Russian photographer, Sergey Gorshkov demonstrated his stunning picture of a Siberian tiger hugging a tree deep in the forests of Russia’s Far East.
The female tiger is seen embracing a tree in the photo. The big cat’s face is deliciously at peace as it marks the tree with its scent.
The image has just won him the title of Wildlife Photography of The Year according to a press release from the Natural History Museum, which runs the competition.
“It’s a scene like no other. A unique glimpse of an intimate moment deep in a magical forest,”said Roz Kidman Cox, chair of the judging panel
Sergey Gorshkov was born in Siberia in 1966, but his career in photography began only 12 years ago. A founding member of the Russian Union of Wildlife Photographers, his goal is to preserve the richness of nature through photography. Among his many awards, Gorshkov has twice been voted Russia’s “Photographer of the year,” and has won BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2007, 2009 and 2012.