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Congratulations to the 2019 #WindlandSmithRiceAwards Winners and Finalists!! Follow the link below to view the gallery of images!! 🥳🥳
18 Posts
8k Followers
1k Following
Congratulations to the 2019 #WindlandSmithRiceAwards Winners and Finalists!! Follow the link below to view the gallery of images!! 🥳🥳
I hope you have all enjoyed my (@robertirwinphotography) Instagram takeover of Nature's Best! I have had such a great time sharing some of my photos as well as the amazing talent of other photographers who all provide a look into our planet’s wildlife and wild places, share conservation stories, and educate society of the importance of animals. • • • It’s also been wonderful to show the work of two of my great friends, who are fellow young wildlife photographers! • • • Photography has a big role to play to spread the message of wildlife conservation, and I hope that if everyone appreciates the magnificence of our planet, we will join together to make a positive change for nature! • • • I’ll leave you with another image that I am honoured to have included in this year’s awards, and I encourage anyone interested in photography to enter this contest! • • • Canon 5DS R; 500mm ƒ/4L IS II USM lens; 1/800 sec at ƒ/4.5; ISO 1250; bean bag.
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My (@robertirwinphotography) Nature's Best Instagram Takeover continues with another fantastic photo from this years Windland Smith Rice International Awards. • • • This image is by Lakshitha Karunarathna (@lakshithak), and it really is breathtaking. Here is a bit more about the photo: “After a long, tedious journey, I was very tired arriving at the reserve, but that was forgotten with the overwhelming presence of this magical species. Butterflies were gathering on their favorite Oyamel fir trees. I spent hours pointing at the same tree to get a shot of a single butterfly spreading its wings as others kept them folded.” • • • The timing, composition, and eye-catching appearance of the image makes it so unique! • • • Canon 1D X Mark II; 400mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM lens; 1/200 sec at ƒ/4; ISO 1600; hand-held.
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Hello from @robertirwinphotography! So happy to share an image from this year's Windland Smith Rice International Awards. Marco Gaiotti (@marcogaiotti_naturephotography) took this amazing shot and I love the conservation story that it tells. • • • Here is a background on the image as told by Marco: “The Ethiopian wolf is one of the rarest canids in the world, with an estimated population of fewer than 440 in the wild. Its current range is restricted to seven mountain highlands. Threats include habitat degradation due to expanding human populations. These wolves are social animals and live in groups up to 20 individuals. It is common to find the whole pack gathering after sunrise, then each individual start to hunt for rodents alone for the whole day.” • • • Canon 5D Mark IV; 300mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM lens; 2x III extender at 600mm; 1/1600 sec at ƒ/9; ISO 2000; hand-held. • • • Sadly there are many species throughout the world feeling the pressure from habitat destruction, but photos like this show why we must consider our effect on the planet. It would be devastating to lose this species.
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Hi everyone! It’s Robert Irwin (@robertirwinphotography) again as part of my Nature's Best Instagram takeover! • • • This spectacular image was taken by my friend Ashleigh Scully (@ascullyphoto) and won the title of Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards' Youth Photographer of The Year in 2017. I love that it portrays the softer side to grizzly bears, a species far too often viewed in a negative light. • • • Ashleigh’s image is a great example of how photography can change people’s perspective on animals and encourage people to protect them. It’s wonderful that there are so many young wildlife photographers out there educating and inspiring the world! • • • Canon 5D Mark III; 500mm ƒ/4L IS II USM lens; 1.4x III extender at 700mm; 1/200 sec at ƒ/5.6; ISO 200; Gitzo tripod; Wimberley head. • • • Hope you are all enjoying the takeover... Looking forward to sharing more images soon!
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The @robertirwinphotography Instagram takeover continues with this image I took while photographing the amazing tundra swan migration at the Klamath Basin of Oregon, USA. • • • I was focused on photographing bald eagles and golden eagles feeding on the huge numbers of swan out on the freezing marshes when a close group of swan caught my eye. I waited, and eventually, the flock took off — I singled out this bird and managed to capture this shot with the wings perfectly symmetrical. The sheer beauty of nature and wildlife never ceases to amaze me. It’s times like this that make the effort of getting the shot all worth it! • • • Canon 1D X Mark II; 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens; 1.4x extender at 560mm; 1/1600 sec at ƒ/8; ISO 800; hand-held.
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G’day!! Robert Irwin (@robertirwinphotography) here and welcome back to my Nature’s Best Instagram takeover! • • • My friend, Isaac Spotts (@isaacspicz) took this stunning photo of a trio of moose in a standoff. I met Isaac at last year’s Windland Smith Rice Awards when he received the Youth Photographer of The Year Award for 2018 and his passion for nature photography is amazing! • • • This shot is a reminder of the dedication and perseverance that photographers often require to get the perfect shot. To capture the best photo and showcase these animals from their eye level, Issac had to enter the water with the moose. Not only is it well-composed, but the fact that we see these animals right at water level gives a more personal look at these creatures—it’s an awesome technique. Often the story behind the shot makes it even more special! • • • Nikon D500; 200-500mm ƒ/5.6E ED VR lens at 200mm; 1/1000 sec at ƒ/5.6; ISO 1250; hand-held.
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G’day! It’s Robert Irwin here (@robertirwinphotography), welcome to my Nature’s Best Instagram takeover! • • • My passion is wildlife conservation and through our global preservation efforts, thousands of acres of protected land and TV work, my family and I are proud to spread this message. I’m so excited to share with you some of my images that have been recognized in this year’s and last year’s awards, as well as work from other incredible photographers. • • • Photography is an amazing tool to educate others about our beautiful natural world and promote conservation! • • • This image means a lot to me personally, as this animal, Sudan, the northern white rhino, was the last male of his kind. It was an unforgettable experience photographing him and in fact quite saddening, knowing at the time that he was one of only three (and now two) northern white rhinos in existence. • • • However, on a positive note, the conservancy where Sudan was kept and many others like it are doing great things to conserve rhinos and other species to ensure a healthy ecosystem into the future. • • • Canon 5DS R; 24-105mm ƒ/4L IS USM lens at 24mm; 1/1600 sec at ƒ/4.5; ISO 160; hand-held.
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Extended deadline! If you have traveled to a U.S. National Park and have favorite images, join us in assembling a public record of this diverse ecosystem. Start an entry now and you will have time to upload images by 11:59pm EST on Oct. 11, 2019. Winners will be published in the Spring issue of Nature's Best Photography magazine and featured in online galleries.
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