British Hair Awards 2016 – Afro Finalist Collection

Collection nominated for the final of British Hairdresser of the Year Award Afro category and earned Lisa 3 Black Hair & Beauty Awards finalist nominations in the Weave, Natural and Stylist of the Year categories! Makeup: Suhyun Kang-Emery. Photography: Luke Nugent. Continue reading »

2016 Siena International Photography Awards Winners

Siena International Photo Award has become one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. With images submitted by photographers from over 100 countries around the world, the Award highlights how Siena is one of the most artistically established towns in the world.

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“Strawberry greenhouses”. A strawberry-picker walks between colourful greenhouses near Nazilli, in the Aydın province of Turkey. Winner: Travel. (Photo by Leyla Emektar/SIPA Contest) Continue reading »

UK Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards

A selection of prizewinning images from the Take a View 2016 photography awards.

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Shifting Sands, taken in Silverdale, Lancashire, which won the Your View award. (Photo by Tony Higginson/PA Wire) Continue reading »

Australian Nikon-Walkley Awards 2016 Winners

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“Jason has beautifully captured a year of politics, sport and art in Australia. Through his lens he has also helped put a human face to social issues in the news”. Here, Melbourne Ballet Company dancer Kristy Lee Denovan is pictured at Princess Pier. (Photo by Jason Edwards/The Walkley Foundation) Continue reading »

Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016 Shortlist

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A bear appears to have wings growing from it’s head in a photo taken by Adam Parsons, September, 2015. (Photo by Adam Parsons/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016) Continue reading »

Photo Masterpieces Of The Red Bull Illume Photo Awards 2016

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Athlete: Senad Grosic Location: Gablenz, Germany. Image is from the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016 contest. Lorenz Holder is the overall winner of the contest. (Photo by Lorenz Holder/Red Bull Illume) Continue reading »

The Looking Back On Sony World Photography Awards

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“Bear Apartment Six” is a composite made up of 16 photographs of three sun bear cubs at Free the Bears Fund’s enclosure number six in Cambodia photographed over 90 consecutive minutes in June 2016. Each bear was rescued from the illegal wildlife trade when they were only a few months old. (Photo by Alexandra Cearns/Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »

Hilarious Winners Of The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The first-ever comedy photo awards for animals in the wild was founded by wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks.

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A macro photograph of honey bee tentacles, titled, Just putting on my pearls before I hit the town, pictured by Murray Mcculloch for the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016, July 2015. (Photo by Murray Mcculloch/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards) Continue reading »

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Winners

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Animal portraits winner: Jamie Mina, “Contemplation”, Mountain hare, Tomatin, Inverness, Scotland. (Photo by Jamie Mina/British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016) Continue reading »

2016 Audubon Photography Awards

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Grand Prize Winner. Bald eagle and Great blue herons in Seabeck, Wash. (Photo by Bonnie Block/Audubon Photography Awards) Continue reading »

2016 CWAS “David Malin” Awards Finalists

These spectacular images of the universe are the finalists in the 2016 CWAS “David Malin” awards. The annual competition, which celebrates the best astronomy images taken by Australian photographers, is part of AstroFest 2016. The winners will be announced on 16 July. An associated exhibition opens the following day at the CSIRO Parkes Observatory visitors centre, and a second exhibition will also travel to selected venues around Australia.

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The Large Magellanic Cloud. (Photo by Chris Marklew/CWAS/The Guardian) Continue reading »

Here Are The Winners Of The 2016 iPhone Photography Awards

The annual iPhone Photography Awards have recognized the top images taken with an iPhone as well as the top iPhone photographers for the last 9 years, and now this year’s winners have been unveiled. This year, “thousands” of images were submitted from photographers across 139 countries.

Siyuan Niu, Xinjiang, China, Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year
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Man and the Eagle
“The brave and wise Khalkhas live along the mountains in the south of Xinjiang and are companions with the eagles. They regard eagles as their children and train them for many years to hunt. This 70 year old man is rigid and solemn in front of family and friends, but when he is with his beloved eagle, the corner of his mouth would curve up. When the eagles reach mating age, although he is very reluctant, the man releases the eagles back into nature so that they can thrive. A mild heart and exquisite love are covered by his weather-beaten face. He is a tough man with a tender heart.” Continue reading »

Sony World Photography Awards 2016 Winners

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Professional environment category winner. Eagle Hunters of Western China, by Kevin Frayer, Canada. The training and handling of large birds of prey follows a strict set of ancient rules that Kazakh eagle hunters are preserving for future generations in the mountainous region of western China that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Sony World Photography Awards 2016 Final Shortlist, Part 2

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Maroesjka Lavigne, Belgium. Shortlist, Professional, Landscape. A country named after a desert. One of the least densely populated places on earth. Defined by its rich variety of colors yet in a forever changing, yet completely barren landscape. Namibia’s landscape draws you in, through a vast brown plain of scorched earth, and steers you over the white surface of a salt pan to finally arrive in the gold tones of the sand dunes. Patience is required to discover the wide range of Namibia’s subtle scenery. It literally takes you hours, driving though nothing, to at long last arrive at…more of nothing. Continue reading »

Sony World Photography Awards 2016 Final Shortlist

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Matthias Hangst, Germany. Professional; shortlisted in the Sport category. A member of the Mexico synchronised swimming team competes on day four of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images/Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »