12.22.14

Well known Wildlife Photography Exhibit to lionize its fiftieth anniversary

The wildlife photographers of South Africa have once again showcased that they are among the top in world at fiftieth Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest. The yearly global contest for world’s well known wildlife and nature snaps is fierce, with more than forty two thousand entries given from throughout the world.

The contest culminates in an exhibit of hundred of judge’s favorites, selected for a collection of technical skill, narrative excellence and creative vision. In this context, the 6 finalists of South Africa as well as one category winner mark a great achievement for the nation.

The exhibit that is co-owned by Natural History Museum of London as well as BBC Worldwide is arranged in South Africa by NHU Africa, would be on showcase at Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town from 5th December, 2014, Friday, to 5th March, 2015, Thursday, and is bought at by the National Geographic Channels for the very third time running.

With a little but hardworking and highly talented community of photographers in South Africa, there are a few familiar names chosen for exhibit. The top title winner in the year 2013, Greg du Toit, had 2 snaps placed when 2013 animal portraits top prize winner Hannes Lochner, has once again been selected for his Spikes as well as stars image.

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11.13.14

Stampeding antelopes gets top European honor

A snapshot of stampeding blesbok antelopes on South Africa’s Kariega Game Reserve’s plains has won the best European Wildlife snap. The photograph, named Living Rock Art by Neil Aldridge, targets to click the energy and movement of blesboks in a still frame.

Mr Aldridge from North Somerset told that when he saw the photo on his camera’s screen, he really knew that it was very special. He was really speechless when the winner was announced. Mr Aldridge is a conservation photographer. He was in South Africa as he was working on a story regarding the whole rhino poaching scenes when he saw the herd of blesbok. Read the rest of this entry »

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04.1.14

Magnificent wildlife snaps to go exhibit

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit starts at the Rheged earlier on Saturday and would run till 18th May, Sunday. Rheged’s Arts Officer John Stokes stated that they are very happy to be arranging this well known wildlife photography exhibit and contest in their gallery. This year, it has attracted d entries from more than forty thousand photographers.

This is the forty ninth year of this annual exhibit. Here visitors would be able to see hundred finalists that include

49h annual exhibition and visitors to Rheged will be able to see the 100 finalists which include enormously intimate as well as close up pictures of endangered and exotic wildlife starting from lion cubs to majestic polar bears to endangered tigers.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is arranged by Natural History Museum along with the BBC Wildlife Magazine. Every October, there is a huge awards ceremony where they announce the winners of all 18 categories that include underwater worlds, stunning shots of natural landscapes, animal portraits, animals in their natural environment as well as endangered species.

The overall winning photographer of this year is South Africa’s Greg Du Toit, whose picture titled ‘Essence of Elephants’ snatched the first prize as well as £ 10000 as prize money. The photograph was clicked in Botswana. This is a phantasmal portrayal of a herd of elephants as they surround a watering hole.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit is set to start from 15th March and it would continue till 18th May 2014. It would be open each day from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.

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