2011 Fujifilm Getaway Wildlife Photography Awards

Posted by Evan Haussmann on 22 November 2011

The 2011 Fujifilm Getaway Wildlife and Environment Photographic Competition once again had judges locking horns and some submissions generated animated debate among judges Dave Hamman, Chris Renshaw and Getaway’s Evan Haussmann. But, when all was said and done, they agreed the final selections were outstanding. These were the images and photographers that took the honours.

 

Getaway Wildlife Photographer of the Year (overall best image)

Kobus Tollig, ‘Going for it’

Prize: Three nights’ accommodation for two people sharing at Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa, including all meals, selected beverages, two game drives daily and transfers to and from Port Elizabeth airport, valued at R32?000.

 

Landscapes and plants

Winner: Mitchell Krog, ‘Deadvlei sunrise’

Prize: Six nights’ accommodation for two people sharing on dinner, bed and breakfast basis at any of the following Wilderness Safaris Adventure Camps in Namibia: Andersson’s Camp, Kulala Wilderness and/or Desert Camp, Doro Nawas and Palmwag Lodge, valued at R19?500.

First runner-up:

Loretta Steyn wins R5?000

Second runner-up:

Andrew Schoeman wins R2?500

 

Animal behaviour

Winner: Kobus Tollig, ‘Going for it’

Prize: Three nights’ accommodation for two people at Elephant Valley Lodge in Chobe, Botswana, including meals, a daily boat cruise and game drive, valued at R16?000.

First runner-up:

Seyms Brugger wins R5?000

Second runner-up:

Andrew Averley wins R2?500

 

People in nature

Winner: Lesley Rochat, ‘Mysterious death’

Prize: Four nights’ accommodation for two people sharing at Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel in White River, including breakfast, valued at R10 000.

First runner-up:

Adrian De Kock wins R5?000

Second runner-up:

Lee Slabber wins R2?500

 

Underwater

Winner: Geo Cloete, ‘Focused’

Prize: Three nights’ accommodation for two people sharing on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at A’Zambezi River Lodge, including drinks, a sunset cruise, a tour of Victoria Falls and a game drive, valued at R10 000.

First runner-up:

Lesley Rochat wins R5?000

Second runner-up:
Geo Cloete wins R2?500

 

Sasol birds

Winner: Pieter Saayman, ‘Got ya’

Prize: Three nights’ accommodation for two people sharing at Isandlwana Lodge in the Zululand hills, including meals, tea, coffee and three bottles of wine as well as a tour of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, valued at R13?800.

First runner-up:

Erlo Brown wins R5?000

Second runner-up:

Stephen Earle wins R2?500

 

Insects and reptiles

Winner: Loretta Steyn, ‘Catch me if you can’

Prize: Four nights’ accommodation for two people sharing in the honeymoon suite at Olivia Game Lodge near Bloemfontein, including meals and refreshments as well as a game drive at feeding time and a sundowner game drive, valued at R10?500.

First runner-up:

Gary Parker wins R5?000

Second runner-up:

Heinrich Human wins R2?500

 

Abstract

Winner: James Campbell, ‘Last light on the dunes’

Prize: Four nights’ superior suite accommodation for two people at The Cavern Resort and Spa in the heart of the Drakensberg, including all meals, morning and afternoon tea, guided hikes, horse-riding, trout fishing and a spa treatment of your choice, valued at R10?000.

First runner-up:

Jean Marx wins R5?000

 

Animal general

Winner: Mitchell Krog, ‘At the mercy of men’.

Prize: Three nights’ luxury accommodation for two people sharing in a Riverside Manor room at Singwe River Lodge in Balule Reserve, near Kruger National Park, including meals, drinks vouchers and two game drives daily with an experienced ranger and Shangaan tracker, valued at R14?670.

First runner-up:

Mitchell Krog wins R5?000

Second runner-up:

Vicky Human wins R2?500

 

 

Visit Fujifilm to see the 2009 and 2010 winners galleries.

 

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