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Mammal Photographer of the Year 2020 – we have a winner! - Mammal Society

Overall Winner of MPOY2020 and of the 2020 Mammal Society Member’s prize – Roger Cox’s “Foxhall Zafira”
Overall Winner of MPOY2020 and of the 2020 Mammal Society Member’s prize – Roger Cox’s “Foxhall Zafira”

Bold move pays off for winning fox photographer

The winners of the Mammal Society’s annual photographic competition have been announced today and the first prize has been claimed by amateur photographer Roger Cox from East London.

Roger says of his stunning image “Foxhall Zafira” “This animal often foraged for the wild cherries that fell from the trees and landed in the wells between the bonnets and windscreens of parked cars. It was also used to getting food from people who threw food out of their car windows at night during the early hours. I took this picture…when it jumped up on my car to investigate if there was anything of interest for it, as I’d seen it do several times before.”

“Shooting photographs through the windscreen of the car is tricky given the angle of the glass but with a fox so close it helps keep the viewer focused on this encounter.” said this year’s Head Judge, ecologist and professional photographer Brett Lewis ”Sometimes photographs like these get overlooked when we return home and look through them on the big screen and many never make it as far as competition entries but Roger made a bold choice and the rewards are deserved.”

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