I wasn’t going to enter again this year, last year’s contest was emotionally draining. The excitement of being selected as a finalist out of 100,000 entries and then the let down of not winning. I debated long and hard about submitting again but then I realized, perhaps with the help of some friends, that the only thing I had to lose was not entering anything. So, here are the photos that I have submitted this year to the contest with the Natural History Museum in London.
I submitted to three different categories: On land, birds, and invertebrates.
Nosedive- Sayulita, Mexico: I went out to photograph the pelicans swarming for fish in the morning. I had a shot in mind that I wanted to capture with the fish coming out of the water and into the mouth of the pelican but found that I was more intrigued by the process that preceded the catch.
Morning Preyer-Sayulita, Mexico
Breakfast Dual: Sayulita, Mexico
Brewing Storm: Hong Kong Geopark
Green Serenity-Jiuzhai Valley National Park-China
Underwater Forest-Jiuzhai National Park-China