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 »

French Artist Bruno Pontiroli Twists the World Around Him in His Paintings

French Artist Bruno Pontiroli Twists the World Around Him in His Paintings

Some artists have a knack for turning our world upside down with a stroke of a brush. Bruno Pontiroli is one of those artists. Bruno is a French contemporary artist that specializes in a specific kind of surrealism. He creates oil paintings and prints of contorted, distorted animals. 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 »

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 »

Gaze Into the Eyes of Animals Through Stunning Macro Shots

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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 »

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 »

Whenever This Woman Comes Across A Dead Animal, She Creates A Beautiful Memorial For It And Here Are Most Mesmerizing Ones

Whenever This Woman Comes Across A Dead Animal, She Creates A Beautiful Memorial For It And Here Are Most Mesmerizing Ones

Amanda Stronza is an anthropologist, professor, and photographer, passionate about wildlife and the people who live closest to wild animals all over the world. If you visit her Instagram profile, you’re gonna find hundreds of breathtaking pictures capturing the incredible lives of all kinds of wild animals. However, you’re gonna notice that some of the photos are a bit different. Continue reading »

This Instagram Account Cleverly Photoshops Animals Into Everyday Things

This Instagram Account Cleverly Photoshops Animals Into Everyday Things

Instagram account ‘Animals In Things’ is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a glorious page full of photos of animals seamlessly combined with food and everyday items. Scroll down to see the best examples! Continue reading »

Hilarious Finalists of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020

The annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards highlight the funniest photos of animals taken in the wild. Keen-eyed photographers from around the world capture moments where animals seem to be experiencing very human emotions or dilemmas.

This expert photobomb is a finalist in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.
Hilarious Finalists of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020
Brigitte Alcalay Marcon/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Founders Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks started the contest to raise awareness about wildlife conservation. They hope the pictures encourage people to shop responsibly, be mindful of their water use, and speak out about environmental issues … in addition to making people laugh. Continue reading »

If We Drew Modern Animals The Way We Draw Dinosaurs, Based On Bones Alone

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If We Drew Modern Animals The Way We Draw Dinosaurs, Based On Bones Alone

When we see illustrations of dinosaurs done by Paleoartists in books the skeletal reconstructions are what many artists depend on when trying to draw dinosaurs.

But what happens when you try to apply that to modern day animals? Continue reading »

Photographer Turns Her Garden Into a Tiny Cafe; Shoots the Cutest Photos of Animal Visitors

Photographer Turns Her Garden Into a Tiny Cafe; Shoots the Cutest Photos of Animal Visitors

It’s not an ordinary café as no human can get inside, sit down and order a drink. It was made by photographer Kristen Flagg in her own backyard, and its visitors are chipmunks, squirrels, and birds. Kristen doesn’t only serve them fruit, seeds, and nuts, but she also takes photos of her cute little customers. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2020

The fifty-sixth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Explore some of the world’s richest habitats, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know some extraordinary species. Go deeper and discover the surprising – and often challenging – stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis. Each image has been selected by a panel of international experts and showcases some of the best wildlife photography in the world.

Wildlife photojournalism, single image category: Amazon burning by Charlie Hamilton James, UK
Spectacular Winning Photos from The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2020
A fire burns out of control in Maranhão state, north-eastern Brazil. A single tree remains standing – ‘a monument to human stupidity’, says Charlie, who has been covering deforestation in the Amazon for the past decade. Photograph: Charlie Hamilton/2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Continue reading »

‘80s Style Double Exposure Portraits Of Pets With Their Owners By Danielle Spires

‘80s Style Double Exposure Portraits Of Pets With Their Owners By Danielle Spires

Among all the photos of pets and selfies with them flooding the internet, we present you the only timeless portrait you’ll ever need.

Los Angeles pet photographer Danielle Spires has developed her unique style by using stylized backdrops full of kitsch in her photo studio that result in oddly hilarious and quirky portraits of owners with their beloved pets—creative pics that our furry and not-so-furry friends deserve. But her signature photos definitely are 1980‘s-inspired double exposure portraits of pets with their owners. Continue reading »

These Incredible Sand Sculptures By Andoni Bastarrika Are The Ultimate Childhood Dream

These Incredible Sand Sculptures By Andoni Bastarrika Are The Ultimate Childhood Dream

Remember when you were little and you were building sandcastles on the beach? In your mind, they were tall, abundant, rich, but in reality, there were…well, not that great. These incredible sand sculptures by Andoni Bastarrika are so lifelike and cool, that I wish I had him around when I was a kid playing in the sand. Continue reading »

Animals In Suits: Very Well Dressed Animal Portraits By Ryan Berkley

Animals In Suits: Very Well Dressed Animal Portraits By Ryan Berkley

Ryan Berkley creates comic-book inspired art and prints for your walls or family photo albums using mainly markers and colored pencils. Perhaps best known for his “Animals in Suits” series, Ryan likes to tackle surreal subject matter in a very friendly way. Continue reading »

