Wildlife Photographer of the Year
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Etna’s River of Fire
Etna’s River of FireLuciano GaudenzioWinnerFind out more about this image

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Show Business taken by Kirsten Luce.

'This captive circus performer with a wire muzzle looks like a hunter's target, taking a deep look into the soul of the viewer. The woman and the bear are isolated in a frozen glow of surrender. The simplicity belies the complex dance of actors, light, texture and color which tells a bigger, sadder story of despair.'

Susan McElhinney, Judge on the Jury 2020
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