Ringing in the New Year
As we finally put 2020 behind us (I am sure I speak for everyone when I say good riddance!) and reflect on the disaster that the last year brought to the photography profession, I am hopeful that we can look to a more fulfilling year ahead with lessons learned and a new way forward.
One thing has definitely become clear to me; these troublesome times have seen many photographers turn to their local surroundings, leading to the discovery of different and often exciting species to photograph, as wildlife photographer and Wild Planet reader India Burchell, discovered in our Au Natural article ‘Stepping into the World of Bird Photography’.
Staying close to home here in the United Kingdom, I review the latest title by award-winning photographer, Andrew Fusek Peters - Hill & Dale: My Shropshire Year. Head straight to Book Review to discover the staggering variety of wildlife to be found in the English county of Shropshire documented over an entire year, with stunning landscape and wildlife photos-aplenty.
I am also hopeful that we will regain some normality over the coming year with travel restrictions lifted as the year progresses. So, with that in mind, Wildlife photographers and tour guides, Bob Harvey and Diane Kelsay, take us on another Wild Location, this time with tips on capturing Africa’s Great Migration.
Keeping the focus on foreign shores, wildlife photographer and filmmaker, Matthew Maran, gives us great insight into how to film on a budget to create impact in our Ferus Vita article, centred around primate conservation in Vietnam.
WildArt is an exciting new monthly photography competition and Wild Planet is delighted to announce that we will be sharing monthly winners, highly commended and runner-up entries starting from our April issue. In the meantime, we have an interview with both the founder, Robert Read, and judge, professional photographer and Wild Planet contributor, Josh Galicki to whet your appetite. Over the next two issues we will also be taking an in-depth look at the monthly categories and how you can get involved.
Photography competitions offer a great source of inspiration and this month we have chosen a selection of our favourites from the eagerly awaited 2020 Nature Photographer of the Year.
In our own monthly photo challenge, we set you the subject of ‘Eye Contact’. Read on to gaze into the eyes of some of the fantastic entries, capturing the essence of the fixed stare!
Don’t forget to take a look at our regular Global Awareness feature, this month celebrating International Zebra Day on January 31st.
Next month sees the return of our very own seasonal photo challenge ‘Winter Visions’. Upload your winter wildlife images before January 22nd for your chance to win a 12-issue subscription to Wild Planet Photo Magazine. To find out more and enter your photos click here - https://wildplanetphotomagazine.com/vision/winter-visions/