Michal Dobeš

Welcome to my website dedicated to my photography of our natural environment, a life-long hobby and passion of mine that includes the observation and documentation of the life of wild animals in their natural habitat. The photographs that feature here are excerpts from stories that I have been lucky to be a witness of, and I will be delighted if these stories will inspire you in your own adventures in nature. Even the best photographs of animals will only ever be a small glimpse of the greater picture that is wild nature. Be inspired…

(CZ)Vítejte na mém webu věnovaném fotografování přírody. Mé dlouhodobé zálibě a vášni, kterou je zejména pozorování a dokumentování života volně žijících zvířat. Zde prezentované fotografie jsou úryvky příběhů, kterých jsem byl osobně svědkem a budu rád, pokud vás jimi inspiruji k hledání vašich vlastních zážitků v přírodě. Sebelepší fotografie zvířat budou totiž vždy jen miniaturním virtuálním střípkem velkého celku, kterým je skutečná živá příroda. Nechte se inspirovat...

Awards / Exhibitions

2020

  • Photo competition: Golden Turtle Contest 2020 - The Portrait of the Animal / Curious Pelican - 3rd Place
  • Photo competition: FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2020 - Wildlife - Distinction, Merit
  • Photo competition: Photogenic science 2020 Czech Academy of Science - 2nd Place
  • Common exhibition: Golden Turtle International Wildlife Festival 2020 - Moscow, Rusia

2019

  • Photo competition: Golden Turtle Contest 2019 - The Portrait of the Animal, Animal Behavior - Finalist
  • Photo competition: FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 - Wildlife - Finalist, Merit
  • Photo competition: TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards 2018 - Book Nature / Angels from Kerkini - Silver Winner
  • Photo competition: Photogenic science 2019 Czech Academy of Science - 1st and 2nd Place
  • Common exhibition: Golden Turtle International Wildlife Festival 2019 - Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rusia

2018

  • Photo competition: Moscow International Foto Awards 2018 - Nature Wildlife / Angels from Kerkini - Gold Winner
  • Photo competition: Moscow International Foto Awards 2018 - Foxes In Love - Honorable Mention Winner
  • Photo competition: Czech Nature Photo 2018 – Animals in Captivity - Winner Nomination
  • Photo competition: TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017 - Book Nature - Honorable Mention Winner
  • Photo competition: FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018 - Wildlife - Finalist
  • Photo competition: Magical Nature - The Nature Photography of the Year 2017 - Association of Slovenian Nature Photographers - Highly Commended Award
  • Common exhibition: The Photography Show - Digital Camera Photographer of the Year - NEC Birmingham, UK
  • Common exhibition: Czech Press Photo 2017, Příbram, Czech Republic
  • Common exhibition: Czech Nature Photo 2018, Czech Photo Center Prague, Czech Republic
  • Single exhibition: Parallel World - Želnava, Czech Republic
  • Single exhibition: Parallel World - Veltrusy, Czech Republic

2017

  • Photo competition: Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2018 – Wild Wonders - Expert Winner
  • Photo competition: Czech Press Photo 2017 – Nature, Science and Environment - Foxes in Love / Winner Nomination
  • Photo competition: Czech Nature Photo 2017 – Visitors Award
  • Common exhibition: Czech Press Photo 2017 – Prague
  • Common exhibition: Czech Nature Photo 2017 – ZOO Prague, Czech Photo Center Prague
  • Single exhibition: Veltrusy, Czech Republic

2016

  • Common exhibition: Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic
  • Common exhibition: Odolena Voda, Czech Republic