Today we want to feature on our page amazing photographer and award winner @markgsmithphoto.
Mark is a freelance photographer based in London focusing on nature and wildlife photography. With his photography he tries to cover all aspects of natural history and the equal love of travel has taken him across the globe.
Mark has been very fortunate in that hid efforts and has been rewarded with success in a number of competitions over the past few years with the most notable successes being numerous Highly Commended images in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA), including category wins in both the Portrait and Behaviour catagories, Highly Commended in the GDT (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen) European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and Highly Honoured in the Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice Awards which included being selected for the exhibited at the prestigious Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
He is also regularly contributing images to national newspapers and magazines including the @dailymail, @telegraph and @outdoorphotomag as well as European publications such as @natgeowild_france @lefigarofr and Terra Mater. Through @gettyimages and @alamyinstagram his images have also been included in a wide range of publication across the globe from calendars to book covers. In the UK a part of his portfolio is represented by @solentnews Photo Agency where in 2013 together they won Photo of the Year (UK) at the National Association of Press Agency awards with an image of a swarming flock of knots at the Snettisham RSPB reserve.
Mark says:”When I'm not crawling around on the floor taking pictures of animals I'm generally a normal person!”
We all @diplomats.society would like to thank you for sharing your amazing pictures with us. We truly admire your creativity and hard work - keep up the fresh spirit! 🍀
Reddish Egret • Vote for my Spoonbill image “Reach For The Sky” in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of The Year competition 👉 http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/community/peoples-choice/2017/16/reach-for-the-sky.html (link in Bio)
"Growling expression of a Lioness"
When you have patience you get some amazing wildlife shots.
Camera: Canon EOS 80d
Lens :Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM
Focal Length :200mm
I asked the zebra
Are you black with white stripes?
Or white with black stripes?
And the zebra asked me,
Or you good with bad habits?
Or are you bad with good habits?
Are you noisy with quiet times?
Or are you quiet with noisy times?
Are you happy with some sad days?
Or are you sad with some happy days?
Are you neat with some sloppy ways?
Or are you sloppy with some neat ways?
And on and on and on and on
And on and on he went.
I'll never ask a zebra
- Shel Silverstein
Roseate Spoonbill • Vote for my Spoonbill image “Reach For The Sky” in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of The Year competition 👉 http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/community/peoples-choice/2017/16/reach-for-the-sky.html (link in Bio)
(From @raabia.hawa) - "That feeling when human hands protect and save what other human hands have harmed ♡⠀
Rescuing a giraffe from a wire snare trap set by bushmeat poachers. After safely removing the snare, the giraffe had difficulty getting up from the tranquilizer antidote. We had to strap his neck to our vehicle and slowly drive forward as the team pushed on him to give him a boost in waking up and normalising. ⠀
We all stayed clear of the legs that can deliver a powerful kick and watched in awe as the giraffe trotted away to freedom once more."⠀
Please help @raabia.hawa and her team keep saving Africa's wild animals by sharing their story and contributing to their fundraiser....link in her bio ♡ Via @naturee
Photo by @andrea_senese_photography.
European Green Lizard (Lacerta viridis), at Dadia Forest National Park.
During our last #Greeknature Tour we encountered several specimens of both species of Lacerta present in the area.
Here a beautiful male of L.viridis in its breeding colours.
Ramarro orientale (Lacerta viridis).
Durante lo scorso tour greco abbiamo contattato numerosi individui di entrambe le specie di Lacerta presenti in quell'area.
Ecco un bellissimo maschio nella sua livrea riproduttiva.