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Artist Painted Endangered Animals For Each Day Of 2019 To Raise People’s Awareness

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According to Ali Shimhaq, a digital artist based on Maldives: “I’ve dedicated 2019 to a cause that is very close to my heart and that is biodiversity conservation. The challenge was to draw an endangered animal each day for the whole year, raising awareness and using my art as a means of giving a voice to animals that WE have pushed toward extinction. For more on this challenge see here. Continue reading »

“Fat Bear Week” Contest Finds The Alaska’s Bulkiest Bear of 2022

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“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 »

Stunning Winning Images of The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022

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
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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 »

The Best Shortlisted Photos From Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Contest 2022

“Treefrog pool party” by Brandon Güell, Costa Rica/USA
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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 »

The Highly Commended Entries for The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2022

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
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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 »

Striking Wildlife and Cityscape Paintings by Dimitri Sirenko

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Impressive wildlife creations by Dimitri Sirenko, a Ukrainian artist currently based in Canada. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images Of The 2022 Picfair Urban Wildlife Photography Awards

An amateur photographer who works in digital advertising has won the inaugural Picfair Urban Wildlife Photography Awards for his image of two coyotes on a dimly lit suburban street in Ontario. All Picfair profits on print sales will go to global conservation non-profit Re:Wild.

Overall winner: Date Night
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‘I thought it was my car that had caught their attention as I rounded the corner, and maybe it had at first, but as I rolled down the window I heard it was another group of howling coyotes that had piqued their interest. I parked, turned the engine off, and frantically went to work with the camera … however, in the rush of that moment I was soon compelled to put my camera down and soak in the scene’. Photograph: Andrew Interisano/Picfair Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The World Nature Photography Awards 2021

Celebrating the world’s best nature photographers, as they highlight the wonders of our planet. When great science and great art combine, amazing things can be achieved. That’s the philosophy behind the World Nature Photography Awards, a global nature and wildlife photography contest for planet Earth.

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A scuba diver with a school of mackerel in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico, wins the silver prize in the people and nature category of the 2021 World Nature Photography awards. (Photo by Mike Eyett/World Nature Photography Awards) Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Amazing Pictures of Poal Bears, Guardians of the Abandoned Polar Station

Polar bears at Island Kolyuchin in the Chukchi Sea, short distance from the northern shore of Chukotka. Pictured by award winning wildfire and underwater photographer Dmitry Kokh. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos Of People’s Choice Award For Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2021

Monkey cuddle by Zhang Qiang, China

Here are the 25 stunning photos that are now up for the People’s Choice Award by the Natural History Museum for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021. Continue reading »

The Winners Of 2021 WildArt Photographer of the Year Motion Competition

Motion Gold Award Winner by Mohammad Murad, Kuwait – Prize: £500

Here are the winners and highly commended photographs from WildArt POTY Motion Competition 2021. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Beautiful Moments In Wildlife

According to Dutch photographer Dick van Duij (previously featured): “My name is Dick van Duijn and I’m a wildlife photographer who went viral with the photos of the ground squirrel smelling a yellow flower. I made another special squirrel photo this Fall. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The WildArt Photographer of the Year 2021

Gold Award Winner: Jan Piecha, Germany

Here are the winners and highly commended photographs from WildArt POTY BACKYARD Competition 2021.

BACKYARD is the 8th of the ten WildArt categories and accepted entries during August; it is the concept of the category judge and wildlife photographer Rebecca Nason from the United Kingdom. Rebecca is a birder and wildlife photographer who now lives on the Shetland Isles where she runs Shetland Seabird Tours with her partner. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos of The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021

Overall winner – Creation by Laurent Ballesta

The Natural History Museum has announced the 2021 winners of its 57th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The awards started out as a magazine competition in 1965 and have continued to run annually since. The photographic competition and its touring exhibition aim to inspire a love of the natural world and to create advocates for the planet. Continue reading »

Amazing Black and White Winning Images of The WildArt POTY Monochrome Competition

Here are the winners and highly commended photographs from WildArt POTY MONOCHROME Competition 2021. WildArt Photographer of the Year is a new wildlife photography competition with a difference. Designed by wildlife photographers, for wildlife photographers and judged solely by wildlife photographers, it features 10 themed category contests run over the first 10 months of 2021.

