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Friday, April 27, 2018

Man Loses Wildlife Photo Award Because He May Have Used A Dead, Stuffed Anteater


The Natural History Museum in London holds the Wildlife Photography of the Year competition each year. Marcio Cabral won the 2017 Animals In Their Environment category for his photograph “The Night Raider" of an anteater in Brazil’s Emas National Park. The museum recently announced that the image was disqualified due to evidence “presented by third parties” revealing “that it is highly likely the animal in the awarded photograph is a taxidermy specimen.” The museum states the taxidermy animal “breaches the competition rules, which state that ‘entries must not deceive the viewer or attempt to misrepresent the reality of nature.’” “I find it disheartening and surprising that a photographer would go to such lengths to deceive the competition and its worldwide following. The competition places great store on honesty and integrity, and such a breach of the rules is disrespectful to the wildlife photography community, which is at the heart of the competition.” Roz Kidman, chair of the competition’s jury The museum noted that Cabral complied fully with the investigation and supplied RAW image files of images he says were taken before and after he captured the anteater. Neither of those images include the anteater, though. Due to the investigation, Cabral’s photograph will be removed from the museum’s exhibition and tour. Cabral is also no longer eligible to enter the competition. https://ift.tt/2KmeJ4H http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com

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