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Spectacular Winning Images of the FdB Wedding Photography Awards 2022

Grandma And Her Little Boy” Photo By Barbara Fabbri (Italy)
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Did you know that every three months, photographers from all corners of the globe send in their most unique and incredible wedding photos to the FdB Awards? It’s an exciting event where over 1500 photos from 12 different countries are evaluated by a team of three international photographers. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images Of The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2023

Overall Winner: “A Look to the Future” by Charlie Page
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The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2023 announced its 25 winning photos, with Charlie Page taking the overall first place for his work called “A Look to the Future”. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 12th Annual Mobile Photography Awards

Grand Prize Winner: Glenn Homann
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These are the 20 photos that won the 12th Annual Mobile Photography Awards (MPA). The Mobile Photography Awards were established in 2011 to acknowledge and honor the skills and visual artistry of mobile photography and art communities. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The World Nature Photography Awards 2022

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“Playgroup” – Japanese macaques on Awaji Island, Japan. The gold winner in the behaviour – mammals category. (Photo by Hidetoshi Ogata/World Nature Photography Awards 2022) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images Of The 2022 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards

The results of the annual Travel Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, with one of the last remaining Northern White rhinos in the world being the subject of the top prize-winning snapshot. Out of the 20,000 entries received, Matjaz Krivic’s photographs captured the judges’ attention, as he conveyed the poignant story of these animals trying to survive and revive their species from the brink of extinction.

Krivic, a documentary photographer with more than 25 years of experience, has been traveling the world and capturing various stories of people and places. Currently, he is focused on highlighting environmental issues and advocating for a better future. This is not the first time Krivic has participated in the competition; according to Travel Photographer of the Year, he has submitted entries every year since the contest’s inception in 2003. The judges of the competition praised his work, stating that he portrayed Kenya’s sad story beautifully and sensitively, with images that are both tender and intimate.

Overall Winner: Travel Photographer Of The Year 2022: Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia
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“Najin 33 one of the last two Northern White rhinos left in the world resting under a hot afternoon sun with her friend and caretaker Zachary Mutai in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The northern white rhino is all but extinct. The two last males died several years ago. The two females are still with us, but too feeble to bear babies. In an Italian lab, their eggs are now artificially fertilized by sperm from the late males, and kept at minus 196 celsius, in hopes that surrogate rhinos from another sub species can carry the northern white back from the brink.” Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The National Geographic Traveller Photography Awards 2023

National Geographic Traveller has revealed the winners of its 11th annual photography competition, celebrating the best in travel photography across categories like wildlife, landscape, food, people, and urban. The judging panel sifted through thousands of entries to come up with a shortlist of 18 finalists for each category, and from there, the final seven winners were selected.

Though only open to UK and Irish participants, the winning images are said to reflect some of the best photography from around the world, showcasing a mix of drama, intimacy, and warmth that capture unique perspectives of travel.

The grand prize this year went to Renato Granieri, whose winning photograph was an inspiring image of two newly qualified eco-guards working at the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone, submitted in the people category and praised as a “firm favourite” among the judges.

Renato Granieri, winner: Grand Prize, People category
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Mariama Turay (left) and Marah Hawa, two newly qualified eco guards in Sierra Leone’s Loma Mountains national park. For the judges, Granieri’s shot captured ‘the authenticity of shared laughter’. Eighteen photographers made the shortlist for the awards, now in their 11th year. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The Global Cement and Concrete Association’s Competition

Concrete infrastructure, pro winner – Interchange, Guangzhou, China – Chek Poh Wong
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The Global Cement and Concrete Association recently held its fourth edition photography competition, and it was a massive success! With a whopping 14,000 entries from all over the world, both amateur and professional photographers wowed us with their amazing skills and talent. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images Of Sony World Photography Awards

Latin America, National Award Shortlist, Manuel Rodriguez
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The 2023 National & Regional Awards for photography have been announced, supporting and celebrating photographers worldwide. Continue reading »

Celebrating 17 Years of Beauty: A Look at the Winners and Commended Entries of the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition

Masaki Ito | Highly commended, Beautiful Gardens | A Smell So Sweet, Aichi prefecture, Japan
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“The many hanging blooms of wisteria smelt so sweet as they reflected in the pond at a garden near to my house. When the flowers bloom in April, it signifies my birthday has arrived again” Continue reading »

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 People’s Choice Award

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Hyena highway by Sam Rowley, UK. Spotted hyenas are intelligent and opportunistic animals. On the outskirts of cities such as Harar in Ethiopia, they take advantage of what humans leave behind like bones and rotting meat. In so doing, the hyenas keep disease at bay and the locals tolerate them, even leaving out butcher’s scraps.To capture these hyenas from the family group known as the Highway Clan, Sam set up a remote camera by a roadkill carcass. He photographed the lowest-ranking member of the clan after the dominant members had sauntered off. (Photo by Sam Rowley/Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From the 2022 Dog Photography Awards

The Dog Photography Awards, now in its second year, continues to showcase the talents of pet photographers from around the world. This prestigious competition highlights the artistry and skill involved in capturing the essence of our beloved canine companions. From dynamic action shots to serene portraits, the winning photographs are a testament to the beauty and diversity of dogs.

