Great News! One of my absolute favourite fine art wildlife images is a Winner of the Nature category in Malta International Photo Awards. Thousands of submissions from all over the world and this image from a special place in Africa is one of the winners. Contestants from over 90 countries took part.
If you follow my work on social media you know that this very same image together with one of my other black and white photography prints were awarded in another competition (International Photo Awards) not so long ago.
The image I’m talking about is my fine art photography prints of a Female Caracal from the Kalahari Desert somewhere on the border between South Africa and Botswana.
The Caracal is an elusive animal hard to capture on camera. Few people get to see it to start with, but if you are lucky it is very often seen in bushy or grassy habitats making it hard to photograph. After 4 long weeks in the desert and a few sightings of this lovely lady but no decent shots I went back for another 2 weeks the year after. On that trip and after a lot of perserverance I finally managed to capture this elusive Queen on photo. The Kalahari Queen…
Thanks to the judges of Malta International Photo Award for choosing my image as a winner and congratulations to all the other winners!
The Malta International Photography Award (MIPA) is a premier photo award that strives to share and promote the art and passion of photography at all levels from all across the world.
We aim to provide aspiring photographers from all around the globe with the chance to share their passion and world. We strive to connect the world through photography, and showcase the nature and cultures of different regions of the world to a global audience.
MIPA wants to provide international photographers with a deep insight into different approaches towards photography, and we hope to encourage people to push their personal and professional boundaries.
The ‘Malta’ element is an essential part of the conception of this international photo award. The country’s national language, Maltese, is rooted in Arabic but heavily influenced by Romance tongues. The modern people of Malta are descendent from countries in the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean and Northern European. The islands’ history dates as far back as 3500 BC, bestowing them with an enormous breadth of cultural and artistic heritage. The country is an emerging cosmopolitan home to an ever growing population of expats that have travelled from all over the world to live and work there.
As such, the Malta International Photo Award wants to adopt the Maltese outlook on life – we look outside of the confines of a small island to the rest of the world, and we welcome everyone to join in.