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First Place and Highly Commended Award x 2 in MML 2016

[1st March, 2017] It is a pleasure to let you know I am honored with both a First Place / Category Winner and two Highly Commended Awards in the international nature photography contest Memorial Maria Luisa, MML 2016 (Spain). Photographers from 81 countries, in all 16,000 images, entered this year´s competition.
 
The photograph "Resting Polar Bear" was awarded Category Winner in the Animal World category, the photograph "Lion in the starry night" was awarded Highly Commended in the Animal World category, and the photograph "Topi in the sunrise" was awarded Highly Commended in the Biodiversity category.
 
The MML 2016 price-giving ceremony will take place in Oviedo in Spain on May 13th, 2017.
 
Please click on the images to enlarge and see them in 1400px quality.
 
Resting Polar Bear. Svalbard, Norway.
First Place / Category Winner in the Animal World Portrait category in MML 2016.
Nikon D4s, Nikkor 600/4 VR, 1/2500 sec at f/5.6. ISO 1400.
 
Topi in the sunrise. Masai Mara, Kenya.
Highly Commended in the Biodiversity category in MML 2016.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/1000 sec at f/7.1. ISO 280.
 
Lion in the starry night. Masai Mara, Kenya.
Highly Commended in the Animal World category in MML 2016.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 16-35/4 VR @ 18mm, 1/3 sec at f/5.6. ISO 32,000.