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Fox sipping from a puddle wins photography award for teenager

Monday December 19th 2016

A photograph of a fox sipping from a puddle below a street lamp has won the top prize in the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards.

The Park Life picture - taken by 18-year-old Kyle Moore - beat thousands of images to win the competition, and has been 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."

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

Kyle, from Lowestoft, Suffolk, said: "Foxes are like the ghosts of the city - so I am pleased the ghosting effect has worked so well in this picture," he said. "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.

This article was written on behalf of helpucover. helpucover is a trading style of Pinnacle Insurance plc, an insurance company who offers Pet Insurance.

Copyright Press Association 2016