“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
– John Muir.
The Wildlife & Animal category is for documenting and capturing animals in their natural habitat or adopted environment. This broad category can include any living, non-human creature in any environment including microscopic, underwater, domesticated, livestock and animals in the wild.
Entrants are encouraged to submit impactful and original photography that informs about the creatures documented.
Although we accept imagery that has been entered in other competitions we are on a mission to find original work and work we have not seen yet.
HOW MUCH TO ENTER?
- The animal can be part of a larger scene, however the animal should be the key subject.
- Entries must be 100% photographic and all elements must be produced by the entrant, including textures and borders. No stock photography is allowable.
- Composite Photography should be entered into the Open category. However diptychs, triptychs and sequences are allowable.
- The use of texture overlays is allowable provided the origin is photographic and produced by the entrant.
- Removal of incidental elements is allowable, including dust spots, a branch, dust spots and debris.
- The photographer should not act upon any animal in a way that stresses, risks injury or death, or damages the habitat or environment of any animal in the taking of the photograph.
- Photographing an animal that is already deceased or injured, stressed by human or natural occurrences other than the photographer or anyone directed by the photographer is allowable.
- Captions are encouraged to be succinct and informative to the entry.
- Please do not add any watermarks to your entries as the judging is anonymous. All entries with watermarks on will be disqualified.
- Please do not enter any images that have been entered into APA in previous years as they will be disqualified.