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Two residents of the North Shore have their snaps on display at Canadian Museum of Nature located in Ottawa, Canada, as part of Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibit. The 6th edition of this yearly show, which started on 16th May, features twenty five winning snaps from the Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Contest 2013, arranged by the Canadian Geographic in collaboration with the museum.
West Vancouver’s Geoffrey Shuen was a runner-up in In Flight category for his snap named Fly by Delivery of a barn swallow fetching food to her young. North Vancouver’s Lauren Nicholl was also a 2nd spot holder in In Flight category for her snap of an owl reconnoitering out a meal on a March afternoon at the Boundary Bay. Tim Hensel from Cheshire won the best wedding photography prize.
The winners, 2nd spot holders as well as other honorable references were chosen from thousands of entries handed to the Canadian Geographic. The snaps would be on display till 1st September. The photographs can also be seen on the internet at – wpy13.canadiangeographic.ca.
Meanwhile, nature photography lovers can have their opinion heard in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition’s People’s Choice category. 50 photographs that are pre-selected by the judges from over forty one thousand entries, are being put up for an online vote. The top position holder of People’s Choice Award would be declared at Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards evening. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit goes on display at the Natural History Museum in London on October 24. Later it would embark on an international tour.
Duchess Sanctuary, outside Oakland in Oregon, held a photography workshop recently to let the amateur photographers the scope to get the beauty of wildflowers, horses and rolling hills that make up Duchess.
The weather, this spring, could not have been more complete as 7 amateur photographers joined Jennifer Kunz as well as pro photographer Shanon Goodwin for a few lovely hours in the pastures along with the Duchess horses. Goodwin offered technical backing as well as guidance while Kunz informed the participants about the sanctuary and the horses.
After introductions as well as some visiting, the bunch first headed up a grass-covered hillside to come across the Light Herd, a bunch of around forty smaller horse breeds like mustangs as well a Quarter Horses. The green grass, slightly overcast skies and white daisies combined to offer stunning backdrops. The horses were very curious seeing so many people in their pasture. The followed people, sniffed cameras and also played with whatever equipment they could get a hand onto.
A little break let everyone to rest for a few minutes. After that, the group headed to the top of the ridge to meet Big Herd. From top on the ridge, people can literally watch for miles around. Taking pictures, sharing stories and relishing the quiet, people in the bunch were really thrilled with this new experience. Later they talked about their wonderful experience and great time.
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The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a unique exhibit arranged by National Geographic Channel in South Africa. The exhibit showcases various selections of wildlife snaps. Now in its forty-ninth year, the exhibit would start from 2nd April, Tuesday, and would go on till 30th June, Monday at DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History in Pretoria.
The event would see South African photographers take the lion’s share of the awards in different categories. Greg du Toit got the overall award along with his photograph named Essence of Elephants that featured in the Animal Portraits. Isak Pretorius was the ‘Behaviour: Birds’ category winner with ‘Sticky Situation’; while Brent Stirton got the highly spatted Wildlife Photojournalist Award.
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In Europe, wildlife photography is becoming very popular day by day, with hundreds and hundreds of enthusiastic photographers shooting on images wild animals and birds everywhere on this beautiful continent. Still, catching a snap of a wild species is not always as easy as it might appear.
This is when photography hides might rescue the photography enthusiast. All across the European continent, a whole lot of specialized tour operators now offer to rent prepared hides. While utilizing these type of hides, photographers are saved all the lengthy process of getting the confidence of birds and animals targeted and it is almost guaranteed that they would not go back empty handed, this without triggering any disturbance or harm to wild species.
Therefore, this is no wonder that the number of photography hides is on the increase in many countries quite steadily.
In Europe, the Wildlife Photography Hides the first comprehensive directory that depicts all photography hide facilities that are presently available. For the very first time, this report sets up for the 1st time a detail description of up-to-date info regarding wildlife photography hides.
The report’s 1st section is a comprehensive intro to wildlife photography hides concept as well as their present evolution in Europe. In 2nd section, all hides as well as operators are described. The report also has a list of references as well as a list of useful contacts.