The Best Of The Best Surfing Photos For The 2020 Nikon Surf Photography Awards

A panel of 10 high-profile judges from within the surfing industry including seven-time world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore were tasked with selecting the best of the best surfing photos for the 2020 Nikon surf photography awards. The judges were looking for innovation and creativity, uniqueness, dramatic affect and sensory impact.


“Danny Sunset Stern”. (Photo by Stu Gibson/Ren Mcgann/2020 Nikon Surf Photography Awards) Continue reading »

Inspired By Nature, National Parks Photography Competition 2020

The UK National Parks and Campaign for National Parks are delighted to announce the winner, runner up and shortlisted entrants for our joint photography competition underscoring the importance of nature in our national parks.

The competition, around the theme of ‘inspired by nature’, drew about 1,700 entries via social media. Outstanding wildlife shots, landscapes and portraits from across the 15 national parks in the UK blew away the judges.

The dramatic winning shot from Peter Stevens depicts a rare osprey swooping in on its prey in the Cairngorms national park.


Winner. Breakfast to take away, Cairngorms national park, by Peter Stevens: “This image was taken at Gordon MacLeod’s osprey hide in Aviemore, about 6am in July 2019. The local ospreys take fish from the loch to feed their young, before the long journey back to Africa at the end of the summer”. (Photo by Peter Stevens/2020 UK National Parks Photography Competition) 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.


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 »

Apple Reveals The Best Night Mode Photos Shot On iPhone

iPhone photographers around the world answered the call to participate in the Night mode photo challenge, sharing their captivating Night mode images shot on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. A curated panel of judges selected six winning photos from thousands of submissions worldwide.

Konstantin Chalabov (Moscow, Russia), iPhone 11 Pro

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“Konstantin’s photo is a super-dramatic image shot with Night mode. It could be the opening shot of a great Cold War spy movie. It challenges us with intriguing questions — ‘Where is the driver? Where are they going? Why stop out here?’ A cool mist permeates the blue Russian hillside and snow-covered ground, framing the lonely vehicle with bright red lights that hint at an unknown danger.” Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2020 Contest

Underwater Photographer of the Year celebrates photography beneath the surface of the ocean, lakes and rivers. More than 5,500 underwater pictures were entered in 13 categories by underwater photographers from 70 countries around the world.


Marine conservation category winner: Last Dawn, Last Breath by Pasquale Vassallo (Italy) in Tyrrhenian Sea, Bacoli, Naples, Italy. As the fishermen quickly hauled on the nets, I tried to take some shots of trapped fish still suffering in the mesh, such as this tuna (Euthynnus alletteratus). (Photo by Pasquale Vassallo/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020) Continue reading »

Stunning Photos From The Hair Freezing Contest Of Takhini Hot Springs

The Hair Freezing Contest at Takhini Hot Pools started in 2011. The early years of the contest had humble beginnings, with $100 of prize money given to the best frozen hairdo and just a few dozen participants each year. Over the years, the contest gained momentum and in 2015 an image from the contest went viral. Since then, Takhini Hot Pools has increased the prize money to $750 and added several new categories. But this year, the contest has reached new heights. Continue reading »

Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Shortlist And Finalists

The World Photography Organisation has revealed the finalist and shortlisted photographers in the professional competition for its 2020 awards. Works by the finalists will go on display this April at Somerset House, London.


Documentary shortlist. A three-year drought, combined with staff cuts and political debate over the effectiveness of hazard-reduction-burn has led to a series of catastrophic bushfires in Australia. (Photo by Nicholas Moir/Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »

These 12 Pictures Of Building Compositions Won The 2019 Art Of Building Photography Competition

“Fish” By Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz, Winner Of The Judge’s Prize

Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz/CIOB

Art comes in many shapes and sizes, whether it’s visual, aural or experiential, digital or physical, written or drawn—the list can be as extensive as human imagination and ambition is. Continue reading »

Shortlist Photographs Of The 2020 Bird Photographer Of The Year Competition

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Pavel Chekanov/Bird Photographer of the Year

The prestigious Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) announced the shortlist photographs of the 2020 BPOTY competition. This is the fifth year of this competition. There are five categories like Birds in the Environment, Birds in Flight, Bird Behaviour, Best Portrait, and Garden and Urban Birds. There are 15,000 images submitted by photographers from over 60 countries worldwide. Continue reading »

The International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Winners Show All The Beauty In The World Around Us

The International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILPOTY) has announced the winners of the 2019 contest. Both professional and amateur photographers from all over the globe posted their photos, and the best of the best have been selected. From vast spaces to abstract patterns, the winning photos show the immense beauty of the world that surrounds us. Continue reading »

Cyberpunk Is Closer Than You Think: CD Projekt RED Announces The Winners Of Its Photo Competition

1st Prize goes to 思宇walker for this amazing photo of Hangzhou, China – truly capturing the cyberpunk mood with its retro vibe and contrast between the old and the futuristic

Lately, CD Projekt RED has given free rein to the overflowing creativity of amateur photography players, in the context of a competition. The opportunity to discover pictures reminiscent of the futuristic universe of Cyberpunk 2077. Continue reading »

50 Winning Photos From The 2019’s Best Wedding Photo Contest


Glen Etive, Scotland by Darek Lukasik of Nina & Darek

The winners of The International Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards have been announced. Entries came in from all across the globe, and here are the 50 best ones. Continue reading »

Beautiful Early Entries Of The 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

The 2020 Sony World Photography Awards are now taking entries, and the organizers were once again kind enough to share some of their early photos with us, gathered here. This year’s competition has an expanded youth-competition schedule, a new overall environment category, and two new awards: the Latin America Professional Award, and the China National Student Award. Entries in the open competition will be accepted until January 7, 2020. Captions here were written by the photographers.


Sheep Herd. Open, Motion category. “The hard and dusty journey of a sheep herd in Bitlis, Turkey.” (F. Dilek Uyar, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »

Breathtaking Winning Action Sports Images Of The Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2019

Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest. It showcases the most creative and captivating images on the planet, while illuminating the passion, lifestyle and culture behind the photographers that shoot them. The Image Quest 2019 is the fifth edition and evolves with two exciting new categories; Best of Instagram by SanDisk and the Moving Image category.


Category Finalist 2019: Playground. Photographer: Chris Tedesco. Athlete: Tom Parsons. Location: Swing Arm City, UT, Unites States Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 2019 British Ecological Society Photography Competition

The winning images, taken by international ecologists and students, celebrate the diversity of ecology; capturing flora and fauna from across the planet. Subjects range from the hypnotic textures of a birch forest, to a three-toed sloth making its way across a road, to a Southern white rhinoceros receiving its annual horn trimming to help protect it from poachers.

On his winning image, Roberto, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Valencia, said: “Unfortunately, many areas of Madagascar are suffering huge anthropic pressures including poaching and fires, and big snakes are becoming increasingly difficult to see. During my visit to Madagascar, I had the pleasure of finding this outstanding snake and photographing it. To offer a dramatic scenario reflecting the conditions that these snakes are suffering, I used an external red light as a source of light and severe blurring to capture the environment.”


The Art of Ecology category winner: For the love of Flamingos by Peter Hudson (Penn State University), taken over Lake Magadi, Kenya. “A flock of flamingos fly high over Lake Magadi in a heart shape. Flamingos are all legs and necks but at the same time graceful and fascinating and I admit I have a deep passion for them, so I was thrilled when, flying high over Lake Magadi, I watched this flock form themselves in to a heart shape”. (Photo by Peter J. Hudson/2019 British Ecological Society Photography Competition) Continue reading »