The Judging Panel
Ryan is the Creative Director of Rhino Africa, an award-winning photographer and an extensive African traveller. Ryan is responsible for all content of the Rhino Africa brand. He is passionate about photography, videography, African wildlife, and sunset gins.
Shannon Wild is an Australian wildlife photographer based in Africa. Shannon holds photographic safaris and workshops globally and is an ambassador for organisations such as WildAid, Wild Tomorrow Fund, and The Perfect World Foundation.
UK wildlife photographer and innovator Will Burrard-Lucas is the founder of Camtraptions, a company that helps photographers capture wildlife in new ways, and WildlifePhoto.com, a website that offers resources, services and products for wildlife photographers.
Head Ranger - Royal Malewane
Ryan Jack is passionate about wildlife and birding. Currently based in the Greater Kruger National Park, Ryan is Royal Malewane’s head ranger. He will be judging in collaboration with the Royal Malewane guiding team, the most qualified guiding team in Africa.
Dale grew up in the forests and savannas of South Africa, developing a love for nature from a young age. After working in conservation biology in Costa Rica and Honduras, he moved to Austria, joining Swarovski Optik. Dale is an avid birder and is passionate about conservation.
FOUNDER, RHINO AFRICA
David is a brave and pioneering entrepreneur with a true passion for Africa - especially Africa’s wildlife. With his African Grey parrot by his side, there is more than a hint of the Dolittles about Rhino Africa’s intrepid leader. His interests include photography and, of course, travel.