World Photography Awards announces the winner of UK National Award

Today, Byron Dilkes, a Brit photographer, is named as the winner of United Kingdom National Award, which is a part of the Sony World Photography Awards 2015. Dilkes’ winning snapshot called ‘Tantalizingly Tropical’ was selected as the single best snapshot clicked by a Brit photographer got into any of the 10 Open classes of the Sony World Photography Awards this year, the largest photography contest of the world.

Elaborating the photo Dilkes, said that it was a blacktip reef shark moves via the edge of a retrieving coral reef in search of food. With this photo, she wanted to portray as many things of the exalted ‘tropical island’ as possible. The photo was mainly difficult to get, as it required the right combination of tide, good underwater visibility and calm surface conditions. At low tide he waded out with his underwater housing and perched on a large rock as he waited for the tide. On this particular day he perched on the rock for about 4 hours until the incoming tide threatened to sweep him off his feet.

Byron is a diver as well as a keen photographer presently based in Seychelles. His picture would be displayed as a part of Sony World Photography Awards exhibit 2015 at Somerset House in London from 24th April – 10th May 2015.

Meanwhile, photographer Koh Meng Hua believes nothing of waking up at 5 am to have a perfect photograph. Koh Meng Hua is a financial consultant by profession. He was willing to leave his house before the break of dawn to get the sunrise washing the pale walls of HDB blocks in Toa Payoh Central, or go to the Sri Mariamman Temple for an early morning ceremony.