/ 2018 / Nature /


  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Wildlife, Gold in Portraiture/Other, 1st Place winner in Nature
  • Photographer
    Melissa Cormican
  • Credit
    Photos taken at the Los Angeles Zoo.

I feel a great connection with the animals I photograph, many of
which are endangered. This is a part of a series of animal portraits
where I utilize lighting and focus on the eyes to emphasize this
connection and to show them at their most beautiful. I love
searching for and finding moments when the sunlight illuminates
their intense and fascinating faces.

Awards PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, Capturing the Light, Online Gallery, Juror: Laura Moyer

A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City TX, Animalia, Directors Honorable Mention, Juror: Traer Scott

National Geographic, Photo of the Day: Best of Animals, Oct 4

National Geographic, Birds Around the World in 31 Incredible Photos, June 23

National Geographic, 7 Gorgeous Photos from National Geographic, April 29