Spectacular Winning Photos Of The National Geographic 2018 Photo Contest


“Thousands of Volkswagen and Audi cars sit idle in the middle of California’s Mojave Desert. Models manufactured from 2009 to 2015 were designed to cheat emissions tests mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Following the scandal, Volkswagenrecalled millions of cars. By capturing scenes like this one, I hope we will all become more conscious of and more caring toward our beautiful planet.” (Photograph and caption by Jassen Todorov / 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest) Continue reading »

UK Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition 2018 Winners


Overall winner and astronomy winner: Three Diamonds in the Sky by Petr Horálek. When a solar eclipse started in November 2013 (on the left side of the image), there were two “diamond ring” solar flares, which was unusual. The magnitude of coverage from Pakwero, Uganda, was just 1.00259, which means the sun was only just covered and light could shine through two parts of the lunar limb. (Photo by Petr Horálek/Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition 2018) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The British Ecological Society Photo Competition 2018


Overall winner. Stand Out From the Crowd, photographed on Marion Island (Prince Edward Islands). An adult king penguin is surrounded by chicks at a large breeding colony. Populations of the species inhabiting Subantarctic islands face an uncertain future, as climate change threatens to shift oceanic fronts where the animals feed, pushing them further away from breeding sites. (Photo by Chris Oosthuizen/University of Pretoria/British Ecological Society) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 2018 Stenin Press Photo Contest

Contestants from South Africa and Spain have been named the winners of the 2018 Andrei Stenin Press Photo contest in the category Top News.

The winners of the Andrei Stenin photo contest were announced earlier today. Photographers from Belarus, Iraq, Spain, Israel and South Africa took home first place in the categories Top News, My Planet, Sports and Portrait.

The international photo contest was first organized in December 2014 in memory of Russian photojournalist Andrei Stenin. He was killed while on assignment in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on August 6, 2014 after his car was shot at and burned on a highway. The photo contest aims to promote young photographers and attract public attention to photojournalism.


Rosebud by Oded Wagenstein from Israel. Portrait. A Hero of Our Time, single, 1st place Continue reading »

Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer Of The Year Names Finalists

Famous places and cultural sites all around the world, from popular national treasures to hidden pearls not widely known, are celebrated in the awards.

The 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year is a competition that is judged according to originality, composition and technical learning, as well as the story motivating the submission and its historical meaning. Sputnik’s photo gallery gives you a glimpse into some of the most interesting places of historical significance.


The Red Sands Sea Forts are part of the WW2 fortifications of Great Britain. The forts were built to support the protection of London from aerial attacks in WW2. © PHOTO: MARK EDWARDS/HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR Continue reading »

Stunning Winning Panoramic Photography From The 2018 Epson Panoramic Awards

The 9th EPSON International Pano Awards is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography.

Advances in digital photography and editing software have resulted in an ever-increasing rise in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. VR ‘immersive’ photography also continues to excite and develop at a rapid pace, and panoramic film photography remains alive and well.

The EPSON International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.


A bright but deserted playground in the Choi Hung Estate, Hong Kong. (Photo by Tran Minh Dung/Epson International Pano Awards 2018) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2018


Urban wildlife winner: Magpie in the Snow (Magpie), Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow. (Photo by Christopher Swan/British Wildlife Photography Awards) Continue reading »

Guardian Readers’ Travel Photography Competition 2018: October Winners


“Art installation by Felice Varini on the medieval walls of Carcassonne, France. At sunset there was a crowd of people where the concentric circles aligned. I was intrigued by this lady sending a hand-written message on a pink Post-it note”. (Photo by Katy Bridgestock/The Guardian) Continue reading »

Spectacular Wining Photos Of The Siena International Photo Awards 2018

Siena International Photo Award is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2018 edition has received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.


Snowy Owl, Canada, by Andrew McLachlan. I live in a farming area in south-central Ontario. Every winter, snowy owls fly south from the Arctic to spend the winter hunting meadow voles in the fields. As blizzard conditions persisted, this owl remained hunkered down on the ground. Honourable mention, Animals in their Environment category. (Photo by Andrew McLachlan/SIPA Contest) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2018 Contest

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of its annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. American photographer Brad Goldpaint beat thousands of amateur and professional photographers from around the world to take the top title. His shot shows immense red rock formations with the Milky Way looming overhead on the right and the Andromeda galaxy on the left. The winning photographs will be exhibited in the National Maritime Museum.


