Nature photo of a researcher of the University of Tartu was recognized as the best in its category
Eesti Päevaleht wrote that on 28 April, the best participants in photo competition “Nature Photo 2014”, organized by Nature Lovers Omnibus, were awarded in Estonia Concert Hall. The photo of Mati Kose, natural resource management researcher of the University of Tartu, won in the category “Human”.
Kose wrote about taking the photo, “When I was returning from my boat trip, my attention was caught by a disgusting stink and lots of fish floating dead at Kihnu Port. I planned to take some pictures of the situation. When I was looking around through the camera to find a better composition, I made all of a sudden a stunning discovery: a half-naked child floating among dead fish! This unexpected discovery was startling, as if I had really found a dead companion from my own species not an old doll! Some moments later I realized how symbolic the situation was: if people cause mass death of other species with their irresponsible environmental impact, it is not impossible that one day we will find ourselves in the same situation. Everything is connected with each other, we swim in the “soup” made by ourselves together with the rest of the wildlife…”
The largest photo competition in Estonia “Nature Photo of the Year” was held for 14th time and this year 1,150 authors participated with approximately 8,500 pieces of work. First, second and third places were issued in three age groups and total in 14 competition categories. Additionally, recognitions were issued. Special awards were given out too. The works were evaluated by the jury led by Rein Maran.