• Eric Averdung
    "Boundaries"
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    RAISED FOR OUR CONSERVATION PARTNERS:

    US$150,000

    All entry fees go to the conservation partner of your choice

  • Felix Rome
    "Royal Ascension"
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    RAISED FOR OUR CONSERVATION PARTNERS:

    US$150,000

    All entry fees go to the conservation partner of your choice

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  • Silke Hullman
    "Danger out of Dawn"
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    RAISED FOR OUR CONSERVATION PARTNERS:

    US$150,000

    All entry fees go to the conservation partner of your choice

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The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photo Competition

With fantastic prizes and an esteemed panel of judges, The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year competition raises funds for important boots-on-the-ground conservation initiatives while promoting the Mara as a year-round, world-class wildlife destination. The best entries each month are showcased on social media helping to promote the Maasai Mara as well as the incredible photographers who have captured it — both amateurs and professionals alike. In addition, the fantastic guides of the Mara are celebrated for their ability to make these incredible moments possible, with the winning photographer's guide receiving their own prize of a trip outside of Kenya.

The competition runs from 1 January until 31 October each year, with the judging panel selecting five finalists each month. The overall winner is chosen from the pool of 50 finalists and announced at the end of the year.

Share your love for the greatest game reserve in the world by submitting a photograph or shop for your favourite print, with all proceeds going to support our conservation partners in the Mara.

News & Highlights

  • Kenyan photographer duo, Preeti and Prashant Chacko, have been named The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographers of the Year 2022, with their image “Hallelujah” of a giraffe and calf. They become the fifth winners of the competition, clinching the prize of US$10,000 in cash and a five-night safari for two at Angama Mara. Describing the image, Preeti said: “The emotion of a mother-child interaction is something that we love to photograph. And so we waited. What transpired through exceeded all our expectations. Three oxpeckers flew up into the sky at the moment of reunion, almost as if to say: ‘Hallelujah’.”  

  • Wildlife enthusiasts around the world can now order a beautiful print of their favourite image from 2021's Top 50 Finalists with the launch of our shop. All images will be printed A1 on high-quality photographic paper, packaged and shipped to your doorstep. Only a limited number of prints have been made available, with the proceeds split equally between the photographer and the competition's conservation partners.

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Fantastic Prizes on offer

WIN US$10,000 IN CASH AND AN UNFORGETTABLE 5 NIGHT SAFARI AT ANGAMA MARA

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