Overall winner and people and space category winner. Transport the Soul by Brad Goldpaint. (Photo by Brad Goldpaint/2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year)
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Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2018 Contest

The winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018 have been announced. This international contest is designed to showcase the beauty and diverse nature of the British landscape, although the competition is open to photographers around the world.

Pete Rowbottom was named Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018 for his striking image of Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands, becoming the 12th winner of the overall title and claiming the £10,000 (about $13,000) top prize.


Blizzard in the High Peak, Derbyshire, by John Finney: “After a difficult journey in the snow, I made my way from Mam Tor down onto the Great Ridge. As the clouds got darker, I placed the tripod and camera at just the right angle to avoid snow getting onto the lens, and used a flash gun and a relatively slow shutter speed to highlight the fast motion of the blizzard”. Classic view, adult class – winner. (Photo by John Finney/Landscape Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 2018 Nikon Small World Contest Reveal The Hidden Beauty Of A Microscopic World

Eye of a “Metapocyrtus subquadrulifer” beetle, Yousef Al Habshi

For the 44th year, Nikon celebrates the invisible world by organizing Small World Photomicrography Competition. As imaging and microscope technologies evolve, scientists, professional photographers continue to push the boundaries of micrograph. This year over 2500 scientists and artist from 89 countries submitted their work.

After being evaluated on originality, informational content, technical proficiency, and visual impact, Yousef Al Habshi from Abu Dhabi was declared the winner. His incredible image of an Asian Red Palm weevil’s eye is a close up look at the insect’s striking anatomy. Continue reading »

These Winning Photos Of The 2018 Underwater Photographer Of The Year Contest Will Take Your Breath Away

The ocean is stunning as it is terrifying. Underwater Photographer of the year contest awards those who use their creative skills to capture the stunning beauty of ocean and marine life. The winners of this year contents have been announced, photographers from 63 countries submitted over 5,000 photos in 11 categories.

German photographer, Tobias Friedrich, won the grand prize for his photograph ‘Cycle – War’ which shows a panoramic view of the shipwrecked SS Thistlegorm, stocked with rows of 16H motorbikes loaded into Fordson WOT 3 trucks.

British Waters Compact Category: “Peek-A-Boo!” By Martin Edser, UK

“It’s always fun to dive with and photograph seals but this encounter was extra special. I had not seen any on this dive probably because it was late afternoon and they were enjoying a sensible nap on shore. I was beginning to lose hope when out of nowhere a head popped up out of the kelp and gave me an inquisitive stare. It disappeared again as quickly as it appeared only for the head to pop up again a few moments later in what I can only describe as a game of ‘Peek-a boo’! The water was murky and flash was not really an option, but we were shallow and it was a bright afternoon so anticipating where the head was likely to appear and using a wide aperture and as fast shutter speed as I could, allowed me to capture this memorable experience and the face of my playmate.” Continue reading »

Stunning Winners Of The 2018 Dog Photographer Of The Year Contest

‘The lady of the mystery forest’. Dog Photographer of the Year 2018 Overall Winner and Oldies Category 1st Place Winner, Monica van der Maden, Netherlands

The Kennel Club has received almost 10,000 entries came in from over 70 different countries around the world, including the UK, China, Israel, Russia, Argentina and South Africa for it’s “The Dog Photographer of the Year 2018”. Monica van der Maden from the Netherlands has been chosen as the overall winner of the competition with an image of Noa the Great Dane seemingly alone in a forest, which placed first in the ‘Oldies’ category, the first time an image from this particular group has been picked as an overall winner. Monica began taking photos of dogs eighteen years ago and has been professionally snapping man’s best friend for the best part of a decade. Continue reading »

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2018 Competition Winners Are Announced

The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition are revealed at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London, which runs the international competition.

Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 title for his extraordinary image, The Golden Couple, which frames a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys in the temperate forest of China’s Qinling Mountains, the only habitat for these endangered primates. The winning portrait captures the beauty and fragility of life on earth, and a glimpse of some of the extraordinary, yet relatable beings we share our planet with.


The golden couple by Marsel van Oosten, The Netherlands — grand title winner, Animal portraits. A male Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey rests on a stone, joined by a female from his group. Both are watching an altercation down the valley between the lead males of two other groups in the 50-strong troop. It’s spring in the temperate forest of China’s Qinling mountains, the only place where these endangered monkeys live. To show both a male’s beautiful pelage and striking blue face, Marsel had to shoot at an angle from the back. It took many days observing the group to achieve his goal. (Photo by Marsel van Oosten/2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »