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Photo of Chornobyl exclusion zone becomes one of favorites at wildlife photo contest

More than 45,000 pictures from 95 countries participated in the competition
14:26, 7 September 2018

London Natural History Museum

The pictures that became the favorites of the wildlife photo contest held by London Natural History Museum were announced. One of the nominees for the prizes is "Visit to school" by British photographer Adrian Bliss as the museum reported.

"Visit to school" shows a fox that stands among the empty schoolroom in Prypyat situated in three kilometers from the Chornobyl nuclear power plant. A lot of old gas masks are all around the floor of the room.

Totally, more than 45,000 photos from 95 countries participate in the competition. The professional photographers and amateurs filed their applications.

"We were surprised by the high quality of the photos sent for the competition. All of them showed the enormous passion to the wild nature shared by the authors all over the world. I am sure that these photos will inspire our visitors and will make them to treat the species on the verge of extinction more deliberately," Ian Owens, the Director of Science of the museum who entered the jury said.

The winners of the competition will be called on October 16. 100 best photos will be presented at the exhibition that will be opened at the Natural History Museum on October 19 and it will last until summer, 2019.

As we reported the finalists of a prestigious competition Rising Stars of Photography-2018 are announced. Adobe company carries out the competition. Ukrainian Iryna Hromotska is among the ten authors. A 23-year photographer from Lviv presented a photo which shows two women in traditional clothing from a Chinese province Yunnan.

Earlier a Ukrainian-Italian movie IZI received Opera Prima award in Kineo Diamanti al Cinema program of the 75th Venice Film Festival and was declared the best debut film of 2017. 

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