2018-Winners

AFRICAN WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Gonnie Myburgh

Pretoria, South Africa

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PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR

ThomasVijayan_PhotoOfTheYear_PawsOfDeath

Paws of Death

Thomas Vijayan
Ontario, Canada

Nikon D5, 400mm f/2.8 @ 400mm, ISO 3600, Aperture f3.5, Shutter Speed 1/2000s, EV 0.00

AFRICAN LANDSCAPES

01_AfricanLandscapes_DeltaAerialElephant_MargaretOlivier

WINNER
Delta Aerial Elephant
Margaret Olivier
Glen Marais, South Africa

Nikon D5, 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm, ISO 400, Aperture 7.1,
Shutter Speed 1/125s, EV -0.70

02_AfricanLandscapes_LeopardScout_MarcMol

FIRST RUNNER UP
Leopard Scout – Marc Mol
Zug, Switzerland
Nikon D850, 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 100mm, ISO 560, Aperture f4,
Shutter Speed 1/400s, EV 0.00

03_AfricanLandscapes_TheStorm_HannesLochner

SECOND RUNNER UP
The Storm – Hannes Lochner
Hoedspruit, South Africa
Nikon D800E, 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm, ISO 800, Aperture f5.6,
Shutter Speed 1/800s, EV 0.70

HH_AfricanLandscapes_LandOfTheGiants_TomWay

HIGHLY HONOURED
Land Of The Giants – Tom Way
Buckinghamshire, England
Canon EOS 1D X Mk II, 16-35mm f/2.8 @ 16mm, ISO 400, Aperture f4.5,
Shutter Speed 1/320s, EV 0.00

HH_AfricanLandscapes_StormDunes_JohanHosten

HIGHLY HONOURED
Storm Dunes – Johan Hosten
Cape Town, South Africa
Canon EOS 6D, 16-35mm f/4 @ 16mm, ISO 800, Aperture f11,
Shutter Speed 1/100s, EV +0.70

WILD CATS OF AFRICA
BEHAVIOURAL

The Kiss of Death

WINNER
A Deadly Embrace
Vicki Santello
Florida, United States

Canon EOS 1D X Mk II, 600mm f/4 @ 600mm, ISO 1600, Aperture f8, Shutter Speed 1/1250s, EV 0.00

02_WildCatsBehaviour_Movement_ThomasVijayan

FIRST RUNNER UP
Movement – Thomas Vijayan
Ontario, Canada
Nikon D5, 400mm f/2.8 @ 400mm, ISO 280, Aperture f4,
Shutter Speed 1/4000s, EV 0.30

03_WildCatsBehaviour_LionChasingOffHyenasFromCarcass_MichaelHaworth

SECOND RUNNER UP
Lion Chasing Off Hyenas From Carcass – Michael Haworth
Sandton, South Africa
Nikon D810, 70-200mm f/2.8 + 1.4x Teleconverter @ 220mm, ISO 1600, Aperture f13,
Shutter Speed 1/2000s, EV -1.00

HH_WildCatsBehaviour_CheetahWithHare_HermannDrBrehm

HIGHLY HONOURED
Cheetah with Hare – Hermann Dr. Brehm
Rothenburg, Germany
Canon EOS 1D X, 600mm f/4 + 1.4x Teleconverter @ 840mm, ISO 500, Aperture f5.6,
Shutter Speed 1/800s, EV -0.70

HH_WildCatsBehaviour_LeopardTakeDown_DanielVonBackström

HIGHLY HONOURED
Leopard Take Down – Daniel von Backström
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nikon D600, 120-300mm f/2.8 @ 280mm, ISO 1000, Aperture f8,
Shutter Speed 1/3200s, EV -0.70

HH_WildCatsBehaviour_TheHunt_TomWay copy

HIGHLY HONOURED
The Hunt – Tom Way
Buckinghamshire, England
Canon EOS 1D X, 400mm f/2.8 @ 400mm, ISO 4000, Aperture f2.8, Shutter Speed 1/500s, EV -0.30

