Judging for the 2020 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition has recently taken place with the winners chosen. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year’s competition was reduced from 13 categories to just four: Personnel, Current RAF Equipment, RAF Operations and Exercises and the “Peoples’ Choice”.
Over 900 images were submitted across the competition’s three categories, with the best nine images chosen by the three industry professional judges.
Personnel, 1st place. A student from No 1 flying training school at RAF Shawbury prepares a flight using night-vision goggles. (Photo by Mr Ian Forshaw/2020 RAF Photo Competition) Continue reading »
Becca Saladin (previously), who works as a full-time graphic designer, created the Royalty Now series as a way to bring the past into the present and to help us look at history from a new angle. Check out Becca’s newest historical reimaginings below and remember to upvote your faves. Let us know which of the artist’s pieces you enjoyed the most, too. Continue reading »
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.
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 »
The shortlist for the Royal Photographic Society’s science photographer of the year competition will be exhibited at the Science Museum in London from 7 October until 5 January.
Mapping Oxygen by Yasmin Crawford, her final major project for an MA in photography at Falmouth University, which focused on examining the research behind myalgic encephalomyelitis. Through exploration of perspective, complexities and scientific multidisciplinary collaborations, Crawford says she creates imagery that explains, reveals and connects us consciously to the ambiguous and unknown. (Photo by Yasmin Crawford/2019 Science Photographer of the Year/RPS) Continue reading »
Every year the Royal Air Force celebrates the skill and technical work of its professional and amateur photographers, and in its 100th year it will also have special amateur category, open to everyone. Traditionally there has always been an amateur category but this year it will be open to the general public, service dependents, families and cadets. Continue reading »
Winner, Behaviour category. Respiro by Antonia Doncila. This photograph was taken while crossing the Fram Strait near the eastern Greenland coast. The polar bear found a portion of fast ice which rapidly became his home. (Photo by Antonia Doncila/PA Wire/Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition 2017) Continue reading »
“I was photographing insects in a park near my home when suddenly I found two damselflies in the grass. They kept flying and it was very difficult to focus until suddenly they parked behind a leaf”. (Photo by Miao Yong/2017 Royal Society of Biology Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »
A retired helicopter, which was bought at an Ministry of Defence auction, has been transformed into a glamping pod. The 17m (56ft) Royal Navy Sea King was bought by Stirling farmer Martyn Steedman for £7,000 ($9,000). Continue reading »
“The Autumn’s Beauty” by Amitava Chandra. “This unique white grass, a gift from nature to enhance the beauty of autumn, is colloquially called kash. For a short period during autumn it erupts in abundance without any cultivation or help from man”. Taken in Kolaghat, West Bengal. (Photo by Amitava Chandra/2016 Royal Society of Biology Photographer of the Year competition) Continue reading »
From a swirling dance of mating mayflies to a lone clownfish swimming amongst a field of bone-white sea anemones, the top photos chosen for the Royal Society Publishing’s second annual nature photography contest showcase small but significant moments in a rapidly-changing world. While these images might not seem earth-shattering, their subtle subjects inspire new ways of looking at the natural world.
Colourful butterflies gather on the head of this caiman to collect salt – an important mineral for their survival. This photo was taken while on a scientific expedition to the Amazon to study reptile and amphibian diversity. The expedition was led by researchers from the Herpetology Division at the University of Michigan and included participants from Peru and Australia. A number of minerals are a scarce resource throughout Amazonia and so this behaviour allows these invertebrates access to salt, much like the clay licks that are used by a variety of vertebrates. This particular phenomenon where butterflies and bees congregate on the heads and around the eyes of caimans and turtles has been documented before but what is unique here is the simultaneous number of butterfly species and the way in which each species is associated with its own kind. Continue reading »
A ship builder walks past a section of the Oasis Class 3 cruise ship at the STX Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, western France, February 17, 2015. The Oasis-class III vessel is scheduled for delivery in mid-2016. (Photo by Stephane Mahe/Reuters)
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The Royal Navy Peregrine Trophy’s main aspiration is to encourage and inspire wider production of powerful imagery that would represent the Royal Navy and Royal Marine’s operations in media. The role of photography, portraying the work of the Royal Navy has never been more important. The Royal Navy photographers who have captured images of life in the Royal Navy as well as the service’s technical prowess have been honoured at an annual awards ceremony in London. They were “recognised for their talent, dedication and creativity”.
