Wild Photography in Land Rover Competition

Until Land Rover bring out their planned hybrid models, the company aren’t likely to feature heavily on www.Green-Car-Guide.com , which is a shame, as the company produces some excellent vehicles – just not particularly economical ones. However in the meantime they’ve made a worthy contribution with some of the images generated from a Land Rover-sponsored photography competition.

The Land Rover-backed category in the international 2006 Travel Photographer of the Year competition produced a variety of definitions of the category theme ‘Wild’.

‘Wild’ was won by André Lichtenberg, a Brazilian-born photographer now based in Hove. His stark black and white images of Brazilian beaches caught the judges’ eye, winning him – ironically – a trip back to his homeland.

However we like the penguins, by amateur photographer Amber Maitland from Poole in Dorset, and the ski jumper – from Christian Aslund from Sweden – but we would like to see the photo ‘what happened next’.

Photographers from 46 countries submitted over 10,000 images for Travel Photographer of the Year 2006. This is the third year that Land Rover has supported the competition, which is open to amateur and professional photographers alike. Each year Land Rover has sponsored a Travel Photographer of the Year category that reflects the qualities of adventure and excellence that are synergistic with the Land Rover brand.

The winning images appear on www.tpoty.com. In addition, all the winning and other highly-placed images from TPOTY 2006, plus those from the 2005 competition, are also showcased in Journey Two, the second portfolio book from TPOTY. Priced at £27.50 (plus P&P), this 164-page hardback book is available from www.tpoty.com

The winning images will be on display at Focus on Imaging, Europe’s largest imaging show, at the NEC, Birmingham, from February 25th-28th.