This Facebook Group Is Dedicated To Crappy Wildlife Photos That Are So Bad They’re Good

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This Facebook Group Is Dedicated To Crappy Wildlife Photos That Are So Bad They’re Good
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Forget everything you learned at that once-in-a-lifetime photography class. And if there’s not much to forget to begin with, I’m talking drawing a blank page. We are now entering the alternative National Geographic where no definition, missed focus, awkward poses, and a shaky frame are things to be proud of. Continue reading »

Not Only People Respect Social Distancing Rules – Animals Are Also Following The Recommendation Of WHO In Order To Stop Spreading The Coronavirus Pandemic

Cats respect the social distance rule of 1-meter even while hunting
Not Only People Respect Social Distancing Rules – Animals Are Also Following The Recommendation Of WHO In Order To Stop Spreading The Coronavirus Pandemic

The WHO (World Health Organization) advises that people should maintain at least 1 meter distance between them in order to prevent spreading the coronavirus infection, which already killed more than 154.726 people and over 2.2 million confirmed cases. Continue reading »

Ptolemy Elrington Recycles Old Hubcaps Into Amazing Animal Sculptures

Ptolemy Elrington Recycles Old Hubcaps Into Amazing Animal Sculptures

Ptolemy studied at Bradford in the 80’s, travelled extensively and settled in Brighton, UK. He specialises in animals, insects and marine life sculptures made from recycled materials including car wheel trims, shopping trolleys, car parts and found objects. He’s spent the last 17 years recycling them into beautiful and elegant animal sculptures. Continue reading »

For $100, You Can Have A Farm Animal Drop By Your Next ZOOM Video Conference

For 0, You Can Have A Farm Animal Drop By Your Next ZOOM Video Conference

Odds are you and your colleagues are spending more time on video calls these days. Well, for your next team meeting or company Zoom call, why not mix things up a bit? For $100, you can have a llama or goat visit your call. Yes, really. Continue reading »

Perfect Imperfection: Photographer Documents The Beauty Of Animals With Disabilities

Beau Was Taken In As A Stray And Had The Tips Of His Ears Resected When He Developed Skin Cancer
Perfect Imperfection: Photographer Documents The Beauty Of Animals With Disabilities

From dogs with three legs to cats without eyes, the Perfect Imperfection photo series celebrates the intrinsic beauty of animals who have overcome adversity and adapted to a physical impairment. All of these animals were rescued from their former lives and given a second chance by kind and caring humans. Continue reading »

The Beautiful, Surreal And Sometimes Sinister Artwork Of Jaco Putker

The Beautiful, Surreal And Sometimes Sinister Artwork Of Jaco Putker

Jaco Putker considers himself a regular guy who just likes to create. He is not quite sure what the term “artist” means–other than it suggests someone who has the freedom to create whatever they want. When Putker works he tries not to think too hard about what he is doing as thinking too much kills his creativity. Continue reading »

Artist Liz Sexton Turns Little Animals Into Human Scale

Artist Liz Sexton Turns Little Animals Into Human Scale

Anthropocentrism is the philosophy that man is the center of the world. It is this theory that Liz Sexton fights through her hybrid creatures. Continue reading »

Mammal Photographer Of The Year 2020 Contest Gives Top Prize To Urban Fox Photo

A curious fox, a posing seal and a rolling hare are just some of the winning pics from amateur photo competition, Mammal Photographer of the Year.

Mammal Photographer Of The Year 2020 Contest Gives Top Prize To Urban Fox Photo
Roger Cox/Mammal Photographer of the Year 2020

This snap of a daring fox on a car windscreen won the main prize. It was taken by Roger Cox from London and it’s called Foxhall Zafira after the Vauxhall car the fox had jumped onto! Roger says the animal often jumps on cars to find wild cherries which have dropped from the trees. Continue reading »

What The Bloody Hell Is A … ?: Brilliant Guide To Animals

What The Bloody Hell Is A … ?: Brilliant Guide To Animals

UK TV channel Dave launched an online campaign titled “What the bloody hell is a … ?” During it, the channel shared pictures of various animals along with some of their defining characteristics. And yes, the descriptions aren’t completely legit. Well, actually, they’re almost pure fiction. But they’re so ridiculous, they’re kinda genius. Continue scrolling and you’ll see what we mean. Continue reading »

This Artist Gives Animals A Rainbow Makeover

This Artist Gives Animals A Rainbow Makeover

Ramzy Masri is a talented Brooklyn-based graphic designer who uses rainbow colors as a major inspiration for his artwork. Masri made a name for himself on social media for his colorful works on which he gives landscapes, cityscapes, people, food, and all sorts of other subjects a rainbow makeover by injecting warm colors to ordinary photographs and making them pop. Continue reading »