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Omani photographer wins award in international contest

18 Oct 2020 By MOHAMMED TAHA

Photographer Ghaith Sultan al Battashi has won a diploma award in Photo Click Circuit 2020 held in Albania and Montenegro.

Hailing from the wilayat of Quriyat, Battashi’s photograph titled ‘Iranian student’ won the Salon Diploma award in the online competition. 

Speaking to Muscat Daily, Battashi said over 400 photographers from 38 countries participated in the competition. 

“I participated with 15 pictures,” he informed.

Battashi started photography in 2017 and joined the Photographic Society of Oman in 2019. He is keen to promote domestic tourism and showcase Oman’s beauty and diversity to the world through his photographs. 

“I love taking photos of nature, especially stars.”

He takes the difficulties he faces while shooting in his stride. “Reaching some locations while doing wildlife photography need trekking for long over difficult terrain or climbing mountains.”

About future plans, Battashi said he will continue to capture Oman’s natural beauty in photographs. “This is my contribution to improve domestic tourism in my beloved country.” 

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