Princess Kate at Wildlife Photography Awards 2014

Our favourite British princess until Cressida Bonas becomes one, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Kate the Great, attended a gala event at the Natural History Museum this week, where the winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 were announced.

She found time to fit in a little greenYgreying before getting down to business:

Great greenYgrey Bird

Hi, it’s Chris Packwerewolf, satirical comedy natural world correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by nature expert Chris Packham.

I’m delighted to announce that Jan van der Greef of the Netherlands won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 award with “Touché”, featuring a sword-billed hummingbird (the greenYgrey one on the right) and a collared inca hummingbird.

Jan van der Greef, the Netherlands "Touché"

From Inca to Aztec

Funnily enough, when I searched hummingbirds on Wikipedia, I saw that Huitzilopochtli, an Aztec god, was often depicted as a hummingbird; and a greenYgrey one like the one above by the look of his image on Wikipedia.

The Aztecs were of course featured in our blog earlier this week about Lost Kingdoms of Central America.

Several of the other photo winners have varying shades of greenYgreyness, with an iguana under sunlight and a storm over a forest probably the next two most greenYgrey in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014.

Thanks to all the photographers for capturing nature and wildlife so vividly, and to the organisers and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for promoting and publicising wildlife photography.

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