a kingfisher sits on a frost covered branch

Petar Sabol

Petar Sabol | Croatia

"I always try to make my photos look better, no matter how long it takes and how much effort it requires"

Croatian born Petar Sabol has been a photographer since 2007 and specialises in nature photography, especially macro – drawing the viewer in and showing the world of animals invisible to the naked eye. Thanks to devoted and very systematic work, he captures incredible shots in which the main compositional ingredient is beautiful natural light. By idealising the beauty of nature, he stands on his solid positive attitude towards the beauty and wonders of nature. Since 2012, he has participated in many international exhibitions of artistic photography under the high patronage of the FIAP (Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique) over 326 times, winning 378 times (196 medals and 182 honourable mentions for 100 different art works) in more than 30 countries. He has also participated in international exhibitions under the patronage of the PSA (Photographic Society of America) where he was also rewarded many times. He has been recognised in other specialised photographic competitions around the world and his total number of awards surpasses 500. He won the 1st prize at 1x Photo Awards 2015 and holds the honorary photographic titles EFIAP/Platinum and EPSA. He was the winner of National Award at SWPA (Sony World Photography Awards) three times in row 2016, 2017 & 2018 with the photo ‘Kingfisher in action’, ‘Swirl’ and ‘Beeaters’ in the wildlife category. For five years in a row, he was awarded by the American National Insect Salon under the patronage of the PSA, and is a winner of the gold medal for the best PSA author of salon twice. He won the first and second prize in 2014 at the National Insect Week in England, which is held biennially. In less than four years, Petar Sabol became the most awarded Croatian photographer and his work has been published in many journals (Mirror, Telegraph, The Sun, The Daily Mail, Meridians). He became a member of ULUPUH in February 2018 ( Croatian Association of Artist of Applied Arts) and is a member of the jury in international exhibitions and photographic competitions.

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