Wild News

  • Johannesburg Exhibition NOW OPEN

  • Morkel and Nicole Erasmus at the JHB Launch event!

    Morkel and Nicole Erasmus at the JHB Launch event!

    After a successful launch on Tuesday the 26th April, The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is now OPEN at 1Fox – The Sheds in Johannesburg!

    The exhibit is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 9am until 6pm and from 10am until 4pm on Sundays. Please note that the exhibition is CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday.

    Tickets: R50 ( R40 with a WILD card)

    Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information about the exhibit in Johannesburg.

    To buy tickets to the exhibition, please visit www.webtickets.co.za

    WIN TICKETS TO THE JOHANNESBURG EXHIBITION 

    Want to win tickets to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition in Johannesburg from the 27th April 2016?

    ALL you have to do is like our Facebook page and tag yourself and the friend that you would bring with you in THIS PHOTO and you could be the winner of double tickets to see the exhibition! Winners announced on 10th June so don’t delay.

     


  • Wildlife Wednesday’s

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    There is still time to capitalize on the Cape Town exhibition at our #WildlifeWednesday photography events held at the Chavonnes Battery Museum, Clocktower, V&A.

    Every Wednesday until the end of March, Cape Photo Tours are hosting photography speakers. The ticket price is R200 per person and includes the talk, access to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, a glass of delicious Painted Wolf wine, snacks and the opportunity to meet and network with some Professional South African Photographers! Doors open at 5pm with the talk starting at 6pm (ending around 7pm).

    This week we welcome award-winning photographer and multimedia producer currently based in Cape Town – pursuing stories there and abroad, Samantha Reindeers to the stage, and look forward to hearing all about Travel Photography!

    Tickets are limited and first come first served! To view the schedule and BOOK for the next Wildlife Wednesday event, visit www.wpy.co.za/wildlifewednesday


  • The People's choice awards 2015

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    The winning image by Thomas Vijayan attracted over 50 per cent of the public vote

    Almost 20,000 nature photography lovers voted in Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s People’s Choice Award, and overwhelmingly chose Thomas Vijayan’s A swinging time as their winner.

    Born in Kerala and raised in Bangalore, Thomas now lives in Canada with his family. He had travelled from Canada to Bandipur National Park, Karnataka, to photograph the park’s big cats, when he spotted these grey langurs basking and playing in the rays of evening light. With the evening light descending, a small langur lowered itself down on the tails of two adults, using them to swing beneath a branch.

    ‘Big cats are my favourite subjects in photography,’ said Vijayan. ‘But on this particular day, when the safari was almost over with no sighting of any big cats, everyone was looking around hopefully. ‘I saw a few langurs playing on a tree, and it struck me that there was a chance for a good photograph. While everyone else was waiting for the tigers, I came back with this mesmerising moment.’

    The People’s Choice Award recognises outstanding competition entries, as decided by the public. This year’s vote showcased 25 images, pre-selected by the jury from more than 42,000 submissions from almost 100 countries.

    Thomas’ image will be showcased in the Chavonne Battery Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition until it closes in April 2016.

    Championing the discovery and enjoyment of the natural world through the power of photography, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is the most established contest of its kind.