Spectacular Winning Photos from The Weather Photographer of the Year 2020 Awards

AccuWeather partnered with the Royal Meteorological Society on their “Weather Photographer of the Year” 2020 contest this year. As determined by the judges, Rudolf Sulgan is Weather Photographer of the Year for 2020.

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Weather Photographer of the Year 2020 Awards
“Blizzard”. The winning shot of a snowstorm in New York City. (Photo by Rudolf Sulgan/Royal Meteorological Society’s Weather Photographer of the Year Awards) Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards

Galaxies Winner and Overall Winner – Andromeda Galaxy at Arm’s Length
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Nicolas Lefaudeux

Let’s see the spectacular winning images from the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition! Images were submitted for one of 9 categories—including Galaxies, Aurorae, Our Moon, People and Space, and Young Photographer of the Year, among others—and a total of 11 images were honored. There are 9 category winners, one overall winner selected from the categories, and two special prices for “best newcomer” and “imaging innovation.” 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 »

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 »

Stunning Entries for The International Festival of Photojournalism 2020

The international festival of photojournalism, Visa Pour l’Image, returns from 29 August 2020. This year, the festival welcomes visitors from around the world online, for a series of virtual exhibitions, roundtable discussions, screenings and award presentations. In addition, Canon will host an exclusive programme of events in its virtual lounge.

Stunning Entries for The International Festival of Photojournalism 2020
The Canon female photojournalist grant. Nine-year-old Elif, a new student at a Quranic school, wears a hijab for the first time. Rize, Turkey, 4 August 2018. (Photo by Sabiha Çimen/International Festival of Photojournalism 2020) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Minimalist Photographer Of The Year 2020

Minimalist Photographer Of The Year 2020 – George Byrne, Australia
Spectacular Winning Photos From The Minimalist Photographer Of The Year 2020

Minimalist Photography Awards announced the winners for 2020 in the categories of Abstract, Aerial, Architecture, Conceptual, Fine Art, Landscape, Long Exposure, Night, Open Theme, Photomanipulation, Portrait, and Street. Minimalist Photography Awards is a non-profit association, powered by black & white Minimalism magazine which aims to recognize, reward, and expose talented photographers all around the world and introduce them to the professional photography industry. Continue reading »

Russians Compete In the Photo Contest of HUAWEI

“Student”, author — Golosovker Tanya, winner in category “Goodnight”, made with HUAWEI P30 Pro
Russians Compete In the Photo Contest of HUAWEI

Some cool images from the international contest Next-Image Awards held in Russia recently. It’s the biggest contest of mobile photos and video clips made by mobile devices HUAWEI. Last year 520 000 the contest had 520 thousand participants. This year the contest was held in Russia where HUAWEI received more than 20 000 photographs taken with smartphones of the brand. Continue reading »

The Winners of The 2020 Bird Photographer of The Year Have Been Announced

The prestigious Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) competition, now in its fifth year, has released the stunning winning photos for 2020.

The contest is the work of Birds on the Brink, a charity aimed at supporting bird-related conservation projects around the world that awards small grants where they will do the most measurable good. This year’s winners were culled from more than 15,000 photos from photographers representing 60-plus countries around the world.

The Winners of The 2020 Bird Photographer of The Year Have Been Announced
End of the Day, Bird Photographer Of The Year winner and Gold Award for Best Portrait category: European Shag Gulosus aristotelis, Vardø, Norway. MAJED ALZA’ABI, KUWAIT, BPOTY 2020 Continue reading »

The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: These Incredible Pics Capture The Charm Of Birds Perfectly

The Grand Prize Winner
Double-crested Cormorant in Los Islotes, Mexico. Photograph by Joanna Lentin.
The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: These Incredible Pics Capture The Charm Of Birds Perfectly

The National Audubon Society, which has been around for more than a century, has been set up to protect birds and the places they live throughout the Americas. Each year, the National Audubon Society allows photographers from across the United States and seven Canadian provinces to submit their best bird photographs. The contest, which is in its 11th year now, has been showcasing the talent of an array of photographers from all over the world who present our beautiful avian friends in their natural habitats. Continue reading »

“Spuds You Like”: Spectacular Winning Photos From The Potato Photographer Of The Year 2020

The inaugural Potato Photographer of the Year prize has gone to a potato getting a lockdown haircut. Judged by a panel including organiser Benedict Brain and Martin Parr, the competition raised funds for the food bank charity, The Trussell Trust.

