Australian Geographic – Nature Photographer of the Year 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year competition. Winning photos are published in the Sep-Oct 2016 issue of Australian Geographic and are on display at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide (18 Aug to 3 Oct) and the Australian Museum in Sydney (19 Aug to 9 Oct).

AG-NPOTY08aOverall winner
Piercing Headache
by Matthew McIntosh
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AG-NPOTY08bAnimal portrait
Winner: Wade Hughes ‘Red Whip Ambush’
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AG-NPOTY08cAnimal Behaviour
Winner: Matty Smith, ‘Glaucus Atlanticus’
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AG-NPOTY08dAnimal habitat
Winner: David Westcott, ‘Well, hello!’
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Winner: Dianne Galbraith, ‘Swaying’
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AG-NPOTY08fAnimal Behaviour
Runner up: Georgina Steytler, ‘Mud Skipping’
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Nature Photographer of the Year 2016
more at australiangeographic

Macabre yet Fascinating: See How Ata Adnan Captured the Charak Puja Festival

This Bangladeshi festival looks like nothing you have ever seen.
Ata Mohammad Adnan (@aadnan) is a photographer based in Bangladesh. He shared his photos about Charak Puja, a Bangladeshi festival of penance.

AtaAdnan08a AtaAdnan08bHe writes:
Charak Puja (also known as Nil Puja) is a Hindu folk festival, held in southern Bangladesh and West Bengal on the last day of the month of Chaitra (in Bengali calendars called Choitro).
People believe that the festival will carry prosperity by eliminating the sorrow and sufferings of the previous year. The festival is actually a festival to satisfy “Lord Shiva”, the great “Debadideb” of Hindu Religion. Though the festival takes place on the mid night of Chaitra Songkranti, the preparation phase usually starts before one month of the day.

AtaAdnan08cMacabre yet Fascinating: See How Ata Adnan Captured the Charak Puja Festival
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The Philosophy of Travel by Carlisle Rogers

The Philosophy of Travel is a lush cloth-bound hardcover ode to the spirit of exploration, that drive that takes us into the desert, and into ourselves.

CarlisleRogers08aFrom the heart, soul and lens of the contemporary voice of Australian travel, Carlisle Rogers, this is a book unlike any other.

CarlisleRogers08bIt is an extraordinary celebration of the search, of the Australian outback, of pure light and the pursuit of meaning.

CarlisleRogers08cA journey of discovery, of freedom, it explores what lies beneath, the hidden ley lines that draw us around this vast continent and the connection with the land that resonates deeply within all of us.

CarlisleRogers08dAs a much younger man, Carlisle Rogers fell in love with Australia while on holidays from the United States, travelling the east coast in a banged up 4WD full of surfboards. He has been living in Australia for over 15 years now, travelling around Australia by 4WD, writing and photographing the country and its people. With over 15 years of experience as a journalist and photographer, Carlisle has written and photographed for some of Australia’s most prestigious newspapers and  magazines including: The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Rolling Stone, Australian Geographic and RM Williams Outback magazine.

CarlisleRogers08eThe Philosophy of Travel by Carlisle Rogers
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The RMetS / The RPS Weather Photographer of the Year

The RMetS / The RPS Weather Photographer of the Year

weather-photo08aFreezing Fog and Hoar Frost
by Andrew Bailey
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weather-photo08bClash of the Storms
by Camelia Czuchnicki
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weather-photo08cStorms Cumbria
by Paul Kingston
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weather-photo08dJack Frost
by Paula Davies FRPS
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weather-photo08eIce Sculpture on Plynlimon
by Allan Macdougall
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weather-photo08fMatterhorn banner cloud – Stephen Burt – 1508z 26 May 2014
by Stephen Burt
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The RMetS/RPS Weather Photographer of the Year 2016 judges have made their selection and the winners will be announced at  the RMetS conference in September. You can see all the finalists and take part in the public vote by clicking ‘shortlist’ above. Voting is open until midnight on 28 August.

via weather-photo