Canadian tales behind the top wildlife photos

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit is all set to come to Canada. And, for the 2nd time in his life, Connor Stefanison, the 24-year-old from Burnaby, is the winner. Back in the year 2013, after Connor won WPY’s Rising Star Portfolio Award for the very first time, the honor led to a pro-career, as the biology grad from Simon Fraser started to publish work in Canadian Geographic and British Columbia Magazine. At the Natural History Museum in London, this October, Stefanison received the Rising Star Portfolio Award once again.

Connor is one of three esteemed Canadians, including Don Gutoski, the awards’ grand title winner. Their snapshots left behind over 42000 entries from all around the world. The collection of WPY pictures will hit Victoria’s Royal British Columbia Museum later in December after they make their debut in Canada at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on 21st November, 2015.

Connor’s favorite subject (apart from Greece bareboat charters) is British Columbia – primarily its animals and its environment. He said that in wildlife photography, all are drawn to the exotics. A lot of people think you have to go to Africa or wherever to get pictures. Taking shots in local environments is really very important as you just know that much regarding the area. Connor dreams of shooting snaps of grizzly bears, and attempting underwater photography on the Pacific Coast. But, still there is so much left on the British Columbia.

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Václav Šilha’s wildlife photography

Václav Šilha is one of most well known wildlife and nature photographers of Czech Republic. His works has been published in top magazines like BBC Wildlife and National Geographic Magazine. Previous year, he went to and photographed on Sandwich Islands located near Antarctica.

Many wildlife and nature fans will be quite conversant with the works of Václav Šilha, featured in the National Geographic Magazine as well as other top publications – portraits of cheetahs in late afternoon, a lion tearing into its prey, bears and a whole lot of other animals.

Václav Šilha has journeyed the world as a photographer. For some it would come as a surprise, the fifty one year old just took up photography fourteen years ago, a fairly short time he himself says. He found out what became the calling of his life by mere opportunity, on travels to the French Polynesia with his wife, who is a well-known journalist. Read more »

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Under the Influence photo exhibit in London

Under the Influence, an International Photography Award exhibition, by Dominic Hawgood, started at packed-out TJ Boulting gallery located in Fitzrovia, in central London last night.

It was really a great atmospheric photography exhibit. The judging panel had Emma Bowkett (picture editor of the Financial Times award-winning FT Weekend Magazine), Brett Rogers (director of The Photographers Gallery), Hannah Watson (director of Trolley Books), Bruno Ceschel (founder of Self Publish, Be Happy) and Sean OHagan (photography critic of The Guardian).

The judges selected Dominic Hawgood from more than seven-hundred photographers to enter the contest. Diane Smyth, the deputy editor of BJP was chief of both judging panels. In fact she organized the whole contest. Read more »

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