Amanda Marks

The 2011 entries for our Photo Competition were really varied and of excellent quality.

And the winner is … This group of lions in Katavi National Park in Tanzania decided to have some sport with a crocodile.  You might be interested to hear that the croc held his ground long enough for them to get bored and back off! The shot was taken by competition winner Jeff Webster.  The judges liked the composition, the action and the fact that it is a well-executed shot of a very unusual scene.  Very well done to Jeff.    We ended up with quite a long shortlist and we have put together a 1 minute slideshow of some of our favourites.

Special mention should be made to :

  • Tony Marsh for his excellent hummingbird,  and the guira cuckoos
  • Patrick Wheeler for his Ecuadorian fabrics, and the Huaorani woman
  • Candida Rosier for her bicycle by a wall
  • Lorna Denny for the fun shot of her daughter with week old giraffe, Twiglet
  • Tony & Jan Gillon for the landscape shot of Alleppey (India) at dawn
  • Jenny Stenhouse for a rather special cashew nut

14 yrd old Dan Costello's shot

We’d also like to show you a shot which, whilst it didn’t make it into the shortlist, was worthy of mention.

14yr old Dan Costello went to South Africa with his mother. He says about his trip: ”  I did not know what to expect when we set off for South Africa . When we arrived I would say that Cape Town was spectacular, the tour around the township made me feel grateful for what I have.  Being on safari was incredible seeing all different animals you thought you would only ever see at a zoo or on the TV. If I had to give someone advice who was going I would say – Definitely visit Cape Town and try to go up Table Mountain and also go on township tours because it gives you a taste of both sides of South Africa. My top tip for the best thing to do would be go to Kareiga Game Reserve for safaris and go on township tours.”

His shot is sharp and clear and eye-catching. Well done Dan!
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Amanda Marks

Amanda Marks

Amanda Marks is the founder and managing director of award-winning tour operator, Tribes Travel. Having started travelling professionally in her mid-twenties as a tour leader in Africa and the Middle East, she set up Tribes with her husband Guy in 1998. She travels regularly both alone and with her family, and is committed to sustainable travel so we can protect the earth's diversity and beauty for future generations.