WILD CATS OF AFRICA
PORTRAITS

01_WildCatsPortraits_ReflectingOnTheDay_JeanyHeinlein

WINNER
Reflecting On The Day
Jeany Heinlein
Limpopo, South Africa

Nikon D500, 150-600mm f/5-6.3 @ 150mm, ISO 560, Aperture f5, Shutter Speed 1/640s, EV -1.30

02_WildCatsPortraits_Falling_CharlStols

FIRST RUNNER UP
Falling – Charl Stols
Kasane, Botswana
Canon EOS 1D X Mk II, 200-400mm f/4 @ 329mm, ISO 1250,
Aperture f5.6, Shutter Speed 1/1600s, EV -0.30

03_WildCatsPortraits_NestRaider_JamesHaskins

SECOND RUNNER UP
Nest Raider – James Haskins
Kasane, Botswana
Canon EOS 1D X, 300mm f/2.8 @ 300mm, ISO 640, Aperture f3.5,
Shutter Speed 1/400s, EV 0.00

HH_WildCatsPortraits_Peek-a-Book_KarinVanCouwenberg

HIGHLY HONOURED
Peek-a-Boo – Karin van Couwenberg
Antwerpen, Belgium
Canon EOS 1D Mk IV, 300mm f/2.8 + 1.4x Teleconverter @ 420mm, ISO 500,
Aperture f5, Shutter Speed 1/2000s, EV -0.70

HH_WildCatsPortraits_OkavangoKing_DewaldTromp

HIGHLY HONOURED
Okavango King – Dewald Tromp
Mpumalanga, South Africa
Nikon D850, 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 56mm, ISO 320, Aperture f5.6,
Shutter Speed 1/80s, EV 0.00

BIRDS OF AFRICA
BEHAVIOURAL

01_BirdsBehaviour_PerfectCatch_LouiseVictor

WINNER
Perfect Catch
Louise Victor
Meyersdal, South Africa

Canon EOS 1D X Mk II, 600mm f/4 @ 600mm, ISO 250, Aperture f6.3,
Shutter Speed 1/2000s, EV 0.00

02_BirdsBehaviour_LilacBreastedRollerAttackingAJuvenileBateleur_GonnieMyburgh

FIRST RUNNER UP
Lilac-Breasted Roller Attacking a Juvenile Bateleur – Gonnie Myburgh
Pretoria, South Africa
Canon 1D X, 500mm f/4 + 2x Teleconverter @ 1000mm, ISO 8000, Aperture f8, Shutter Speed 1/3200s, EV 0.00

03_BirdsBehaviour_ReedCormorantSwallowing_SteynJoubert

SECOND RUNNER UP
Reed Cormorant Swallowing – Steyn Joubert
Mpumalanga, South Africa
Nikon D4s, 400mm f/2.8 + 1.7x Teleconverter @ 650mm, ISO 400, Aperture f5.6,
Shutter Speed 1/3200s, EV -1.00

HH_BirdsBehaviour_WoollyneckStork_MargaretOlivier

HIGHLY HONOURED
Woollyneck Stork – Margaret Olivier
Glen Marais, South Africa
Nikon D5, 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 125mm, ISO 3200, Aperture f2.8,
Shutter Speed 1/250s, EV -0.30

HH_BirdsBehaviour_GoshwakCatchesDove_CarolGrenier

HIGHLY HONOURED
Goshawk Catches Dove – Carol Grenier
Nevada, United States
CanonEOS 1D X Mk II, 600mm f/4 + 1.4x Teleconverter @ 840mm, ISO 800, Aperture f8,
Shutter Speed 1/3200s, EV -1.00

BIRDS OF AFRICA
PORTRAITS

01_BirdsPortraits_OwlettHousekeeping_WillemKruger

WINNER
Owlett Housekeeping
Willem Kruger
Bloemfontein, South Africa

Nikon D500, 200-400mm f/4 @ 380mm, ISO 2000, Aperture f18,
Shutter Speed 1/1250s, EV -1.00

02_BirdsPortraits_PelicanFlight_DewaldTromp

FIRST RUNNER UP
Pelican Flight – Dewald Tromp
Mpumalanga, South Africa
Nikon D5, 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm, ISO 100, Aperture f13,
Shutter Speed 1/250s, EV 0.00

