Photography Competition Announces Winner/Supports MEP

On December 6 in Nairobi, the Angama Foundation hosted all of the beneficiaries of the Greatest Maasai Mara photography competition and announced the winner of the 2018 contest. Congratulations to Anup Shahand their winning photograph ‘Escort.’ (below)

Anup Shahand receiving his winnings.


The winner of the 10-month competition received $10,000 and a 5-night safari at the Angama Mara. The winner’s guide, Sammy Ngotho from Wild Eye Mara Camp, won a brand-new Suzuki Maruti Gypsy (pictured left). Overall, the Angama Foundation gave out over $16,000 to the five participating organizations all generated from 927 photo contest entries. Congratulations from MEP to everyone involved!



Now, beyond the photography bragging rights, Mara Elephant Project was also presented with a check for $3,920 from the Angama Foundation, as one of five beneficiaries of the competition. We had 140 entries, the most of any organization.

MEP C.E.O. Marc Goss receiving the check from Angama Foundation.

“MEP’s appointment is in recognition of their conservation work in the Maasai Mara, and their track record of success which is clearly visible to all.” Steve Mitchell, Co-Founder Angama Mara

Thank you to everyone who entered to support the Mara Elephant Project. 

“The Angama Foundation remains committed to MEP as a partner in the conservation and protection of the Maasai Mara and its wildlife. The Greatest Maasai Mara photography competition was a creative way to not only raise money for deserving organizations, but also, raise the profile of the Maasai Mara and highlight the need for more protection of the ecosystem and its wildlife. We are humbled by the support MEP has received from photographers around the world.” MEP C.E.O. Marc Goss

’That zebra is mine!’ Bob Keyser ’1decides, the rest follows’ Fernando Morales Roca

’Portrait of a Lioness’ Lee-Anne Robertson Photography
“’Under the Heavens’ Anthony Lau Photography ’The Giraffe Galop’ Bettina Pedersen’The Storm’ Minal Peshavaria ’It’s Mine No It’s Mine’ Linda Skeen ’New born baby elephant’ Pablo Calva

’Playing in the trees’ Lisa Konieczka ’Making the impossible, possible!’ Gurcharan Roopra

’In Step’ Composingthewild ’The Undertaker descends’ Graham Wood

’Leopard cub’ Andy Howe‘Elephant Train’ Fabrizio Bignotti ‘From dusk till dawn’ Giordano Mazzolini ‘Ele-Moms are the Best!’ Vivek Sunder  ‘Zebra on Fire’ Diana Knight ‘Mommy and Me’ Harman Singh Heer

‘Ele Storm’ Gurcharan Roopra