Designed by wildlife photographers for wildlife photographers and judged by wildlife photographers, the new WildArt Photographer of the Year The contest announced the winning photos from their rain-themed tour.
The dreamlike photo above, “The Enchanted Morning on the Meadow” by Polish photographer Marek Mierzejewski, is the winner of the WET Gold Award and receives a prize of £ 500.
It features marbled white butterflies in the early morning, dew-soaked meadow grass waiting for the sun to rise and warm their wings. “The humid atmosphere has continuously fogged up my lens, and maybe the camera mirror too, which makes it quite difficult, but I think the smoothness it created makes the photographic,” he said. photographer.
“Photography can play such an important role in conservation”, explains wildlife photographer Rob read, founder of WildArt Images. “It can stir up emotions. He can educate and inspire people to care, connect people to nature and educate them about his plight.
“By bringing together the photographic collections of some of the world’s best and most inspiring wildlife photographers, and offering free use of their images to approved conservation organizations, WildArt hopes to play its part in a global conservation effort.
With a total amount of £ 13,000, each category winner will compete for the WildArt Photographer of the Year, title and a prize of £ 3,000.
the categories always open for the entrances are: eyes, connection, light, abstract, backyard, movement and color.
At the entrance to the harbor on Rebak Island in Malaysia, when sunset and high tide coincide, purple crabs emerge from the rocks in search of food.
This ethereal image shows the generally swift crabs clinging motionless to the rocks as the wake of passing boats washes them away.
This is a female Proboscis monkey from Balikpapan Bay, Indonesia. Habitat loss could lead to the extinction of these amazing primates.
The mangroves in which they live are rapidly disappearing, mainly due to the planting of oil palms and rapidly expanding industrial areas. The photographer took this image while walking in the pouring rain along a water pipe above the river.
“I took this image while walking along the Scottish Berwickshire long distance footpath in mid-summer,” the photographer explains.
“At the end of a rainy morning, as the rain stopped and the sun came in, a million tiny raindrops sparkled like diamonds on the barley crop beside the trail and crouched in my lap, I could see hundreds of ladybugs. He still had a drop of rain on his back.
On the shore of the Florida Coastal Plains, this white-shaped reddish egret danced in the waves chasing small fish in the shallows.
The sun was just beginning to shine on the distant horizon when a small wave threw itself under the bird as it lifted its wings, appearing to summon the wave.
The photo shows a colony of Noack round-leaved bats photographed from the WWF gorilla monitoring camp in the Dzanga-Sangha protected area in the Central African Republic.
The cave is located under a waterfall and every night, as the photographer showered in the waterfall, bats flew in search of invertebrates.
“I visited the bats for a few days before I found the best place to position the flash to capture the water droplets and bats.”
This little spider is quite common, but it leads a secret life and doesn’t produce the classic web that we know from other spider species. On the contrary, he hides it low in the grass near the ground.
His presence is betrayed only by the morning dew clinging to the spider’s web. “I took the photo in my favorite meadow on a cold September morning and the reflection of the sun in the dewdrops really shows up in the photo,” notes the photographer. “To draw attention to the spider’s eyes and bring out its folded legs, I flipped the final photo.