The Aurora Team receives a “New Images” email every week with the new images that have been added to our web site, auroraphotos.com. Week in and week out, I am consistently astounded at the quality of the work. Aurora, founded in 1993, more than 20 years on still remains a group of individuals who regard excellence with the utmost regard. The photographers who contribute their work to our collection form the foundation on which our brand stands. Even in today’s flood of imagery, with it’s software filters and digital enhancement, our photographers’ work rises to the top through it’s authenticity and their dedication to their craft.
It is an honor to represent these photographers and a pleasure to bring you a small representation of what they provide us each and every week.
- Jose Azel, President and Founder, Aurora Photos
Trying to choose which images to submit to a contest can be difficult. Even more so when the images aren’t technically yours, but rather from many different excellent photographers, at the top of their game. It gets even more difficult when that contest is completely in your wheelhouse, like the PDN Great Outdoors contest is. Choosing out of the thousands of high quality images in a highly curated collection is like choosing which species of bear is your favorite bear. How can you possibly pick just one?
Therefore, we were thrilled to see two images we chose were judged as winners in their categories! Chris Ross’s shark image took first place in Beaches & Underwater, while Ryan Deboodt’s feisty orangutan was a winner in the Animals & Insects category! On top of that, three other photographers that Aurora represents (Keith Ladzinski, Jason Lindsey and Woods Wheatcroft) won, highlighted by Woods winning the grand prize in the Action & Adventure category.
You can see all of the winners in both the professional and amateur categories here or in the August issue of PDN magazine.