Gheorghe Popa is a pharmacist and a nature photographer by trade. He was born in 1982 in Aiud, a small town from Transylvania, Romania. Popa’s unique ability is his consistency to meticulously engage in his long-term projects, with environments and landscapes, often left unnoticed at first glance. His photographs create a monument to unique beauty that lies within untouched nature. Popa’s aim is to bring responsibility and attention to his viewers and encourage them to cherish and protect these environments.
His imaginative photos of Cuejdel and Geamăna lakes gained him widespread recognition and won several international awards such as National Geographic - Nature Photographer of the Year (Mention), GDT - European Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Germania), Monochrome Awards U.S.A., ILPOTY (The International Landscape Photographer of the Year Award - Australia), MontPhoto and Memorial Maria Luisa (Spain), Nature Photographer of the Year (The Netherlands), “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest (Romania).
His photographs have been published in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Natuurfotografie Magazine (NL & BE), Forum Naturfotografie (GE).
Popa is the first Romanian photographer who has a photograph displayed at the National Geographic Fine Art Galleries in the USA.
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