A FOND FAREWELL
As this is my last issue working on Wild Planet Photo Magazine, I have been looking back over my two years as Editor with much fondness. I am so honoured to have spent the last two years working with so many fantastic people that work in this highly creative field.
I have watched a lot of you blossom with your photography over time and I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who has shared your photo stories and wildlife photos with me. I feel as though I have come to know some of you personally through your photo entries and I will miss that especially.
I have experienced a real sense of community within the world of wildlife photography. I see people full of encouragement for one another, something that is not always experienced in other spheres. So, with a somewhat heavy heart, I am delighted to share our last Photo Challenge - something that I am immensely proud of introducing to the magazine. For our June issue, we set the task of capturing wildlife in action, titled ‘Freeze Frame’. As ever, you have set the bar high and have treated me to a wonderful array of images, including birds in flight, animals in conflict, wildlife running and playing, drinking water, catching prey, jumping and even digging!
With signs of travel restrictions slowly lifting, we look to raise your spirits with our Au Natural article from professional wildlife photographer, Mark Sisson, who gives his expert advice for booking your next photo trip - something we are all so eager to do.
In Ferus Vita this month, wildlife photographers and tour guides, Bob Harvey and Diane Kelsay, share their wisdom when it comes to photographing the fantastic variety of brightly coloured tanagers located in the Americas.
With a plethora of Global Awareness Days throughout June, I have decided to focus our attention on National Insect Week (21-27 June) which, although initiated in the UK, is a fantastic way to celebrate the often weird and wonderful little creatures that we can all find in our gardens across the world and also provides the perfect opportunity to share some of your amazing macro shots to boot.
Don’t miss the outstanding winning entries from the latest WildArt POTY category ‘Eyes’, along with a showcase of our favourites from the recently announced winners of the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2021.
Once again, may I take this last opportunity to thank you all for your contributions during my time as Editor. Rest assured, I will still be watching your development from the sidelines on social media! Clare Disano • Editor