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.

Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Shortlist And Finalists
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
These 12 Pictures Of Building Compositions Won The 2019 Art Of Building Photography Competition
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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Shortlist Photographs Of The 2020 Bird Photographer Of The Year Competition
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 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
Cyberpunk Is Closer Than You Think: CD Projekt RED Announces The Winners Of Its Photo Competition

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

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.

Beautiful Early Entries Of The 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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.

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

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 2019 British Ecological Society Photography Competition
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 »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Historic Photographer Of The Year 2019

Historic Photographer of the Year calls on photographers from around the globe to explore and capture the very best historic places and cultural sites that the world has to offer.

Whether it’s a ruined English castle, an underground Roman villa or the haunting beauty of a long-forgotten battlefield, historical sites are among the most picturesque places to photograph on Earth.

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Historic Photographer Of The Year 2019
Shortlisted: Corfe Castle in the clouds, England by Michael Marsh. (Photo by Michael Marsh/Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2019/The Guardian) Continue reading »

The Best Winning Pictures From The 2019 Nature Photographer Of The Year

A picture of a pair of rabbits bounding through the air has been awarded a top prize in the annual Nature Photographer of the Year Awards. Csaba Daroczi won the top prize of €3,000 for his photograph entitled “Jump”, a black and white image of leaping rabbits taken at dawn near the village of Bocsa in Hungary

The Best Winning Pictures From The 2019 Nature Photographer Of The Year
Overall winner and black and white category winner: Jump by Csaba Daróczi (Hungary). (Photo by Daroczi Csaba/2019 Nature Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

The Spectacular Winning Photographs Of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Overall Winner – Sarah Skinner
The Spectacular Winning Photographs Of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced Winners. Sarah Skinner got Photographer of the year award for her wonderful photo “Cub and Adult Lion Playing”. Continue reading »

European Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2019 Winners Announced

European Wildlife Photographer of the Year has announced its winners for this year, presented by The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT). The competition showcases the most awe-inspiring captures from Europe’s best wildlife photographers. Photographers from over 30 countries entered around 15,800 images to compete for a number of different categories. Judged by a panel of expert wildlife photographers, the jury selected 85 of the best images, before narrowing it down to the ultimate winners.

European Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2019 Winners Announced

Overall winner: The Ghost – Eduardo Blanco Mendizabal (Spain). “Early this year I visited the nature park of Sierra de Andújar in Andalusia to look for the most endangered species of wild cats in Europe, the Iberian lynx ( Lynx pardinus). One evening I discovered a lynx right beside the road. The animal hardly took any notice but proceeded to groom itself quietly. Even the headlights of my car did not bother it. I took many photographs, but only in this one shot the lynx’s eyes light up ghostlike”. (Photo by Eduardo Blanco Mendizabal/2019 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The 2019 Weather Photographer Of The Year

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMS) has announced the winner of its Weather Photographer of the Year award, with lightning strikes and billowing storms among the top entries. Gareth Mon Jones won the overall prize for his image of a cloud inversion filling the valley beneath him in Snowdonia.

Spectacular Winning Photos From The 2019 Weather Photographer Of The Year

“Above My Expectations”. The overall winning image was taken by Gareth Mon Jones at dawn in Snowdonia, north-west Wales. (Photo by Gareth Mon Jones/2019 Weather Photographer of the Year/RMetS) Continue reading »

Nikon Small World 2019: The Best Microscope Photos Of The Year

Nikon has announced the winners of the 2019 Small World Photomicrography Competition, and has once more shared some of the winning and honored images with us. The contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. This year, first place was awarded to Teresa Zgoda and Teresa Kugler for their painstakingly prepared photo of a turtle embryo, using fluorescence and stereo microscopy. More than 2,000 entries were received from 100 countries in 2019, the 45th year of the competition.

Nikon Small World 2019: The Best Microscope Photos Of The Year

1st Place: Teresa Zgoda & Teresa Kugler, Campbell Hall, New York, USA. Fluorescent turtle embryo. Stereomicroscopy, Fluorescence, 5x (Objective Lens Magnification). (Photo by Teresa Zgoda/Nikon’s Small World 2019) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2019

The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been announced during a ceremony at London’s Natural History Museum.

Yongqing Bao, who hails from the Chinese province of Qinghai, scooped on Tuesday the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 award for The Moment, a striking image that frames the standoff between a Tibetan fox and a marmot, seemingly frozen in life-or-death deliberations.

Fourteen-year-old Cruz Erdmann was named Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 with his serene portrait of an iridescent big fin reef squid captured on a night dive in the Lembeh Strait off North Sulawesi, in Indonesia.

The two images were selected from 19 category winners, depicting the incredible diversity of life on Earth – from displays of rarely seen animal behaviour to hidden underwater worlds.

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2019

Overall winner, and behaviour – mammals joint winner: The Moment by Yongqing Bao, China. It was early spring in the Qinghai–Tibet plateau, in China’s Qilian mountains. The marmot was hungry. It was still in its winter coat and not long out of its six-month winter hibernation spent underground with the rest of its colony. It had spotted the fox and sounded the alarm to warn its companions, but the fox had not reacted and was still in the same position, so the marmot had ventured out of its burrow. The fox continued to lie still, then suddenly it rushed forward. (Photo by Bao Yongqing/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

The World’s Largest Photography Competition Announced 100 Finalists From Over A Million Entries And Here’s 30 Of Them

Photography has been around for nearly 200 years now and humanity’s fascination with taking pictures has only been growing over the past couple of centuries. Nowadays, it is one of the primary ways to explore and experience the world. In fact, photography is such a big deal that there are now plenty of social media websites dedicated to showing the world all of the cool stuff that we’ve shot. That is beside the multibillion dollar industry and the countless communities that revolve around photography.

EyeEm, one of such communities, are currently holding its annual photography competition—the EyeEm Awards 2019. EyeEm is a photographic community that was formed in 2010 along with the world photography competition. According to the EyeEm Team, over 5,000 photographers from around the globe participated, thus forming the community.

Bimo Pradityo, The Mobile Photographer Category
The World’s Largest Photography Competition Announced 100 Finalists From Over A Million Entries And Here’s 30 Of Them

Gear: Huawei Mate 10 pro Location: Imogiri, Yogyakarta Indonesia “Her name is Mss Ponikem, she is a batik craft maker from Giriloyo, Imogiri, Yogyakarta Indonesia. She’s been making Batik for 35 years. Batik is one of Indonesia heritage legacy in fashion.” Continue reading »

Royal Society Of Biology Photographer Of The Year 2019: The Shortlist

The RSB has unveiled the shortlist for its 2019 photographer of the year and young photographer of the year competition. They showcase stunning images captured across the globe, including Canada, India and Kenya, and feature a variety of species in motion, with fluttering birds, jumping insects and territorial showdowns.

‘Capturing movement’ was the theme of the competition in 2019. Life on Earth is constantly changing, and we invited individuals to photograph nature in motion.

Royal Society Of Biology Photographer Of The Year 2019: The Shortlist

Male polar bear shaking off snow by Ian Stone in Hudson Bay, Canada. For two hours before the photo was taken, a blizzard had completely covered the surrounding area and the polar bear in snow. Ian waited until the weather calmed to capture the bear standing up and shaking the snow from its fur, ready to continue with its journey to the sea to hunt for seals. (Photo by Ian Stone/2019 Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Photo Contest 2019

The Nature Conservancy is tackling some of the toughest problems facing people and nature today, replicating good ideas to save many places and improve people’s lives. We are grounded by local experience and leverage our science, real-world solutions and partnerships to influence global decision-making.

The global conservation body Nature Conservancy, working in 72 countries to tackle climate change and to conserve lands, waters and oceans, has announced its latest photo winners, selected from more than 100,000 entries.

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Photo Contest 2019

Hope by Fernando O’Farrill, Mexico: polar Bear in Svalbard, Norway. Winner – wildlife. (Photo by Fernando O’Farrill/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019) Continue reading »

A Celebration Of British Wildlife: Spectacular Winners Of The Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 Contest

To mark its tenth anniversary and help raise awareness about our coast; its incredible biodiversity and the threats it is facing BWPA have expanded the Coast and Marine category to include British and Irish Coastlines within four separate categories; Wales, Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland & the Coast of Ireland.

The British Wildlife Photography Awards proudly announce the winners for 2019. The awards celebrate both the work of amateur and professional photographers and the beauty and diversity of British wildlife. Winning images are chosen from thousands of entries in fifteen separate categories including a category for film and two junior categories to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.

