Nature Photographer of the Year 2013
Monday, 2 December 2013
The votes are in and have been counted... find out who has been crowned Sanctuary Retreats' Nature Photographer of the Year and is now the proud owner of a Go-Pro Hero 3...
We held our first photography
competition to find Sanctuary's 2013 Nature Photographer of the
Year. After nearly 200 entries and over 1300 votes later, we can
now announce that the winner of Sanctuary Retreats' inaugural
photography competition is Nico from Guilford, with his action shot
of an 'Inquisitive elephant in Tanzania'.
Winner: 'Inquisitive elephant in
Tanzania' by Nico from Guilford
Nico received an outstanding 213
public votes for his Nature Snap, closely followed by Dan from
Guildford and Jessica from Preston, with an impressive 166 and 131
Second place: 'Ocean's Flame!
Herons fishing while the beautiful sun is setting during the Golden
Hour.. peaceful end to the day' by Dan from Guilford
3rd place: 'Deer in Victoria
Falls' by Jessica from Preston
Congratulations Nico, you are our 2013 Nature Photographer of
the Year and soon to be the proud owner of a Go-Pro Hero 3!
Thank you to everyone who has entered and voted. We have
thoroughly enjoyed looking through your fantastic entries; here are
just a few of our personal favourites…
We love this striking potrait taken
at Sanctuary Stanley's Camp in Botswana, 'It was our last morning at
Stanley's Camp before heading to Chief's Camp. Our guide Allan
promised us he would find some lions, and thankfully he was true to
his word...we were enthralled and hypnotised by this majestic young
male' by Peter from Sydney
This leopard was snapped at Sanctuary Chief's Camp, located in the predator
capital of Africa, 'My wife, Debbie, asked Sky (our guide
at Chief's Camp) to see a Leopard for her birthday. He found us
this beautiful male, sitting in the tree, looking for an easy meal'
by Bryan from Stamford
In our opinion, one of the greatest
natural wonders of the world, 'The Great Migration' by Evan
from Saint Petersburg
'Dustbuster' by Romano from
What an incredible action shot!
'Hunter - hunted' by Michaela from Johannesburg
We always love to see your nature
snaps and to hear what you got up to on your travels. Have you been
to one of our lodges or camps, or on one of our cruises? Share your
tales with us on our Facebook page.