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15-year-old British boy has beaten off professional photographers from across the world to win an international photo prize: Squirrel Freezing

A 15-year-old British boy has beaten off professional photographers from across the world to win an international photo prize.

Kyle Moore, from Suffolk, took first place in the Celebrating Nature competition run by the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers.

The teenager, who took up photography when he was 12, won with his picture of a squirrel shivering in the snow. 'The image was taken in my local town park on a snowy winter's morning,' he said.

'As we had a snow fall I decided to go there to photograph the squirrels that love the park. I had to lay on the freezing ground to get eye level with the squirrel, and luckily it paused just for a second, in order for me to capture a sharp image.'

The competition, which is open to amateur and professional photographers, attracted more than 500 entries worldwide.



VIA Daily Mailer