Contest: Wildlife Photographer of the year 2011

Snowy egret, Pichidangui, Central Chile
Snowy egret, Pichidangui, Central Chile

Closing date: 18 March 2011

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind, attracting entries from professional and amateur photographers of all ages worldwide. By encouraging innovation whilst maintaining excellence in nature photography, the competition seeks to promote the discovery, understanding and enjoyment of the natural world.

Why enter?

* photographers garner international recognition through extensive print and online publicity campaign

* amateurs and professionals alike compete for the chance to share the £24,500 prize pot and scoop the £10,000 top prize

* successful photographers are invited to the gala awards ceremony at London’s Natural History Museum and an exclusive private view of the winning images

* winning images are showcased in an acclaimed exhibition that tours both nationally and internationally and is seen by more than 2.5 million people worldwide

* winning images are published in both a commemorative hardback book translated into multiple languages as well as in a special feature of BBC Wildlife Magazine

How and what to enter

* enter online – visit our website for complete competition rules, new digital guidelines and categories

* entry fee for the Adult Competition: £20

* entry to the Young Competition is free

* entries must be digital files. Scans of transparencies and negatives are also accepted.

* RAW files, original transparencies or negatives must be supplied if an image reaches the final round of judging (young entrants can submit original JPEGs)

* translations of the rules are available online in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish

* closing date: Friday 18 March 2011

Bloomig Desert of Chile 2010

Here  they are the images of the flowers in this years blooming Atacama desert.

Flowering Desert 2010 Chile
Patas de Guanaco
Located in the Atacama Desert, this phenomenon extends greatly to the Atacama Region. Basically, it corresponds to an arid region with high pressures in changeable periods of winter rainfall (the Mean Annual Precipitation is less than 30 mm.), scant humidity and high temperatures of daily oscillation. Within the desert, it is possible to distinguish coastal desert areas characterized by an increased presence of clouds and camanchaca (mist) through valleys, mountainous areas and ecological zones, where the temperature decrease and types of winter precipitations like snow increase. After a long period of inactivity, it rains in Atacama. The Atacama Desert wakes up to life, getting covered with colourful and gracefully shaped blossoms, a marvel that occurs only every 3 to 10 years.
When precipitations start in May, June, and July, the flowering period begins at the end of August. According to the geographic area, it may continue until October. It depends on the temperature and rainfall frequency. This phenomenon brings the “latent period” to an end.
Not all flowers blossom at the same time. Firstly, bloom appears in bulb species like yellow and red Añañucas and Cebollines, which are found in the Desert near Copiapó and Vallenar. Endemic species of the Atacama Region like “Garra de León” amaze visitors of “Llanos de Challe” National Park at the Huasco valley and gullies near Totoral. A rich related fauna grows around it. It is usual to see insects such as the traditional “Vaquita del Desierto” (gyriosomus), wasps, and coleopterous like Meloids, also lizards and reptiles. The preservation of this fragile and ephemeral ecosystem is protected and can develop without human intervention.
Source: www.sernatur.cl

Images of Chile, Calendars and Books, Photography

Chilean Landscape Calendar 2011
Chilean Landscape Calendar 2011

For Now we have available at our on demand printing store the 2011 Chilean Landscape Calendar, take a look, if you like it order it right away. You can request a calendar with your countries holidays!!!! In the future we will be starting to sell small editions of books.

Print: $35.00
Chilean Landscape Calendar. Images by David Gysel, Landscape Photographer. 13 faboulous images of this long and picturesque country. 12 months 2011. 13.5″ x 19″, coil binding, white interior paper (100# weight), full-color interior ink

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Print: $24.00
Chilean Landscape Calendar. Images by David Gysel, Landscape Photographer. 13 faboulous images of this long and picturesque country. 12 Months 2011. 11″ x 8.5″, coil binding, white interior paper (100# weight), full-color interior ink       BUY

Calendario 2011 de Paisajes Chilenos, Chile DesConocido

Calendario de Paisajes Chilenos 2011
Calendario de Paisajes Chilenos 2011

Vea aqui el CALENDARIO 2012

ENGLISH: Chilean Landscape Calendar 2011 Wall and Desktop available in many stores in Chile and online through E-Bay. To see the Calendar visit:
ESPAÑOL: El Calendario Chile DesConocido 2011 esta disponible en varias tiendas tambien venta en linea por Mercadolibre. Para ver el calendario visita:
Calendarios 2011 Chiledesconocido