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Lara Jackson Wildlife Photography Photographer of the Year Raw Moment Bloody Lioness
Lara Jackson Wildlife Photography Bloody Lioness Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Highly commended

Wildlife Photographer of the Year - 2021

Excitement doesn't cover it. I'm still in shock and completely over the moon that my photo was awarded Highly Commended in the Animal Portraits category of this years Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. With a record number of entries from 95 different countries, it really is a dream come true to have my image commended and displayed in the Natural History Museum.

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How it all started...

During July and August of 2020, I visited the Serengeti National Park with Asilia Africa to document the annual wildebeest migration: one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on Earth. 

One morning, as we were waiting for the crossings to start, we saw this lioness pounce out the corner of our eye. As we moved the vehicle closer, we could see that she'd taken down a fully grown wildebeest, but not cleanly. The poor thing was still alive as she began to eat, hence the bright red, fresh, oxygenated blood dripping from her muzzle.

As we approached, she looked straight down the lens of my camera and gave this intense, challenging stare. To me, this encounter perfectly illustrates the beauty and brutality of nature. 

News Interviews

Sky News and ITV London Segments

I was completely blown away when I was asked to be interviewed for Sky News and ITV London. If you want to hear the entire story in just a few minutes, then these clips are for you!

Lara's Photo



Conservation Biologist, Wildlife Photographer & Presenter

The Awards ceremony

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021

Below is the full broadcast from this years award ceremony! My photo appears at 51:58! 

OTHER Interviews

New Scientist

Amateur Photographer

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