Teenage Lowestoft photographer’s shot of a fox scoops top prize

Kyle Moore was the winner of the 12-18 years category awarded by the British Wildlife Photography Aw

Kyle Moore was the winner of the 12-18 years category awarded by the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015.Picture: Klye Moore - Credit: Klye Moore

An 18-year-old Lowestoft photographer's shot of a fox sipping from a puddle has won him a national award.

Undated handout photo issued by the RSPCA of a photo of a fox taken by Kyle Moore which won the 16-1

Undated handout photo issued by the RSPCA of a photo of a fox taken by Kyle Moore which won the 16-18 category and the Overall Winner of the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2016. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday December 18, 2016. See PA story ANIMALS RSPCA. Photo credit should read: Kyle Moore/RSPCA/PA WireNOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder. - Credit: PA

Kyle Moore's photograph of the fox below a streetlamp won the top prize in the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards.

The Park Life picture beat thousands of images to win the competition, and was described as 'simply stunning' by naturalist and television presenter Chris Packham.

He said the image 'really stood out' for the whole judging panel, adding: 'It tells a story as it shows the fox coming out of the shadows drinking from a shallow puddle in street light.

'The timing was perfect and Kyle should be very proud!'


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The photograph was taken in a park in Ilford, east London, and Mr Moore used a slow shutter speed to give transparency to the fox's tail.

Mr Moore, whose work has been honoured before in photography competitions said: 'Foxes are like the ghosts of the city – so I am pleased the ghosting effect has worked so well in this picture.

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'I'm really proud of it.'

He said he was 'shocked' to win the competition but hopes to pursue a career in wildlife photography.

The teenager won a weekend photography break and £750 of Wex Photographic vouchers.

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