Monochrome Gold Award Winner: “Whale Shark and Tourists” by Csaba Tökölyi, Hungary

“The image shows fishermen feeding Whale Sharks near Oslob in the Philippines, while a group of snorkelling divers wonder at the spectacle. The spot is remarkably popular, attracting thousands of visitors, however, the situation is by no means ideal. Although the animals are no longer slaughtered as before, the attraction of continuous food supply changes their migratory path and in some cases the animals spend months rather than weeks here before continuing to their breeding grounds. Although touching the animals is strictly prohibited (threat of fine and imprisonment) it happens from time to time.” Continue reading »

The Best 16 Photos Of The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2021

Storm Fox By Jonny Armstrong (USA), Highly Commended In Animal Portraits

From triumphant conservation stories to devastating fishing disasters and everything in between, the new Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition demonstrates the sheer resilience of the natural world. The latest competition received a record-breaking number of entries from professional and amateur photographers from 95 countries around the world. Continue reading »

The Finalists of The 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Have Been Announced

After a long wait and a fierce but friendly competition, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced this year’s finalists. And the photos are so good, they’re bound to make your day brighter. Continue reading »

The Art of the National Parks: Beautiful Posters Celebrating Famous US Parks

Great Smoky Mountains by Chris Turnham

ART OF THE NATIONAL PARKS is a beautiful art book that displays the unique beauty of each U.S. National Park, as captured by the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series. Continue reading »

Photographer Makes Incredible Macro Shots Of Insects And Wildlife Creatures

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According to Niki Colemont, a Belgium-based photographer: “I started with macro 5 years ago. I was inspired because it is a very underrated subject in photography and incredibly difficult to do. I have sold my macro equipment because I can’t combine it anymore with my wildlife photography. Never have I taken a course—making mistakes and trying again over and over is the best way to learn things. I’m happy to say now that I won a prize with one of these pictures. I hope you have fun looking at these pictures as I had fun making them. Peace.” Continue reading »

“Light”: Beautiful Winning Images Of WildArt Photographer of the Year 2021

LIGHT Gold Award Winner ‘Magic Spores’ – Bernhard Schubert

These are the winners of the ‘light’ category of the WildArt Photographer of the Year. The contest features 10 themed category contests run over the first 10 months of 2021. Continue reading »

Wildlife Shines Bright in the 2021 Nature TTL Photographer of the Year

The winners of the 2021 Nature TTL Photographer of the Year have been revealed, highlighting a stunning set of images that showcase the diversity and eccentricity of wildlife in all its glory. A mind-bending shot of an orangutang scaling a tree in Borneo took out the top prize, while other highlights include wild dog pups dancing in the dust and some incredible closeups of insects in action.

Canadian photographer Thomas Vijayan took out the grand prize in the 2021 Nature TTL Photographer of the Year awards, beating out more than 8,000 other entries with a striking image of a large orangutang that appears to have been shot looking upwards at the sky.


A pine marten investigates a toilet in an abandoned cottage in the Scottish Highlands. (James Roddie) Continue reading »

Amazing Macro Portraits of Bees Reveal How Different They Actually Look

Wildlife camera and drone operator Josh Forwood shot a fascinating series of close-up portraits of bees that “show how very different they all look.” Continue reading »

WildArt Photographer Of The Year: Winners Of EYES Competition

Eyes Gold Award Winner – Trai Anfield. United Kingdom. Prize: £500

Here are the winners of the WildArt Photo contest in the theme of “Eyes”. WildArt Photographer of the Year is a new wildlife photography competition with a difference. Designed by wildlife photographers, for wildlife photographers and judged solely by wildlife photographers, it features 10 themed category contests run over the first 10 months of 2021. Continue reading »

Best Entries So Far From Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021

Here are the 11 best entries of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021.

Now in its seventh year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has already received thousands of entries from around the world – catching some of wildlife’s funniest moments on camera. This year, the competition organizers are releasing some of the shots that have already had them howling like hyenas, to inspire both professional and amateur photographers to enter their own images before 30 June 2021.

Bald Eagle Gets a Surprise by Arthur Trevino

“When this Bald Eagle missed on its attempt to grab this prairie dog, the prairie dog jumped towards the eagle and startled it long enough to escape to a nearby burrow. A real David vs Goliath story!” Continue reading »

The Immersive Black and White Photography of David Yarrow

David Yarrow is a British fine-art photographer, conservationist and author. He has travelled to isolated locations to capture images of wildlife, indigenous communities and landscapes. Known for his oversized, monochromatic images, David’s approach is as immersive as it can be. Continue reading »