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MADRID, Oct 9: Kuwaiti wildlife photographer Mohammad Murad was awarded first place in MontPhoto international nature photography competition in Spain. Speaking to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Murad mentioned that his photo, Domination, was awarded the first place in the Birds category during the concluding ceremony taking place last Saturday night, in town of Loret de Mar, Girona. The photo depicts a Lappet Faced Vulture attacking 15 White Backed Vultures and taking their fallen prey for its own, Murad described.
Murad, whose career in photography began in 2015, added that he took the award winning photo in a nature reserve in South Africa where he hid from dawn until dusk for several days until he was able to capture this captivating moment. This is the second time Murad won an award in this contest, the first being in 2016 in Audience Choice category. MontPhoto is a prestigious international nature photography competition, taking place since 1997 and includes categories of mountains, mammals, birds, nature landscapes and so on. The competition is considered a meeting point for amateurs and professionals as some 1000 photographers were participating in this edition with 11,200 photos.(KUNA)