Founded by esteemed dog photographers Audrey Bellot and Claudio Piccoli, the awards invite both professional and amateur photographers to submit their work in four distinct categories: Action, Portrait & Landscape, Studio, and Dogs & People. After a rigorous selection process, the pool of finalists was narrowed down to the top three photographs in each category, showcasing the very best in dog photography. The Dog Photography Awards serves as a platform to celebrate the bond between humans and their furry friends, and the photographers who capture it.

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“The first obstacle of the course is the moment I prefer most of all. There, where it all begins, where the bond between Human and Dog is expressed in such a clear way by such a magnetic look, where you can see the power of dog’s muscles contracting and releasing energy at every handler’s nod.” (Photo: Francesco Junior Mura, 1st Place, Action) Continue reading »

Monkeys and Magic: Exploring the World of Black and White Photography Through the Lens of The Lensculture Awards

As a society, we often take for granted the power of visual storytelling. Photography, in particular, has the ability to transport us to different places, to make us feel a range of emotions, and to give us a glimpse into lives and experiences we may not have otherwise known. The monochrome works featured in the recent Lensculture black and white photography awards are a testament to this.

These photographs remind us that behind every image, there is a story waiting to be told.

Wendy Stone: Siblings (3rd Place Winner, Series)
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‘Our son has two brothers who are over 20 years older than him and have moved out of the house. Being home with no siblings to play with often has him getting into mischief with our two dogs, Marius and Sasha. Their interactions demonstrate the same sibling interactions as humans: playing, tattling, fighting and snuggling. For this series, I documented their adventures, striving to capture both their good and bad days.’ Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of the Mountain Photo of the Year 2022 Competition

A selection of the winning entries and contenders for Trail magazine’s annual photography competition, now in its ninth year.

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The winning entry by Anglesey bookkeeper Kat Lawman is an image shot above the clouds at the top of Garnedd Ugain in Eryri (Snowdonia), that shows Jupiter, Saturn and Venus aligning under the watchful gaze of a wild camper. Kat, who also spends her time as a mountain leader and took up photography as a hobby three years ago, said: ‘It was such a truly earth-moving moment I was reduced to tears. The mountains here in Snowdonia are my life, and my escape … This night in December I managed to get the whole Snowdon massif all to myself, there wasn’t another single person around and this photo will always be the most special one to me’. Photograph: Kat Lawman Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of the 2022 Close-Up Photographer of the Year Awards

Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) is a celebration of close-up, macro and micro photography. A global competition created to showcase images that help us see the world anew.

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The overall prize went to this shot of two spotted salamanders being consumed by a northern pitcher plant in Algonquin provincial park, Canada. (Photo by Samantha Stephens/Close Up Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Celebrating the Beauty of Australian Birds: A Look at the Winning Images from the 2022 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards

The 2022 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards have recently revealed their winning images, selected from a pool of over 5,600 submissions from photographers worldwide.

The competition not only served as a way to raise funds for bird conservation efforts, but also as a celebration of the beauty and diversity of these amazing creatures. This year’s categories included “Bird Portrait,” “Special Theme (Australasian Robins),” “Bird Behavior,” and “Birds in Backyards,” just to name a few. Take a look at some of the stunning photos that made it to the winning list in the gallery below.

Birds In Flight: “White-Faced Storm Petrel” By John Harrison (Winner)
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“Storm petrels regularly exhibit this water-skiing behavior whilst searching for food on the water’s surface, but I have never seen such a perfectly timed photo of the moment of impact.” White-faced Storm Petrel, Near Eaglehawk Neck, Tas Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The 2022 Northern Lights Photographer of The Year

“Polaris Dream” – Nico Rinaldi
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The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, is a captivating natural occurrence that draws in travelers, artists, and photographers from all corners of the globe. Continue reading »

The Winners of The International Landscape Photographer of The Year 2022 Competition Have Been Announced

“Paternidad” by Benjamin Briones Grandi (Chile). Portfolio – Winner.
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Images and winners of the 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have been chosen. Chile’s Benjamin Briones Grandi was named Photographer of the Year for his portfolio, with Tony Wang of China in second place and Max Rive of the Netherlands in third place. Continue reading »

A Selection of The Winning Images in The British Ecological Society’s Annual Competition ‘Capturing Ecology’

The British Ecological Society has released a collection of winning and highly commended images from their annual Capturing Ecology competition. These photos, taken by international ecologists and students from around the world, showcase the beauty and complexity of nature. The selection includes a mother leopard hunting and a bird floating peacefully on water, highlighting the intricate relationship between humans and the natural world.

