Spring Into Action
I have been overwhelmed with the fantastic response to our seasonal photo challenge ‘Spring Visions’. Thank you for all of your beautiful and captivating entries. Please take delight in the wonder of wildlife in spring and join me in congratulating winner, Sean Sharp, from the United States, who wins a 12-issue membership.
In our Interview this month, Melanie Beck speaks to wildlife and landscape photographer, Andrew Mason, about leaving his corporate job for a career as a photographer, the wildlife projects he has become involved with and his love of British badgers.
With much of the world on lockdown, our Ferus Vita article, from wildlife photographers and tour guides, Bob Harvey and Diane Kelsey, addresses the current situation for photography tour and workshop operators, informing us how we can all play our part to keep the industry alive through the most challenging of times.
Wildlife photographer, Mark Sisson, talks about using the often-obstructing element of grass to your advantage, in our May issue Travel Log of Kenya.
In our Au Natural article this month, wildlife photographer, Paul Hobson, creates a somewhat challenging photo project from his home, resulting in some wonderful night-time images.
In our Spotlight On interview, we hear from hobby nature photographer, Gert J ter Horst, from the Netherlands, who works around composition in his images.
In our new Wildlife Conservation feature, the focus is shifted to the most vulnerable of Africa’s big cats - the cheetah. Read on to find out about Ashia; a not-for-profit organisation in South Africa, that has a range of initiatives to promote the wild cheetah population.
Bringing you even more new content, we are delighted to publish the first of our Inspiring Young Artists. We kick-off the new series with fourteen-year-old Isabel Fry, who has already amassed a diverse portfolio of British wildlife.
GDT Nature Photographer of the Year announces their winner for 2020; Peter Lindel from Dortmund, in Germany, with the photo of a European hare. We share some of the winning entries that caught our eye.
May 3rd is International Leopard Day. To celebrate these majestic and elusive big cats, we showcase some of your stunning images in our Global Awareness feature. Did you know that leopards can be found in Sub-Saharan Africa, northeast Africa, Central Asia, India and China, and are considered to be at high risk of becoming endangered in the wild? They are currently listed as vulnerable under the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Until next month, we encourage you all to stay safe and adhere to your government’s guidelines. We look forward to seeing even more of your photo entries over the coming weeks. You can find all of the entry categories on our website.