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Portfolio in Nature’s Best Magazine

The spring/ summer 2018 issue of Nature's Best Photography magazine features a portfolio of some of my cetacean images.

 Portfolio of cetacean images, Nature's Best Photography spring/ summer 2018

Portfolio of cetacean images, Nature's Best Photography spring/ summer 2018

Here is a synopsis of the issue's contents: The Spring/Summer edition showcases the Winners from annual Best Backyards Photo Contest. This special issue also features Portfolios and Interviews from the 2017 Windland Smith Rice Awards by the Grand Prize winner: Lakshitha Karunarathna and the Youth Photographer of the Year: Ashleigh Scully, Landscapes category Winner: Sergio Tapiro Velasco, and the Outdoor Adventure winner: Marcio Cabral. Tony Wu brings us into the deep with his photos of whales. Learn about the #naturesbesttakeover on NBP Instagram by Amy Shutt and Brittany Crossman. And read Part 3 of the Mindful Lens by Charles Freligh.

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 Cover NBP Spring/ Summer 2018 issue (see the blue whale in the middle?)

Cover NBP Spring/ Summer 2018 issue (see the blue whale in the middle?)

Jury Duty

I just got back from Amsterdam, where I helped out with the judging for the Nature and Environment categories of the 2018 World Press Photo contest. The Environment section is new this year.

It was actually my first visit to Amsterdam, though I only really got to see the airport (which is humongous), the hotel, and the office. 

I had a wonderful time, thanks to the terrific team at World Press, and also to my fellow judges Britta and Whitney. Our chemistry was perfect, just the right combination of banter, disagreements and compromise—all managed by the wise hand of David, who was in charge of keeping us in line and on pace to make it through something approaching 10,000 photos. Poor David. He deserves overtime babysitting pay.

If there's one takeaway message I have for anyone thinking about entering this and other photo contests, it's this: Please read the category descriptions and enter appropriate images. I know the category descriptions can sometimes be confusing or not entirely clear, but if you have questions, contact the organisers to see if you can clarify. It's in your best interest, because entering an image into the wrong category substantially diminishes the chances of it being considered.

The judging process for other categories and overall winners is still ongoing. The nominees will be announced on 14 February, and final results on 12 April.

Some photos below, all courtesy of Frank van Beek / Hollandse Hoogte.

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