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NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

2018 Edition

Jury


Jasper Doest

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Jasper Doest, Nature photographer, The Netherlands

As a WWF ambassador and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), Jasper Doest covers conservation and travel stories, always aiming for a creative angle to make an emotional link with his audience.

Throughout the years his photographs have received multiple awards and appeared in numerous international journals and books, including National Geographic Magazine, GEO and Smithsonian Magazine.

Jasper's images depict what is beautiful around him, around us, and with his photographs he is able to reveal how fragile this beauty is. One split second can tell his story, that single moment in which he freezes nature but brings it to life more than ever before.

"Through my photography I'm able to give a voice to the ones that are often overlooked. As our future is on the line, we need people to start caring about our environment on a daily basis. We need to educate them about the value of conservation work and we need to convince the public to choose local decision makers wisely. Our planet needs sustainability. Photographers can give a voice to the ones who cannot speak for themselves. Photographers can initiate change. That is my motivation and joy. It's within the power of photography."


http://www.jasperdoest.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DoestPhoto/

Jury Categories:
01-Birds   02-Mammals   03-Other animals   04-Plants and Fungi   05-Landscapes   06-Underwater   07-Nature Art   08-Man and Nature   10-Youth 10-17 years   11-Fred Hazelhoff Award   09-Black and White  

Andy Rouse

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Andy Rouse, Nature photographer, UK

Andy Rouse is a 50 year “young” wildlife- and aviation photographer from Cardiff, UK, and is well known for his superb images of UK wildlife like hare, roe deer and owls. But he also likes gorillas, elephants and polar bears. Tigers and cheetahs are also favourite species for him.


Andy started pretty late with professional wildlife photography after he was 32 years old. He was and is very successful and Canon mentioned this and Andy became a Canon Explorer. Ambassadors and Explorers are high end professionals and so he feels always the “pressure” to stay at a high level with his photography.

His photos are published in many magazines and newspapers worldwide and he had dozens of radio and tv appearances. He won more over then 20 major international awards and he’s very proud on them but nowadays they mean a little bit less because of his changed point of view.

To keep his income with photography he changed the way of taking pictures. His style is to shoot highly commercial photos to make a good living and have time for the things he love the most, like spending time together with wildlife and taking pictures.

Andy is a passionated wildlife photographer, was very successful in contests and loves it to be a jury member of the 2018 Nature Photographer of the Year Contest to have a look at the beautiful entries.

http://www.andyrouse.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/wildmanrouse/

Jury Categories:
01-Birds   02-Mammals   03-Other animals   04-Plants and Fungi   05-Landscapes   06-Underwater   07-Nature Art   08-Man and Nature   10-Youth 10-17 years   11-Fred Hazelhoff Award   09-Black and White  

Mario Suarez Porras

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Mario Suarez Porras, Nature photographer, Spain

Mario is from Asturias, Northern Spain where he lives and works as a primary school teacher.
In his spare time he is a well known  passionated nature photographer, specialized in bird photography like traveller birds.
Mario himself is a multiple winner of and in nature photography contests.

He worked with nature magazines, newspapers and government publications and have participated in several exhibitions.
He is a member of AEFONA, SEO, COA and Greenpeace. But he is particularly proud of being a founding member of AFONAS. The Nature photographer’s society of Spain.

http://www.pbase.com/mariofoto
https://www.facebook.com/mario.suarezporras

Jury Categories:
01-Birds   02-Mammals   03-Other animals   04-Plants and Fungi   05-Landscapes   06-Underwater   07-Nature Art   08-Man and Nature   10-Youth 10-17 years   11-Fred Hazelhoff Award   09-Black and White