Congratulations to Mark Chittenden on winning the title of Getaway Photographer of the Year for 2014!

Here were the top ten images from the 2014 Getaway Gallery Competition.

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For an in-depth look at how we chose the top three images, view our View Judges’ image critique.

First Prize: Mark wins a week-long photographic safari to the Masai Mara sponsored by C4 Images and Safaris, a Tamron lens bundle: 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens, 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, a Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack, and a Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 4-Section Pro Carbon Fibre Tripod with 460MG 3D Magnesium Head.
Prize value: R85 000

Second Prize: Tyrone wins a Tamron lens bundle: 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens, Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack, Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 4-Section Pro Carbon Fibre Tripod with 460MG 3D Magnesium Head.
Prize value: R28 000

Third Prize: Alexandra wins a Tamron lens bundle: 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 lens, Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack, Manfrotto MKBFRA4-BH Befree Ball Head Tripod Kit.
Prize value: R9 000

We received over 3000 entries during the course of this competition. Of those, 88 made it into the magazine, published as finalists. Johan Siggesson walks away with a copy of the beautiful book, Reflection, by Heinrich van den Berg, valued at R980 for being the photographer with the most entries in finalist position. Thank you to our sponsors, below, for coming on board and creating our fantastic prizes.

 

C4 Images & Safaris
Lowepro
Manfrotto
Tamron

 

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  • Wonderful photography. Thank you.

  • Laura-Jane Savage

    Well done to all the winners…..awesome photos and well done Mark….a 1st place well deserved. Enjoy your prize

  • Loraine pretroius

    Amazing talent -well done to all.

  • pete smith

    what an inspiration these people are!!!

  • Thank you to the team at Getaway and readers, I am elated to have been placed in the top three and even more excited that the tragic story of this grass owl will be heard far and wide and hopefully will bring some awareness to the threats that this red data species are facing. If you would like to see more of my images I will be posting them semi regularly on Facebook so follow me at Tyrone Mckendry- Urban Ecologist and Wildlife Photography. Thanks again!