You are invited to join the opening ceremony on 5th of March at 7pm.
The Angama Foundation proudly presents a competition which was started to raise funds for boots-on-the-ground conservation initiatives. The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the year
– is a global exhibition organized by Lightfoot Travel in partnership with Akka project in Dubai.
Fall in love with the greatest game reserve in the world and learn more about the Maasai Mara wildlife and photography.
Named in honour of the Maasai people who call this corner of Africa home, the Mara is world renowned for its exceptional populations of lion, leopard, cheetah, herds-a-thousand-strong of buffalo, the rare black rhino and of course the thriving elephants.
The exhibition will be open from 2nd to 9th March 2019.
“Up in this air you breathed easily, drawing in a vital assurance and lightness of heart. In the highlands, you woke up in the morning and thought: Here I am, where I ought to be.”
- Karen Blixen, Out of Africa
The Angama Foundation launched The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year in January 2018. The purpose of the competition is to encourage the creation of beautiful imagery to showcase the Maasai Mara as an all year-round wildlife destination, raising the profile of wildlife photographers and supporting boots-on-the-ground conservation initiatives in the process.
All entry fees are donated to one of six conservation partner active in the Maasai Mara, and in 2018 a total of US$ 16,650 was raised for the Anne K. Taylor Fund, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Maa Trust; the Mara Elephant Project; and the Mara Conservancy.
Entries must have been taken within the Maasai Mara in the preceding 12 months of submission, and the images are judged my an impressive team of judges including renowned photographers Art Wolfe, Nisha Purushothaman and Michael Poliza.