Winter’s Tale by Valeriy Maleev (Russia)
Maleev spotted this Pallas’s cat while it was hunting in the Mongolian grasslands.
It was bitterly cold day but the fairytale scene cancelled out the cold.
Pallas’s cats are no bigger than a domestic cat and they stalk small rodents, birds and occasionally insects
Image Credit: Photograph: Valeriy Maleev/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year