The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: These Incredible Pics Capture The Charm Of Birds Perfectly

The Grand Prize Winner
Double-crested Cormorant in Los Islotes, Mexico. Photograph by Joanna Lentin.
The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: These Incredible Pics Capture The Charm Of Birds Perfectly

The National Audubon Society, which has been around for more than a century, has been set up to protect birds and the places they live throughout the Americas. Each year, the National Audubon Society allows photographers from across the United States and seven Canadian provinces to submit their best bird photographs. The contest, which is in its 11th year now, has been showcasing the talent of an array of photographers from all over the world who present our beautiful avian friends in their natural habitats. Continue reading »

“Spuds You Like”: Spectacular Winning Photos From The Potato Photographer Of The Year 2020

The inaugural Potato Photographer of the Year prize has gone to a potato getting a lockdown haircut. Judged by a panel including organiser Benedict Brain and Martin Parr, the competition raised funds for the food bank charity, The Trussell Trust.

"Spuds You Like": Spectacular Winning Photos From The Potato Photographer Of The Year 2020
First prize – End of Lockdown: ‘This is delightful, imaginative, and a good laugh. And again, a bit bonkers. What we all need at this grim time.’ Paul Hill. Photograph: Ray Spence Continue reading »

The British And Irish Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Has Announced The Winning Images In Its Annual Photography Competition

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has announced the winning images in its annual photography competition. The 2020 winners show the important work of zoos and aquariums at an immensely challenging time. After months of closures, these conservation organisations are reeling from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

The British And Irish Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Has Announced The Winning Images In Its Annual Photography Competition
Winner, Life in a BIAZA Collection category: The Boy in the Red Coat, by Robert Everett at Chester Zoo. Species: Humboldt penguin (and human). (Photo by Robert Everett/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition) Continue reading »

Winners Of The 2020 iPhone Photography Awards Announced

Flying Boys
Dimpy Bhalotia, United Kingdom. Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year. Location: Banaras, India. Shot on iPhone X.
Winners Of The 2020 iPhone Photography Awards Announced

The overall winner of the 13th annual iPhone Photography Awards has been announced, with the winning entry shot on an iPhone X.

The winners of the 2020 iPhone Photograph Awards — an annual contest solely for images taken with an iPhone or iPad — have been announced. In this 13th year of the awards, the grand prize winner and also Photographer of the Year is Dimpy Bhalotia from the UK. She wins an iPad Air. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The World Sports Photography Awards 2020

Nothing captures the emotion of sports like photography!

World Sport Photography Awards is created by a unique partnership between Twelfthman, the leading sports creative and design agency and Iconify, the awards agency behind innovative awards campaigns. Together we represent the best of sports and awards campaign design and thinking.

Spectacular Winning Photos From The World Sports Photography Awards 2020
Overall winner. Anthony Joshua (right) punches Andy Ruiz Jr during their world heavyweight title fight in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Beautiful Winning Black And White Photos From The 2019 Monochrome Photographer Of The Year Contest

Grand Prize: Monochrome Photographer of the Year – Professional. The Mundari cattle camp By Trevor Cole from the United Kingdom
Beautiful Winning Black And White Photos From The 2019 Monochrome Photographer Of The Year Contest

While the norm has become to embrace all things technicolor, nothing beats the classics. From iconic films like It’s a Wonderful Life and To Kill a Mockingbird, to the original works of Disney and other famous cartoonists, black and white imagery was and has always been the original color, telling superlative stories far before digital editing and graphics made their way into the arts. To those who have forgotten the impact that black-and-white schemes can have on artwork, the Monochrome Photography Awards are here to remind us in a way that we’ll never forget! Continue reading »

Beautiful Award-Winning Photos Of The HIPA Contest That Will Make You Appreciate The Natural World

Jasmine Carey’s “Essence of Life” took home the grand prize.
Beautiful Award-Winning Photos Of The HIPA Contest That Will Make You Appreciate The Natural World
“Essence of Life.” Jasmine Carey/HIPA

