My infrared series "The Road to Kigali" won 1st prize in street photography  in the Annual Photo Awards 2019

One of my image was awarded  as the Black and White Nature and Wildlife photo of the year 2017.
One of my images won gold in the Prix de La Photographie Paris in 2016.

My 2014 National Geographic Nature winning image of the jumping wildebeest will be published in all National Geographic magazines worldwide in September 2015.  


Published in the March 2015 edition of the Japanese Courrier Magazine:
On 28th February 2015 it was announced that my image also won the first prize in the wildlife category of the Monochrome Awards 2015
1st Place Winner - Wildlife Discovery of the Year 2014
On 2 February 2015 it was announced that my image of the jumping wildebeeest won the Nature category judged by famous Steve McCurry of the 1X Photo Awards 2014.




On 17 December 2014  I have been awarded the 1st prize in the nature category of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest.


Winner of the Nature category: The Great Migration, by Nicole Cambré. Location: North Serengeti, Tanzania.(Nicole Cambré /National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest)


This first prize in the nature category of the 2014 National Geographic contest resulted in a number of publications worldwide including on CNN, a selection can be found on the following links:


On 11th December 2014 my image of the jumping wildebeest was highly commended by Travel Photographer of the Year 2014  in the monochrome single image category.  After my eldest and my middle daughter were  both the runner-up in the TPOTY youth category (14 years and younger) in the years 2013 and 2012 I am very honoured to follow them.



On 29th October 2014 my image of the jumping wildebeest was selected as the photo of the day on National Geographic.

Leap of Faith

Photograph by Nicole Cambria

A migrating wildebeest leaps into the low waters of the Mara River in Tanzania. Wildebeests begin their annual migration at the edge of the Serengeti Plains. On their enormous loop following seasonal rains, the more than 1.5 million animals encounter deadly crossings like this one at the Mara, infamous home of the giant Nile crocodile.



@Festival Nature Namur

10-19 October 2014

1st price Categorie "Animaux en Action"/ "Animals in Action"







Himba, NamibiaHimba, Namibia

I’m both really proud and privileged to introduce you to SHE, a collection of truly extraordinary photographs showing the unique dignity, strength and grace of African women, captured on film by our talented colleague, Nicole Cambre, Rezidor’s Vice President, Legal.

Africa is very dear to me – personally and professionally. Sub Saharan Africa is one of the most vibrant, rapidly growing economic areas in the world. And Carlson Rezidor is very present throughout the continent. We now top the latest Africa Development report, both in terms of number of hotels and rooms under development - so I am fortunate enough to travel there often.

Africa was the place where I recently went through a life changing experience, as I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for charity earlier this year. It gave me an incredible opportunity to meet some of the most remarkable people, who taught me how to face adversity and use it as a fuel for passion.

Africa, for me stands for the powerful spirit of Ubuntu – I am because we are – a belief that we can succeed only by recognising the humanity of the others.

At Carlson Rezidor, we express Ubuntu through our care for our local communities and projects like our contribution to reforestation in Kenya, and global support to World Childhood Foundation ( Childhood, founded by Queen Silvia of Sweden, is an important organisation committed to protecting the most vulnerable children and young mothers around the world.

I hope Nicole’s haunting and joyous images - and the spirit of SHE - will touch your heart as it’s touched mine and everyone at Rezidor. I thank everyone who has bought this book in support of World Childhood Foundation.

Posted by Wolfgang M. Neumann
Father of 3…and President & CEO, Rezidor





A book with a selection of my portraits from the series "She" was published in September 2014 in cooperation with Carlson Rezidor Hotel group for the benefit of World Childhood Foundation.








On July 1, 2014 my image of the great migration was published in Photography Week Magazine.




In August 2014 a selection from the images of my series "She" were used in a campaign to celebrate women by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in South Africa.



In August my portfolio of the inuït hunters was highly commended in the 2014 Travel Photography Awards.



On May 6th, 2014 my image of the great migration was selected as one of the 25 images out of more than 21,000 submissions to be featured in the story on black&white nature photography on National Geographic . I am very honored with this selection. The image also has appeared in a photo story on animal migrations.






My image below of Congolese fashion won the Brussels heritage photo contest in May 2014. More pictures from the Congolese event can be found in this gallery




My image Hope, Ethiopia obtained the 7th place in the international water/ Acqua 2014 photo contest  and has been exhibited for the International Water Day in Rome on April 12th, 2014.


Series "Hope" EthiopiaSeries "Hope" Ethiopia


My series of an Angry hippo versus an elephant, taken in Botswana (Chobe River) has been published in a.o. in the UK Daily Mail, the US Huffington Post, the Italian Corriere and National Geographic in October 2013 through the press Agency Rex Features.



Photo feature of 8 of my b&w African portraits on on September25th, 2013


National Geographic Top 3 of the week September 2, 2013


Mursi woman with lip plateMursi woman with lip plate



The image below was selected as the one of the 10 best images on rural Flanders anno 2013 and was exhibited in Leuven at the Center for Agrarian history in September 2013



National Geographic Top 3 of the week  June 14, 2013


Rock hewn churches, Lalibela, UNESCO world heritage site



Double Page "Story behind the Still" in Digital Photographer nr 136 - June 6, 2013. The image of the nearly full circle rainbow has also been published in the Telegraph and the Guardian






Stark-Magazine nr 13 May 2013


Image "In need of a pair of new glasses?" won on May 7th, 2013 the "intelligent eye photo contest" of Stark-Magazine, judged by Michael Freeman.






National Geographic Top 3 of the week 17 May 2013



Photography Masterclass February 2013


Nicole's image "blue" is published in photography masterclass magazine
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Cover of the Waterbook, December 2012 an international photography project with 127 participating photographers to support a charity project in Bangladesh. A second of her images is also featured in the book. All profits of this joint book project will be donated to “Operazione Acqua e Riso” supporting communities in Bangladesh in getting access to clean water.For a full preview of the book please have a look at




Top 3 of the week in National Geographic and Top 3 of the month September 2012


@ Lower Zambezi, Zambia


Stark-Magazine nr 6 

Four of Nicole's Ethiopian portraits were published in issue nr 6 of Stark magazine.





-- Image "Inuït hunter in Greenland" selected as Editor's choice on

- Image "Blue" selected as Editor's choice on

- featured on intelligent eye blog of stark magazine

- Street Photography:!/2012/03/nicole-cambre-belgium.html