3rd Place - Honor of Distinction
Brown bear rise out of the water in Kuril Lake, Kamchtka
Biography: My greatest life passions, nature and photography, takes me into the wild. As an adventurous wildlife photographer, I travel in extreme conditions to the remotest places on earth, capturing images of rarely viewed animals in their natural habitats. In my photography, I focus on the fascinating emotions, behavior and interactions in the animal kingdom, to which the viewer is entering. My lifelong mission is to take pictures that were never taken before, through which I’m able to raise awareness to some of the world's most pressing environmental issues.