23 Feb

Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, Wins Second Consecutive ‘Global Vision Award’ from Pictures of the Year International


We are proud to share that Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, has received the 69th annual ‘Global Vision Award’ from Pictures of the Year International (POYi) for the second consecutive year. Winter was honored with this prestigious award for a series of 40 images, featured below, taken in Sumatra, Thailand and India that illustrate both the beauty and natural history of tigers – and documents the conflicts between tigers and the people that share their habitats. The photos and story of Steve’s journey to capture them were also featured in the December 2011 National Geographic article, “A Cry for the Tiger.”

Click here to view Winter’s POYi Global Vision Award-winning photos from 2011 and 2012.

“It is a great honor to receive this distinguished award for my work documenting tigers,” said Winter. “I wanted to show both the majesty of these animals and the threats they face. My hope is that these photos will move people to action to help organizations like Panthera and our Tigers Forever program, which is working to save these awe-inspiring creatures in the wild.”

To make this winning collection of images, Winter traveled to Sumatra to find and photograph the rare and elusive Sumatran tiger; to Thailand’s Huai Kha Kaeng Wildlife Refuge, where armed enforcement patrols are deterring poachers; and to India, where Winter snapped a captivating image of a mother and her cub, relaxing in the jungle. Building upon its hands-on and scientific approach in the field, Panthera recently partnered with National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative to conserve the Endangered tiger and mitigate key threats, such as poaching.

Read Panthera’s Press Release about Winter’s award.

View these photos on Pictures of the Year International’s website.

Watch a video of Steve Winter’s NatGeo Live! lecture – On the Trail of the Tiger – to hear about his experiences photographing tigers throughout Asia.

Read the recently published Washington Post article featuring Winter –
Wildlife photographers turn their cameras toward conservation