1st Place / 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.