/ 2021 / Nature / Water

The beauty of Lake Natron

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Water
  • Photographer
    Richard Li

Lake Natron is formed by hot springs rich in minerals such as sodium, alkaline and magnesium. High levels of evaporation in the dry season cause the alkalinity of the lake to reach a pH as high as 9 to 10.5 and the water to become as shallow as tens of centimeters, thus revealing the colorful patterns at the bottom of the lake, like an uncanny workmanship of nature. The lake is the paradise for the flamingos, which often fly over the lake in groups. In September 2019, I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time to capture this photo.

The camera is my third eye to explore the wonder of the world. Although every photo I took is an expression of my feelings, what I love the most is wildlife photography. I hope to take more beautiful photos in my lifetime and leave to the world the most lovely memories of mine. 

Awards The Chairman's Awards winner ; The World-Class Photographer Award winner; FIAP Best Author Award winner of 126th Toronto International Salon of Photography 2019.
Two Gold and one Bronze winner of PX3 Prix de La Photographie Paris 2020.
7 Honorable Mentions of Monochrome Photography Award 2020.
Portfolio Runner Up of Travel Photographer of the Year 2020.
1st Place Winner ; Jury Top 5 Selection; one Gold and one Silver of Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020.
Five entries have been awarded in the 7th Fine Art Photography Awards 2021.