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
‘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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Here are the winners and highly commended photographs from WildArt POTY Motion Competition 2021. Continue reading »
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 »
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 »
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.
“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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Choose the People’s choice award for Wildlife Photography of the Year. Browse the 25 photographs featured below and vote for the one you think should win this year’s People’s Choice Award.
More than 49,000 images are entered into Wildlife Photographer of the Year every year, but our panel of judges can only award 100 winners. Each year the Natural History Museum chooses an additional 25 of the best images from the latest competition shortlist. We then ask the public to help us select the recipient of the People’s Choice Award.
The winner will be announced on 10 February 2021.
Andy spent five weeks watching the mountain hares near Tomatin in the Scottish Highlands, waiting patiently for any movement – a stretch, a yawn or a shake – which typically came every 30 to 45 minutes. Continue reading »
Simon Needham is a humanitarian and a wildlife photographer. He takes pictures of white lions to show the world the beauty of this rare color mutation of the lion. Continue reading »
The Natural History Museum in London has announced this year’s People’s Choice Awards, where fans of wildlife photography are asked to submit their pick for the top image. The winner will be showcased alongside the other winners of the competition in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition in the Natural History Museum until July 4, 2021. Continue reading »
Photographer Sergey Gorshkov’s picture wins the Wildlife Photographer of the Year grand title with an ethereal image of a Siberian tiger scent-marking a gnarled fir tree in the Russian Far East.
The picture, titled The Embrace, shows the intimate moment an endangered Siberian tiger hugs an ancient Manchurian fir tree to mark it with her scent. It took Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov over 11 months to capture using motion sensor cameras. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge announced the image as the grand title winner in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, which received over 49,000 entries.
Winner – Animals in their Environment and Garand Title Winner: The embrace by Sergey Gorshkov, Russia Winner 2020
With an expression of sheer ecstasy, a tigress hugs an ancient Manchurian fir, rubbing her cheek against bark to leave secretions from her scent glands. She is an Amur, or Siberian, tiger, here in the Land of the Leopard National Park. Gorshkov installed his first proper camera trap in January 2019, opposite this grand fir. But it was not until November that he achieved the picture he had planned for, of a magnificent tigress in her Siberian forest environment. (Sergey Gorshkov/Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »
As the British Wildlife Photography Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary, a retrospective traveling outdoor exhibition has been set up. For the first time, the exhibition will feature all the overall winners, selected category winners, and highly commended images. Continue reading »
In what is no doubt a world first, the Isolation Wildlife Photography Awards was set up to showcase wildlife photos and video created during a global lockdown. The winners have now been announced, celebrating what photographers can achieve when faced with a rather unusual creative challenge.
The competition aimed to encourage keen photographers to engage with wildlife “on their doorstep,” such as in a back garden or even within the home.
A prodigious climber and phlegmatic twilight hunter, the Zoropsis spinimana spends most of the day hidden under rocks, barks and sometimes even behind the furniture of our homes, and then starts the hunting activity at night. Unlike many other spiders, it does not weave the web but hunts in ambush, making lightning-fast sprints that leave no escape for the small invertebrates it feeds on. It is a generally shy and non-aggressive species, the bite (used only if surrounded or in the presence of offspring) has an effect similar to a bee sting.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D mkII | Lens: Laowa 15mm Macro | Shutter Speed: 1/30s | Aperture: f/16 | ISO: 2500 | Yongnuo YN24EX twin flash Continue reading »