Friday, January 22, 2010
Storybook Wolf by Jose Luis Rodriguez
Word from Britain is that the Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year has been stripped of his prize for using a tame animal model and staging this photo. The rules clearly state that no animal models can be used and everything has to be authentic and, well, wild. It's the whole point of the 'wild' in the life.
Rodriguez's fraud was brought to light by his fellow Spanish photographers who alerted the judges. Doesn't sound like he's a very popular guy with his countrymen and colleagues, does it? For his part Rodriguez is claiming that the photo is genuine. The judges reconvened to review the evidence against him and decided otherwise, withdrawing his award.