Here comes the sun

CompanyFederal University of Minas Gerais
PhotographerAugusto Milagres e Gomes
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Many people say that we cannot capture some moments by pictures. In fact, some moments are somewhat magic. More than that, they are absolutely particular experiences. When the first golden sun light broken the blue, cold-like atmosphere of Cerro Fitz Roy, in PatagĂ´nia, I felt as if I was not there. Such a surreal, pristine, wild landscape, left me absolutely hypnotized for long minutes. Astonished, and asking myself about the huge origins of that unique landscape, and about my own existence in the planet, I could remember about my motivation in searching places like that: the wish to get closer to the wild nature.

About Photographer

Augusto Gomes is a Brazilian biologist, graduated by the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), and master in Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wildlife by the same institution. Since 2010, he is engaged with research about ecology and conservation of tropical ecosystems, focused on bats and cave environments. During his academic journey, Augusto has also been dedicating to nature photography, as a tool to promote science spreading and nature conservation. Nowadays, the biologist/photographer is member of the Brazilian Joint of Nature Photographers (AFNATURA), and has a web page dedicated to photography, science spreading and environmental awareness: Andira Imagens (www.facebook.com/andiraimagens).