«The picture is striking due to the wild boar being all focussed on his own surroundings. In his own world, totally,» said Mr Mandre. «Dark clouds gathering above the species, I am happy about such positive attention.»
The works were appraised by a jury of nine led by Rein Maran. «Wild boar – among the smartest in our woods. A hero of many a photo thru the ages. Under threat right now, who knows if goods shots come handy in a few years,» said Mr Maran.
Nature Photo of the Year was held for 16th time, with over 7,500 works participating by 970 authors.