Trekking around Annapurna Circuit in Nepal is a challenging experience for every Photographer. Landscapes you passing by, people you meet on the road and mountain’s silence create unrepeatable atmosphere for taking photographs of nature. Being mainly focused on documenting ethnic and cultural life, I took this advantage, and did series of trekking photos on the road.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 12
Award Score: 57 (Value 10, Clarity 10, Composition 16, Style 11, Skill 10)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Annapurna Region, Manang, Gandaki Zone, Nepal
Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans (stuandthekids.org). He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.co.uk) in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as Marketing Advisor and Tour Organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.