JUDGES:

Scott Kelby SCOTT KELBY Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, President National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), CEO of Kelby Media Group, author of a string of bestselling technology books. Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, author of numerous Photoshop training DVDs and online courses, and co-host of PhotoshopTV, and "The Grid."


David Cardinal DAVID CARDINAL is an award-winning travel and nature photographer whose work has been published in many national magazines and books including "Outdoor Photographer," "Photoshop User," "National Geographic Kids," "Studio Photography & Design," "Color Confidence," "Professional Photoshop" and PC Magazine, as well as online at B&H Insights, Lexar Pro corner, Extremetech.com and nikondigital.org.


Dana Allen DANA ALLEN is a naturalist, publisher, educator and professional wildlife photographer whose images have been published around the globe. Originally from California, Dana has lived and worked in Southern Africa for the past twenty-five years and currently resides in Zimbabwe.




Mike Myers MIKE MYERS has been a guide and wildlife photographer for 35 years. He lives in Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls and works full time as a photographer for Wilderness Safaris.





Michael Poliza MICHAEL POLIZA Encouraged by the enormous success of his first two photography books "Africa" (2006, teNeues) and "Eyes over Africa"(2007, teNeues), Michael Poliza (born 1958), the self-made man and pioneer of a new style of nature and wildlife photography, started to officially consider himself a professional photographer &mdashhaving left behind a successful career as teenage actor and later as thriving IT-entrepreneur.


Martin Benadie MARTIN BENADIE has been photographing wildlife and wilderness areas for the past 15 years and is equally at home with either Nikon or Canon. His favorite subjects include hard-to-photograph species, whether reptiles, birds, mammals, amphibians or flowers. He has a specific interest in macro photography and the potential for strong photographic images to play a role in awareness and conservation. Aside from extensive travel in east and southern Africa, Martin has also spent time photographing wildlife on the Indian subcontinent and has had his work published in various publications such as Africa Geographic, Africa—Birds & Birding, Travel Africa, SA Country Life and Saturday Star Travel.


Peter McBride PETER McBRIDE Native Coloradoan Pete McBride has spent two decades studying the world with his camera. A self-taught, award-winning photographer, filmmaker and writer, he has traveled on assignment to over 60 countries for publications like National Geographic, Smithsonian, Outside, Men's Journal, Esquire and Stern, among many others. While working abroad, Pete has often pointed his lenses toward water and how it shapes landscapes and humans—whether it is revered and sacred by a remote people, crashing down mountains or vanishing due to over allocation.


Ron Magill RON MAGILL Ron has worked with wildlife for over 30 years and has had the privilege of having "hands-on" experience with a tremendous variety of animals. As Zoo Miami's "Goodwill Ambassador," he has made frequent television appearances on many programs including, "National Geographic Explorer," the Discovery Networks, the "Today Show," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "CBS' This Morning," "Dateline" and "CNN". Ron is also a regular guest on several Spanish language television programs including international hits "Sabado Gigante" and "Despierta America." In addition, he has written and produced many wildlife articles and award-winning photographs that have appeared in publications and galleries around the world. He has traveled extensively throughout Africa, India and Tropical America while developing and directing conservation projects and Emmy Award winning documentaries focusing on the wildlife of those regions.