Richard enters selected images from time to time in esteemed competitions with his work regularly being acknowledged with nominations and awards as listed below:
Fine Art Photography Awards 2017 – nominee in pro wildlife category.
International Color Awards 2017 – 2 nominations in professional wildlife category.
Fine Art Photography Awards 2016 – 2 nominees in pro wildlife category.
International Photography Awards 2016 – Honorable Mention for series of 5 Etosha waterhole silhouettes.
International Color Awards 2016 – Honorable Mention for Blue-tailed Damselfly.
Fine Art Photography Awards 2015 – 1st place in wildlife category for professionals with Exposed Grizzlies and nominee with Etosha Giants series.
Neutral Density Awards 2015 – Honorable Mention for a series of Etosha silhouettes.
Mono Awards 2015 – Honorable Mention for gull splash landing.
International Color Awards 2015 – 4 nominations.
International Photography Awards 2015 – Honorable Mention for Reticulated Giraffe beside mother.
International Loupe Awards 2014 – 2 Bronze Awards for Lion Portrait and Swans at Dawn.
International Color Awards 2014 – Honorable Mention for silhouette of elephant drinking and 3 nominations.
Neutral Density Awards 2014 – 3 Honorable Mentions – Anolis Lizard, Impala Drinking and Giraffes Necking.
International Photography Awards 2014 – Honorable Mention for series of Maasai Mara Giraffes.
Monochrome Awards 2014 – 2nd place for 4 cheetahs and 3 honorable mentions.
International Photography Awards 2013 - Honorable Mention for a series of ‘vintage’ wildlife portraits.
International Photography Awards 2013 - Honorable Mention for a series of studies of elephants in Etosha National Park, Namibia.
International Color Awards 2013 – 2 nominations in the Wildlife and Nature categories for professionals - Westcombe Bay and Hippos Sparring.
Photographer’s Forum 33rd Annual Spring Photography Contest – Finalist with photograph of a row of zebras drinking.
International Loupe Awards 2013 – Bronze Award for image of a lone giraffe and tree in the Mara.
International Photography Awards 2012 - Honorable Mention in the Landscapes category for professional photographers – Hartland Quay.
International Loupe Awards 2012 – Bronze Award for hippos sparring in the Serengeti.
International Loupe Awards 2012 - Bronze Award for Rindomo Gorge in Greece.
Black & White Spider Awards 2012 - 5 nominations in the wildlife, silhouettes and nature categories for professional photographers – Wildebeest Stampede, Elephants Communing, Dead Vlei trees, Elephant Calf Silhouette, Orang-utans.
Black and White Photographer of the Year competition run by Black + White Photography magazine - runner-up in the Living World category with 4 cheetahs in the Mara.
Black and White Spider Awards 2011 - Honorable Mention for 4 cheetahs image.
Photographic Safaris in Africa for 2018
Due to other commitments, I am not lining up any safaris for the first part of the year. However, I am aiming to arrange at least one towards the end of the year (October to December) and will be posting details during the course of the year. In the meantime, if you might be interested, please contact me to let me know which destination you would favour and which dates would suit you best as I may be able to factor this in.
Tanzania - a classic safari photography experience
Dates – Fri 16th June to Fri 23rd June, 2017
This is an 8-day classic safari holiday in Tanzania. It will give you the opportunity to photograph Africa’s most iconic wildlife in a variety of spectacular habitats. It is open to photographers of all abilities.
Locations – Tanzania’s Serengeti, Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater Reserves
Group size – 3 – 6 participants
Kenya - the prime reserves of Amboseli and the Maasai Mara.
Dates – Thurs 5th to Fri 13th October, 2017
On this 8-day photography safari we visit two of Africa’s most famous reserves, which provide unrivalled opportunities to photograph the continent’s most iconic wildlife in wonderful and dramatic settings.
Group size – 5 – 6 participants