NatGeo Abu Dhabi launches nature drive
by Chris Newbould on Jan 31, 2012

National Geographic Abu Dhabi has launched Photomentaries 2012, a one month-long festival that celebrates photography in the region. Photomentaries comprises of a TV series featuring the world’s most amazing photography assignments undertaken by National Geographic photographers, as well as a photography competition with the theme ‘Capture Life in Motion.'

The Photomentaries TV series will feature seven episodes (Lava Hunter; Maori Up Close; Pollinators; Wrecks To Reefs; Secret Voices; Killer Current and Lightning) which explore how the world’s most renowned photographers face the extreme in their quest for the perfect shot.

The photo contest is the second National Geographic Abu Dhabi photography contest in the Middle East, and under the theme ‘Capture Life in Motion’, looks at how the world around us is in constant motion. Open to the public across the Arab World, the contest invites people to use their photography skills to capture dynamic pictures conveying life in motion, for a chance to win a range of impressive prizes.

The winning entry will feature in National Geographic Al Arabiya Magazine and receive photography equipment worth $5,000. Runners up will get photography accessories worth $2,500 and $1,500 respectively, in addition to featuring the winning photographs on National Geographic Abu Dhabi TV. Entries can be submitted, along with a caption explaining the inspiration behind the photograph, to from February 1-29th.