Water — this was the theme of this year’s HIPA photography contest. The awards were announced on June 7, 2020 and the Grand Prize of 120k dollars went to Jasmine Carey from Australia for her stunning and ethereal photo of a mother Humpback whale sleeping beside her 2-week-old baby. Carey took the photo while underwater in the Kingdom of Tonga, in the South Pacific. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Sony World Photography Awards 2020

Created by the World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony, the Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student. It is one of the world’s largest and prestigious photography competitions, with more than 345,000 images from 203 countries and territories submitted across the four competitions for the 2020 edition. More than 135,000 images were entered into the Professional competition this year – the highest entries to date.

Below you will enjoy winners from all four competitions, plus the Alpha Female Award and Latin America Professional Award winners – both new awards for 2020.

Seeds of Resistance: Pablo Albarenga, Uruguay; 1st place, Creative category and overall winner of photographer of the year.
Spectacular Winning Photos From The Sony World Photography Awards 2020

“Seeds of Resistance is a body of work that pairs photographs of landscapes and territories in danger from mining and agriculture businesses with portraits of the activists fighting to conserve them. Nantu is an indigenous man from the Achuar Nation of Ecuador who leads a project of solar-powered river boats. Indigenous and traditional populations refuse to abandon their land, even when it has been completely destroyed”. (Photo by Pablo Albarenga/Sony World Photography Awards 2020) Continue reading »

Beautiful Winning Photos From The 2020 Head On Portrait Award

The winner of the 2020 Head On portrait prize is Australian photographer Fiona Wolf, with her image titled The gift, RHW 2020. Here is a selection of photographs from the 40 finalists.

Beautiful Winning Photos From The 2020 Head On Portrait Award
The Gift. A modern family story of a girl born by a warrior woman to two dads with the love and support of a wonderful family around them. Photograph: Fiona Wolf Continue reading »

Beautiful Winning Photos From The Pink Lady Food Photographer Of The Year 2020

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year was launched in 2011. Open to professional and non-professional, old and young, the Awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world.

The categories cover the full cultural range of the depiction of food in society – there is something for everyone. From styled food for magazines to images of families eating together in celebration of religious festivals, from depictions of the realities of food production to food growing in its natural setting.

The idea for the Awards arose from two decades of experience commissioning photography and the wish to see this wonderful and vibrant sector of photography given the recognition it deserves.

Beautiful Winning Photos From The Pink Lady Food Photographer Of The Year 2020
Food in the field – When the Hive is Filled by Xiaodong Sun, China. (Photo by Sun Xiaodong/Pink Lady Food Photographer Award 2020) Continue reading »

Beautiful Winning Photos From The GDT Nature Photographer Of The Year 2020

The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) has selected its Nature Photographer of the Year 2020. Due to corona pandemic, voting was not carried out during the annual general meeting, but was completed online for the first time ever in the GDT’s history with great participation by members.

Beautiful Winning Photos From The GDT Nature Photographer Of The Year 2020
Winner, Birds. Flurin Leugger – Takeoff. A coyote panics geese. (Photo by lurin Leugger/2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

The Beautiful Winning Photos Of The Military Visual Awards For 2019

The Military Visual Awards has announced its winning photographs for 2019, honoring the best military photos captured worldwide over the past year. This was the first year the competition wasn’t limited to the United States — photographers and videographers from across the globe could submit entries, and over 2,000 photos and videos were sent in.

The top prize of 2019 MVA Photographer of the Year was awarded to photographer Chris Hibben, who is part of the Air Force’s 4th Combat Camera Squadron.

