Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

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Three out of Four of my African images got into the Semi-Finals in the prestigious International Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2011….YAY!! This is the first time that I have entered 😀

The Lion Photo was taken on a Canon EOS 500D with the Canon 100-400mm zoom lens. (Usually I would have used my 5DMk2, but it wasn’t working… this was the best alternative I could buy in Tanzania)

The Cheeky Monkey and Acacia Tree were both taken on my 5DMk2 (different trip), and my 100-400mm zoom lens.

All shots were taken using the support of a Safari Beanbag.

 

Lion, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, East Africa
Lion, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, East Africa

 

Black Faced Vervet Monkey - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, East Africa
Black Faced Vervet Monkey - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, East Africa

 

Acacia Tree and Storm, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, East Africa
Acacia Tree and Storm, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, East Africa

8 Responses

  1. Brilliant news Sam!!!! Very well done for sure. Just goes to prove you don’t need a flash Harry setup to capture a winning image, it comes from within.

    Cheers
    David

  2. Congrats! That shot of the lion is breathtaking, and I love the acacia tree. Good luck!

  3. great shots, especially the lion image. Well done.

    • Thanks so much Master Christian LOL!
      I love the lion shot too… just wish I could have got out of the 4WD and given him a good ol scratch under the chin 😀

  4. Congratulations Sam, that is wonderful! These are fantastic shots, very well done (even more amazing having heard some of the troubles you encountered on the trip). Awesome!

    • Hi Flemming, soooo good to hear from you! Thanks for the comments, it means a lot! It’s nice to be recognized for something that you are passionate about! Yes, it was definitely a trying journey, and getting used to a camera that seemed to have dials in all the wrong places LOL 🙂
      Should try and catch up on Skype soon… the weekend?

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