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Nima Sarikhani Wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year 59 People’s Choice Award

Published on February 09, 2024
Current Context: Nima Sarikhani was announced as the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 59 People’s Choice Award on 7th February 2024. His winning photograph, titled ‘Ice Bed’, is a stunning image of a young polar bear drifting to sleep on an iceberg.
Nima Sarikhani Wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year 59 People’s Choice Award
  • The photo was taken after three days of searching for polar bears through thick fog off Norway’s Svalbard archipelago.
  • The image serves as a stark reminder of the integral bond between an animal and its habitat and the detrimental impacts of climate warming and habitat loss.
  • The contest saw a record 75,000 people voting.
  • Sarikhani expressed his honor at winning the award and hopes that the photograph inspires hope and awareness about climate change.
  • The award-winning image, along with the images of four other outstanding finalists, will be displayed online and at London’s Natural History Museum until 30 June.
  • The finalists included ‘The Happy Turtle’ by Tzahi Finkelstein, ‘Starling Murmuration’ by Daniel Dencescu, ‘Shared Parenting’ by Mark Boyd, and ‘Aurora Jellies’ by Audun Rikardsen.

Question:

Q.1 What is the title of Nima Sarikhani’s winning photograph?
a. The Happy Turtle
b. Starling Murmuration
c. Ice Bed
d. Aurora Jellies

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