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An eco resort called Mayakoba on the Caribbean’s shores (Mexico) has collaborated with 3 of the most honored names in the wildlife photojournalism. Nat Geo Magazine contributing snappers Tim Laman, Brian Skerry and Steve Winter – for a brand new series of Wildlife Photo MasterClass.
The intensive 3 night curriculum lets snappers of each levels – starting from novice fancier to the highly advanced – pace into the character of a photojournalist as they take snaps of some of over two hundred bird species as well as native wildlife within the saved sanctuary of Mayakoba’s alien waterways and mangrove forests.
Students of MasterClass will get 1 on 1 as well as group guidance on every looks of photography – from Laman or Skerry or Winter, who have clicked some of the most distinguished wildlife snaps of the world for mags from Time to Esquire to National Geographic.
Through broad lectures as well as daily hands on excursions along with the snappers, and their personal firm during workshops, meals offer a scope for nature lovers to focalize their proficiency with the elite of the industry.
Invitees will stay at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba, which is a 5 star luxury hotel made across Mayakoba’s 4 properly conserved ecosystems – coral reefs, low forests, mangroves and dunes. Mayakoba, an eco-conscious development, have been acknowledged by Conde Nast Traveler. 6 miles of clear waterways stream across the resort while over 148 acres of protected mangrove jungles along the coast offer a significant habitat for over two hundred species of tropical fauna and flora.
Entries are now open for the 2013 Marwell’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. The contest will have 4 categories this year. Judges will examine entries for photographic excellence, composition and high quality.
The categories for the contest are –
• Cute and Funny
• Native Wildlife
• Marwell Wildlife Endangered
• Marwell Wildlife Residents
The top prize for the contest winner is a trip to Sweden with Nick Garbutt, the well known wildlife photographer. Other prizes include a half day safari with Nick Garbutt, a special day at the zoo incorporating a Junior Keeper Experience, behind the scenes animal encounters, camera equipments, Annual Memberships to Marwell Zoo and lots more.
To enter the contest, adults have to pay £5, but it is free for juniors. The last date for submitting entries is 14th September, 2013.
The Marwell’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 is sponsored by Wildlife Worldwide, a Winchester based travel company.
Celebrating the wildlife variety, Marwell’s photography contest is open to amateur, professional as well as young photographers alike. Wildlife Worldwide is also sponsoring the trip to Sweden with pro photographer Nick Garbutt.
This is the 4th year when Marwell has held Wildlife Photographer of the Year. During the time, judges have seen stunning images from amateur and professional photographers.
This year’s judges include award winning professional wildlife photographer Heather Angel, Ben Hawkins and Paul Collins. Philippa Forrester, well known Wildlife Television Producer and Presenter, will help to judge Junior Categories.