Info from Looduse Omnibuss
Winning photo 2015, “Hygiene”, author Remo Savisaar
On the evening of February 22nd Looduse Omnibuss, Eesti Looduskaitse Selts (Nature Conservation Society) and Eesti Energia announced the opening of the greatest nature photo contest in Estonia, the “Looduse Aasta Foto 2016 – Nature Year Photo 2016”. The traditional annual contest takes place for the 16th time.
The photo contest this year is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Eesti Looduskaitse Selts and 75th jubilee of the grand old man of Finnish nature photography, Hannu Hautala.
„That the contest this year is dedicated to the anniversaries of both the nature conservation society and Hannu Hautala is a very good idea. Finnish nature photo shows in Estonia have been an inspiration for our nature photographers since a long time”, says the chairman of the photo contest jury, Rein Maran.
„In our contest, young people and children compete side by side with adults, “ Jaan Riis, organizer of the contest, points out as one of the special traits of it. „Last year 1200 authors with 9000 works participated.“
The photos are judged by a jury of photographers, artists and naturalists led by Rein Maran.
Deadline for entering the photos is March 22nd. 15 Dancing Wolves will be presented to winners on April 30th, once again in the Concert Hall of the Estonia theatre, where also the Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 will be announced. Last year the title was won by Remo Savisaar.
From the best photos the Nature Photo Year Book will be published.
More information is available about the Nature year Photo 2016 and images can be submitted beginning from February 2016 at the address: LINK
Last year’s winning photos are shown here: LINK