Here are the winners and highly commended photographs from WildArt POTY Motion Competition 2021.
MOTION is the 9th of the ten WildArt categories and accepted entries during September; it is the concept of husband and wife team, Jari and Kaisa Peltomäki from Finland. Jari and Kaisa are professional wildlife photographers and own Finnature and organise birdwatching and photography tours in Finland and Northern Norway. MOTION sought to celebrate the energy of nature.
The standard of images received in this new competition has been outstanding across all the categories and MOTION has carried this momentum. Congratulations go to Mohammad Murad from Kuwait who not only receives the Gold Award for MOTION with his dynamic image image of African Elephants entitled ‘Obscure’, but also collects the Bronze Award with an image of Lions entitled ‘Impressions of Africa’. Mohammad joins the other category winners in the grand final, from which the WildArt Photographer of the Year will be chosen and awarded the title and the £3,000 top prize.
You can find more info about WildArt Photographer of the Year:
#1 Motion Gold Award Winner by Mohammad Murad, Kuwait – Prize: £500
#2 Motion Silver Award Winner by Ben Pulletz, United Kingdom – Prize: £200
#3 Motion Bronze Award Winner by Mohammad Murad, Kuwait – Prize: £100
#4 Motion Cotton Carrier Award Winner by Nicholas Stroh, United States
#5 Motion Wild Planet Photo Magazine Editor’s Choice by Jiří Hřebíček, Czech Republic
#6 Highly Commended by Fred von Winckelmann, The Netherlands
#7 Highly Commended by Wendy Ball, United Kingdom
#8 Highly Commended by Csaba Daróczi, Hungary
#9 Highly Commended by Csaba Daróczi, Hungary
#10 Highly Commended by Alexey Korolyov, Russia
#11 Highly Commended by István Krizák, Hungary
#12 Highly Commended by Kim Meisinger, United States of America
#13 Highly Commended by Mohammad Murad, Kuwait
#14 Highly Commended by Robin Orrow, United Kingdom
#15 Motion Wildart Young Category Winner by Ilai Porat, Israel – Prize: £50