ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2012
Sunday 15 April 2012
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) launches the ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2012, a competition to find the most amazing animal photography in the world.
With a £10,000 prize fund and plans for a stunning exhibition at ZSL London Zoo in September, the competition aims to inspire amateur and professional photographers of all ages to get out and capture the magic of the animal kingdom.
ZSL Director Rich Storton said: “At ZSL we love, live, sleep and breathe animals – and every day we see people at our zoos being completely amazed by them.
“As a global conservation charity we are also increasingly aware that as the pressure on the natural world increases, there are many species that just won’t be around for the next generations to enjoy.
“Through this competition we are inviting people to get involved and be part of our mission to educate and inspire people about wildlife.”
The seven categories include Last Chance to See, which encourages photographers to snap endangered species, as well a Mobile Magic category for photos of nature on the go and The Human Animal, which asks photographers to question exactly what it is that makes us animals.
Mr Storton added: “We have deliberately chosen categories that will force people to think about the natural world, and our place within it. We hope that the photos we can exhibit in September will reflect that thought process.”