August 20

Celebrating APOTY’s ‘Wildlife Portraits’ Entries

By Megon Venter on
August 20, 2018

The Wildlife Portraits category of our Africa’s Photographer of the Year competition is expanding rapidly, as entries from all around the world make their way into the running. We have shared some entries from this category already and are pleased to show you some more astounding work from our contestants.

The competition is judged with a keen eye by our jury, who select photographs from the vast number of entries. The judges then whittle them down until one entrant is crowned the winner for that category. However, that isn’t the end of the competition! The winners of each category, on top of their category prizes, are entered into the running for the grand prize which is a nine night stay at three luxury safari lodges.

Rhino Africa is happy to be able to run such a wide-reaching competition and help select the winner of Africa’s Photographer of the Year. This process is sustaining knowledge of Africa’s splendour around the world. Every member of our jury has a love for Africa and contestants win because they also possess this inherent quality. The winning photographs of the different categories each come from a different part of Africa’s captivating landscapes. By showcasing its radiance, we can thereby conserve the natural wonders of the African continent.

Join the competition by entering the Wildlife Portraits category here. Need more convincing? View the photographs below and select your favourite to win the grand prize as Africa’s Photographer of the Year.

Under the African Sky

A wildebeest silhouette entered into wildlife portraits
A blue wildebeest on the horizon
Photo Credit: Nick Dale

A Pair of Foxes

Foxes look at the camera entered into wildlife portraits
A baby fox and its mother
Photo Credit: David Cox

The King of the Jungle

Gorilla found in the forest sanctuary entered into wildlife portraits
A gorilla in the forest
Photo Credit: Jacha Potgieter

Starry-eyed Starling

A cape glossy starling sits on a branch entered into wildlife portraits
Cape Glossy Starling
Photo Credit: Kim Richardson

The Face of Innocence

A female steenbok entered into wildlife portraits
A female steenbok
Photo Credit: Martin Perea

Have a look at our current and previous entries into Africa’s Photographer of the Year by clicking here. Enter your own photographs and be a part of the gallery!


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Megon Venter

This wannabe blogger comes all the way from a little town called Nelspruit in the province of Mpumalanga. After taking on The Mother City, she hopes to explore more of the world, all the while keeping her focus on sustainability and equality.

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