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Michał Jastrzębski, photographer, traveller and hunter.
“There are such places where to the nearest (human) settlement is far more than ten kilometers, where nature allow us to absorb oneself in all possible senses. Those are places, where while heading to the nearest look-out I encounter wolves which seem to be surprised even more than I am. Those are places, where I eavesdrop belugas and I have opportunity to touch puffin. Places, where while sitting in my tent at night, I don’t know whether I hear bear approaching or a wood grouses gathering on the tooting-ground. Those are the places where the sound of the rustling beeches makes it hard to sleep and enormously high cliff sings the gull song. In such places, photography step aside and make place for the harmony with nature. This is where I can grasp the meaning of life. This is where I really feel, that I am a part of something bigger and I ruthlessly succumb to its rights. It doesn’t matter where I am heading or how much time I have. Only thing that matters is how I follow MY PATH. Photography? That’s the thing that drags me to those places, allows me to remember them, share them and simply be happy.”

Awards:
2013   Global Arctic Awards – Finalist
2013   Travel Photographer of the Year – Finalist

2013   International Photography Awards (IPA) – Non-Professional, Landscapes – Honorable Mention
2012   Global Arctic Awards – 2nd place, FIAP Special Medal
2012   Travel Photographer of the Year – Best Single Image in Portfolio / Wild Planet
2012   Travel Photographer of the Year – Commended Portfolio / Wild Planet
2012   International Photography Awards (IPA) – Non-Professional, Wildlife – 1st place
2012   International Photography Awards (IPA) – Non-Professional, Wildlife – 2nd place
2012   International Photography Awards (IPA) – Non-Professional, Wildlife – Honorable Mention
2012   International Photography Awards (IPA) – Non-Professional, Wildlife – Honorable Mention
2012   International Photography Awards (IPA) – Non-Professional, Wildlife – Honorable Mention
2012   International Photography Awards (IPA) – Non-Professional, Environmental – Honorable Mention
2012   Włodzimierz Puchalski Wildlife Photography Competition (Łowiec Polski) – 1st place
2012   Capercaille Conservation Foundation – Special Medal
2011   7. Great Photographic Competition (Polish Edition National Geographic) – Grand Prix
2011   National Wildlife Photo Contest – Honorable Mention
2011   Włodzimierz Puchalski Wildlife Photography Competition (Łowiec Polski) – Honorable Mention