The Beautiful Winning Photos Of The Military Visual Awards For 2019
A U.S. Soldier with 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, Scout Platoon, Texas Army National Guard, tasked to the Fly Away Security Team (FAST), stands watch while Airmen offload cargo and passengers from a C-130 Hercules with the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (75th EAS), Dec. 20, 2018, in East Africa. Continue reading »

Apple Reveals The Best Night Mode Photos Shot On iPhone

iPhone photographers around the world answered the call to participate in the Night mode photo challenge, sharing their captivating Night mode images shot on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. A curated panel of judges selected six winning photos from thousands of submissions worldwide.

Konstantin Chalabov (Moscow, Russia), iPhone 11 Pro
Apple Reveals The Best Night Mode Photos Shot On iPhone
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“Konstantin’s photo is a super-dramatic image shot with Night mode. It could be the opening shot of a great Cold War spy movie. It challenges us with intriguing questions — ‘Where is the driver? Where are they going? Why stop out here?’ A cool mist permeates the blue Russian hillside and snow-covered ground, framing the lonely vehicle with bright red lights that hint at an unknown danger.” Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2020 Contest

Underwater Photographer of the Year celebrates photography beneath the surface of the ocean, lakes and rivers. More than 5,500 underwater pictures were entered in 13 categories by underwater photographers from 70 countries around the world.

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2020 Contest
Marine conservation category winner: Last Dawn, Last Breath by Pasquale Vassallo (Italy) in Tyrrhenian Sea, Bacoli, Naples, Italy. As the fishermen quickly hauled on the nets, I tried to take some shots of trapped fish still suffering in the mesh, such as this tuna (Euthynnus alletteratus). (Photo by Pasquale Vassallo/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020) Continue reading »

Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Shortlist And Finalists

The World Photography Organisation has revealed the finalist and shortlisted photographers in the professional competition for its 2020 awards. Works by the finalists will go on display this April at Somerset House, London.

Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Shortlist And Finalists
Documentary shortlist. A three-year drought, combined with staff cuts and political debate over the effectiveness of hazard-reduction-burn has led to a series of catastrophic bushfires in Australia. (Photo by Nicholas Moir/Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »

The International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Winners Show All The Beauty In The World Around Us

The International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Winners Show All The Beauty In The World Around Us

The International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILPOTY) has announced the winners of the 2019 contest. Both professional and amateur photographers from all over the globe posted their photos, and the best of the best have been selected. From vast spaces to abstract patterns, the winning photos show the immense beauty of the world that surrounds us. Continue reading »

Golden Globes 2020: Discover The Sumptuous Portraits Of The Winners

Golden Globes 2020: Discover The Sumptuous Portraits Of The Winners
Renée Zellweger – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama – Judy (@judythefilm). Photo by Alexi Lubomirski (@alexilubomirski). @goldenglobes

Every year, a photographer takes pictures of the winners of the Golden Globes right after they got their prices, as part of the tradition of the ceremony. The result is a gallery of beautiful portraits of famous actors and actresses, but also an opportunity to discover new faces of the movie and tv shows industries. Continue reading »

50 Winning Photos From The 2019’s Best Wedding Photo Contest

50 Winning Photos From The 2019’s Best Wedding Photo Contest
Glen Etive, Scotland by Darek Lukasik of Nina & Darek

The winners of The International Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards have been announced. Entries came in from all across the globe, and here are the 50 best ones. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Winning Action Sports Images Of The Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2019

Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest. It showcases the most creative and captivating images on the planet, while illuminating the passion, lifestyle and culture behind the photographers that shoot them. The Image Quest 2019 is the fifth edition and evolves with two exciting new categories; Best of Instagram by SanDisk and the Moving Image category.

Breathtaking Winning Action Sports Images Of The Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2019
Category Finalist 2019: Playground. Photographer: Chris Tedesco. Athlete: Tom Parsons. Location: Swing Arm City, UT, Unites States Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 2019 British Ecological Society Photography Competition

The winning images, taken by international ecologists and students, celebrate the diversity of ecology; capturing flora and fauna from across the planet. Subjects range from the hypnotic textures of a birch forest, to a three-toed sloth making its way across a road, to a Southern white rhinoceros receiving its annual horn trimming to help protect it from poachers.

