Photo Competition Winner - October '10 by Ginny Scholes
- Judged by
- Paul Goldstein
- Trip code
- Countries Visited
- October 2010
Action shots are often the most challenging with wildlife. It appears that this cheetah has just given up on this quest, however the image still screams motion. The quarry is sharp, the predator blurred and the overall interpretation is one of excitement and a near miss.
These photos do not always go to plan, they take patience and field craft; this one has it in abundance. There is also anticipation here. Did it catch this one or get another one? Would the photographer be there for the next hunt? All this in one well shot and lit image; nice work.
Previous Winning entries
'Black, White and I’m All Over This' Are zebras hard to photograph – no. Are Burchell’s zebras endangered – no. Is this a worthy winner - massively. This is superbly executed, brilliantly crop…
'You hum it I’ll take it.' Wow, this is one top bird. Delay on the wings, sensational background, this photographer entered a few this month, all were good, all were different, but the neon-like li…
Midnight sun and some photographic midnight oil. Light: sensational, composition: superb (breaks the rules as the book says ‘portrait’ ). Do I wish I had taken it? That’s a given. Do I wish I wa…
“It is always easy to criticise and if I was nit-picking I would say the top is cut off a little but this dazzling shot speaks of graft and sweat: critical characteristics of any good wilderness sho…