Russia Names Best Wildlife Photo of 2016

PHOTO by Sergey Korolev

On Dec. 28, the Central House of Artists in Moscow hosted the finals of the Wildlife Russia-2016 photo contest, organised by National Geographic. An exhibition with the same name was opened as well, representing the competition’s best entries.

In 2016, 55,000 photos took part in the contest. They were divided into 14 categories (“Mammals”, “Russian Reserves”, “Underwater”, and others). The main award and monetary prize of 300,000 roubles ($4950) went to Murmansk’s Sergey Korolev for his “The Wonders of Tulomsk” snapshot (nominated for “Landscapes”).

The Wildlife Russia-2016 exhibition will last in Moscow till Jan.14. It will then move to St. Petersburg and later go on a tour to other Russian cities.

The All-Russian photo contest “Wildlife Russia” has been held by National Geographic Russia and the Russian Geographical Society since 2011.