Showcase 2021 Winner: Scott Wilson

“Chasing the Dragon," Barrika, Basque Country, Spain, Showcase 2021 Judges’ Choice, Scapes © Scott Wilson
“Chasing the Dragon,” Barrika, Basque Country, Spain, Showcase 2021 Judges’ Choice, Scapes © Scott Wilson

Artist’s statement

I feel at home on the coast, with a shutter release in my hand, and nowhere more so than the rugged coastline of the Basque Country around Barrika, which includes these stunning spine-like rock formations, known as flysch formations. “Chasing the Dragon” absolutely evokes features which motivate me creatively – energy, shape, perspective, and a little bit of drama. It’s a privilege to stand alone in near-complete darkness, senses heightened, with only the sound of waves, and see those components come to life in your viewfinder.

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Networking, Lessons in Life and Nature Photography on Tap for New Podcast

In a few short weeks, NANPA will officially launch The Nature Photographer Podcast in collaboration with the cast of Wild and Exposed, so we asked one of the co-founders and co-hosts to tell us what he’s gained from hosting and participating in nature photography podcasts, and what he hopes the new NANPA podcast brings its listeners.

Photos and story by Ron Hayes

I’m all about networking in wildlife photography. Networking is critical to being able to find good locations to shoot, but it’s also how you find people you respect to review your work and give you honest input. You might not want to hear the feedback, but it will help you improve your image quality.

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