2020 Miss Mexico Contestants Compete In Traditional Outfits And They Are Amazing

Miss Guanajuato, Georgina Villanueva
2020 Miss Mexico Contestants Compete In Traditional Outfits And They Are Amazing

Some things never go out of fashion. Like traditional clothes. Just a few days ago, Miss Mexico posted photos of their 2020 contestants rocking designer-made versions of the country’s traditional outfits and they quickly went viral. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images from The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest 2020

A selection of the winning images from Nikon’s 46th annual Small World photomicrography competition. The competition recognises excellence in the world of microscopic image-making. Daniel Castranova, assisted by Bakary Samasa in the lab of Dr Brant Weinstein at the National Institutes of Health, took the top prize for a photo of a juvenile zebrafish.

Spectacular Winning Images from The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest 2020
1st Place. Daniel Castranova, assisted by Bakary Samasa while working in the lab of Dr Brant Weinstein at the National Institutes of Health, took the top prize for his artfully rendered and technically immaculate photo of a juvenile zebrafish. The image is a dorsal view of the head of a fish with fluorescently “tagged” skeleton, scales (blue) and lymphatic system (orange), taken using confocal microscopy and image-stacking. 4X (objective lens magnification). (Photo by Daniel Castranova, Dr Brant Weinstein & Bakary Samasa/Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2020) Continue reading »

This Instagram Account Points Out How Much Celebrity Faces Have Changed Over The Years

CATE BLANCHETT 90’s / 2019
This Instagram Account Points Out How Much Celebrity Faces Have Changed Over The Years

You know those good old visual puzzles where you have to spot the differences between two similar images? The Instagram account celebbeforeafter is something along the lines of that, though the side-by-side pictures are always of famous celebrities, showing how they looked then and how they look now. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images from The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2020

Photographer Sergey Gorshkov’s picture wins the Wildlife Photographer of the Year grand title with an ethereal image of a Siberian tiger scent-marking a gnarled fir tree in the Russian Far East.

The picture, titled The Embrace, shows the intimate moment an endangered Siberian tiger hugs an ancient Manchurian fir tree to mark it with her scent. It took Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov over 11 months to capture using motion sensor cameras. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge announced the image as the grand title winner in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, which received over 49,000 entries.

Winner – Animals in their Environment and Garand Title Winner: The embrace by Sergey Gorshkov, Russia Winner 2020
Spectacular Winning Images from The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2020
With an expression of sheer ecstasy, a tigress hugs an ancient Manchurian fir, rubbing her cheek against bark to leave secretions from her scent glands. She is an Amur, or Siberian, tiger, here in the Land of the Leopard National Park. Gorshkov installed his first proper camera trap in January 2019, opposite this grand fir. But it was not until November that he achieved the picture he had planned for, of a magnificent tigress in her Siberian forest environment. (Sergey Gorshkov/Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Captures Stunningly Gorgeous Photoshoot of Tokyo Station During a Typhoon

Japanese Photographer Captures Stunningly Gorgeous Photoshoot of Tokyo Station During a Typhoon

Japanese photographer ‘7’ tends to focus their lens on some of the beautiful night photography locations available in the Kanagawa and Tokyo area. While the talented photographer’s work features shots that are usually breathtaking enough on their own, this time they were given a surprising natural enhancement by this past weekend’s Typhoon Chan-hom. Continue reading »

This is Reportage: Award-Winning Wedding Moments Captured During The 2020 Pandemic

Lori-Anne Crewe, Canada
This is Reportage: Award-Winning Wedding Moments Captured During The 2020 Pandemic

Coronavirus has taken its toll on all of us and has seen hundreds of thousands of weddings either postponed, canceled, or pared back to minimal guest numbers. The stress and disappointment this must have caused to brides and grooms throughout the world is quite unfathomable—and it has also had a massive effect on those working in the wedding industry.

Wedding photographers have indeed been hit hard, with many of their livelihoods now at risk; many who normally shoot 25 or more weddings a year have now been facing the reality of maybe only a handful, or even less. Continue reading »

Found Photos Show Fashion Styles of Young Women in the Late 1980s and Early ’90s

Found Photos Show Fashion Styles of Young Women in the Late 1980s and Early ’90s

Fashion in the 1990s was defined by a return to minimalist fashion, in contrast to the more elaborate and flashy trends of the 1980s. Continue reading »

This Is How Our Beautiful Planet Earth Looks from Above These Days of Global Pandemic

This Is How Our Beautiful Planet Earth Looks from Above These Days of Global Pandemic
A drone image shows decommissioned cruise ships being dismantled for scrap metal sales after the COVID-19 pandemic all but destroyed the industryat Aliaga ship-breaking yard in the Aegean port city of Izmir, western Turkey, October 2, 2020. (Photo by Umit Bektas/Reuters) Continue reading »

The Finalists of The 2020 Comedy Pet Photography Awards Have Been Announced, and They’re Pretty Damn Funny!

