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Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest 2014

At a glittering awards ceremony in London on the 24 October 2014; 12 year old Skye Meaker, whose photograph titled “Vanishing Lions” was a finalist in the 11-14 year age category in the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. His stunning image was captured in Kenya’s Masai Mara on a Greg du Toit / ORYX Private Photographic Safari guided by Greg last year. Skye is a very talented young photographer, and we will be keenly watching his progress in the years to come!

Fleeing the Flames by Greg du Toit

Acclaimed Wildlife Photographer Greg du Toit was a finalist in the two largest categories – for his image called ‘Fleeing the Flames’ in the mammals category and ‘Night of the Pelicans’ in the birds category. His incredible image above ‘Fleeing the Flames’ was captured on a Greg du Toit / ORYX Private Photo Safari at Singita Grumeti Lodge in northern Tanzania. Greg has now won 5 Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards in the last 6 years, spanning 4 categories, and has firmly entrenched himself as one of the world’s finest modern nature photographers.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is the world’s most prestigious nature photography event, and we at ORYX are absolutely thrilled to have 2 finalists capture their photos on a Greg du Toit / ORYX photographic safari!

Greg and Skye at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 awards ceremony in London.

Greg and Skye getting an autograph from Sir David Attenborough. Sir David Attenborough read the names of the winners at the ceremony in London whilst Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge handed out the prizes.