HMS Defender alongside Glasgow, her affiliated city by L(Phot) Will Haigh which won the Navy News Award in the annual Peregrine Trophy awards. (Photo by Will Haigh/PA Wire)
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“Timeless beauty, Modern allure,” these are the terms luxury brand Gucci uses to describe Monaco’s equestrian royal princess Charlotte Casiraghi. Continue reading »
New dress codes released by the organisers of the Royal Ascot event have set some strict standards following allegations that visitors, particularly ladies, were too casually dressed for the occasion.
According to guidelines released by the organisation, fascinators, a millinery style head-piece often worn by the likes of Kate Middleton, Elizabeth Hurley and Princess Beatrice, has been prohibited from the event. In its place, headpieces which have a base covering a sufficient area of the head (above 4 inches / 10cm) will only be permitted.
Apart from this, women are also required to wear dresses and skirts of modest length falling just above the knee or longer. Moreover, strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck, spaghetti straps and dresses with a strap of less than one inch (2.5cm) are not permitted.
A racegoer stands near a dustbin on the fifth day of racing at Royal Ascot in southern England June 19, 2010. (Reuters) Continue reading »
The Royal Academy of Art in London is featuring an exclusive exhibition dedicated to the spectacular landscape works of English painter-photographer, David Hockney.
The “one man show” which runs from Jan-April, 2012 is dedicated to a single genre by the artists – landscapes – and comprises the use of high-tech tools, multi cameras and low-tech media-like paintings.
According to Bloomberg, the phrase “A Bigger Picture” can be interpreted in two different ways. One is that the larger the picture, the closer the viewer feels to it.
The other implication of the phrase is that Hockney has used the medium of multiple cameras such that the viewer can see the picture from varying angles.
British artist David Hockney poses with his painting “The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty-eleven)” at the Royal Academy of Arts in London January 16, 2012. The Royal Academy will exhibit new landscape works by Hockney in an exhibition from January 21 to April 9. (Reuters) Continue reading »
A golfer, his caddy and dog walk a green at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Portrush, Northern Ireland. It was announced Friday the the Irish Open golf championship will be held at Royal Portrush in June, the first time since 1953 that the Open championship will be held in Northern Ireland. (Peter Morrison/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.
When The Guardian began posting pictures of a giant Lego Christmas tree being erected in London’s St. Pancras Station, the newspaper’s Flickr account inspired users to create 3D Lego pictures of 2011, giving “the year’s news” through a series of submissions done entirely in Lego blocks.
Encompassing everything from the pie-ing of Rubert Murdoch to Obama and his national security team in the war room, from the topical and silly to the powerful and transcendent, these artists created not just scenes but occasionally entire worlds within their Lego creations.
Prince William and Kate Middleton kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following their royal wedding at Westminster Abbey. (allyhook/Twitter) Continue reading »
New range: Twenty-six first class stamps show off sights including the Angel of the North, Blackpool Tower and Edinburgh Castle. (PA) Continue reading »
A model presents a creation during The Alternative Hair show at the Royal Albert Hall in London. (Olivia Harris/Reuters) Continue reading »
Bhutan had its very own royal wedding on Thursday, as the nation’s “Dragon King” married an educated commoner 10 years his junior. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 31, and his new bride, Queen Jetsun Pema, 21, were joined by thousands of royal enthusiasts, as the ceremony took place at a Himalayan monastic fortress.
The king and queen, draped in traditional attire that included a raven’s head and a silk-embroidered crown, also sipped on a chalice of ambrosia that symbolized eternal life, according to Reuters. The ceremony, which included dance performances, baby elephants and a procession of singers, aired live on national television for Bhutan’s 700,000 people.
Pema, who is the daughter of an airline pilot, is educated just like her new husband. The young queen studied subjects including English and economics at the prestigious Lawrence School Sanawar in India before pursuing her college degree at Regents College in London, where she focused on International Relations, Psychology and Art History.
The king has a degree in Foreign Service Programme and International Relations from Magdalen College at the University of Oxford. “I am happy. I have been waiting quite some time . . . she is a wonderful human being, intelligent. Her and I share one big thing in common – love and passion for art,” Wangchuck told reporters following the ceremony.
The royal couple first announced their engagement on May 20, during the opening of the seventh session of parliament.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his new bride, Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan’s ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. (REUTERS / Adrees Latif) Continue reading »
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