Friday, 11 March 2016

East African Wildlife Photo Competition Begins

????????The East African wildlife photo competition that is aimed at bringing focus to the threats facing Wildlife and environment in the region began on the 3rd March 2016. The competition provides an interactive way in which people from all walks of life can show their desire for nature by sharing photographs taken by them. The competition is annual and comes along with a prizes such as 2 nights for 2 people at sosian lodge in Kenya; Professional photograph courses and other prizes. With the photograph submission ending on the 31st May 2016, it calls for people to be a part of Uganda safaris and other safaris in East Africa in order to take their desired wildlife photographs. The competition is open to all gender and age. The photographs must be taken within East Africa  show casing its beauty and rich bio diversity. The categories for the photographs include mammals, birds, underwater, people in action, flowers, sunset, selfie, landscape, forest and trees. The East African Wildlife Society (EAWLS) is a non-government organization that came into existence in 1956, with a merger of Kenya and Tanzania. Later in 1961, Uganda was added to the merger.
The East African Wildlife Society’s main objective is promoting interactive and fun ways in which people from all walks of life express their love and desire for nature by taking and sharing their photographs. It is in East Africa where the largest fresh water lake in the world is found; which is literally the source of the longest river in the world, River Nile; East Africa is home to the highest and 3rd highest mountains in Africa, Mt.Kilimanjaro in Kenya and Mt.Rwenzori in Uganda respectively. There is also a wide diversity of tribes in Uganda with different culture such as the famous Batwa and Karamajongs in Uganda, Maasai in Kenya and many more. Uganda is also home to Mt.Elgon which is literally a mountain with the largest volcanic base. Uganda gorilla tracking safaris expose one to about 420 Mountain Gorilla’s, which are literally almost half of the world’s total Mountain gorilla population of about 880 individuals. Uganda also has the highest concentration of bird species which total to about 1,000 highest number of Rothschild giraffe’s which total to about 820 and other wildlife. According to the terms and conditions of the competition, each photographs submitted must not be more than 2MB, and must be received by the EAWLS by midnight East African time on the 31st May 2016. Those who wish to submit their photographs are advised to submit them at info@eawildlife.org. Judging of all photographs submitted on time will begin in June 2016 and the overall winner will be announced on the 16th July 2016.

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