03_BirdsPortraits_PygmyGooseFlyingAway_FrancoisvanderWatt

SECOND RUNNER UP
Pygmy Goose Flying Away – Francois Van der Watt
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, 500mm f/4 @ 500mm, ISO 400, Aperture f4,
Shutter Speed 1/4000s, EV -0.30

HH_BirdsPortraits_AfricanJacanaLanding_MichaelHaworth

HIGHLY HONOURED
African Jacana Landing – Michael Haworth
Sandton, South Africa
Nikon D810, 600mm f/4 + 1.4x Teleconverter @ 850mm, ISO 1250, Aperture f8,
Shutter Speed 1/4000s, EV -1.00

HH_BirdsPortraits_MartialEagleWithCapeFoxKill_JulieSteelman

HIGHLY HONOURED
Martial Eagle with Cape Fox Kill – Julie Steelman
California, United States
Nikon D500, 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 400mm, ISO 640, Aperture f6.3,
Shutter Speed 1/8000s, EV -1.30

MAMMALS OF AFRICA
BEHAVIOURAL

01_MammalsBehaviour_Stretch!_AndrewSchoeman

WINNER
Stretch!
Andrew Schoeman
Nelspruit, South Africa
-
Nikon D500, 200-400mm f/4 @ 240mm, ISO 320, Aperture f10, Shutter Speed 1/640s, EV -0.30

Kgalagadi

FIRST RUNNER UP
Come Here – Tobie Oosthuizen
Bela Bela, South Africa
Nikon D4, 70-200mm f/2.8 + 1.4x Teleconverter @ 280mm, ISO 1000, Aperture f8,
Shutter Speed 1/5000s, EV -0.30

03_MammalsBehaviour_TooCloseForComfort_JamesGifford

SECOND RUNNER UP
Too close For Comfort – James Gifford
Maun, Botswana
Canon EOS 1D Mk II, 500mm f/4 @ 500mm, ISO 3200, Aperture f4,
Shutter Speed 1/1250s, EV -1.00

HH_MammalsBehaviour_FlyingTackle_DewaldTromp

HIGHLY HONOURED
Flying Tackle – Dewald Tromp
Mpumalanga, South Africa
Nikon D5, 800mm f/5.6 @ 800mm, ISO 500, Aperture f8,
Shutter Speed 1/1600s, EV -0.30

HH_MammalsBehaviour_ZebrasFighting_CarolGrenier

HIGHLY HONOURED
Zebras Fighting – Carol Grenier
Nevada, Unites States
Canon EOS 1D X Mk II, 600mm f/4 + 1.4x Teleconverter @ 840mm, ISO 400, Aperture f8,
Shutter Speed 1/1600s, EV 0.70

MAMMALS OF AFRICA
PORTRAITS

01_MammalsPortraits_Elephantastic_CharlStols

WINNER
Elephantastic
Charl Stols
Kasane, Botswana

Canon EOS 1D X Mk II, 200-400mm f/4 @ 200mm, ISO 250, Aperture f4, Shutter Speed 1/1600s, EV 0.00

02_MammalsPortraits_TheDevilIsInTheDetails_JeanyHeinlein

FIRST RUNNER UP
The Devil Is In The Details – Jeany Heinlein
Limpopo, South Africa
Nikon D500, 150-600mm f/5-6.3 @ 600mm, ISO 220, Aperture f8,
Shutter Speed 1/2000s, EV -1.30

VERVET MONKEY FEEDING IN THE RAIN CROC BRIDGE 30 DEC 2017

SECOND RUNNER UP
Hungry & Wet – Liesl Moolman
Phalaborwa, South Africa
Nikon D500, 150-600mm f/5-6.3 600mm, ISO 5000, Aperture f6.3,
Shutter Speed 1/800s, EV 0.70

HH_MammalsPortraits_LeapingImpala_MichaelHaworth

HIGHLY HONOURED
Leaping Impala – Michael Haworth
Sandton, South Africa
Nikon D5, 600mm f/4 + 1.4x Teleconverter @ 850mm, ISO 800, Aperture f5.6,
Shutter Speed 1/3200s, EV -0.70

