Photography News Issue 70


Entitled Dancing on Ice , this shot of a Dalmatian pelican on frozen Lake Kerkini in Greece was taken by Caron Steele from the UK. She wins the top prize of £5000 and the title of Bird Photographer of the Year 2019. Caron’s image was also the GoldAward winner in the Best Portrait category. Caron Steele comments,“I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be announced as the winner of this fabulous competition. It is wonderful to

receive such recognition for something I absolutely love doing. I only took up photography seriously in 2014 when I got my first DSLR, and since then I have been on a sharp learning curve. I did a zoology degree at the University of Oxford, but then went on to pursue other things. Now I love being able to get back to nature and see things through the perspective of my camera. I am so passionate about conservation and am keen to find an angle where I can help

make a significant difference; winning this award has spurredme on to renew my efforts. In today’s hectic life I think it is vital we strive to save the beautiful natural world around us, as ultimately I believe it will save us. Photography and being at one with nature brings a sense of calm, joy and appreciation that can strip away the stresses of life. I recommend this therapy to everyone. Pick up a camera and get out there today – and be as free as a bird!”

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