Meet Tui De RoyBy Ranger Rick Staff
Congratulations to Tui De Roy, the winner of our 2019 Ranger Rick Photographer of the Year Award!
Tui grew up in the Galápagos Islands, where all of her best friends were furry, feathered, or scaly. When she was 10 years old, her father let her use his old camera. Right away, Tui started snapping photos of her animal friends—and she’s never stopped! Tui has traveled around the world and photographed wildlife on all seven continents.
Do you remember the article about Galápagos sea lions in our August 2019 issue? Tui took all the spectacular shots in that story.
Tui told us, that while she was photographing the sea lions, a young pup hopped out of the water and rushed over to her. He didn’t stop until his wet nose and whiskers had smudged her camera lens. She said, “It was obvious I wasn’t going to get his picture. But it turns out I had a lot more fun watching my playful new friend than getting the shot I wanted!”