Honor Roll: Wildlife Photographers of the Year Winners

By David Schonauer   Monday October 18, 2021

French underwater photographer Laurent Ballesta has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 title for his image of camouflage groupers exiting their milky cloud of eggs and sperm in a biosphere reserve in Fakarava, French Polynesia. Ballesta returned to the Fakarava lagoon five years in a row to capture the annual spawning that takes place around the July full moon. Camouflage groupers are a vulnerable species threatened by overfishing, notes the Natural History Museum in London, which runs the contest. CNN has more.

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