Picture this. You are a National Geographic photographer. You have just received an assignment to photograph African wildlife on safari.

Now, imagine that you are doing the next best thing – being mentored by renowned Nat Geo wildlife photographer, Jason Edwards, on location in South Africa.

Travel safety specialists, WorldNomads.com, has partnered with National Geographic Channel to bring you the 2011 Travel Photography Scholarship to South Africa! 

This is your chance to photograph in Kruger National Park on an 8-day trip with Gap Adventures. You’ll step into the heart of Big 5 game country with lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalos, as well as zebras, giraffes, kudus and monkeys…to name a few. You’ll also photograph Cape Town in all its vibrant colour and visit a pre-school community project on the outskirts of Cape Town, offering you a well rounded view of modern South Africa, courtesy of South African Tourism.

Your best photos will be published on National Geographic Channel where they will be viewed by thousands of travellers worldwide, offering you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get your foot in the door of one of the most revered exploration organisations in the world!

To apply, shoot a series of photos (maximum of 5) that tell a story about a place you have visited and tell in 300 words or less about your photos and why you should be awarded the 2011 Travel Photography Scholarship.

Visit the WorldNomads.com Scholarship page for more information on applying.

Entry deadline is November 8, 2011.

Apply now and take one step closer to turning that dream of becoming a professional travel photographer into a reality!


Source: WorldNomads.com



Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".