Picture of Portuguese photographer awarded in international competition

Posted on November 04, 2011 by UNITED PHOTO PRESS MAGAZINE

The photograph of a blue shark taken off the island of Faial in the Azores was worth to Nuno Sá an honorable mention in the prestigious photography contest Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011.


Then, in 2008, have receipt an honorable mention in the contest Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year with his work "Orcas at Sunset", Nuno Sa is again distinguished by the jury of the prestigious international contest of photo editing in Nature2011.


The image which this year won the Portuguese photographer over the allocation of a "high praise", this time for "The Underwater World", titled "Racing Blue" and depicts a blue shark in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the Faial Island, Azores.


The blue shark (Prionace glauca) is one of the shark species with the largest area of ​​distribution, occurring widely in temperate and tropical waters.


Hence, the population trend of the species but the fact of being subject to fishing, especially accidental, which reaches 20 million people victimized each year, causes the blue shark is classified as "Near Threatened" Red List of Species Endangered, prepared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.


The photography of Nuno Sá is currently on display with the other 107 images distinguished by the jury of the contest at the National Museum of Natural History in London, a traveling exhibition that will travel to various cities around the world.


The photograph that won the first prize this year, "Still Life in Water," was authored by Daniel Beltrá and portrays a group of pelicans oil in a rescue center in Louisiana (USA).


Another set of winning photographs, this time in the contest Veolia Water Nature Photographers, last year's edition, can be enjoyed by the 30 December at the National Museum of Natural History in Lisbon.


See the winning images in 2011 edition of the Veolia Environment Photographer of the Year here.