Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Editorial / Environmental

Threats to Deep Bay Mudflat Birds In Hong Kong

  • Photographer
    Catherine Kaling Leung
  • Agency / Studio
    Catkaling Photography
  • Technical Info
    Olympus E-m1 Mark Iii Camera, M. Zuiko Ed 150-400mm (tc1.25x) Pro Lens
  • Photo Date
    Dec 2020 to May 2022

Gigantic towers, in contrast to low-rise buildings already there ... Construction boats, sandboats, steel jungles, building wastes, illegal fishing, huge bridges, container ports, smog ... Every year, about 50,000 shorebirds rest and feed at the well-conserved Deep Bay Mudflat in Hong Kong, against the background of stylishly designed buildings along the opposite coast of fast-developing Shenzhen, China. The government's recent proposal to develop a metropolis in the area may mean a decrease of food supply and shelter space? In what way can we ensure wildlife sustainability there?

FRPS (Creative), ARPS (Pictorial), ARPS (Creative); MEd (Distinction), HKU; MA (Credit), CityU, PCEd (Distinction), HKU; BA (First-Class Hons), CUHK With Catkaling's solid artistic, literary and philosophical background, she is capable of visualizing and materializing poetic beauty in her works. She has also conquered Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest in Africa, and Mt Elbrus, the highest in Europe. The same courage drives her to venture into the realm of creative photography. The originality of her work has been recognised both locally and internationally with with prizes and grants.