Staffan and Liisa Widstrand both have awarded images in the BBC Wildlife Competition 2003. One of Liisa Widstrands images was this year awarded the title Highly Commended in the category ”Young Wildlife photographers, 10 years and under”, in the ”2003 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year” Competition. Also her father Staffan had a Highly Commended image in the competition this year, in the ”World in our Hands” category. This is Liisas first and Staffans eighth awarded image in the famous competition – widely considered the World´s Number One Nature Photography Competition.
– I am so happy the jury appreciated Liisas bear image, says Staffan Widstrand.
– She managed to get the images of the bear doing funny things, while I, intending to film it on video, failed, losing the video battery down on the floor of the hide…
Staffans awarded image is a more gruesome picture of a recently shot bear, strung up by the neck in a wire in the forklift of a tractor, with a piece of firewood tucked in to keep the chest open.