Bence Máté Hungarian nature photographer won 3rd prize with his series in Nature category at the 2017 World Press Photo Contest, 24.hu reports.
The winners of the 2017 World Press Photo Contest were announced on Monday in Amsterdam. Bence Máté internationally acclaimed nature photographer was awarded 3rd prize in the Nature category. The photos in his series simultaneously depict the beauty of the night sky and the animals inhabiting the area.
Bence Máté is a wildlife photographer who pioneered the one-way glass photography technique, now used by many hide-based photographers around the world. In 2010, his photograph Marvel of Ants won the grand title of BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, making him the only photographer in the world to have won the grand titles in both the young and the adult categories of the competition. (Wikipedia)
Founded in 1955, the World Press Photo contest is the most prestigious press photo competition in the world. This year, 5034 photographers from 125 countries submitted more than 80 thousand photographs, the MTI writes.
The main prize was awarded to Burhan Özbilici, a journalist at Associated Press, for his photo of the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey in an Ankara art gallery on December 19, 2016. The full list of winners and the winning photos can be found HERE.
Photo: MTI/Máté Bence
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Source: 24.hu, wikipedia.org, MTI