As a complete surprise, this morning I received a copy of the HIPA Awards 2017-2018 limited edition book.
I entered the competition last year, and my monochromatic image went through to the second round of judging, but unfortunately no further. However, as per terms and conditions of participations, selected images could be used on the book.
The book cover is by Paul Nicklen, a great nature photographer and environmentalist whose work you should familiarise yourself with.
HIPA has come a long way since it started, initially exhibiting the winning images in Dubai and at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Admittedly, it is more famous for the very generous cash prizes for award winners, but with each edition it matures and is drawing more and more big names in photography, which is reflected in this year's book.
My image is on page 160, in the Black and White category.
You can purchase a print of this image from my shop.
It's an image I'm very proud of and is hanging in my office wall. It's great to see it printed in a book format, specially alongside very famous names and selected by such an impressive team of judges.