A Celebration Of British Wildlife: Spectacular Winners Of The Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 Contest

Overall winner and urban wildlife category winner. Behind Bars (grey heron) by Daniel Trim from Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Grey herons thrive around London’s wilder waterways, but they also do well in more urban settings such as the smaller parks and canals, despite the litter and large numbers of people walking by. This individual was hunting in the cover of a bridge – presumably the fish were taking shelter among the fallen leaves and plastic bottles. The morning light shining through a grill gives the impression that the bird is trapped as it gazes out through the mesh. (Photo by Daniel Trim/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association) Continue reading »

The Winning Photos From The UK’s Best Sea View Photography Competition 2019

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, has revealed the eagerly awaited results of its seventh annual photography competition, showcasing images relating to all aspects of the UK’s historic relationship with the sea.

Having reviewed more than 800 fantastic entries, the judges decided to award Laurence Hartwell the prize for overall winner for 2019, with his entry ‘Landing Mackerel’, which captures a bird’s-eye view of a fisherman with his catch, taken in the port of Newlyn, Cornwall. The image won the amateur photographer a £500 ($600) prize voucher for photographic equipment.

The Winning Photos From The UK's Best Sea View Photography Competition 2019

“Landing Mackerel”, by Laurence Hartwell, which is the Overall Winner of the UK’s ultimate sea view photography competition. (Photo by Laurence Hartwell/PA Wire Press Association) Continue reading »

The Winning Photos From The CIWEM Environmental Photographer Of The Year 2019, An International Showcase For The Very Best In Environmental Photography

The CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year showcases the very best in environmental photography. Highlighting the terrible impacts being wrought on our planet by its most dominant species the competition also celebrates humanity’s innate ability to survive and innovate, lending hope to us all that we can overcome challenges to live sustainably. The competition supports the urgent calls to action of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and recognises the intricate interconnected nature of development, poverty reduction, equality, security and climate action and the unprecedented effort from all sectors of society needed to tackle the defining issues of our time.

The Winning Photos From The CIWEM Environmental Photographer Of The Year 2019, An International Showcase For The Very Best In Environmental Photography

High Tide Enters Home by SL Shanth Kumar, Mumbai. Environmental photographer of the year: A huge wave lashes at a shanty, throwing a fisherman out of his home in Bandra, Mumbai, India. He is pulled in by the strong currents but was rescued by fellow fishermen before the sea could swallow him. Mumbai is at risk of coastal flooding, a fallout of climate change. The city’s land and sea temperatures have been rising, causing an corresponding impact on the sea level. (Photo by SL Shanth Kumar/CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2019) Continue reading »

Mister Global Contestants Dress In Their National Costumes And Look Like Video Game Bosses

Mister Global Contestants Dress In Their National Costumes And Look Like Video Game Bosses

Recently, Mister Global, a male beauty pageant took place in Thailand. The event was founded in 2014 and since its first edition over 60 countries have sent their representatives to compete for the Mister Global Title. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2019 Contest

The winners of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 were announced at an award ceremony at the National Maritime Museum on 12 September 2019. The photographs will be showcased in an exhibition at the museum from 13 September. ESO joined the competition in 2016 by contributing a judge and further spreading the word about the competition among its community.

The overall winner of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is Hungarian photographer László Francsics who takes home a prize of £10 000. Francsics with his ‘Into the Shadow’ image captivated and astounded the judges. Taken in Budapest, Hungary, the photograph depicts a creative and artistic composition of the 35 phases of the total lunar eclipse that occurred on 21 January 2019.

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2019 Contest

Into the Shadow, by László Francsics. Winner: Our Moon and Winner: Overall. The photograph depicts a creative and artistic composition of the 35 phases of the total lunar eclipse that occurred on 21 January 2019. Competition judge Ed Robinson said: “For a single multiple-exposure image to capture this event with such positional precision, creative innovation and beauty is nothing short of masterful”. (Photo by László Francsics/Astronomy Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2019: The Best Shots From This Year’s Competition

The annual photography exhibition opens at the Natural History Museum in London on 18 November. Nearly 50,000 entires from professional and amateur photographers were submitted this year and 100 will be on display. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall on 15 October.

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2019: The Best Shots From This Year’s Competition

An ever-adaptable raccoon pokes her bandit-masked face out of a 1970s Ford Pinto on a deserted farm in Saskatchewan, Canada. In the back seat, her five playful kits trill with excitement. On this evening, she paused at the exit to check the surroundings before squeezing out to spend the night looking for food. (Urban wildlife category). (Photo by Jason Bantle) Continue reading »