Yousef Al Habshi

Yousef Al-Habshi is an Emirati photographer specializing in photomacrography. He started his journey when he procured his first camera in 2010 and since that time gravitated toward macro photography. Al-Habshi won numerous local and international awards, including many international gold medals.

Winner of  the Forty-Fourth Annual Nikon Small World Competition in 2018 with an image that captures part of the compound eyes and surrounding greenish scales of an Asian Red Palm Weevil.

The first place for two consecutive years (2012 & 2013) at the Emirates International Photography Contest. Also, a memorable achievement when he was awarded the first place and a gold medal at the Sharjah Arabian Photo, macro division, and being honoured by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah.

Al-Habshi has made available some of his images of insects and their parts to several foreign universities for the purpose of performing new scientific projects and specialized studies. He has also provided specialized studies students with a set of these works for the purpose of academic research and graduation projects.

Jumping Spider’s eyes

His photographs have been featured in several local newspapers, as well as specialized photography magazines around the world. Additionally, they’ve been published several times in National Geographic Al Arabiya Magazine. His works have been published also in magazines focused on spreading awareness about agricultural pests and their negative impact.

 

Musk Beetle

Al-Habshi has made available some of his images of insects and their parts to several foreign universities for the purpose of performing new scientific projects and specialized studies. He has also provided specialized studies students with a set of these works for the purpose of academic research and graduation projects.

Al-Habshi’s Macro World exhibition at Xposure International Photography Festival in 2018 is a two-section collection comprising 17 large scale framed macro images called “Little Monsters” and a 9 image collection of artistic microphotography images called “Micro planets”.