Underwater Photographer of the Year has just announced the winners of its 2019 photo contest. Photographer Richard Barnden of the UK won both Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019 and British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019 for his photo titled “The Gauntlet”.
Behaviour category winner. The Gauntlet by Richard Barnden (UK) in Fakarava South Pass, French Polynesia. “The estimated 700 sharks that patrol the mouth of the Fakarava South Pass begin to hunt at night … This unlucky parrotfish dodged in and out of the patch coral heads looking for somewhere to hide … In desperation it hurtled straight towards me as I snapped a few passing shots and curled up into a ball as the frenzy of sharks shot past, leaving only but a few falling parrotfish scales behind”. (Photo by Richard Barnden/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019) Continue reading »
Australian Photography’s Photographer of the Year is the largest amateur photography competition in the Southern Hemisphere, with photographers competing for a prize pool valued at over $46,000 in cash and prizes in 2018.
A series of striking images of endangered amphibians has won Brisbane ecologist Jasmine Vink the overall title of the 2018 Photographer of the Year, presented by Panasonic. Continue reading »