Monday, 29 September 2008

Award-winning Photographer, Michael Huggan, Releases his 2009 African Wildlife Calendar

Calendar comprises a collection of spectacular photos taken during Michael’s recent trip to the Masai Mara, Kenya

African Wildlife 2009

Alton, Hampshire: Michael Huggan , the gold medallist and Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (APRS) proudly announces that his African Wildlife Calendar 2009 is now available.

The calendar comprises 13 breathtaking shots - one for each month of the year plus the cover photo.

Front cover of African Wildlife 2009

“The images chosen for my 2009 calendar are from a trip to Kenya, early in 2008. This was a turbulent time for Kenya as political unrest and riots resulted in a huge impact on visitor numbers to the country. However, determined as ever to go, my wife and I travelled to the Masai Mara, staying once again at Governors main camp.

African Buffalo (March)

“This was the first time I had ever experienced the Masai Mara with green grass, not brown! This was a result of the tremendous rain and thunderstorms that frequently deluged the plains, and our tent!” recounts Michael.

“Fortunately for us, the heavy rains came at night. However, during the day the build up of storm clouds dispersed with sunshine bathing the plains and animals in a truly spectacular light. January’s image of the hippo and November’s image of the tree and elephants show the quality of the outstanding light.”

Hippopotamus (January)

Michael Huggan’s 2009 African Wildlife Calendar – the ideal Christmas gift - is exclusively available here: . It measures 42 x 29 cm (A3), is priced at £10 plus postage & packing (only £3 for delivery to UK addresses) and includes stunning shots of lions, cheetahs, African buffalo, hippopotamus, giraffe, elephants, leopards and impala.

“Africa has a special place in my heart and I hope some of the passion I share for this magnificent country is conveyed through the images in my 2009 calendar. Each month tells a story, and I trust you will enjoy the journey throughout the year ahead!”

About Michael Huggan
Michael, a long-time Nikon user, lives in Hampshire. His photographic experience covers a wide range of subjects from the natural world, lifestyle and business to Michael’s passion of wildlife photography for which he is most well known. His interest in wildlife photography heralds from many visits to the African continent. In 2003 Michael gained his Associate Distinction (ARPS) in nature photography with the Royal Photographic Society and in 2007, he was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Travel Group Digital Section Gold Medal. In 2008, he received the Photographic Society of America’s Honorable Mention Ribbon. His photography, available as limited edition pictures, calendars, note cards and exhibition-range framed pictures, can be viewed and purchased at . Michael is a supporter of the Born Free Foundation.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Huggan, ARPS
Michael Huggan Photography
Cranford House
Alton Lane, Four Marks
GU34 5AJ

01962 773697


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