Unique picture of tigress hugging tree wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov beat 49,000 entries from around the world to scoop the top prize in the prestigious contest with the image.

The Russian’s image took more than 11 months to capture with hidden cameras. His patience led to him being named 2020 wildlife photographer of the year.

The winners were being announced by the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton at an online awards ceremony on Tuesday night streamed from the Natural History Museum in London, where an exhibition of the images will go on display.

A Siberian tiger photographed at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Other winners include 13-year-old Liina Heikkinen, who won the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year title with a photograph she took while on holiday in Helsinki, Finland, of fox cub trying to eat a barnacle goose in a rock crevice while keeping its hungry siblings at bay.