HH_MammalsPortraits_Discipline_TreurnichtDuToit

HIGHLY HONOURED
Discipline – Treurnicht Du Toit
Hermanus, South Africa
Nikon D300s, 150-500mm f/5-6.3 @ 190mm, ISO 100, Aperture f5.3,
Shutter Speed 1/1000s, EV 0.00

REPTILES OF AFRICA

01_Reptiles&Amphibians_TurtleDoveBreakfast_ElizabethOosthuizen

WINNER
Turtle Dove Breakfast
Elizabeth Oosthuizen
Pretoria, South Africa
-
Nikon D3s, 500mm f/4 + 1.7x Converter @ 850mm, ISO 800, Aperture f6.7,
Shutter Speed 1/6400s, EV -1.30

02_Reptiles&Amphibians_Frightened_TreurnichtDuToit

FIRST RUNNER UP
Frightened – Treurnicht Du Toit
Hermanus, South Africa
Nikon D810, 150-600mm f/5-6.3 @ 270mm, ISO 1000, Aperture f5.6,
Shutter Speed 1/1600s, EV 0.00

Boomslang

SECOND RUNNER UP
Boomslang vs. Bullfrog – Gary Cusins
Johannesburg, South Africa
Canon 1D X, 600mm + 1.4x Teleconverter @ 840mm, ISO 2000, Aperture f6.3,
Shutter Speed 1/2500s, EV 1.303

HH_Reptiles&Amphibians_ChameleonCatchingAnInsect_PierreJordaan

HIGHLY HONOURED
Chameleon Catching an Insect – Pierre Jordaan
Mpumalanga, South Africa
Canon D5 Mk III, 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 135mm, ISO 100, Aperture f14,
Shutter Speed 1/200s, EV 0.00

HH_Reptiles&Amphibians_EqualOutcome_CalvinKotze

HIGHLY HONOURED
Equal Outcome – Calvin Kotze
Limpopo, South Africa
Nikon D800, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm, ISO 320, Aperture f5.6,
Shutter Speed 1/1600s, EV 0.00

AFRICA AT SEA

01_Africa@Sea_DolphinDream_RainerSchimpf

WINNER
Dolphin Dream
Rainer Schimpf
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Canon EOS 1D Mk IV, 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm, ISO 320, Aperture f8, Shutter Speed 1/1600s, EV 0.00

02_Africa@Sea_SafeHaven_PeetJvanEeden

FIRST RUNNER UP
Safe Haven – Peet J van Eeden
Cape Town, South Africa
Canon EOS 5D Mk II, 8-15mm f/4 @ 15mm, ISO 400, Aperture f8,
Shutter Speed 1/200s, EV -0.50

03_Africa@Sea_TwilightView_GeoCloete

SECOND RUNNER UP
Twilight View – Geo Cloete
Cape Town, South Africa
Nikon D300, 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 @ 10mm, ISO 320, Aperture f13,
Shutter Speed 1/40s, EV 0.00

HH_Africa@Sea_Baitball(ofadifferentkind)_RainerSchimpf

HIGHLY HONOURED
Baitball (of a different kind) – Rainer Schimpf
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Canon EOS 1D X Mk II, 8-15mm f/4 @ 15mm, ISO 400, Aperture f4.5,
Shutter Speed 1/320s, EV 0.00

HH_Africa@Sea_ThePorcelainCrab_PeetJvanEeden

HIGHLY HONOURED
The Porcelain Crab – Peet J van Eeden
Cape Town, South Africa
Canon EOS 5D Mk ii, 50mm f/1.8 @ 50mm, ISO 100, Aperture f16,
Shutter Speed 1/180s, EV 0.00

ART IN AFRICAN WILDLIFE

01_ArtinWildlife_Thirst_TomWay

WINNER
Thirst
Tom Way
Buckinghamshire, England
-
Canon EOS 1D X, 16-35mm f/2.8 @ 16mm, ISO 800, Aperture f8, Shutter Speed 1/320s, EV 0.00

02_ArtinWildlife_MorningOrb_HannesLochner

FIRST RUNNER UP
Morning Orb – Hannes Lochner
Hoedspruit, South Africa
Nikon D600, 105mm f/2.8 @ 105mm, ISO 320, Aperture f9,
Shutter Speed 1/1000s, EV -0.70

