Now in its fourth year, Bird Photographer of the Year is a global photographic competition; a celebration of avian beauty and diversity, and a tribute to the flexibility and quality of today’s modern digital imaging systems. Some fantastic prizes are on offer including our top prize of £5,000, plus other prizes of camera equipment from Olympus, binoculars from Swarovski Optik, outdoor clothing from Country Innovation, professional portfolio reviews and advice from Alamy, and a £1,500 travel voucher from Wildlife Worldwide. Continue reading »
The annual Antarctic photography exhibition, which is part of Hobart’s Antarctica festival is back on with its chilly, majestic imagery. The winner this year is Sydney’s Sam Edmonds with his striking photo of a gentoo penguin in the snow. Here: Gentoo by Sam Edmonds was the winner of the competition. (Photo by Sam Edmonds/The Guardian) Continue reading »
Thousands of people from more than 140 countries submitted their iPhone pictures to the annual iPhone Photography Awards. Here’s a selection of the winning entries.
Displaced – Jashim Salam, Bangladesh, Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year
“Rohingya children watching an awareness film about health and sanitation near Tangkhali refugee camp in Ukhiya.” Continue reading »
First place, Puppies. Klaus Dyba from Germany took this photograph of Ceylin, a three-month-old Italian greyhound. (Photo by Klaus Dyba/Dog Photographer of the Year 2018) Continue reading »
Blow-up unicorns, a pig on a pulley and chickens on the lam populate the polychrome pictures in this year’s LensCulture street photography awards.
Beach Scene, Chaung Tha, Myanmar, by Maciej Dakowicz. First place, single image category. (Photo by Maciej Dakowicz/LensCulture 2018 Street Photography Awards) Continue reading »
Award-Winning Nonprofit Pin-Ups For Vets Is Releasing Its 13th Annual Fundraising Calendar To Raise Money For VA Hospitals
Award-winning nonprofit Pin-Ups for Vets is releasing its 13th annual fundraising calendar to raise money for VA hospitals; ill, injured, and homeless veterans; deployed troops; and military families. The 2019 calendar features 19 female veterans decked out in World War II inspired fashion. Continue reading »
The winners of the 2017 International Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, with American photographer Sarah Blesener taking home the top prize. Her photo series Beckon Us from Home beat out over 4,000 submissions, leaving her with the title of International Photographer of the Year. Continue reading »
The International Garden Photographer of the Year is one of the world’s premier competitions specialising in botanical photography. There are 11 main categories and numerous special awards including Young Garden Photographer of the Year, and the mobile-only category Gardens on the Go. It is run in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where the winning pictures will be exhibited, followed by a rolling programme of touring exhibitions in the UK and abroad.
Winner, The Bountiful Earth category. Aberglasney Gardens, Carmarthenshire, Wales. (Photo by Nigel McCall/The Guardian) Continue reading »
The Underwater Photographer of the Year photo competition has just unveiled its winners for 2018. The photos provide gorgeous glimpses into the aquatic world that’s normally out of sight.
Up-and-coming underwater photographer of the year – winner. “Roar” by ManBd (Malaysia). Location: Yos Dive Lembeh house reef. While the photographer was shooting these three nudi a moray eel suddenly appeared out of the blue totally changing the composition. As the judge noted: “the result is a superb demonstration of blur which I would never have believed would work against the three nudis. The soft left eye of the moray together with the gleaming white teeth towards the bottom round off this image”. (Photo by ManBd UiDive/UPY 2018) Continue reading »
Grand Prize. “Above the polar bear” by Florian Ledoux/© SkyPixel Photo Contest
Aerial photography inspires us to explore the unknown world and create unique works of art from a brand new perspective. Founded three years ago, SkyPixel is now one of the premier aerial photography communities in the world with over six million registered professionals and enthusiasts. Continue reading »
Selected from over 11,000 entries, a wildlife photo of an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia’s Tanjung Puting National Park has been selected as the grand-prize winner of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The photo, titled “Face to face in a river in Borneo,” was captured by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan of Singapore. He has won $10,000 and will have his winning image published in an upcoming issue of National Geographic magazine and featured on the @NatGeo Instagram account.
Bojan took the winning photo while he was about five feet deep in water after waiting patiently in the Sekoyner River in Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo, Indonesia. Continue reading »
The Siena International Photo Awards 2017 has just unveiled the award-winning photographers of this famous photo contest! This year, the SIPAContest 2017 has received more than 50,000 images from 161 countries, and the jury had the difficult task of selecting the best photographs through categories such as Journey and Adventures, Fascinating Faces, Fragile Ice or General Monochrome. Continue reading »
“I was photographing insects in a park near my home when suddenly I found two damselflies in the grass. They kept flying and it was very difficult to focus until suddenly they parked behind a leaf”. (Photo by Miao Yong/2017 Royal Society of Biology Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »
Deep snow had blanketed the Lamar valley in Yellowstone national park, Wyoming, and the day was cold and overcast. This female American red fox was hunting beside the road, stepping quietly across the crusty surface of the snow. The image, says Ashleigh, “illustrates the harsh reality of winter life in Yellowstone”. (Photo by Ashleigh Scully/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017) Continue reading »
People often say ‘like father, like son,’ and it is so unbelievably true in this case. Robert Irwin, the son of Steve Irwin, is following in his late father’s footsteps and is helping the world to fall in love with nature. Continue reading »
A Chinese student, Fan Shizhong’s design of a life slide has recently won the transportation award in this year’s Core77 Design Awards, an annual industrial design award held in the US. Continue reading »
Every year the photo contest Hasselblad Masters Awards 2016, organized by the prestigious brand, rewards the best images through categories like Wildlife, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Art, Fashion or Architecture. This year again, the jury composed of 23 of the industry’s most respected photographers and established editors had the difficult task of selecting the winners from the thousands of photographs presented. Here: Ali Rajabi, Winner 2016 Street/Urban (Hasselblad Masters’ Competition) Continue reading »
A gull flips a herring in order to swallow it whole while flying away with a meal robbed from a delivery truck, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Rockland, Maine. (Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo)
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In 2009, Filippo Minelli started taking photos of smoke-bombs in romantic landscapes to juxtapose the beauty of nature with the violence of a medium devoted to create chaos bringing about a stunning result. These powerful images, taken in various areas around Europe, have been shown in art exhibitions, publications and were featured on many art and design-related websites.
Silence/Shapes has also been shown at Venice Biennale 2011 and was on the cover of the prestigious art-magazine Elephant in early 2013. Continue reading »
Intrepid photographers submitted over 700 underwater images for the 2012 Underwater Photography Contest and an adorable red sea slug grinning for the camera was awarded the contest’s star. The annual contest, put on by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, showcases the colorful creatures typically beneath reach and awards prizes in three categories: macro, fish or marine animal portrait, and wide angle.
Fan Favorite: Todd Aki Sea nettle Chrysaora quinquecirrh taken on an early morning shore dive off the Breakwater — Monterey, California, USA Continue reading »