Sandra Bartocha, Fotografin und Autorin des Buches „Müritz-Nationalpark – Hommage an eine Landschaft“ wurde ausgezeichnet bei „Wildlife Photographer of the Year“ - die besten Naturfotos der Welt aus dem Wettbewerb des Natural History Museum London und des BBC Wildlife Magazin.

Der Wettbewerb ist, mit etwa 35.000 Einsendungen jährlich, der renommierteste Naturfotowettbewerb der Welt. Umso schöner, dass Sandra Bartocha als Autorin der edition MORIZANER sogar zwei Bilder platzieren konnte. In der Kategorie "Creative Visions of Nature" konnte sie einen 2. Platz, in der Kategorie "In Praise of Plants" ein Higly Commended erreichen. Die edition MORIZANER ist stolz darauf und gratuliert zu diesem Erfolg.


Hier ihre beiden ausgezeichneten Arbeiten in den Kategorien:

Creative Visions of Nature - Runner-up

The magical forest, Sandra Bartocha (Germany)

Gespensterwald (ghostly forest) is an old beech forest near Nienhagen, Germany. It is buffeted by winds from the Baltic Sea, and these have contributed to the lack of ground cover and the forest's reputation as a spooky place. For Sandra, however, the forest is 'utterly beautiful'. After a heavy snowfall in January, she spent the day alone in the forest. 'It was so silent,' she says, 'that I could hear my heart pounding.' But it was only when it started to get dark and the snow began to fall again that she had the chance to create the surreal composition she hoped for, with the trees disappearing into snow and a curtain of large, magical flakes falling in the foreground.

Nikon D700 + 24-70mm f2.8 lens; 0.8 sec at f5.6; ISO 200; internal flash.

In Praise of Plants and Fungi - Highly Commended

Orchid in a flush of garlic, Sandra Bartocha (Germany)

The scent of wild garlic wafted on the sea air as Sandra wandered through a meadow near the coastal town of Vieste, Italy. The field was a riot of colour, thick with Naples garlic and hundreds of pyramidal orchids. Invisible cicadas buzzed loudly, accompanied by the calls of bee-eaters. What Sandra wanted to conjure up was the brightness and freshness of the spring morning. Discovering a tall Apulian bee orchid, she photographed the flower against the sea, 'keeping the orchid in shadow but making use of the fantastic morning light bouncing off the glossy surfaces of the garlic and water' to create the sparkling setting.

Nikon D200 + 105mm f2.8 lens; 1/5000 sec at f3.3; ISO 100; reflector.

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