Stunning Photos From The Shortlist Of The Architectural Photography Awards 2018

Since its inception in 2012, with the support of the World Architecture Festival and facade and interior system manufacturer STO SE & Co, The Architectural Photography Awards coverage has moved from local trade papers to global news media. Continue reading »

2018 Photobox Instagram Photography Awards Shortlist

Shortlisted images in the running to be crowned Photobox Instagram photograph of the year range from furry friends to the Holi festival to the meaning of love. Judges, including the Guardian’s former picture editor Eamonn McCabe, have whittled down 180,000 submissions to unearth a shortlist that celebrates the best of social media. Winners will be announced October 3, 2018. Here: Seven Sisters Cliffs. Landscape shortlist. (Photo by Maria Costantina Seri/@mariacostantinaseri) Continue reading »

The Shortlist For The Coveted Bird Photographer Of The Year 2018 Awards Has Been Announced

Bird Photographer of the Year is a competition that celebrates the artistry of bird photography and promotes conservation by contributing directly to the British Trust for Ornithology to support their conservation research.


Giant cowbird taking ticks from a capybara, Pantanal, Brazil. (Photo by Petr Bambousek/BPOTY/Cover Images/The Guardian) Continue reading »

Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Shortlist


Nature category, open shortlist. “Diamond-dust”. A picture taken in Nagano-ken, Japan, at an altitude of about 1,700 metres. Diamond dust can be seen on only a few occasions during the cold season. (Photo and caption by Masayasu Sakuma/2017 Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »

Stunning Images From Arcaid’s Architecture Photographer Of The Year 2016 Shortlist

Stock photography stalwart Arcaid Images just announced the 20 of the year’s best architectural photographs in the running for the 2016 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. Photographs are shortlisted under four categories: Exteriors, Interiors, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use. The photographs will be showcased at World Architecture Festival from November 16-18 in Berlin, Germany. The overall winner will be revealed at a gala dinner following the show

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Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland. Architect: Yrjo Lindegren and Toivo Jantti. Photographer: Sebastian Weiss. Continue reading »

Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016 Shortlist

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A bear appears to have wings growing from it’s head in a photo taken by Adam Parsons, September, 2015. (Photo by Adam Parsons/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016) Continue reading »

UK Royal Society Of Biology’s Photographer Of The Year Shortlist

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“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 »

UK Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2016 Shortlist

Gorgeous galaxies and stunning stars make up this selection of pictures from the shortlisted entries for this year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year award. The winners will be announced on 15 September, and an exhibition of the winning images will be will be displayed in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Centre from 17 September.

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“Flash Point”. Brad Goldpaint (USA) The Perseid Meteor Shower shoots across the sky in the early hours of 13 August, 2015, appearing to cascade from Mount Shasta in California, USA. The composite image features roughly 65 meteors captured by the photographer between 12:30am and 4:30am. (Photo by Brad Goldpaint/Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016/National Maritime Museum) Continue reading »

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer Of The Year 2016 Shortlist

From Tibetan monks playing basket ball with ice thawing high up in the Himalayas, to the pollution that hides behind the Taj Mahal, here’s pick from 60 exceptional environmental photographs, by photographers and filmmakers from 70 countries, that will go on show at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 29 June to 21 August. The winners will be announced on 28 June.

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Transhumance in Spain by Susana Girón. Transhumance is a centuries old tradition of moving livestock many miles in search of better pasture in winter and summer. Above, the Alarcon family are taking their sheep from their home in Fatima (Granada) to Las Navas de San Juan (Jaen), a 124-mile journey on foot. More than 100 Spanish families continue the transhumance tradition every year. (Photo by Susana Girón/2016 Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Sony World Photography Awards 2016 Final Shortlist, Part 2

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Maroesjka Lavigne, Belgium. Shortlist, Professional, Landscape. A country named after a desert. One of the least densely populated places on earth. Defined by its rich variety of colors yet in a forever changing, yet completely barren landscape. Namibia’s landscape draws you in, through a vast brown plain of scorched earth, and steers you over the white surface of a salt pan to finally arrive in the gold tones of the sand dunes. Patience is required to discover the wide range of Namibia’s subtle scenery. It literally takes you hours, driving though nothing, to at long last arrive at…more of nothing. Continue reading »

Sony World Photography Awards 2016 Final Shortlist

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Matthias Hangst, Germany. Professional; shortlisted in the Sport category. A member of the Mexico synchronised swimming team competes on day four of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images/Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 Shortlist

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, sponsored by Insight Investment, is an annual global search for the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos by amateur and professional astrophotographers. The winning images are showcased in a stunning exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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Great Nebula in Carina Bi-Colour. The hypergiant star Eta Carinae glows against the background of swirling clouds of dust and gases that form the Carina Nebula. The Carina Nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae – meaning that it has no well-defined boundaries – in our skies and is about four times as large as the famed Orion Nebula. (Photo by Terry Robison)
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The Sony World Photography Awards 2012: Student Focus Shortlist


The Danish School of Media & Journalism: this image is entitled Escaping the Heat
Photograph: Nikolai Linares/Sony World Photography Awards 2012 Continue reading »