WORLD WILDLIFE DAY
Here at Wild Planet HQ, we have been working hard to keep things fresh and exciting for you - our devoted readers. You may have noticed some updates to our website and we have also been focusing our attention on the magazine content.
We pride ourselves on our interview-style features where we showcase the work of both young and more established photographers who we think provide a great deal of inspiration for you every month. We will continue to encourage young photographers by sharing their work and aspirations, aiming to give them a step up in their career by getting their work noticed by a broader audience.
We are also delighted to announce that we have introduced prizes that will no doubt appeal to everyone. Our Exhibition Gallery now offers $50 to our chosen favourite, focusing on the exceptional wildlife photography that you submit and always takes pride of place at the beginning of every issue. With a love of wild angle shots that capture wildlife in the environment we are also offering a $50 prize for our favourite Where the Wild Things Live entry each month. And, as our varied monthly Photo Challenges have become so popular, we are offering $100 to the winning entry every month. Take a look at all of our latest reader content that you can enter via the Submissions page on our website or click here - https://wildplanetphotomagazine.com/category/reader-content/.
As usual, we have some interesting articles for you this month, starting with a very topical photography subject during our lockdowns; award-winning photographer Andrew Fusek Peters shares his tips and knowledge on photographing birds in flight from his back garden. Expect to be amazed by his fantastic images.
Don’t miss our Travel Log from expert wildlife photographer Mark Sisson, who takes us on a journey to Ethiopia’s highlands, where you can immerse yourself in the wonderful native wildlife and decide if this is a region you might like to visit yourself, albeit at a later date!
Reader, David DesRochers, retells the horror of having his camera equipment stolen in our Au Natural article, reminding us all to keep alert to the possibility and to also invest in some comprehensive insurance cover. Let’s face it - it could happen to anyone.
For those of you who are passionate conservationists, we are delighted to introduce Lao Conservation Trust for Wildlife in our Wildlife Conservation feature. In our write-up you can find out about the native wildlife, as well as ways you can help this non-profit wildlife rescue centre.
Read on for part two of WildArt Photographer of the Year, where founder Rob Read fills us in with all the details of the last five categories in this exciting new photography competition. Next month we are excited to be showcasing the winning entries from the first category ‘Wet’.
It would be remiss not to mention that March sees World Wildlife Day (3rd March) and, to embrace such an important day on the calendar, we share your images that best incorporate wildlife into this year’s theme of ‘Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet’ in our Global Awareness feature.
Start sending us your images for next month’s photo challenge ‘Colour’ and you could WIN $100. We want to see the vibrancy to be found in nature. Let us showcase your best images both in the magazine and across our social media platforms throughout the month. Upload your images before 24th March 2021 to be in with a chance of winning - https://wildplanetphotomagazine.com/event/photo-challenge/