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Photo award for sea lions in Espirito Santo

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2016 winning image

Mexico’s famous underwater photographer – Luis Javier Sandoval- pockets another award at this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Sandoval’s captivating image shows a sea lion cub at play with a starfish. Sea lion cubs are curious by nature and were actually throwing the starfish at Sandovar, trying to engage him in play, when he slipped into the water to take photos.


His sea lion image won in the “Impressions” category, and was taken in the waters around Espirito de Santo, just off La Paz. The competition has 10 categories in all, and is currently on exhibition at  the Natural History Museum in London.


Sandoval previously won an award in the 2013  competition with his picture of a green turtle grazing on sea grass in the waters around Cancun.

Check out some more of his amazing images below.

  • Winner in 2013

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