Awards

I have been extremely fortunate to receive a few recognitions over the years. Photography is about self discovery and the key is to find happiness within. But these recognitions allowed my photos to reach more audience who shares the same passion and love, so I am truly grateful for that. Here are some of the recent awards and events. Thank you for your support!


2014-2015 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Exhibit
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, USA

Honored to have my bear photo displayed as a big banner at the entrance of the museum and on display in the exhibition hall.
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2015-2016 Invited solo exhibit
Ping Yuan and Kinmay W Tang Gallery, Lee Shau Kee Library, HKUST, Hong Kong.

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2015-2016 "Best of the Best: 20 Years of Nature Photography" Exhibit
Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, USA.

© 2015 Nature's Best Photography Awards
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2013 Grand Prize, Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Competition
"Pouncing bear"

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2013 NANPA Showcase Top 10 and the annual NANPA Expressions Magazine Cover
"Brown Bear and Salmon"



2015 Highly Honored Award, Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International
"Barn Owl Diving"



2014 Highly Honored Award, Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International
"Polar Bear Family"

© 2015 Nature's Best Photography



2012 Highly Honored Award, Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International
"Birdie and the Beast"


​2015 Photo book publication for the HKUST Exhibit "Natural World Cultural Elegance"


Do you want to know the best techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop to optimize your wildlife photos before you submit to a contest?

In this video tutorial, I will share with you my experience (as a contest participant and later as a judge) in post-processing I have learned over the years , which enabled me to invoke emotions in viewers and win numerous international awards, including the grand prize of the prestigious Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International, top prize in NANPA Showcase (NANPA Top 10 and Expressions magazine cover), several highly honored awards in Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International in bird, polar wildlife and animal antics categories, featured in two covers of Nature's Best Photography magazine and chosen as the 2016 June cover of the Alaska Magazine, among other recognition.

(Package contains 3 hours and 18 minutes of high def videos in 7 chapters, the videos can be viewed via online streaming or download (no DVD), also includes PDFs of class notes and The 5 Elements of Wildlife Photography)