Edwin and I are back from London, were we attended the annual award ceremony of the prestigious nature photo contest ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year‘ in the beautiful ambiance of the Natural History Museum. Edwin has won the first prize in the category Amphibians and Reptiles with an underwater image of a Crested Newt. I am so proud of him!
The day after the award ceremony Edwin had the chance to meet Frans Lanting in the exhibition hall of the Natural History Museum. I guess it’s needless to introduce Frans Lanting to you, being one of the most famous nature photographers of the world. From the beginning of Edwin’s love for nature photography Frans has been his great inspiration. To meet him now was like a dream come true. I am so happy for him.
Now normally I don’t report all the prizes Edwin wins here on my website. But this one is just so special. Winning this award and specially meeting Frans Lanting is like a crown on his now 10 year anniversary as a professional nature photographer. And when Frans finally offered to make a picture of Edwin and me in front of his winning image, I figured this picture and accompanying story was just too good to not share with you…
Picture made by Frans Lanting.