Artem Shestakov, a renowned nature photographer, has just been awarded the Shoot The Frame Wildlife Photography Award for March 2023. Shestakov has been recognized for his exceptional work in capturing stunning nature, landscape, and wildlife images, and he has won several awards in the past.
Shestakov has always been passionate about wildlife and natural landscapes, and he has traveled extensively around the world to capture their beauty. He believes that photography can be a powerful tool in promoting the importance of the natural world and raising awareness of the environmental threats we face today.
Recently, Shestakov embarked on an exciting journey to Antarctica with the Poseidon Expedition to capture and showcase the region’s beauty while also highlighting the impact of global warming on this fragile ecosystem. During his trip, he took a breathtaking portrait of a Fur Seal, one of the nine species of Fur Seals that exist worldwide. The population of Antarctic Fur Seals on South Georgia Island is the densest marine animal population on the planet.
These adorable creatures were almost hunted to extinction for their fur. However, the near extinction of another animal, baleen whales, may have played a significant role in the resurgence of the Antarctic Fur Seal population. With the reduction of competition for krill, their numbers now reach hundreds of thousands, if not millions, during the breeding period.
The Shoot The Frame Photo Awards were established in 2012 and continue to recognize outstanding photographers every month in three categories: portrait, landscape, and wildlife. The themes remain the same, allowing the audience to appreciate the magnificent photography from past finalists and winners on the Shoot The Frame homepage.
Shoot The Wild is the monthly international wildlife photography award created by Shoot The Frame. It highlights the dedication and commitment of wildlife photographers in capturing these spectacular images that leave us breathless.
We can’t wait to see what incredible shots Artem Shestakov and other wildlife photographers capture next!
With inputs from our UK sister site – Epistle News.