"Spuds You Like": Spectacular Winning Photos From The Potato Photographer Of The Year 2020
First prize – End of Lockdown: ‘This is delightful, imaginative, and a good laugh. And again, a bit bonkers. What we all need at this grim time.’ Paul Hill. Photograph: Ray Spence Continue reading »

The British And Irish Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Has Announced The Winning Images In Its Annual Photography Competition

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has announced the winning images in its annual photography competition. The 2020 winners show the important work of zoos and aquariums at an immensely challenging time. After months of closures, these conservation organisations are reeling from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

The British And Irish Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Has Announced The Winning Images In Its Annual Photography Competition
Winner, Life in a BIAZA Collection category: The Boy in the Red Coat, by Robert Everett at Chester Zoo. Species: Humboldt penguin (and human). (Photo by Robert Everett/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition) Continue reading »

Winners Of The 2020 iPhone Photography Awards Announced

Flying Boys
Dimpy Bhalotia, United Kingdom. Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year. Location: Banaras, India. Shot on iPhone X.
Winners Of The 2020 iPhone Photography Awards Announced

The overall winner of the 13th annual iPhone Photography Awards has been announced, with the winning entry shot on an iPhone X.

The winners of the 2020 iPhone Photograph Awards — an annual contest solely for images taken with an iPhone or iPad — have been announced. In this 13th year of the awards, the grand prize winner and also Photographer of the Year is Dimpy Bhalotia from the UK. She wins an iPad Air. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The World Sports Photography Awards 2020

Nothing captures the emotion of sports like photography!

World Sport Photography Awards is created by a unique partnership between Twelfthman, the leading sports creative and design agency and Iconify, the awards agency behind innovative awards campaigns. Together we represent the best of sports and awards campaign design and thinking.

Spectacular Winning Photos From The World Sports Photography Awards 2020
Overall winner. Anthony Joshua (right) punches Andy Ruiz Jr during their world heavyweight title fight in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Beautiful Winning Black And White Photos From The 2019 Monochrome Photographer Of The Year Contest

Grand Prize: Monochrome Photographer of the Year – Professional. The Mundari cattle camp By Trevor Cole from the United Kingdom
Beautiful Winning Black And White Photos From The 2019 Monochrome Photographer Of The Year Contest

While the norm has become to embrace all things technicolor, nothing beats the classics. From iconic films like It’s a Wonderful Life and To Kill a Mockingbird, to the original works of Disney and other famous cartoonists, black and white imagery was and has always been the original color, telling superlative stories far before digital editing and graphics made their way into the arts. To those who have forgotten the impact that black-and-white schemes can have on artwork, the Monochrome Photography Awards are here to remind us in a way that we’ll never forget! Continue reading »

Beautiful Award-Winning Photos Of The HIPA Contest That Will Make You Appreciate The Natural World

Jasmine Carey’s “Essence of Life” took home the grand prize.
Beautiful Award-Winning Photos Of The HIPA Contest That Will Make You Appreciate The Natural World
“Essence of Life.” Jasmine Carey/HIPA

Water — this was the theme of this year’s HIPA photography contest. The awards were announced on June 7, 2020 and the Grand Prize of 120k dollars went to Jasmine Carey from Australia for her stunning and ethereal photo of a mother Humpback whale sleeping beside her 2-week-old baby. Carey took the photo while underwater in the Kingdom of Tonga, in the South Pacific. Continue reading »