Win­ning wildlife pho­tog­ra­phy photos

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The win­ning photos of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year com­pe­ti­tion are on dis­play at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory.

The win­ning pho­to­graphs of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by Her­itage Malta’s Na­tional Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory were an­nounced prior to the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing the win­ning and the run­ners-up pho­to­graphs.

Pho­to­graphs were submitted for three cat­e­gories, Flora, Fauna and Marine.

Apart a win­ning pho­to­graph for each cat­e­gory, an over­all win­ner was cho­sen from the ten fi­nal­ists. The award cer­e­mony was held this week-end at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory. The win­ners are Flora: Matthew Borg Car­dona 1st and 3rd place and Mario J. Cachia in 2nd place. The win­ners in the Fauna sec­tion are Gor­don Zam­mit 1st place, Matthew Borg Car­dona 2nd place and Ian Fal­zon 3rd place. In the Marine sec­tion, all three win­ning pho­to­graphs were shot by Alan Mizzi. The over­all win­ner is Alan Mizzi with his pho­to­graph of a Com­mon Oc­to­pus.

The three win­ning photos and six run­ners-up from each cat­e­gory are on dis­play in an ex­hi­bi­tion at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory that will re­main open till the 15th of Fe­bru­ary 2018.

This com­pe­ti­tion at­tracted no less than 43 am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­phers sub­mit­ting over 340 images of flow­ers, birds, mam­mals, rep­tiles, fish and other an­i­mals. The judges com­mented pos­i­tively on the high qual­ity of the pho­to­graphs submitted as well as the var­i­ous species ‘cap­tured’ in the images. In fact it was no easy task for judges to short­list and choose the win­ning pho­to­graphs.

Some of the pho­to­graphs submitted for this com­pe­ti­tion were also re­pro­duced on post­cards and can be bought from all Her­itage Malta shops.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Her­itage Malta and the agency’s ac­tiv­i­ties, visit web­site, www.her­itage­

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