Seeing the world in black & white
Welcome to our August issue, once again packed full of inspirational photography and this month our Black & White Visions seasonal photo competition is no exception. I am overwhelmed with the fantastic response to this year’s competition and, although we cannot share them all, I would like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to submit your entry. The level of imagery has been staggering.
We also have some great articles for you to read, starting with Ferus Vita; photographing brown bears on the Katmai Peninsula, in Alaska. Professional wildlife photographers and tour guides, BOB HARVEY and DIANE KELSAY, share their extensive knowledge about the perfect intersection of bears and salmon created by the world’s largest run of sockeye salmon charging upstream towards the spawning beds.
In Au Natural, wildlife photographer, PAUL HOBSON, uses his time in lockdown to create some mini-projects from his garden sanctuary, proving just how versatile these spaces can be when faced with local travel restrictions.
Our Wild Location article takes us to the Amazon, where wildlife photographer, RÉMI VINAS, creates his own photographic conservation initiative after visiting the Panthera-Sanctuary Research Centre in Peru.
Aside from these great reads, I have written my thoughts on the latest book by world-renowned wildlife photographer, writer and conservationist, Tui De Roy; A Lifetime In Galápagos - a chronicle of life on the islands of Galápagos, which includes a variety of her wonderful wildlife photos.
This month’s featured photo competition comes from the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards. We showcase the winning entries that evoke the ingenuity, resilience, and beauty of birds.
World Lizard Day (14th August) is our highlight for this month’s Global Awareness Days, where we showcase your fabulous photos to encourage readers to find out more about them and their habitat. Did you know that there are more than six thousand species of lizard in the world?
We hope you enjoy the issue. Don’t forget that if you would like to know more about our featured photographers, or follow them on social media, just click on the photographer's headshot within the respective feature and be taken straight to their website or social media platform.
Next month’s photo challenge is ‘Reflections’. You can enter now, until August 24th 2020. Find out more here - https://wildplanetphotomagazine.com/event/photo-challenge/.