Last week in London I was honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to be a part of the 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards as a finalist in the Impressions category. This year was the most competitive on record with nearly 50,000 entries from across 95 countries. It was an exciting few days where I was able to meet with other passionate wildlife photographers and preview the exhibit at the Natural History Museum before it opened to the public on Friday, October 21st.

My image, Floe of Life, can be viewed at the exhibit in London until September 2017 and will make its way across six continents. It is quite an honor to have been one of only four women to reach the finals. I am particularly proud to have been recognized in a wildlife photography competition for an image that is itself devoid of wildlife. For me, this represents the real-life concerns that perhaps someday the Arctic itself may be devoid of wildlife if we do not take decisive action now.

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Floe of life

 

Below are just a few iPhone images from the awards dinner and exhibit:

 

 

Please have a look through all of the awarded images here:  http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/gallery/2016/adult.html