Kgalagadi wildlife photography competition

April 2022 finalists

I just returned from a Kalahari landscape photography workshop I presented in the Kalahari and the large variety of grasses are on full display and I wondered when this landscapes are going to be used to compose unique and winning wildlife images. Of course the grass covers most of the red dunes but they need to be celebrated and used to our benefit to capture wildlife and especially landscapes. - Joe Lategan

Please note that all finalists for 2022 should e-mail a 1 meg image to joe@catfishjoe.co.za or any email on this website. The new compression of facebook makes it impossible to judge fairly and we need to ensure all images that makes the finals should be able to be enlarges to a sharp A1 or minimum A2. More points will be given to the largest potential images.

SPONSORS; ORMS / Joe's Camera / Kgalagadi Lifestyle Lodge


Sponsor

Joe's camera- YouTube

Joe's camera YouTube provide a platform for wildlife photographers making the kalahari gemsbok park or the gemsbok park in Botswana their destination of choice. Monthly selection and critique of finalists are produced. 

Sponsor

Kgalagadi lodge

The Kgalagadi lodge just outside the kgalagadi gate is suitably situated to make your photographic safaris as comfortable as possibe.

Finalists April 2022
From left to right on pc and following on mobile device; Raptor portrait- Carmen vd Merwe, Young male Lion on dune- Dominique Maree, Lion glaring over dune- Dominique Maree, Black and white leopard- Dominique Maree, Meerkat family- Gert Lamprecht, Lioness and cubs drinking- Gert Lamprecht, Sunset camelthorn landscape- Gert Lamprecht, Leopards eating gemsbok- Gert Lamprecht, Jackal sunset- Gert Lamprecht, Raptor and snake take off - Gert Lamprecht, Black and white leopard in camelthorn tree- Hugh Mitchler, Road  cloud and lightning - Hugh Mitchler, Road and landscape -Hugh Mitchler, Black and white heron- Hugh Mitchler, Giraffe drinking- Koos Fourie, Sunset landscape-Marianne Erasmus, Lanner eating in flight-Marianne Erasmus, martial eagle feeding chick- Marie Knight, Vulture portrait-Marietjie Cronje, Two ostriches and 6 chicks- Peter Valaris, Peter Valaris, Three vultures in camelthorn-Pierre Rossouw
Dominique Maree Dominique Maree Hugh MitchlerGert LamprechtGert LamprechtGert LamprechtGert LamprechtGert LamprechtHugh MitchlerHugh MitchlerHugh MitchlerHugh MitchlerKoos FourieMarianne Erasmus
Kgalagadi wildlife photography competition

March 2022 finalists

The March wildlife photographic entrants produced some world class wildlife photography  images and is testimony to the Kalahari gemsbok parks untouched wilderness environment. The usual photographers entered and showed their dedication, passion and skill for the Kalahari, where we are all stakeholders and as photographers can assist to protect and manage this pristine eco system including its people. Note that there has to be no fear in infringing your copyright  as photographers as we as per the rules will give credit to all uses and will do as much as possible to promote photographers work. The images will be used to promote the competition or the sponsors platform such as this web, social media and YouTube. Take note of the opportunities there are to promote you as photographer and market your work. -Joe Lategan

Please note that all finalists for 2022 should e-mail a 1 meg image to joe@catfishjoe.co.za or any email on this website. The new compression of facebook makes it impossible to judge fairly and we need to ensure all images that makes the finals should be able to be enlarges to a sharp A1 or minimum A2. More points will be given to the largest potential images.

SPONSORS; ORMS / Joe's Camera / Kgalagadi Lifestyle Lodge

from Left to right; group of Giraffe- Gerhard Theron, Sun through camelthorn-Hennie Blignaut, Raptor in flight- Hennie vd Westhuisen, Cape cobra- Hennie vd Westhuisen, Cape fox and pups-Heste de Beer, Kudu in camelthorn sun-Hugh Mitchler, Gemsbok running in light beams- Hugh mitchler, Pigmy falcon- Owen Grobler, Cape cobra and tortoise-Pierre rossouw, OWL-Pierre rossouw,Raptor stare-Regal colyn, cheetah and springbok-  Marieta Lamprecht, Gemsbok and cloud-marieta lamprecht, cheetah reflection- bilal mosam, millipede- hugh michler,pigeon reflection- Hugh mitchler.
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Gemsbok running Hugh Mitchler
Pygmy falcon Owen GroblerCape cobra biting tortoise- Pierre RossouwPierre Rossouw  owl in camelthornRaptor stare Regal Colyn
Cheetah catching springbok Marieta LamprechtGemsbok and cloud Marieta Lamprecht
Cheetah reflection- Bilal MosamHugh Mitchler millipede on dunePigeon reflection Hugh Mitchler
monthly finalists 2022 Kgalagadi photo competition