Overall runner-up – Leopard Surprise! by Peter Hudson
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Leopards don’t often hunt during the day but demand from her cub meant Luluka had to have a go. Steenbok are not easy prey; they exhibit multiple adaptations to avoid predation, so the hunt was long and careful. It took Luluka four attempts to secure her prey. Photograph: Peter Hudson/BES Capturing Ecology 2022 Continue reading »

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: Young Photographer Award Winners

The winning images across ten categories in the animal welfare charity’s annual competition.

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Mountain Hare by Ben Harrott, 18, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, winner of the 16-18 category and overall winner. Photograph: Ben Harrott/RSPCA/PA Continue reading »

The Spectacular Finalists Images form The Art of Building Competition 2022

The Chartered Institute of Building has announced the finalists for the largest photography competition celebrating the built environment. The entries range from a solitary church to a bustling shopping mall, and the winner will be chosen by a public vote.

The UAE Pavilion at EXPO 2020, taken by Francesca Pompei
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“Designed by the Swiss-Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava for the Dubai Expo. At the centre of the structure there is a sphere-shaped void that serves as an auditorium with a capacity of 200. Its continuum form is a symbol of resilience and of a boundless future embracing a dialogue among different cultures.” Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

Here are the winning photos of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2022. The Overall Winner of this year’s competition is Jennifer Hadley, for her classic photograph of a lion cub losing its grip on a tree trunk entitled “Not so cat-like reflexes”. This shot also won the Creatures of the Land category.

Up against 5,000 incredible entries from over 85 countries around the world, Jennifer’s image fought off fierce competition in the closest voting ever! The image was captured in the Serengeti, Tanzania when Jennifer managed to capture that moment a young 3-month-old cub tries to descend from a tree, and it didn’t go so well. “It was probably his first time in a tree” Jennifer said of the image ‘and he decided to just go for it.’ And luckily for us, Jenn.

Overall Winner: “Not so cat-like reflexes” by Jennifer Hadley
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“This 3 month old cub and his sibling were in a tree. The other lionesses were in other trees and on the ground. He wanted to get down and walked all over the branches looking for the right spot and finally just went for it. It was probably his first time in a tree and his descent didn’t go so well. He was just fine though after landing on the ground. He got up and ran off with some other cubs.” Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The Environmental Photographer of The Year 2022

This year’s Environmental photographer of the year competition, from CIWEM, WaterBear, Nikon and Arup, showcases some of the most striking images of the natural world, providing an international platform to raise awareness for the issues that threaten our planet.

Winner: Vision of the Future | Vertical Farming by Arie Basuki
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Officers maintain vegetable crops in a warehouse at Sentra farm in West Java, Indonesia. Vegetables such as curly lettuce, romaine, oclave green, siiomak, kailan are cultured in a room where the light and temperature remain stable. The advantage of vertical farming, which was developed in the past year, is that it is free of pesticides with a harvest period of only 30 days with an average yield of 20-30kg a day. Photograph: Arie Basuki/Environmental photographer of the year Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The 2022 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards

A shy albatross, a skydiving kestrel and a curious galah are among the shortlisted and winning photos in this year’s bird photography prize, chosen from more than 5,600 images. Funds raised by the competition support bird conservation programs.

What’s Mine is Yours – Bird behaviour finalist
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Two fairy terns share a sardine. Photograph: Rebecca Harrison Continue reading »

The Architectural Photography Awards Has Announced the Shortlist of Entrants for This Year’s Competition

Inside the Tower, a geothermal power plant in Monterotondo Marittimo, Tuscany, Italy by Fabio Sartori
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The judges were asked to look beyond the architecture, and to consider composition, use of scale and the photographers’ sensitivity to atmosphere. The shortlist consists of entries from six categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, Buildings in Use, Bridges and Transport Hub. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of African Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

Grand Prize, Winner: Mountain Gorilla By Michelle Kranz of Boulder, USA
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Here are the winning photos of Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards 2022. This year the grand prize winner is Michelle Kranz of Boulder, Colorado, USA for his photo “Mountain Gorilla” captured in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Continue reading »