On expedition, Amos Nachoum coaches you to achieve the same level of photographic excellence that you see in his award-winning wildlife photography. His talent combines safe animal interaction with photography expertise. You’ll return with iconic shots you just won’t get anywhere else. Learn some of Amos’ top tips for underwater and wildlife photography in this interview.
In the Company of Mother and Cub Polar Bears
Amos Nachoum won the Gold TIFA award in the Professional Underwater Nature category for his photo, “In the Company of Mother and Polar Bear Cubs.” We are honored!
In late summer, polar bears roam from island to island, seeking to eat bird eggs they find on mountain tops. To get there, they must swim from small islands to the big one. For three days, we were waiting, till the fourth day we met with this family of a mother and two 18 month old cubs. We got into the water 200 yards away from the bear family and treaded water, allowing the family to see us. This allowed the mother to feel comfortable swimming in our direction, with no aggression towards us.
Wildlife Predation Series
Tokyo International Foto Awards also awarded Amos Nachoum the Silver in the category Professional Nature Wildlife for his series “Wildlife Predation.” Click here to see the entire series.
These images show the rare hunting behavior of five amazing predators. See polar bear mother and cub in the High Arctic hunting seals, a leopard seal in Antarctica facing down penguin prey, a great white shark breaching off South Africa, sailfish hunting off Cancun, Mexico, and striped marlin feeding off Baja California.
Love on the Rock
Amos also received an Honorable Mention from TIFA in the Professional Nature Wildlife category for “Love on the Rock.”
After days of searching and scouting, Amos located two snow leopards looking for love in Ladakh, India. These majestic, reclusive animals can only be reached by the most adventurous and intrepid explorers.