A Dutch photographer has won the Nature Photographer of the Year title for the second year in a row.
Dutch photographer Marsel Van Oosten was awarded 1st Prize in the Nature-Trees category for his entry ‘The Valley Of Death’ at this year’s edition of the prestigious International Photography Awards (IPA). His winning series of five landscape photographs from Namibia in the category Nature-Trees also made him overall category winner and won him the title Nature Photographer Of The Year 2012.
Van Oosten also won 1st Prize in the Nature-Other category for his entry ‘Dwarfed’, 2nd Prize in the Travel category for his entry ‘Iceland’, 3rd Prize in the Wildlife category for his entry ‘Close Encounters’, and two Honorable Mentions. Van Oosten is amongst the most awarded photographers in this year’s competition.
In 2011 Van Oosten was also the winner of the title Nature Photographer Of The Year, a unique achievement. He has now won a total of six 1st Prizes in the IPA since his first time in 2005.
As a category winner, Van Oosten is still in the race to win the title ‘International Photographer Of The Year’. During the tenth annual Lucie Awards ceremony on October 8, one of the eight finalists will be crowned overall winner, earning one of the coveted Lucie statues and a cheque for 10,000 USD.
For more information, visit Marcel van Oosten's website.