prey with alarming accuracy, is today revealed as the winning image of the ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2014.

Captured by photographer Simone Sbaraglia, the photograph has been awarded the coveted top prize in the third annual animal photography competition, run by international conservation charity, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). The winning photograph, picked from thousands of entries, will be on display at ZSL London Zoo from Friday 19 September.
Mr Sbaraglia spent days waiting to capture the perfect shot, in a bid to encourage more people to connect with nature. He said: “I spent a significant amount of time trying to learn the animal’s behaviour to try and anticipate this moment. After several days I was able to achieve the picture that I was looking for.
“I hope that when people see it they are amazed by this animal, connect with nature and learn to love and respect it.”
The competition has six categories for adult and junior entrants, including Last Chance to See and Size Matters. The winning images were chosen by a panel of judges including ZSL Honorary Conservation Fellow and television presenter Kate Humble and ornithologist Bill Oddie. The 2015 competition launches on Friday 19 September to coincide with the unveiling of the exhibition at ZSL London Zoo. As well as the opportunity to win a share of the £10k prize fund, the competition gives photographers the chance of having their image displayed in a stunning exhibition at ZSL London Zoo. To find out more about the ZSL Animal Photography Prize and to book tickets to visit ZSL London Zoo where visitors can enjoy the exhibition at no extra cost, please visit

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17 September 2014 | 11:01 pm – Source:


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