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
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 »
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
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
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 »
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 »
Faces from around Australia and across the world are on display at Sydney’s Head On photo festival, which features work by more than 600 artists. Here are some of their most striking images.
First place: The invisible doors
This image, taken during a production of The Threepenny Opera, depicts an interaction between society and people with Down syndrome. Photograph: Marika Lortkipanidze. Continue reading »
From a close-up crocodile to a crab fishing in a cave and a lizard navigating plastic waste, here is a look at the winning images, runners-up and some commended entries in the Mangrove Photography Awards, run by the Mangrove Action Project. Continue reading »
Landscape photographer of the year aims to inspire engagement with the British landscape through photography. We take a look at the winners of all categories.
Gannets Overhead, Thomas Easterbrook – winner, youth black and white
“I took this photo of the two gannets as they flew over our heads when we were on a boat just off the coast of Cornwall. A large number of gannets were diving around us – a spectacular sight!” Continue reading »
Nikon Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum for recognising the art, proficiency and photographic excellence involved in photomicrography, or the art of photography through a light microscope. Each year, the competition attracts hundreds of vivid pictures revealing details of a world unseen by the naked eye. Founded in 1975, this year’s entries numbered almost 1,300 and were drawn from 72 countries.
Embryonic hand of a Madagascar giant day gecko (Phelsuma grandis) (confocal, 63x objective lens magnification). Photograph: Grigorii Timin & Dr. Michel Milinkovitch/Nikon Continue reading »
From smiling triggerfish to a waving raccoon, the shortlisted images for the 2022 Comedy Wildlife Photo awards have been announced. Whittled down from thousands of entries submitted by professional and amateur photographers from around the world, we’re presented with a wonderful mix of hilarious wildlife. The winners will be announced on 8 December.
A couple of triggerfish looking into the camera in Faial, Azores. Photograph: Arturo Telle/Comedywildlifephoto.com Continue reading »
“Fat Bear Week” is a weeklong, bracket-style elimination contest that pits the bulkiest bears of Katmai National Park against one another. At this time of the year bears are embracing their ursine urge to eat like there’s no tomorrow and fortify themselves for winter hibernation. Continue reading »
The winners of the Natural History Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Karine Aigner’s remarkable image of a buzzing ball of cactus bees spinning over the hot sand on a Texas ranch won the Grand Title award. ‘Wings-whirring, incoming males home in on the ball of buzzing bees that is rolling straight into the picture. The sense of movement and intensity is shown at bee-level magnification and transforms what are little cactus bees into big competitors for a single female,’ said chair of the jury, Rosamund Kidman Cox.
New life for the tohorā by Richard Robinson, New Zealand | Winner, oceans: the bigger picture
A hopeful moment for a population of whales that has survived against all odds. Hindered by poor visibility, Robinson used a polecam to photograph the whales gradually moving towards his boat. Pushing his camera to its limits, he was relieved to find the image pin-sharp and the moment of copulation crystallised in time. Known by the Māori as tohorā, the New Zealand population was hunted to near extinction in the 1800s, so every new calf offers new hope. Deas Head, Auckland Islands, New Zealand Photograph: Richard Robinson/Wildlife Photographer of the Year Continue reading »
Here are some of the top images in the global photography competition which attracted more than 100,000 entries from 196 different countries and territories. The competition is divided into six categories: people and nature, landscape, water, wildlife, climate, and plants and fungi.
Grand prize winner. Branching Out by Li Ping, China
On either side of a highway in Tibet, gullies formed by rainwater erosion span out like a tree. Photograph: Li Ping/Courtesy TNC Photo Contest 2022 Continue reading »
The Ocean Photographer of the Year is a celebration of our beautiful blue planet, as well as a platform to highlight the many plights it is facing.
Ocean photographers of all disciplines and experience levels – amateurs and professionals alike – are invited to submit their most impactful imagery to be judged by a panel of some of the world’s leading ocean photographers, including International Photography Hall of Fame inductee Paul Nicklen, founder of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Cristina Mittermeier, and Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Shawn Heinrichs.
A total of nine categories will be judged, with the overall winner crowned the Ocean Photographer of the Year in September this year.
Ocean Photographer of the Year 2022 – Second place – Katherine Lu. A blanket octopus shows off its beautiful patterns and colours, Philippines. (Photo by Katherine Lu/Ocean Photographer of the Year 2022) Continue reading »
Outstanding Wedding Photographs That Captured Precious Moments Of Love Shared By FdB Photography Awards 2022
Weddings can sometimes be cheesy and boring, but not always… Sometimes they are just crazy parties, sometimes they show love and affection, sometimes they can be funny… We love to find the most amazing images from weddings around the world. Continue reading »
Here are the winning photos of the 2022 Siena International Photo Awards. Greek photographer Konstantinos Tsakalidis with “Woman from Evia” is the overall winner of this year. The shot captures the desperation of Kritsiopi Panayiota, an 81-year-old woman, as the flames are approaching her home during the serious forest fires that hit the country in summer 2021 and caused extensive environmental damage.
