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发表于 2-7-2024 09:59:36 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
James Ashworth, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 59 People's Choice Winner Announced. Natural History Museum of London, Feb 7 2024
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/n ... nner-announced.html
("Nima Sarikhani's stunning picture of a sleeping [adult] polar bear has triumphed in the 2023 Wildlife Photographer of the Year 59 People's Choice Award.   Titled 'Ice Bed,' Nima's photo was crowned champion following a contest in which a record 75,000 people voted.   Taken off the Svalbard archipelago, the image shows a male polar bear who has just laid down to sleep on a small iceberg")


Note:
(a)
(i) Nima Sarikhani is a director of African Conservation Development Group (ACDG). That means he is in ACDG's board of directors.

Nima Sarikhani. ACDG, undated
https://afcondev.com/who-we-are/our-team/nima-sarikhani
("Nima Sarikhani is Managing Partner at Hambleden Capital, the investment arm of the Sarikhani Family, specialising in direct investments in financial services, impact investing, Venture Capital and Private Equity positions, property and hotels.   Since joining the family office in 2011, Nima has held directorships and senior positions in a number of financial services companies in London and Switzerland. * * * ")

His LinkedIn account lists his address as London.
(A) Do not be confused (as I was). The ACDG directorship is just a side job (or a hobby); his day job is in finance.
(B) Sarikhani is an Iranian surname, mostly derived from a village in present-day Iran with population of 80.
(C) Who We Are. Hambleden Capital, undated
https://hambleden-capital.com/who-we-are/
("Founded in 2019 by Nima Sarikhani, Ziba Sarikhani and John Dennis -- with Chairman Ali Sarikhani -- Hambleden Capital represents the next generation of the family office")

Compare names of Hambleden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hambleden
(a small village in Buckinghamshire with 1,445 in 2011; section 1 History: name)
and Wimbledon, London
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimbledon,_London
(section 1 History, section 1.1 Early history: paragraph 2 for name)

It is amazing that Kingdom of England would create aristocracy out of such a small village: Viscount Hambleden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viscount_Hambleden
I mean, in ancient China, an aristocracy was created in 郡国并行制
https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-cn/郡国制
(D) The story behind the Sarikhani Collection; Ina Sarikhani takes Elizabeth Fullerton inside her family's collection of Iranian art and artefacts, and explains her part in the staging of the V&A's 'Epic Iran' exhibition. Art Fund, undated
https://www.artfund.org/explore/ ... arikhani-collection
("Discreetly tucked away in a private underground museum near Henley in Oxfordshire resides the Sarikhani Collection, a magnificent trove of Iranian art, encompassing manuscripts, textiles, silverware, glass, paintings and ceramics from 3,000BC to the 18th century. * * * The Sarikhani family arrived in Britain with a couple of suitcases and no papers or money, fleeing Iran along with hundreds of thousands of others in the wake of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. * * * The Sarikhanis never intended to build a collection. The germ was a yearning for their homeland and a frustration with not being able to return, what Sarikhani describes as 'a hole’' She and her father, Ali Sarikhani, a financial entrepreneur, began to buy objects as a way of connecting with Iran.

Art Fund
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Fund
is a civilian, nonprofit organization.

Victoria and Albert Museum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_and_Albert_Museum
(abbreviated V&A)

Ina's married name is Ina Sarikhani Sandmann. She and Nima might be siblings or cousins, but Web gives no clues.
(ii) What does ACDG do?  

Our Geographical Focus. under the tab of "Who We Are" in top horizontal bar. ACDG, undated
https://afcondev.com/who-we-are/our-geographical-focus
("The Congo Basin – the world’s second largest tropical forest spanning six countries in Central Africa – is considered the most important global carbon sink after the Amazon"_
(b) The "59" is the 59th year of the award.
(c) For Svalbard archipelago, see Svalbard
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalbard
(section 1 Names)
(d) polar bear
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_bear

Quote:

"Polar bears are both terrestrial and pagophilic (ice-living) and are considered to be marine mammals due to their dependence on marine ecosystems. They prefer the annual sea ice but live on land when the ice melts in the summer. They are mostly carnivorous and specialized for preying on seals, particularly ringed seals.

"The eyes of a polar bear are close to the top of the head, which may allow them to stay out of the water when the animal is swimming at the surface. They are relatively small, which may be an adaption against blowing snow and snow blindness. Polar bears are dichromats, and lack the cone cells for seeing green. They have many rod cells which allow them to see at night. The ears are small, allowing them to retain heat and not get frostbitten.

"Depending on ice conditions, a bear can travel an average of 12 km (7.5 mi) per day. These movements are powered by their energy-rich diet. * * * Polar bears are also capable swimmers and can swim at up to 6 km/h (3.7 mph). One study found they can swim for an average of 3.4 days at a time and travel an average of 154.2 km (95.8 mi). They can dive for as long as three minutes.[79] When swimming, the broad front paws do the paddling, while the hind legs play a role in steering and diving.   Most polar bears are active year-round. Hibernation occurs only among pregnant females. * * * The species is generally diurnal, being most active early in the day. Polar bears sleep close to eight hours a day on average. They will sleep in various positions, including curled up, sitting up, lying on one side, on the back with limbs spread, or on the belly with the rump elevated. On sea ice, polar bears snooze at pressure ridges where they dig on the sheltered side and lie down. After a snowstorm, a bear may rest under the snow for hours or days."  )citations omitted)

"Polar bears are typically solitary, aside from mothers with cubs and mating pairs.


(2)
(a)
(i) Natural History Museum, London
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_History_Museum,_London
(1881- ; "It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. * * * Like other publicly funded national museums in the United Kingdom, the Natural History Museum does not charge an admission fee. The museum is an exempt charity and a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport")
(ii) natural history museum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_History_Museum
(may refer to "Institution type [which is sectional heading] [:] Natural history museum, a scientific institution with natural history collections"_
(b) You may recall the same award from the same museum in 2019.

Twitter (or now X). Natural History Museum, London
https://twitter.com/NHM_London?r ... erp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
(Yongqing Bao)
, which was 鲍永清.







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