London’s National History Museum may have declared their youngest Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year yet, a nine year-old boy named Carlos Perez Naval from Spain. Inspired by his world traveling parents that brought him along on their adventures, the boy started clicking everything at age four. Now at nine, Naval can’t get enough of nature, taking extraordinary photographs of animals, plants and insects at home and abroad. Click through to see some of his magnificent work!
The lucky budding photographer has traveled the world with his parents, constantly getting inspired by the sites and sounds of different places. But the shutterbug was most attracted to the expanse of nature and animals he experienced in each place, honing in on bugs, flowers and furry friends when he photographs.
Naval started out with a small compact camera, but when he began showing true talent, his parents indulged and started buying him professional equipment. He uses a bigger lens when he goes abroad, allowing him to get up close and personal with his nature subjects. When he isn’t traveling along with his parents, Naval keeps busy snapping the creatures he finds in his parent’s garden in Spain.
The National History Museum’s contest has sought out exemplary young photographers under the age of 17 since 1964. Both Naval and the contest are an inspiration for young photographers out there, proving that age and training have no bearing on beautiful photographs.
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