Lucie and WPOY wins for SPILL

Rather than intermittently post photos from various sources of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Lucie award ceremonies from last fall, we decided to compile them into a single post to give them a better order.

Daniel accepts the award for Wildlife Photojournalist of the year from the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photography during a ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London.

Moments later, Daniel accepts an award for Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Beyond the honor for this recognition, it’s even cooler for the award statue being a commissioned glazed clay sculpture by Nick Mackman of a pelican (since the photo chosen was of the pelicans).

Daniel celebrates with friend Jack Dykinga, above, and with his father and brother, below.

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2011 Wildlife Photographer of the Year!

After last night’s awards ceremony, we’re extremely pleased and grateful to announce that Daniel has won the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for his above photo of pelicans covered in oil from the BP Gulf spill in 2010. The contest is sponsored by Veolia Environment, the British Natural History Museum, and the BBC Wildlife magazine.

As if this news wasn’t fantastic enough, we also get to share the news that Daniel was also the Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year, which is a great honor just by itself.

A giant thank you for all of the recognition from this award for Daniel’s work.