Kam Hong Leung

Kam Hong Leung

About Kam Hong Leung

Member of Kew Gardens, Published Writer & Multi-Award Winning Published Photographer.  

I am a nature lover & keen amateur photographer who lives in the beautiful ‘Natural Neighbourhood’ of Rotherhithe, London SE16 in the UK close to River Thames & 3 significant ‘Public Green Spaces’ : ‘Russia Dock Woodland’ and adjoining ‘Stave Hill Ecological Park’ as well as ‘Southwark Park’ slightly further away but only some 20-minute walk from home.I am a loyal member and regular visitor of the world-famous and much-loved Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ("Kew Gardens") in the UK since February 2012.  I am the founder, photographer, sole owner and manager of ‘Kew Images Project'  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/khl_kew_01/albums/) to help promote the all-important public interest and public support of Kew Gardens and its vital scientific and educational work worldwide including that for combating global climate change, extinction of species and food shortage crisis via Kew Gardens’ leadership role in botanical science and its ongoing active promotion of nature, conservation, biodiversity and sustainability.Thankfully, I have won a number of awards in prestigious photo contests over the years including 'International Garden Photographer Of The Year (“IGPOTY”)', 'The Royal Horticultural Society (“RHS”) Photographic Competition' and 27 of my nature photos - including 2 Photo Contest Winners - have been short-listed by Kew Gardens for their prestigious regular global photo contests between December 2010 to April 2014 and remain on public display in Kew Gardens’ Winning Photos Galleries ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/kewonflickr/galleries/ ) & Kam’s 27 short-listed nature photos can be viewed via this web link:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/khl2011a/33516152860/The Conservation Volunteers (“TCV”) have kindly invited me for an exclusive public exhibition of my nature photos taken in Russia Dock Woodland (“RDW”) & adjoining Stave Hill Ecological Park (“SHEP”) to mark & celebrate the successful completion of the National Lottery funded ‘RDW & SHEP Gateway Project’ in August 2011 (Photo-Report URL:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/16999050@N00/6061634764/)My photo of a pair of Vestal Cuckoo Bees (Bombus Vestalis) on a beautiful Thistle blossom inside Ada Salter Garden of Southwark Park has won the London Borough of Sutton Council’s Photo Competition to be featured in the June Section of its multi-year re-usable ‘Annual Garden Wildlife Calendar’ issued to every household in Sutton in 2013 to help promote the public enjoyment of nature, biodiversity & gardening (Photo-Report URL:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/khl2009/24046384922/)Southwark News, the only independent paid-for newspaper in London named me the 'Rotherhithe Nature Photographer' for years - fondly calling me "NATURE KAM" - in its high-profile double-page photo-report to help launch the inaugural edition of their lifestyle magazine "Bermondsey Biscuit & Rotherhithe Docker" in Winter 2018 (Photo-Report URL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/16999050@N00/50767577427/)The prestigious King's Health Partners (an academic health sciences centre for London) that includes the world-famous King's College University, Guy's Hospital, St. Thomas' Hospital & King's College Hospital have kindly chosen to exclusively use two of my favourite nature photos (A handsome Robin bird in Royal Greenwich Park and beautiful Cowslip Blossoms in April Snow in Russia Dock Woodland) with my accompanying 'Patient's Thank You Messages' for their high profile "2020 Christmas Greeting Message Tweets" to 30,000 students & 40,000 staff that were intended to offer a special morale booster for their loyal, dedicated & hard-working 'NHS Heroes' who gave their all, working extra long hours selflessly & tirelessly to help save lives in the first wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic which I felt extremely privileged and honoured & will remain eternally grateful for (Photo Album URL:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/16999050@N00/albums/72157717614148813) Some say that it is important “To make time to smell the flowers” every day.  My photos are my habitual keen humble attempts to capture some of the many fleeting beauties that I was fortunate to have encountered and photographed.  If my photos can bring you joy too, I will be delighted. With Best WishesKamKam Hong LeungKew Gardens Member, Published Writer & Multi-Award Winning Published PhotographerEmail:  kamhongleung@outlook.comKew Images Project : https://www.flickr.com/photos/khl_kew_01/albums/(Profile Updated @ 30 September 2022)

Professional roles: Photographer

Location: United Kingdom