George Karbus (Ireland)

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When George arrived in Ireland 8 years ago, he was armed with a true love of the ocean that belied his land-locked upbringing in the Czech Republic. He funded his first professional camera by working as a porter in a Galway hotel and from that point dedicated himself fully and completely to photographing Ireland’s emerald coastline. It certainly paid off and in 2009 when he was awarded the Nature’s Best Photography Award one of the most prestigious and world-recognized photography accolades. In recent years he also won Outdoor Photographer of the Year and his talents have gained him national and international recognition. In the wild excitement of the Atlantic coastline, he captures moments of calm and serenity, the fragmented colors of dawn breaking, viewed from the sea and gazing onto the land. He is out there, waiting, watching and photographing while most of us are curled up sleeping on cold winter mornings. Imagine giant gliding whales in crystal clear Atlantic depths and world class surfers barreling inches overhead as George holds his breath for impossible lengths of time dangerously close to the breaking waters. It takes more than just an artistic eye to encapsulate this on camera and George lives and breathes his work. It is his passion. It is his way of life. He is an experienced surfer and free-diver and spends every day of the year in the water, preparing, practicing and keeping fit.