According to the results of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 photo exhibition released yesterday, two Sri Lankan photographers were highly commended by the jury for their exhibition level photography.
Buddhilini de Zoysa and Gagana Wickramasinghe were the recipients of this special honour.
Buddhilini de Zoysa’s photo included a group of male cheetahs paddle across the flood-swollen Talek River.
de Zoysa, an experienced wildlife photographer, captured this rare scene on camera in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Park.
Gagana Wickramasinghe captured, the sight of three rose-ringed parakeet chicks pop their heads out of a nest hole as their father returns with food.
This picture was taken by 10‑year-old Gagana from a balcony at his home in Colombo.
The overall winners in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, which is on it’s 57th year, will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, 12th October.
The annual NHM exhibition will open the following Friday, 15th October, and, as usual, will then go on tour.