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#1 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:56 AM

The winning and commended images Shell Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2007 were announced today:
http://www.nhm.ac.uk...nlineGallery.do

Once again underwater photographs did well in many categories, showing how our images can compete and are accepted on a level footing with more typical wildlife images. The competition this year attracted over 32,000 entries and unsurprisingly the standard of the award winning photos is incredibly high across the board.

The award winning underwater photographs were:
Felipe Barrio winner of The Underwater World Category

Paul Nicklen runner up, specially commended and highly commended in The Underwater World Category

Thomas Peschak winner of Nature In Black and White Category

Graham Eaton runner up in the Animal Portraits Category

Jurgen Freund specially commended in the Animal Portraits Category

Angel Fitor highly commended in the Animal Portraits Category

Douglas David Seifert highly commended in The Underwater World Category

Len Deeley highly commended in The Underwater World Category

Patrick Weir highly commended in The Underwater World Category

Bela Nasfay highly commended in Animal Behaviour

Jeff Yonover highly commended in Endangered Wildlife Category

Wade Hughes highly commended in Endangered Wildlife Category

And me, Alex Mustard, highly commended in Nature in Black and White Category

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p.s. sorry if I missed anyone. There were several photographers who shoot underwater, who won with their topside images.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 06:34 AM

Awesome stuff. Congratulations Alex!
Looking at all of this it reconfirms what we all know, great photographs are about the eye of the photographer, composition, lighting etc, much more than the equipment.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:11 AM

Yes considering Alex was using a throw away point and shoot from the airport... :D

Seriously congrats to all...A most prestigious award....

And Alex...Stop skipping my invite to the hole in the English countryside...Deadlines await... :P

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#4 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 08:37 AM

Oh, I should mention that my shark photo was taken on the Wetpixel Bahamas Shark Expedition 2006 on Jim Abernethy's Shear Water.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:19 AM

Congratulations on this prestigious award!

I really like the composition, and your choice to convert the color image to monochrome makes it stand out against the usual "explosion of color" UW images.

The winning and commended images Shell Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2007 were announced today:
http://www.nhm.ac.uk...nlineGallery.do

Once again underwater photographs did well in many categories, showing how our images can compete and are accepted on a level footing with more typical wildlife images. The competition this year attracted over 32,000 entries and unsurprisingly the standard of the award winning photos is incredibly high across the board.

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And me, Alex Mustard, highly commended in Nature in Black and White Category


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Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:25 AM

Awesome images in there.

Kudos to all

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:42 PM

I saw them in the telegraph today .. or the ones they posted

some fantastic images ... and .. bless that polar bear holding on as if it's the last bit of ice !
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this competitions inspires me every year to take more photos of anything !
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#8 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:47 AM

You can see some fun pictures from the Awards Ceremony here.

And here is a photo of the Awards Dinner in the main hall of the Natural History Museum:
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Also there are pod-casts of interviews with some of the photographers (although this page causes issues on my computer). I am doing one again this year, tomorrow at 12:30 (I promise not to mention my new book!).

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 03:11 PM

Great pictures!! It has to be a dream for any uwphotog just to attend to this event. Felipe is a great uwp but is even a better guy!
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