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Oasis 2014: 2nd Place in Category

I’m very pleased to announce my favourite photo of an alligator from the Florida Everglades entitled ‘Killer in the Mist’, has been awarded second place in the Other Animals category of the Italian run, Oasis International Award of Wildlife and Nature Photography, competition (phew, mouthful!). As such, the image will now be on display at several venues around Italy including Genoa, Rome and Comacchio ahead of the competitions award ceremony at the end of May.

Oasis Photo Contest 2013

Killer in the Mist

As I say, I’ve always had a thing for this slow shutter speed photo (I’m sure we all have images in our collection that are close to our hearts for one reason or another) and in fact, I wrote a blog about this very image way back in 2010! I entered it in to competition once before in 2009, to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and although it made it to the final round, it didn’t go any further. Then recently, I finally succumbed Lightroom and decided to re-process as I knew it would be one of my entries in to Oasis this year (or is it last year? Confuses me having the 2013 competition in 2014). I’m glad that decision paid off – and right now I probably have an overly biased belief that Lightroom can turn anything in to a competition winner!

As an added bonus, Oasis have also used it to advertise the exhibition too, which was a nice surprise. Happy days, as they say!

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To find out more about the (deep breath) Oasis International Award of Wildlife and Nature Photography, click here.

About the author

Richard Peters is a Surrey based professional wildlife photographer, Nikon Ambassador, and one of the few British photographers to receive the accolade of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He is known for a style that often favours dramatic use of light, runs wildlife photography workshops and, from camera clubs to big industry events, holds talks about his work.

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