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05.01.2018 Marco Urso

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017, Marco Urso won with a photograph taken with X-T2

Marco Urso

Marco is a wildlife and travel photojournalist writing for the Italian magazines Oasis, Nature and in English and German for Go Elsewhere. His images have been exhibited in Museums in Washington, London, Dublin, Singapore, Cologne, Moscow , St. Petersburg and in many Italian cities. He has been awarded at the most famous international and national contests like National Geographic, Nature Best, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Travel Photography of the Year, Big Print, Glanzlichter, European Photographer of the Year.   Just in the latest three years he received more than 150 awards both at international and national level. He is the “Italian Photographer of the Year 2017”. He is the founder and director of the Academy of Photography. He visited 74 countries.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious competition that provides a showcase for the world’s very best nature photography. The competition is owned by the world-renowned and trusted British institution, the Natural History Museum.
In the 2017 edition of the Wildlife photographer of the Year, among the winning images there was also “Funny Brothers”, shot by X-Photographer Marco Urso with the X-T2 and XF50-140mmF2.8 lens.
An international jury of experts decrees the best 100 photos, chosen according to creativity, artistic value and technical complexity, between 50,000 were presented by professional and non-professional photographers coming from 95 countries.
“The two bears, who were 7 months old, often got up to better control what I did. That day was raining and the raindrops add a touch of atmosphere to the shot.” – claims Marco Urso and concludes: “My approach to nature photography, is to capture the ‘human aspect’ and the funny expressions of the animals. This is particularly easy for me with bears.”
“Funny Brothers” was also chosen among the 25 photos competing for public voting. Up to 5 February 2018, at a global level, it is possible to vote for the photo. It is only necessary to connect to the link below and indicate first and last name and a valid email address and then click “Vote” on Funny Brothers.

People’s Choice Award “The Brothers”