A brown bear that triggered one of Marc's wide-angle phototraps in the wild heart of Europe has made it into this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year selection, all the way from the Slovenian forest right into the Natural History Museum in London!
WPY is THE most important and recognized nature photography competition ever since - it is even referred as the Oscar in wildlife photography :) - so, it is a deep honor and pleasure for us that one of our images has made it all the way in this highly exclusive selection in 2018!
The team of Living on the edge has been working on the topic of large carnivores in Central Europe for more than three years now, always aiming at raising more awareness for large carnivores in the very heart of Europe! We hope that Marc's competition success can contribute to our ambitious goal so that people - both in Central Europe and the rest of the world - understand that there needs to be a bit more tolerance for wild nature out there.
We have seen first hand how much potential there is for large carnivores like the brown bear to thrive in the very heart of Europe, an area that isn't considered a wild place at all in most people's minds. However, there are still those wild spots on the Central European map that must not to be forgotten and we will keep up to work to help rewilding Europe!
Congratulations to Marc and all the awarded photographers for their inspiring work and their impact on wildlife and nature conservation!