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Russian-born Andrey Gudkov is professional photographer of wildlife, member of GDT www.gdtfoto.de.

Geography: South America (Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Galapagos), Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Congo, Zair, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Central African Republic, Madagascar, Botswana), Russia (Far East, southern Primorye), Indonesia (Java, Sumatera, Sulawesi, Borneo, New Guinea), India, Sri Lanka, Cuba, Canada, USA, Japan.

His photos, trip report and interviews have been published in many newpapers and magazines, such as “National Geographic” (Russian edition and France edition), “Wildlife Magazine”, “La Semaine Africainen”, “Le Nouvel Observateaur D’Afriqus”, “L’Observateur”, Russian “Vokrug Sveta”, “Kommersant-Dengi”, “FOTO&VIDEO”, “Digital Camera”, “Digital Photo”, “PhotoTravel”, “Voyage”, “Bear”, “ХХL”, in-flight magazines of some Russian airlines, radio “The Voice of Russia”, “Mayak” and “Echo of Moscow”, TV channel “Stolitza”.

In 2007 “Vokrug Sveta” magazine, WWF and the largest in Russia photobank “GeoPhoto” presented exhibition “Face to face with the nature” by Andrey Gudkov at International Photoforum 2007 in Moscow and at Russian cultural center in Brazzaville (Congo).

28 Dec 2007 international publisher INDEPENDENT MEDIA granted Best Photo Award 2007 to Andrey Gudkov and “National Geographic” for Bonobo monkey photo taken in Zair in the national park “Lola Ya Bonobo” near Kinshasa.

Prize winner at the all-Russian Festival of Advertising Photography in 2006, prize winner at the Travel Photography Festival in 2009, and the winner of the Travel Photography Festival in 2010 and 2011 in the “Animals” category. The winner of the Grand-Prix of Travel Photography Festival in 2011. The winner of the Best photograph 2007 in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Russia magazine according to international publishing house INDEPENDENT MEDIA. Amongst other awards he received the special award, “Highly Honored Winner,” from the jury at the Nature’s Best Photography WINDLLAND SMITH RICE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS (USA, 2011); the Jury’s Special Mention at FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique) at the 5th International Contest of Digital Photography NARAVA (Slovenia, 2012). the Jury’s Special Mention at the Competition of Nature Photography GLANZLICHTER CONTEST (Germany, 2012); Gold Medal from the QUENN’S PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY of Great Britain (2012); the WAGENINGEN CCW medal (The Netherlands, 2012); the Jury’s Special Mention at the HOLLAND CIRCUIT (8th Image Salon Delft, 2012); Gold medal (“Best of Show”) from the PSA (Photographic Society of America) at the AC-Foto GERMAN MEGA CIRCUIT International competition (Germany, 2012). Jury’s Honorable Mention at the international contest BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS (USA, 2013). Gold Medal in the category “African Wildlife” at TRIENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT (Austria, 2014). Jury’s Special Mark (PSA HM Ribbon) at MIDDLE EAST GRAND CIRCUIT (Egypt, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, 2014); PSA Ribbon at KHAYYAM INTERNAITONAL EXHIBITION of Photography (Iran, 2014). Andrey is finalist of WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (London, UK, 2015) in the category “Amphibians and Reptiles”. Gold Medal UAP at PHOTO CLUB ARIZONA (USA, 2015). Gold Medal PSA, medal and Purple Ribbon IUP, Bronze medal FIAP at PHOTO TRAVEL SALON 2015 contest. Special Medal “JUDGES CHOICE MEDAL” at the Second International BAWSINTERNATIONAL SALON (India, 2015) at the category “Nature”.

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