Thomas’ entry, entitled ‘Humming Surprise’, features a hummingbird hawkmoth, which characteristically create a humming sound as their wings beat around 85 times a second.
The competition, open to entrants 17 years and younger from all over the world, judges images on their quality, style and originality, with photographs ranging from animal portraiture, action or behaviour, to those in their wider habitats. Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the largest wildlife competition in the world, attracting tens of thousands of entries each year. Thomas’ entry, along with a collection of the best photographs, will be exhibited at the Natural History Museum, before touring the UK and internationally.
Headmaster of Davenies, Carl Rycroft comments: ‘Thomas’ talent in photography is inspiring.’ Mr Rycroft continues: ‘His determination to capture such an image not only requires immense skill, but exemplary perseverance. Thomas has discovered a genuine passion for photography, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for such a talented individual.’