03_Artinwildlife_HeronSilhouette_GideonMalherbe

SECOND RUNNER UP
Heron Silhouette – Gideon Malherbe
Western Cape, South Africa
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, 400mm f/2.8 + 1.4x Teleconverter @ 560mm, ISO 320, Aperture f8,
Shutter Speed 1/2000s, EV 0.00

HH_2925_ArtinWildlife_Competitive..._GurcharanRoopra

HIGHLY HONOURED
Competitive… – Gurcharan Roopra
Nairobi, Kenya
Nikon D5, 200-400mm f/4 @ 400mm, ISO 2200, Aperture f4,
Shutter Speed 1/10s, EV 0.30

HH_2450_ArtinWildlife_EvidenceOfSandDuneNightActivity_JohanJBotha

HIGHLY HONOURED
Evidence Of Sand Dune Night Activiry – Johan J Botha
Krugersdorp, South Africa
Canon EOS 1D Mk II, 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 160mm, ISO 400, Aperture f16,
Shutter Speed 1/45s, EV +0.70

BLACK AND WHITE

01_Black&White_Power_KyleStrautmann

WINNER
Power
Kyle Strautmann
Weltevreden Park, South Africa

Canon 7D Mk II, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 227mm, ISO 250, Aperture f5, Shutter Speed 1/1000s, EV 0.00

02_Black&White_Serenity_NeelutpaulBarua

FIRST RUNNER UP
Serenity – Neelutpaul Barua
Mumbai, India
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, 24-70mm f2.8 @ 24mm, ISO 320, Aperture f8,
Shutter Speed 1/2000s, EV -0.70

03_Black&White_CalmCoast_RudivandenHeever

SECOND RUNNER UP
Calm Coast – Rudi van den Heever
Pretoria, South Africa
Canon 5D Mk III, 16-35mm f/2.8 @ 16mm, ISO 200, Aperture f11,
Shutter Speed 1/150s, EV -0.30

HH_Black&White_MotherAndBaby_FrancoisVanderWatt

HIGHLY HONOURED
Mother and Baby – Francois Van der Watt
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Canon 1D Mk IV, 500mm f/4 @ 500mm, ISO 800, Aperture f8,
Shutter Speed 1/800s, EV -1.30

HH_Black&White_StormLeopard_HannesLochner

HIGHLY HONOURED
Storm Leopard – Hannes Lochner
Hoespruit, South Africa
Nikon D3s, 600mm f/4 @ 600mm, ISO 800, Aperture f22,
Shutter Speed 1/500s, EV 0.00

YOUTH AWARD

01_Youth_AfricaParadise_HarmanSinghHeer

WINNER
Africa Paradise
Harman Singh Heer
Perth, Australia
Canon EOS 1D X Mk II, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 117mm, ISO 100, Aperture f5.6, Shutter Speed 1/1250s, EV -0.30

02_Youth_SharingTheSpoilsOfWar_SorentiaHeinlein

FIRST RUNNER UP
Sharing The Spoils Of War – Sorentia Heinlein
Limpopo, South Africa
Nikon D850, 400mm f/2.8 + 2x Teleconverter @ 800mm, ISO 640, Aperture f6.3,
Shutter Speed 1/3200s, EV -1.00

03_Youth_HangingInATightSpot_SorentiaHeinlein

SECOND RUNNER UP
Hanging In A Tight Spot – Sorentia Heinlein
Limpopo, South Africa
Nikon D500, 150-600mm f/5-6.3 @ 450mm, ISO 800, Aperture f6,
Shutter Speed 1/1000s, EV -0.70

HH_Youth_DawnOfTheBeast_SkyeMeaker

HIGHLY HONOURED
Dawn Of The Beast – Skye Meaker
Durban, South Africa
Canon EOS 1D X, 500mm f/4 @ 500mm, ISO 800, Aperture f4,
Shutter Speed 1/1600s, EV -0.70

HH_Youth_LeapOfFaith_SorentiaHeinlein

HIGHLY HONOURED
Leap of Faith – Sorentia Heinlein
Limpopo, South Africa
Nikon D500, 150-600mm f/5-6.3 @ 260mm, ISO 1600, Aperture f13,
Shutter Speed 1/1600s, EV -0.30