Petr Bambousek | Wildlife Photography | Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015
7212
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-7212,single-format-standard,ajax_updown_fade,page_not_loaded,

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015

11 Oct 2015, Posted by Petr Bambousek in Articles, Behid the Lens

wpy_2015_

When I was submitting my 20 photographs into the world’s most prestigious photography contest earlier this year, my hopes weren’t too high. In previous two years, I had only received a thank you email for my participation and that was that.

I hadn’t even entered last year as I realised that I must evolve photographically first. This year was a bit different. When I was leaving my house on the 30th March I managed to quickly glance at my emails and there it was – an email from the committee. Here we go again, I thought. However, instead of a polite ‘thank you’ I was being asked to submit one or several original photographs as they advanced into the Finals.

MY 12 PICTURES IN FINAL ROUND OF WPY 2014

wpy_2014_

I immediately logged into my WPY account and tried to find the one photograph they were asking me to upload. Searching high and low I couldn’t see anything but 12 of my 20 photographs that I originally submitted. I couldn’t believe my eyes and kept counting again and again. Then it dawned on me that 12 of my photographs really were selected to advance into the Finals of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition. I was psyched. And then, in the midst of April 2015 I received that amazing email saying that my shot titled a ‘Crested Macaque’ has become the Finalist of this year’s WPY in the Mammals category. In other words, my photograph together with the other Finalists will be seen by the whole world.

OFFICIAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR WEBSITE >>

 

wpy

 

But when I received another email in July, my astonishment just got even bigger. The WPY informed me that one of my photographs is to become a central promotional piece of a WPY 2015 exhibition in London. That includes a whole set of promotional activities advertising the WPY exhibition and it will even undergo an animation to facilitate electronic sharing. What more could I have wished for?

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2015 – CEREMONY REPORT

Natural History Museum in London

wpy_001
Natural History Museum in London

wpy_002
Petr Bambousek and Charles Darwin

wpy_003
Pliosaurus

wpy_004
Diplodocus

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 205 Ceremony

wpy_005
Ceremony will start soon …

wpy_006
Tonight’s heroes – Ondřej and Martin Pelánek

wpy_007
Frans Lanting by table 4

wpy_008
Ceremony begins – Michael Dixon, NHM Director

wpy_009
Junior title winner – Ondřej Pelánek

wpy_010
Mammals category Finalists (including my Macaque)

wpy_011
Mammals category Finalists (including my Macaque)

wpy_012
Pepper ice cream with chocolate? Why not 🙂

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

wpy_013
Entrance to the Exhibition with big macaque portrait

wpy_014
Doors are open and …

wpy_015
… look at the beauty behind the doors …

wpy_016
Every single picture has its own back light panel

wpy_017
Amazing atmosphere all around

wpy_018
My macaque section

WPY 2015 winners – Don Gutoski a Ondřej Pelánek

wpy_019
Junior category winning picture – Ondřej Pelánek

wpy_020
Adult category winner – Don Gutoski

wpy_021
Overall winners – Don Gutoski a Ondřej Pelánek

wpy_022
Ondřej starts his celebrity career

Petr Bambousek and …

wpy_023
… Frans Lanting, his book Jungles change my soul 15 years ago

wpy_024
… Marina Cano, she is poetry among the photographers

wpy_025
… two monkeys together, of course 🙂

Monkey in the London

wpy_026
Entrance to WPY Exhibition

wpy_028
Banners in front of Museum

wpy_027
Monkeys in London 🙂

wpy_029
My Macaque picture in Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio book

Reflection in Black – Wildlife Photographer of the year 2015, Mammals category finalist

wpy_030

VISIT WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR 2015 RESULTS >>

  • Golam Qauser

    wow. Its awesome work. keep it up.

    Reply
  • Kate Pitterson

    Reflection in black work from great insights, Wonderful Petr! What is for 2016?

    Reply
  • clementine

    What a great picture! I am delighted to meet this black macaque again! I first met them thanks to Colin Stafford-Johnson and they melted my heart.

    Reply
  • Juan Carlos Vindas

    Your hard works is paying off! all I can say is that you deserve this and much more! thank you for sharing your art and be an inspiration!

    Reply
    • Petr Bambousek

      Many thanks, Juan! I hope we’ll meet at London ceremony in future 🙂

      Reply

Post a comment

*