The Finalists of The 2020 Comedy Pet Photography Awards Have Been Announced, and They're Pretty Damn Funny!

This competition is calling on all pet owners or animal lovers to submit images of funny furry (or not so furry) friends for a chance of winning £3,000 ($3,600) and being named the 2020 Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photographer of the Year. Supported by Mars Petcare, the competition is raising money for UK pet charity Blue Cross to assist it in its mission of finding happy homes for abandoned or unwanted pets. Featured below are 2020 finalists. Continue reading »

Whale Shark with 50 Remoras in Her Mouth Wins Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2020 Underwater Contest

Grand Prize Winner – Evans Baudin, Baja California, Mexico
Whale Shark with 50 Remoras in Her Mouth Wins Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2020 Underwater Contest
Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2020 Underwater Photo Contest

Scuba Diving Magazine recently published winning photos of its annual underwater photo contest. Now in its 16th year, the contest has received the record number of entries so far. And the best of the best that have been chosen are absolutely marvelous. Continue reading »

Protests, Nature and A World in Lockdown Are Captured from Above in Drone Photo Awards 2020

‘Sunrise Surfing’ by Jim Picôt was commended in the sport category.
Protests, Nature and A World in Lockdown Are Captured from Above in Drone Photo Awards 2020
Jim Picôt/Drone Photo Awards

Animals, landscapes, protests and empty streets, all caught by photographers from hundreds of feet above, have been highlighted by judges of the 2020 Drone Photo Awards. The annual competition dedicated an entire category to pictures that showed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with several haunting images of empty cities honored by the judges.

But shots of roads packed with protesters also featured, along with scenes from nature as seen by an eye in the sky. Continue reading »

The Best Animal Images Of The Decade From The British Wildlife Photography Awards

‘Balancing Act (Little Owl)’, By Ian Watson, 2017
The Best Animal Images Of The Decade From The British Wildlife Photography Awards

As the British Wildlife Photography Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary, a retrospective traveling outdoor exhibition has been set up. For the first time, the exhibition will feature all the overall winners, selected category winners, and highly commended images. Continue reading »

Romanian Photographer Captures The Sentimentality Of Motherhood In Different Countries

Near Reykjavik, Iceland
Andrea, an adventure guide, and her son Benjamin.
Romanian Photographer Captures The Sentimentality Of Motherhood In Different Countries

It is a well-known fact that the bond between a mother and her children is the strongest and most important one in nature. Mothers play a key role in the lives of their offspring through the best and worst of times, doing anything to keep them safe, happy, and healthy. Continue reading »

There’s A Trend Of Photoshopping Celeb Pics To Meet ‘Modern Beauty Standards’ And Some Say It’s Messed Up

Julia Roberts
There’s A Trend Of Photoshopping Celeb Pics To Meet ‘Modern Beauty Standards’ And Some Say It’s Messed Up

Social media, like Disney World, was supposed to be the happiest place on Earth until we realized it may be doing more harm than good. Especially when it comes to the so-called Insta aesthetics that promote heavily altered and photoshopped images to show a flawless physique. And as they have now become the norm, people are also realizing the damage they are doing to our self-esteem, mental health, and body image. Continue reading »

Spider Wins in New Lockdown Wildlife Photo Competition 2020

In what is no doubt a world first, the Isolation Wildlife Photography Awards was set up to showcase wildlife photos and video created during a global lockdown. The winners have now been announced, celebrating what photographers can achieve when faced with a rather unusual creative challenge.

The competition aimed to encourage keen photographers to engage with wildlife “on their doorstep,” such as in a back garden or even within the home.

Overall Winner – Wildlife in Your Home – Basement Predators – Luca Eberle
Spider Wins in New Lockdown Wildlife Photo Competition 2020

A prodigious climber and phlegmatic twilight hunter, the Zoropsis spinimana spends most of the day hidden under rocks, barks and sometimes even behind the furniture of our homes, and then starts the hunting activity at night. Unlike many other spiders, it does not weave the web but hunts in ambush, making lightning-fast sprints that leave no escape for the small invertebrates it feeds on. It is a generally shy and non-aggressive species, the bite (used only if surrounded or in the presence of offspring) has an effect similar to a bee sting.

