/ 2016 / Nature / Underwater

Song to the Sirens

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Underwater
  • Company
    Whale Nation Studio
  • Photographer
    José Javier Delgado Esteban

"Song to the Sirens" a series of images of the the West Indian
manatee (Trichechus manatus).

The Sirenia are thought to have evolved from four-legged land
mammals over 60 million years ago, with the closest living
relatives being the elephants.

Unfortunately as with many other species The main causes of
death for manatees are human-related issues, such as habitat
destruction and human objects. Natural causes of death include
adverse temperatures and disease.

These pictures were taken at the Crystal River National Wildlife
Refuge, Florida, USA in the winter of 2015 that being a very hot
one due to "El niño" many of the manatees that spent the winter in
the warmer waters of the spring stayed in the golf of Mexico as
waters were still warm.

Awards 2016

PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris.

First Prize Gold Medal in category: Press/Environmental for “Like Fish out of water”.
Third Prize Bronze Medal in category: Nature/Other for “Like Fish out of water”.
Black & White Spider Awards in 2016 in Beverly Hills, California, USA

“Hide and Seek” and “Eye to eye contact” received 2 Honourable mentions.
2015

Fine Art Photography Awards, London.

Winner First Prize Gold Medal in category: Wildlife / Animals for “Whale Nation: Humpback Whales of the South Pacific”.
Nominee in Nature category for “Strandings”.
PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris.

Winner First Price Gold Medal in category: Nature/Underwater for Whale Nation: “Humpback Whales of the South Pacific”.
People’s Choice in category: Nature/Underwater for Whale Nation: “Humpback Whales of the South Pacific”.
Winner Third Prize Bronze Medal in category: Nature for Whale Nation: “Humpback Whales of the South Pacific”.
International Photographer of the Year Award.
Third Place Winner in category: Nature/Wildlife for Whale Nation: “Humpback Whales of the South Pacific”.
Honourable Mention in category: Photojournalism/Story for “Like fish out of water”.
Monochrome Awards, USA.
5 Honourable Mentions in Wildlife, Fine Art, Nature and Portraits categories.
Outdoor Photographer of the Year.

Finalist ‘Outdoor Photographer of the Year” 2015.
2014

Fine Art Photography Awards

Photographer José Javier Delgado Esteban was awarded 1 prize in Wildlife / Animals for the entry entitled Whale Nation: Humpback Whales of the South Pacific at 1st Fine Art Photography Awards competition. Fine Art Photography Awards received more than 3000 submissions from 77 countries around the world. Winners were selected by a highly acclaimed panel of international judges.