On his winning image, Roberto, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Valencia, said: “Unfortunately, many areas of Madagascar are suffering huge anthropic pressures including poaching and fires, and big snakes are becoming increasingly difficult to see. During my visit to Madagascar, I had the pleasure of finding this outstanding snake and photographing it. To offer a dramatic scenario reflecting the conditions that these snakes are suffering, I used an external red light as a source of light and severe blurring to capture the environment.”

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 2019 British Ecological Society Photography Competition
The Art of Ecology category winner: For the love of Flamingos by Peter Hudson (Penn State University), taken over Lake Magadi, Kenya. “A flock of flamingos fly high over Lake Magadi in a heart shape. Flamingos are all legs and necks but at the same time graceful and fascinating and I admit I have a deep passion for them, so I was thrilled when, flying high over Lake Magadi, I watched this flock form themselves in to a heart shape”. (Photo by Peter J. Hudson/2019 British Ecological Society Photography Competition) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Historic Photographer Of The Year 2019

Historic Photographer of the Year calls on photographers from around the globe to explore and capture the very best historic places and cultural sites that the world has to offer.

Whether it’s a ruined English castle, an underground Roman villa or the haunting beauty of a long-forgotten battlefield, historical sites are among the most picturesque places to photograph on Earth.

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Historic Photographer Of The Year 2019
Shortlisted: Corfe Castle in the clouds, England by Michael Marsh. (Photo by Michael Marsh/Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2019/The Guardian) Continue reading »

The Best Winning Pictures From The 2019 Nature Photographer Of The Year

A picture of a pair of rabbits bounding through the air has been awarded a top prize in the annual Nature Photographer of the Year Awards. Csaba Daroczi won the top prize of €3,000 for his photograph entitled “Jump”, a black and white image of leaping rabbits taken at dawn near the village of Bocsa in Hungary

The Best Winning Pictures From The 2019 Nature Photographer Of The Year
Overall winner and black and white category winner: Jump by Csaba Daróczi (Hungary). (Photo by Daroczi Csaba/2019 Nature Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

The Spectacular Winning Photographs Of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Overall Winner – Sarah Skinner
The Spectacular Winning Photographs Of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced Winners. Sarah Skinner got Photographer of the year award for her wonderful photo “Cub and Adult Lion Playing”. Continue reading »

European Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2019 Winners Announced

European Wildlife Photographer of the Year has announced its winners for this year, presented by The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT). The competition showcases the most awe-inspiring captures from Europe’s best wildlife photographers. Photographers from over 30 countries entered around 15,800 images to compete for a number of different categories. Judged by a panel of expert wildlife photographers, the jury selected 85 of the best images, before narrowing it down to the ultimate winners.

European Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2019 Winners Announced

Overall winner: The Ghost – Eduardo Blanco Mendizabal (Spain). “Early this year I visited the nature park of Sierra de Andújar in Andalusia to look for the most endangered species of wild cats in Europe, the Iberian lynx ( Lynx pardinus). One evening I discovered a lynx right beside the road. The animal hardly took any notice but proceeded to groom itself quietly. Even the headlights of my car did not bother it. I took many photographs, but only in this one shot the lynx’s eyes light up ghostlike”. (Photo by Eduardo Blanco Mendizabal/2019 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The 2019 Weather Photographer Of The Year

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMS) has announced the winner of its Weather Photographer of the Year award, with lightning strikes and billowing storms among the top entries. Gareth Mon Jones won the overall prize for his image of a cloud inversion filling the valley beneath him in Snowdonia.

Spectacular Winning Photos From The 2019 Weather Photographer Of The Year

“Above My Expectations”. The overall winning image was taken by Gareth Mon Jones at dawn in Snowdonia, north-west Wales. (Photo by Gareth Mon Jones/2019 Weather Photographer of the Year/RMetS) Continue reading »