Three talented South Africans have been shortlisted for prestigious international photography award


Three South African photographers have been shortlisted for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, their work is on show at the Natural History Museum in London.


The Wildlife Photographer of the Year award is highly coveted in the industry. It was no surprise to see that three extremely talented South African photographers made the shortlist for ‘Peoples Choice’. Their images are beautiful and captivate the viewer.

The Natural History Museum in London has an exhibit showcasing all the images currently on the shortlist but as we are unable to view them ourselves, we thought we would share them with you here.

Peter Chadwick has been shortlisted for his image titled ‘Bloody Ivory’.

In a protected area of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, a ranger’s bloody hand rests on a heavily grained ivory tusk, also covered in the blood of an African elephant. The bull had to be destroyed due to a severe tusk infection that couldn’t be treated. The tusks were removed to a place of safekeeping, where they were carefully catalogued in accordance with legislation.

Jan Kolbe has been shortlisted for his image titled ‘What are you looking at?’.

Jan spotted this small southern white-faced owl in a tree at a campsite in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. These owls have black-tipped ‘ear’ tufts and usually lay their eggs in the old nests of other birds. Jan was able to frame a shot of this striking bird looking down at him as it didn’t seem bothered by the comings and goings of the campsite.

Charl Senekal has been shortlisted for his image titled ‘The Nightcap’.

For Charl, nothing beats the excitement and anticipation of sitting in wait at a waterhole during the dry season, knowing that anything can appear out of the darkness. The herd of zebra in South Africa’s Zimanga Game Reserve surpassed his wildest wishes, and the still conditions resulted in a near-perfect reflection.

The winner will be announced on the 13th of February, to vote for your favourite, click here. Votes close on the 5th of February and you only get one vote so choose wisely. Let’s see if we can help a South African win this one.

Sources: The South African
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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