karohemd: self portrait (photo 85mm)
Ozzy ([personal profile] karohemd) wrote2010-01-26 12:29 pm

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

I've finally been persuaded to take part in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition run by the Natural History Museum. Previously, I had shied away from paying £20 just for taking part but now I decided I have enough disposable income to take that loss.
I entered three images from my Antarctic cruise:

Back from work
in the "Animal Portaits" category

Feed us!
in the "Animals in their environment" category and

Takeover ritual 4
in the "Animal Behaviour: Birds" category.

Wish me luck!

I will post again when the public gallery is online so you can vote for me. :o)

[identity profile] pmoodie.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 12:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Good luck!

I like the first one best I think, with the little penguin footprints in the sand. :)


[identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 12:37 pm (UTC)(link)
It's certainly my favourite. I have it as poster size print at home. :D

[identity profile] bateleur.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 01:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Yup, mine too.

I don't know much about photography, but from an artistic composition perspective really works for me.

[identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 01:19 pm (UTC)(link)
*nods* That's why the first is in the "portrait" category.
The others are more documentary.

[identity profile] uglybuffy.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I too love this picture! I would proudly display it!

[identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 02:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Prints are available at reasonable rates (http://www.photoboxgallery.com/gallery/photo?photo_id=90017948&vendor_id=20138) :D

[identity profile] uglybuffy.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I feel a penguin pic coming on when I've been paid and my finances bounce back from purchasing his majesty downstairs! It would look lovely in our kitchen!

[identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 04:49 pm (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] ginasketch.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 12:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Good luck! If you win in a category I will certainly make a big song and dance about it. :)

[identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! Passing on the links for the public vote would be appreciated, too (when they are online, there isn't anything up yet, just last year's winners). :D

[identity profile] ikkleruby.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 12:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I love these photos so much- will definately vote when you put the link up :)

[identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! :D

Re: you see this yet?

[identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 07:30 pm (UTC)(link)
No! That's crazy and awesome at the same time! If there's one thing you don't want to do in Antarctica it's getting bitten by a seal because their mouths and teeth contain an incredibly horrible poisonous and infectious cocktail of nasty bacteria that can kill you within a few days...

[identity profile] mazzarc.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Woohoo!! I wish you the very best of luck, and will be voting! :-)

[identity profile] omentide.livejournal.com 2010-01-26 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Phenomenal pics...

Best of luck in the competition.

[identity profile] hellgirl5.livejournal.com 2010-01-28 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Your photos are what lead me to you! Good luck!