The image, selected from tens of thousands of images sent by photographers from 140 countries, will be on display in Siena from October 1st to November 20th, along with the winning photos of the 12 categories of the SIPA 2022, the Creative Photo Awards, Drone Photo Awards and the solo exhibitions of Danish Siddiqui (Indian photographer killed on 16 July 2021 while documenting the combat between Afghan troops and the Taliban), as well as exhibitions featuring the work of Ami Vitale, Dan Winters and Peter Mather.
Kritsiopi Panayiota, 81-years-old, reacts as a wildfire approaches her house. Amid the hottest and most long-lasting heatwave in the last 30 years, with temperatures reaching 47°C, hundreds of forest fires broke out across the country, severely hitting Greece’s second largest island. Thousands of residents and tourists were evacuated by boat. The fire, which raged uncontrollably for a week in the tinder-dry pine forests, destroyed more than 50,000 hectares of forest area and agricultural land, burned dozens of houses, and killed many animals. Continue reading »
Here are the 10 photos of winners and finalists of the Travel Photography Contest 2022 by The Independent Photographer. Photos submitted from more than 30 different countries have been reviewed and 10 Winners and Finalists have been selected by master photographer Steve McCurry.
The overall winner of this contest is Robi Chakraborty for his photograph “Portrait of a young girl called Safina, along with her aunt, in her hut in Haji Pir.” He won $1000 prize money for the 1st place.
“Safina” – Haji Pir, India – Portrait of a young girl called Safina, along with her aunt, in her hut in Haji Pir. Continue reading »
Here are the 15 best-shortlisted photos from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest 2022. Photographers from 93 countries submitted their best work for this contest. The winners will be announced on October 11 during an exclusive awards ceremony. Continue reading »
Here are the winning photos of Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2022. The overall competition winner is Kenichi Morinaga with his brilliant photo of two cats sitting on a fence cheek to cheek or neck and neck! This image went up against two thousand funny pet entries to win the top title. Continue reading »
A look at the winning entries into the Drone photo awards 2022, including the overall winner showing a secondary fissure a few hundred metres from the main crater of the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland.
Wildlife. Runner-up: Learning Life by Florian Ledoux
A young polar bear, a yearling, is playing in the water, testing the fresh ice and jumping back and forth with his sibling, while their mother is resting nearby. This image is the result of five months in the field, living with and near the bears in a remote camp on the east coast of Svalbard. Continue reading »
Some of the winning images from the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s 14th Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The selection includes the winning image by Gerald Rhemann, Disconnection Event, a rare photograph of a piece of Comet Leonard’s gas tail being disconnected and carried away by the solar wind.
Young astronomy photographer of the year winner – The Neighbour by Yang Hanwen
The Andromeda galaxy, or Messier 31 (M31), is one of the closest and the largest neighbour of the Milky Way, and the most distant object the human eye can see. Yang Hanwen provided the original picture of M31.
“From the dark dust lanes to the HII regions, this young photographer has expertly bought out the galaxy’s stunning details to produce a vibrant image” – Melissa Brobby Continue reading »
Here are the winning photos of the Bird Photographer of the Year 2022. An image of a rock ptarmigan in winter plumage taking flight above the snow-covered mountains of Tysfjord, Norway, takes the grand prize in the world’s largest bird photography competition. Continue reading »
Here are the amazing black and white photographs of the All About Photo Magazine Awards 2022. They announced 25 talented photographers who won “AAP Magazine #25: B&W”. Continue reading »
Here are the best winning photos of the Black and White Photo Awards 2022. The image that took the title of Absolute Winner was Cheetah with cubs by Johan Willems. Continue reading »
Highly commended images from the wildlife photographer of the year contest. Winners will be announced on 11 October and an exhibition of the 100 award-winning shots will open at the Natural History Museum on 14 October.
Underwater wonderland, by Tiina Törmänen, Finland
Törmänen was thrilled to meet a school of inquisitive European perch on her annual snorkel in Honkalampi lake. In the previous three years she had found only dead fish. She framed the fish flying through clouds of pink-tinged algae. Although it created a beautiful scene, excessive algal growth, a result of the changing climate and warming waters, can cause problems for aquatic wildlife as it uses up oxygen and blocks out sunlight. Photograph: Tiina Törmänen Continue reading »
The Top 12 Entries for the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Image Contest 2022
Lab-grown spinal cords and glowing fish larvae are among the incredible images from the researchers at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at Queensland University, as they celebrate national science week with an annual competition to find the best pictures taken under the microscope.
Hippocampal neurons play a critical role in memory formation. Here, the neurons have been highlighted with monomeric and polymerized actin and green fluorescence protein. Photograph: Belal Shohayeb Continue reading »