Honorable Mention / 2021 / Nature / Wildlife

Perfect camouflage

  • Photographer
    Marcello Galleano
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The powerful predator of the Andes is hungry, you can tell by its sharp and confident gaze.
The hunter is selecting its prey from a herd of guanacos, camouflaging itself at safe distance with great skill.
The colour of its short and soft coat resembles that of a lioness and makes the Cougar an integral part of the Torres del Paine vegetation. In its statuesque pose, between tall grass and rocks, it gives me a proud and elegant sense of strength and frozen majesty.

Marcello Galleano, an entrepreneur in the field of nutraceuticals and herbal medicine, has always been a lover of nature and adventure trips. He has visited more than 86 countries worldwide and collaborates with non-profit associations in Africa and South America. Passionate about wildlife photography, he loves to capture the most incredible moments that the various environments offer and share the beauty of the world.