Wildlife Photo Competition 6 2018 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $642.00
  • Judges Comment
  • This is so sweet but also so beautiful. Clever shallow depth of field and lovely light and color give this cheeky looking hamster a wonderful setting to peep at us from. Congratulations, your lengthy efforts have won you this prize!
  • Photographers Comment
  • My name is Izabela Reich, I'm from Poland living in Germany. I'm a passionate photographer of wildlife nature, especially animals. It has always been my dream to watch field hamsters in their natural environment. Well, finally my dream came true and I shot this cute hamster back in 2018 in Austria. The camera was Nikon D810. Thank you very much for your choice and your friendly comments! Izabela
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • An original subject which you have framed in a powerful empty scene which contrasts strongly with the fine detail of the crab itself, bringing us all the urgency of crab hole digging.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Stunning detail and striking monochrome make this really pop, great lemur photo! We would love to hear how all this came about… Amazing clouds and rain and light, well done.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • See above, but this time with a bear.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for the Mark of Excellence, witch I'm very honored to receive :) My name is Vinni Bruhn, and I'm living in Denmark. The picture of the Brown bear was captured in Finland close to the Russian border. I was in one of the small hides, so I didn't get wet like the poor bear ;o) The picture was taken with a Canon EOS 1D IV, and a Canon 300 mm. f/2,8 - ISO 400, f/4,0, 1/320
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Beautiful and wild. Well done for this lovely capture. I am not sure whether this is a leopard or a jaguar but just look at that magnificent predator !
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Well this photo might put the shivers up your spine but that is partly why it is such a good shot. You certainly have caught a ferocious and blood thirsty portrait of this giant and fearsome otter, well done.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Lovely black silhouettes for these stags in beautifully dark and heavy weather. I love the contrast and the composition. Striking photograph, well done.
  • Photographers Comment
  • I realized this photograph last year in the highlands in Scotland. Deer are very present and not scared. The very present clouds allowed to bring a particular atmosphere to the photo. 70-200 f/2.8 non IS - canon 5d3
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Superb fast shot catching snake’s forked tongue in the midst of all that soft blur. No wonder you have used a long lens :-)
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Lovely saturation and detail give this green frog an almost porcelain appearance. Spot-on technique, well done.
  • Photographers Comment
  • During a spontanious night walk in Costa Rica / Cahuita. Pentax K-5 and a small flashlight.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a beautifully soft portrait made from good exposure, but also very clever composition and play with shapes and lines, to create this most attractive and easy photograph to admire.