February 2022 finalists 

From left to right on pc or top to bottom on mobile; Carel Stander Bee eaters, Gert Lamprecht Three owl chicks, Dante Parisi two bat eared foxes , Gert Lamprecht Lanner meerkat kill, Dominique Maree Lion yawn, Gert Lamprecht Gemsbok running, Hugh Mitchler Sunrise , Hugh Mitchler Falcon  black and white, Tracey Slaven Lion portrait, Owen Grobler cheetah on horison, Tracey Slaven cheetah portrait, Hugh Mitchler Black and white cloud landscape   

Please note that all finalists for 2022 should e-mail a 1 meg image to joe@catfishjoe.co.za or any email on this website. The new compression of facebook makes it impossible to judge fairly and we need to ensure all images that makes the finals should be able to be enlarges to a sharp A1 or minimum A2. More points will be given to the largest potential images.     

SPONSORS; ORMS / Joe's Camera / Kgalagadi Lifestyle Lodge

Carel Landman bee eaters kgalagadi photographyGert L amprecht owl chicksDanti Parisi bat eared foxes kgalagadi photography photo competitionGert Lamprecht falcon catching meerkat in action kgalagadi photography competition
Dominique Maree Lion yawn black and white kgalagadi photo competitionGert Lamprecht gemsbok herd at sunset kgalagadi photography photo competitionHugh Mitchler Falcon black and white kgalagadi photography photo competition
Tracey Slaven  Lion portrait kgalagadi photography photo commpetition
Owen Grobler cheetah on horison kgalagadi photography photo ocompetitionTracey Slaven Cheetah portrait side on kgalagadi photography photo competition
monthly finalists 2022 Kgalagadi photo competition

January 2022 finalists 

From Top left; Tracey Slaven Leopard portrait, Jan Roos gemsbok sunrise,  Sizanne Crous Owl in hole, Bottom:  Dominique Maree young leopard art, Omar Akoojee young leopard in camelthorn, Tracey Slaven Hornbill- Congratulations and I will soon do a critique video and load on this same page.

Please note that all finalists for 2022 should e-mail a 1 meg image to joe@catfishjoe.co.za or any email on this website. The new compression of facebook makes it impossible to judge fairly and we need to ensure all images that makes the finals should be able to be enlarges to a sharp A1 or minimum A2. More points will be given to the largest potential images.

SPONSORS; ORMS / Kgalagadi photography / Kgalagadi Lodge

Tracey Slaven Leopard Kgalagadi photographyJan Roos Gemsbok sunrise kgalagadi photographySizanne Crous Owl in camelthorn kgalagadi photography
Dominique Maree Leopard portrait artOmar Akoojee Young leopard in camelthorn Kgalagadi photography Tracey Slaven Hornbill kgalagadi photography
December 2022 finalists- CAPTURE / SHARE / INSPIRE

December 2022 finalists

Top Left to right; Gert Lamprecht, Marianna Erasmus, Hugh Mitchler, Alta Wessels, Bottom left to Right; Gerhard Theron, Marianna Erasmus. Congratulations to you all and best of luck further.

Please note that all finalists for 2022 should e-mail a 1 meg image to joe@catfishjoe.co.za or any email on this website. the new compression of facebook makes it impossible to judge fairly and we need to ensure all images that makes the finals should be able to be enlarges to a sharp A1 or minimum A2. More points will be given to the largest potential images.

Remember results of the monthly competition and new videos will be launched on the website. 

Gert Lamprecht Khoi San dancingMarianna ErasmusHugh Mitchler Kgalagadi photographyAlta Wessels Kgalagadi photography
Gerhard Theron Kgalagadi photographyMarianna Erasmus