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2023 Wild Photo Contest

Capture the Essence of the Wild

World Photography Day is an annual global celebration of the art of photography – something that is a core component of all of AE Expeditions’ voyages to the world’s wildest destinations.

To celebrate, we’re calling all passionate photographers and adventurers to showcase their best images that capture the beauty and awe-inspiring wonders of the wild, including its captivating creatures, untamed landscapes and the adventurous travellers who dare to visit them. Four gift cards for photography equipment or accessories are up for grabs!*

Our expeditions represent an invaluable opportunity for expeditioners of all skill levels to develop technical and creative photography skills in our Photography program. With an expert Photography Guide or renowned Special Guest Photographer joining every voyage, it really is an opportunity to learn from the world’s best!

After listening to photography lectures and presentations, learning how to set up your camera or optimise your smartphone settings, and discovering game-changing photography tips and tricks, you will be ready to capture the essence of the wild in Antarctica, the Arctic and beyond like a professional.

Our purpose-built new ships, the Greg Mortimer and the Sylvia Earle, were designed for discovery, carrying a maximum of 132 passengers. Travelling in small groups means that, unlike on larger ships, you can join every excursion, with more opportunities to explore the natural environment with your camera in hand.

Backed by 32 years’ experience, our Expedition Team will encourage you to push your boundaries and help you build a deeper understanding and connection with the wild places we visit, making the unforgettable moments you capture even more valuable.

*Entries close on 17 September, while voting closes on 30 September 2023 AEST. Full terms and conditions apply.

World Photography Day is an annual global celebration of the art of photography – something that is a core component of all of AE Expeditions’ voyages to the world’s wildest destinations. 

To celebrate, we’re calling all passionate photographers and adventurers to showcase their best images that capture the beauty and awe-inspiring wonders of the wild, including its captivating creatures, untamed landscapes and the adventurous travellers who dare to visit them. Four gift cards for photography equipment or accessories are up for grabs!*

Our expeditions represent an invaluable opportunity for expeditioners of all skill levels to develop technical and creative photography skills in our Photography program. With an expert Photography Guide or renowned Special Guest Photographer joining every voyage, it really is an opportunity to learn from the world’s best!

After listening to photography lectures and presentations, learning how to set up your camera or optimise your smartphone settings, and discovering game-changing photography tips and tricks, you will be ready to capture the essence of the wild in Antarctica, the Arctic and beyond like a professional.

*Entries close on 17 September, while voting closes on 30 September 2023 AEST. Full terms and conditions apply.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FOUR WINNERS:

 

Simon Wiltshire from the UK – winner of the ‘Wild Places’ category

Don West from Australia​ – winner of the ‘Wild Souls’ category

Greg Raymond from Canada – winner of the ‘Wild Animals’ category

Andrew Tan from the US – winner of the People’s Choice Award

Meet our Photography Judges

We have enlisted three talented and award-winning photography experts to help judge our contest. Find out more about them below.

 

Richard I'Anson

Richard I’Anson

With more than 3 decades of experience capturing the world’s most rare and special moments, Canon Master Richard I’Anson is widely considered to be one of the world’s best landscape photographers. In between publishing books, being on TV and giving back by mentoring, he somehow finds the time to join us on expeditions as a Special Guest Photographer. 

Matt Horspool

Matt’s lifelong fascination with exploring and photographing the natural world  has taken him far and wide. His biggest adventure in pursuit of the perfect shot took him all over the world and spanned 3.5 years. Matt works closely alongside Olympus Australia as an official Ambassador, and has worked with Aurora as a commercial photographer and Photography Guide for 4 years.

Pia Harboure

Argentinian-born Pia Harboure is an passionate explorer and experienced portrait and documentary photographer, who has spent the last decade sharing technical and creative photographic tips with travellers. For the past five years, she has tilted her practice to more collaborative and sustainable projects in areas of human rights issues, working for NGOs like UNICEF.

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