The image should be a faithful representation of the original scene. Localized adjustments should be
Allowances will not be made for poorly colour-managed, over-saturated, or over-sharpened images. Some adjustment or editing is allowed. The objective is to remain faithful to the original experience, and to never deceive the viewer or misrepresent the reality of nature.
I. removal of sensor dust spots
II. removal of chromatic aberration
III. removing background noise (in moderation)
IV. levels (in moderation)
V. curves (in moderation)
VI. colour (in moderation)
VII. saturation (in moderation)
VIII. contrast work (in moderation)
IX. shadow and highlights (in moderation)
X. sharpening (including selective sharpening) in moderation
XI. cropping in moderation and as long as a suitable high-res TIFF file can be supplied for printing a large exhibition display
I. adding or removing animals, parts of animals, plants, distractions, people etc
II. composites and sandwich shots that add element.
I. The copyright in all images submitted to the Competition will remain with the copyright holder who will be credited as follows: ©photographer’s name.
II. By entering the Competition, each entrant grants to the Owners a non-exclusive irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and communicate to the public by any means and exhibit their awarded image(s) and copies of their awarded image(s) in all media throughout the world in relation to the Competition and the Exhibition including but not limited to all use in the context of:
Evaluation and nomination of the winners will be carried out by a panel led by professional photographer Paul Benson, Laikipia land owners, tourism facilities and members of the Laikipia County.
Agricultural Development Corporation and Ol Pejeta join hands in private public sector partnership to create space for black rhinos
Monday, February 16th, 2015
For Immediate Release
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Jambo Mutara Camp - Laikipia
Harrison Tuva, +254 718 147 869
(Nanyuki - Kenya) - The Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) has agreed to set up the Mutara Conservancy on 20,000 acres of land bordering Ol Pejeta Conservancy for integrated wildlife, livestock and tourism operations. Ol Pejeta will assist to manage these operations, in a move that sees the creation of a private public sector partnership working to maximise the productivity of the land, whilst conserving wildlife at the same time.
Mutara Ranch lies to the north of Ol Pejeta. An archetypal Laikipia landscape, its rich grasslands and thick bush are home to many of the species that are also found on Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, giraffe, antelope and zebra can all be found here, as well as the occasional pack of African wild dogs. Yet, until recently, this land was not managed with tourism and conservation in mind.
Now, the Mutara Conservancy, with a significant investment from the Monarch Group who have set up the luxury Jambo Mutara Camp-Laikipia on the property, is well on its way to becoming a self-sufficient operation. Integrated to Ol Pejeta and linked to it through wildlife corridors, migratory species such as wild dog and elephant will be permitted to roam across the Mutara Conservancy at will.
The creation of the Mutara Conservancy will also create more space for Ol Pejeta’s expanding black rhino population in support of the national black rhino programme.