​Camera: Canon EOS 7D mkII | Lens: Laowa 15mm Macro | Shutter Speed: 1/30s | Aperture: f/16 | ISO: 2500 | Yongnuo YN24EX twin flash Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020

Close-up Photographer of the Year is an international competition celebrating the best close-up, macro and micro photography from the bountiful ecosystems across planet Earth. Established in 2018, the competition’s inaugural winners are an intimate delight of close-up captures guaranteed to make you awe in amazement.

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020
First in the animals section and overall winner of the competition was this shot of an eel larva off the coast of Indonesia during a blackwater dive. (Photo by Galice Hoarau/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2020) Continue reading »

Incredible Snaps from The Winners of The Annual Sea View Photography Competition Capture the Wonders of The Ocean

National maritime charity Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society have revealed the best pictures from their eighth annual photography competition, showcasing images relating to the UK’s historic relationship with the sea. This year, the charity has launched a £1m Covid response fund to provide support for working maritime professionals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Incredible Snaps from The Winners of The Annual Sea View Photography Competition Capture the Wonders of The Ocean
Harbour drama by Tom McPherson. (Photo by Tom McPherson/Sea View Photography Competition 2020) Continue reading »

Gaze Into the Eyes of Animals Through Stunning Macro Shots

Dog
Gaze Into the Eyes of Animals Through Stunning Macro Shots

Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan (previously) decided to explore in his ongoing macro photography series of stunning animal eye portraits. In order to capture animals from an amplified and personal perspective, the photographer gets up close and personal with the most unexpected, cute, and often dangerous animals, such as crocodiles, hippos, and chinchillas. Continue reading »

Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Glass Tears, 1932
Stunning Artistic, Portrait and Surreal Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

Born 1890 as Emmanuel Radnitzky in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American visual artist Man Ray spent most of his career in Paris. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. Continue reading »

Photographer Reveals What Tricks He Uses To Get Interesting Photos In 30 Examples

Photographer Reveals What Tricks He Uses To Get Interesting Photos In 30 Examples

Barcelona-based photographer Jordi Puig (previously) is on a mission to make photography accessible to all. Puig wants to show us that you don’t need fancy equipment to take captivating photos; just a little bit of creativity and practice. And he’s putting up really convincing cases.

The photographer is accompanying his shots with behind-the-scenes footage, teaching people how to achieve their desired look or effect. Continue reading »

“40p Static Movie – Bullet Speed”: Insane Action Photoshoot by Chen Zhun for FHM China

"40p Static Movie – Bullet Speed": Insane Action Photoshoot by Chen Zhun for FHM China

Back to 2008, photographer Chen Zhun for FHM China – reveals the complete anime story with all its essential elements: action, girls, guns, violence and futurism! True to the title, you can see all the photo sequences (it ties up to a cop-criminal chase with big guns, big bikes, explosions, sexy uniforms you name it) here. Let’s just say, China is really stepping up in their creative superpower because I think this editorial really kicks ass! Continue reading »

Craig Burrows Photographs Plants and Flowers Using an Ultraviolet-Induced Visible Fluorescence Photography Process

Craig Burrows Photographs Plants and Flowers Using an Ultraviolet-Induced Visible Fluorescence Photography Process

Craig Burrows photographs plants and flowers using a type of photography called UVIVF or ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence. In order to capture the unseen glowing he has to shoot the plants in the darkest environment possible, using a 365nm LED light which is passed through a filter to transmit only UV and infrared light. The ethereal results are always surprising because each plant reacts uniquely and some plants just aren’t as UV photogenic as others. Continue reading »

The Majesty Of The Animal Kingdom in Amazing Photographs by Simen Johan

The Majesty Of The Animal Kingdom in Amazing Photographs by Simen Johan

Simen Johan’s nature photography is majestic and enchanting, and right now it’s helping me to remember the beauty and magic of Mother Nature. Black Men are being hunted down like prey in the streets of America by racist police, but the way humans have set up this system doesn’t reflect the natural world we all come from. While looking at these photos, I’m daydreaming about a world without racism of any kind, where human unity reigns supreme! Continue reading »

Awesome Photos of Stephen King Posing With His Beloved Cats From the 1980s

Awesome Photos of Stephen King Posing With His Beloved Cats From the 1980s

“Cats were the gangsters of the animal world, living outside the law and often dying there. There were a great many of them who never grew old by the fire.” ― Stephen King, Pet Sematary. Continue reading »

Miniature Life Exhibition Shows Whimsical Uses of Everyday Items by A Japanese Artist

Miniature Life Exhibition Shows Whimsical Uses of Everyday Items by A Japanese Artist

Tatsuya Tanaka is a Japanese artist that’s an expert at looking at small things and creating a whole world out of them. Continue reading »