Bwindi Gorilla photo wins the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award

In Summary
  • Majed Ali warn these awards in the Animal Portrait category
  • It took four hours for the photographer to meet the gorilla
Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo

The World Life Photographer of the year 2021 recognized a photo of an almost 40-year old gorilla in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable National Park.

The photo that was captured by Majed Ali a Kuwaiti photographer.

 The gorilla is seen closing its mouth and eyes in a mugshot like as if its meditating with visible rain droplets on the face.

Majed explained that he trekked for four hours to meet the mountain Gorilla named Kibande relaxing in the rain.

The shot was one of over 50,000 entries for this year's awards. It won in the Animal Portrait Category.

The Uganda Tourism Board Chief Executive Officer, Lilly Ajarova posted on her twitter and congratulated Majed Ali for making Uganda proud.

The 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the year competition that took place on 12th October saw 50,000 entries from 95 countries striving for a prize, these competitions are organized by the Natural History Museum in London . 

This year’s edition was the 57th and awards were given in 19 categories such as Wildlife photography, photo journalism and portraiture among others.

The photo was exhibited along with other winners at the Natural History Museum in London from 15 October.