Most people admire nature in their own unique way, whether they appreciate a dramatic landscape, or the story and energy of movement immortalized in a photo. The fact is, nature photography never gets boring, and this shows the pictures nominated for the 11th International “Milvus” Nature Photography contest’s Public Award.
As Judith Papp, the contest’s organizer, told TransylvaniaNOW, this year 155 photographers from 15 countries such as Romania, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Malaysia, India, etc, have sent in nearly 880 images, out of which the three-person jury – András Tamás, AFIAP, artist photographer; István Kerekes, EFIAP/Diamond3, artist, and nature photographer; and Dan Dinu, AFIAP, nature and wildlife photographer – selected the best three images and nominated 50 images for public award. The photo album published on Milvus’ Facebook page contains amazing wildlife scenes, but according to the rules only three images – those gathering the most likes – will be awarded.
Milvus is a nature conservation association based in Marosvásárhely/Târgu Mureș, Mureș County. The reason for organizing this wildlife photo contest for the eleventh time has not changed over time: as nature lovers they also love beautiful pictures taken in nature. “We are convinced that the visual power of breathtaking nature photography is a powerful tool in attracting and bringing people closer to the values of nature. Thus, they will respect and appreciate nature better. We believe that the purpose of photographing nature is precisely to awaken interest and bring people closer to everything that surrounds us,” the group writes.
Nature photography lovers can vote until August 31 for the best picture published in Milvus Group’s dedicated photo album. The winners will be made public and notified by email before September 3.