2010 has started off very well for me in terms of photography. I was invited to Qatar to receive an award in the 2009 Al-Thani award for photography. The invitation gave no clues regarding which picture had won an award or any further details about the award. The awards ceremony took place in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday 13th January 2010 where my image of a cheetah attacking a gazelle received an award. The image below came first in the International Awards, Animal Kingdom section. In total 53,746 images were in the exhibition from 6,113 entrants in 93 countries so you can imagine my surprise to find out that my photograph was selected as a winning image. The link Al Thani Award for Photography shows the other award winning images.