Wildlife photographs, winner of the Cherry Kearton Medal

1. Professional wildlife photographer Andy Rouse has been awarded the prestigious Cherry Kearton Medal by the Royal Geographical Society. The annual award recognises the contribution made by a wildlife photographer to photography, conservation and bringing geography to the masses. In this gallery, we present a selection of his work.

Wildlife photographs, winner of the Cherry Kearton Medal

2. A crocodile fails to catch a wildebeest, Masai Mara, Kenya

Wildlife photographs, winner of the Cherry Kearton Medal

3. Cheetah adolescents chase a Thomson gazelle fawn, Masai Mara, Africa

Wildlife photographs, winner of the Cherry Kearton Medal

4. A polar bear (Ursus arctos maritimus) on pack ice, Svalbard, Norway

Wildlife photographs, winner of the Cherry Kearton Medal

5. A grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) fishes for salmon in the Katmai National Park, Alaska

Wildlife photographs, winner of the Cherry Kearton Medal

6. Gentoo penguins surfing, the Falkland Islands

Wildlife photographs, winner of the Cherry Kearton Medal

7. Macaroni penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) skiing across glacier, South Georgia

Wildlife photographs, winner of the Cherry Kearton Medal

8. African lion (Panthera leo) young cub playing with its mother’s tail

Wildlife photographs, winner of the Cherry Kearton Medal

9. A polar bear stands up against a tourist ship on Svalbard in the Arctic Sea

Wildlife photographs, winner of the Cherry Kearton Medal



10. A polar bear in Svalbard, Norway

Wildlife photographs, winner of the Cherry Kearton Medal

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