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Nov 23 2011

Fujifilm Getaway Wildlife Awards 2011

Greetings friends and readers, yesterday I received some really great news regarding the

Fujifilm Getaway Wildlife Awards 2011

.
 
My image “At the mercy of men” of a lone Rhinoceros in black and white was the overall winner of the Animal General category of this year’s competition. For several years this has remained a rather tough category to crack through but this year the judges saw something that really caught their eye and I am elated at being chosen as the winner for this category.

Wildlife Photography Awards - At The Mercy of Men - Last Rhino - Winner (Animal General - AG) Fujifilm Getaway (Image REF: KES5721)

My image "At The Mercy Of Men" of a lone Rhinoceros was the overall winner of the the Animal General category of the Getaway Fujifilm Wildlife Photography Awards 2011. (Print, stock or editorial enquiries may be directed to image@mitchellkrog.com with image REF: KES5721)

In addition I received First Runner Up in the same category with another image of mine

“Lone Jackal on Etosha Pan”

which is another low key monochrome image taken in Etosha earlier this year.

Getaway Fuji Wildlife Photography Awards - Lone Jackal Etosha Pan - First Runner Up (Animal General - AG) (Image REF: NAX7961)

My image "Lone Jackal Etosha Pan" was the first runner-up of the Animal General category of the Getaway Fujifilm Wildlife Photography Awards 2011. (Print, stock or editorial enquiries may be directed to image@mitchellkrog.com with image REF: NAX7961)


I was also chosen as winner of the Landscapes and Plants category for a second year running with my image “Deadvlei Sunrise” taken in the iconic and world famous dead pan nestled in the tall red sand dunes of Namibia.

Wildlife Photography Awards Getaway Fujifilm - Deadvlei Sunrise Namibia - Winner (Landscapes and Plants - LP) (Image REF: NAX1542)

My image "Deadvlei Sunrise" of a sunrise over the famous dead pan nestled in the tall red sand dunes of Namibia was the winner of the Landscapes and Plants category of the Getaway Fujifilm Wildlife Photography Awards 2011. (Print, stock or editorial enquiries may be directed to image@mitchellkrog.com with image REF: NAX1542)

Last but not least, my image “Rush Hour” of a wildebeest migration in the

Maasai Mara

, received a Certificate of Merit in the Animal Behaviour category of the competition.

 
It’s been really wonderful news and I’m still pinching myself thinking I have dreamed this all up.

 
I would like to thank everyone at Fujifilm and Getaway for these great honours and recognition of my work. I would also like to thank you, my friends and followers, who have been there supporting me every step of the way.

 
The Fujifilm Getaway Wildlife Awards remains to be one of the most coveted awards by

South African photographers

. This is one of the few

photographic awards

left in the world that judges images based on the actual print instead of a digital image on screen.  This year the quality of the winning images and certificates across all categories was really top class and it’s great to see some of the top photographers in South Africa recognised for their hard work and perserverance.

Getaway Fujifilm Wildlife Photography Awards - Rush Hour Maasai Mara - Certificate of Merit (Animal Behaviour - AB) (Image REF: KEX4133)

My image "Rush Hour" of a wildebeest crossing in the Maasai Mara was the receiver of a Certificate of Merit in the Animal Behaviour category of the Fujifilm Getaway Wildlife Photography Awards 2011. (Print, stock or editorial enquiries may be directed to image@mitchellkrog.com with image REF: KEX4133)

 
With the total onslaught of

Rhino poaching in South Africa

over the last 2 years it is especially welcome to see my Rhino image displayed for all to see.

Conservation and protection of wildlife

are issues which have always been very close to my heart and the Rhino poaching issue especially is one that digs deep into the psyche of just about every nature lover in the world.  The image is very close to my heart and was that way from the very moment I captured it. To me it portrays a vision that I hope to never see in my lifetime, the last Rhino standing out in an open field long after all the other Rhino’s have been slaughtered. It would be a grim day if we ever see the headline “Last Rhino Killed”.

 

Thank you once again to everyone for their support and encouragement over the years.

 

Over the next few weeks I’ll be delving into each of these 4 images with a separate blog post on each where I’ll share a little about the locations, circumstances and thought processes surrounding the images.

Sep 15 2010

Africa Photographic Awards 2010 – Botanicals Winner

Some news from several weeks ago that just needs to make it here onto this blog.

Winner of the Botanicals Category of the Nikon African Photographic Awards APA 2010

"Sentinels" the winning image of the Botanicals Category of the African Photographic Awards 2010. (This image is available in print from fineart@livingcanvas.co.za with REFERENCE NO: X3050)

I attended the Africa Photographic Awards 2010 hosted by Nikon South Africa and partnered by leading publications and companies on the 12th of August at MonteCasino in Fourways.

I had entered a number of images into the competition and had several of my images reach the finalist stages but until the actual awards event I had no idea of where I was placed in the absolute finals.

The awards ceremony flowed quite nicely and luckily did not drag on with too many speeches etc and overall there was a very relaxed feel throughout. The vibrant and colourful african icon Kingsley Holgate gave a brief talk about how the 2011 awards are partnering with United Against Malaria and he really is such a wonderful man to listen to, he could have gone on for hours and everyone would just keep listening.

After a brief interval the second half of the awards ceremony continued. The Botanicals category was eventually announced and there stood my “Sentinels” image bang smack in the center, that relaxed feel I mentioned turned to a bit of anxiety for a moment and then my name was announced as the winner of the Botanicals category. This image was one of my earliest entries into the competition and was selected as an Editor’s choice and printed in Africa Geographic Magazine in December 2009.

I am incredibly pleased with this award and would like to thank Nikon SA, the prize sponsors and media partners for this much prized and valued recognition. All the proceeds from the 2010 awards went to the Tomorrow Trust and it’s great to see the Photography Community doing such great work for charity.

Nikon promises next year’s awards to be even bigger and better and considering that this year’s competition had prizes totalling over 3 Million Rand, it’s going to be interesting to see how they raise the stakes in 2011. This year’s top prize was a Toyota Landcruiser and Jill Sneesby walked away that night with this brand spanking new vehicle for her winning Nature Portfolio, a really big congrats goes out to Jill for this achievement. I would also like to extend my congratulations to all the finalists and category winners for their achievements.

Sep 15 2010

Runner up – Burrard Lucas Landscape Photography Competition

I was very chuffed to receive an email from Burrard Lucas informing me that my image “Heading Home For The Night” made runner up in their 2010 Landscape Photography Competition. There’s some really top notch photography that made it through to the finals and all the finalist images can be seen at Burrard-Lucas Blog. Thanks to Burrard Lucas for the free SmugMug account I received.

Landscape Photography of Namibia by Mitchell Krog

Sociable Weavers head home for the night as the last light from the setting sun squeezes over the horizon. This print available for order from fineart@livingcanvas.co.za or by clicking the buy prints menu option above. PRINT REFERENCE: N-S2853 - Click Image For A Larger View

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