Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

wildlifePOTY01Grand title winner
Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols, USA

wildlifePOTY02Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014
Grand title winner
Carlos Perez Naval, Spain

wildlifePOTY03New Special Award: People’s Choice
Winner 2014
Marsel van Oosten, The Netherlands

wildlifePOTY04Earth’s Environments
Winner 2014
Francisco Negroni, Chile

wildlifePOTY05Mammals
Winner 2014
Alexander Badyaev, Russia/USA

wildlifePOTY06World in our Hands
Winner 2014
Bruno D’Amicis, Italy

wildlifePOTY07Young Awards — 11-14 Years
Winner 2014
Marc Albiac, Spain

wildlifePOTY08Young Awards — 15-17 Years
Winner 2014
Anton Lilja, Sweden

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014
Gallery 2014
View the winning images selected by our international jury. WPY champions ethical photography. Images are chosen for their artistic composition, technical innovation and truthful interpretation of the natural world.

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Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

Constructing Worlds brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us.
From the first skyscrapers in New York and decaying colonial structures in the Congo, to the glamorous suburban homes of post-war California, and the modern towers of Venezuela, we invite you on a global journey through 20th and 21st century architecture.
Featuring over 250 works, this exhibition highlights the power of photography to reveal hidden truths in our society.

ConstructingWorlds01 ConstructingWorlds02 ConstructingWorlds03 ConstructingWorlds04 ConstructingWorlds05 ConstructingWorlds06Featured photographers:
Berenice Abbott, Iwan Baan, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Hélène Binet, Walker Evans, Luigi Ghirri, Andreas Gursky, Lucien Hervé, Nadav Kander, Luisa Lambri, Simon Norfolk, Bas Princen, Ed Ruscha, Stephen Shore, Julius Shulman, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Guy Tillim
Also includes the work of iconic architects:
Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Minoru Yamasaki, Luis Barragán, Aldo Rossi, Pierre Koenig, Charles and Ray Eames, Daniel Libeskind

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René Burri, photographe du Che Guevara est mort

L’artiste suisse est décédé hier à l’âge de 81 ans. D’origine suisse, ce photojournaliste et portraitiste parmi les plus renommés de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle, l’une des figures de l’agence Magnum laisse derrière lui un patrimoine inestimable.

Le photographe René Burri, auteur du célèbre cliché de Che Guevara fumant le cigare (datant de 1963), est décédé lundi à Zurich à l’âge de 81 ans, des suites d’une longue maladie. Considéré comme l’un des plus importants photographes suisses, il a notamment travaillé pour l’agence Magnum dès 1959. Il s’est rendu dans près de 160 pays, à travers le monde, pour couvrir les principaux événements politiques mondiaux.

Sa première grande publication est sa série sur la rétrospective de Pablo Picasso, au Palazzo Reale de Milan. Parmi ses oeuvres marquantes, on retrouve une centaine de portraits de Le Corbusier en passant par Giacometti, Tinguely et Yves Klein. Bien qu’il ait couvert de nombreux conflits, il ne souhaitait pas photographier des cadavres.

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Rare Photos From Barbra Streisand’s Glory Days

Rare Photos From Barbra Streisand’s Glory Days

When Barbra Streisand made her Broadway debut in 1962 in I Can Get It for You Wholesale, she was still a somewhat-unlikely star. After graduating from high school and moving to Manhattan in 1959, she experienced a slew of rejection from casting agents who told her repeatedly that she was “talented but too ugly.” Yet, as the dowdy secretary Yetta Tessye Marmelstein, Streisand stole the show — and earned a Best Supporting Actress Tony nomination. A year later, she won Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Female Vocalist for her first record, The Barbra Streisand Album, and quickly became one of the most enduring icons of her time. ... — By Erica Schwiegershausen

BarbraStreisand101One of a series of photographs taken to illustrate her first No. 1 album; People, 1964.
Photo: Streisand: In the Camera Eye (Abrams) / Columbia Records

BarbraStreisand1021963
Photo:Streisand: In the Camera Eye (Abrams) / David Drew Zingg/Look Magazine

BarbraStreisand103On the set of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, 1970
The cover of Streisand: In the Camera Eye (Abrams); photographed by Cecil Beaton.

BarbraStreisand104In Funny Girl, 1968
Photo: Streisand: In the Camera Eye (Abrams) / Authors Collection

BarbraStreisand1051960
Photo: Streisand: In the Camera Eye (Abrams) / Craig D. Simpson, case photo

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Rare Photos From Barbra Streisand’s Glory Days

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Nature | Wallpaper

Nature | Wallpaper
Decorate your desktop with amazing images from the photo contest.

nature207Co-existence
Photo and caption by Istvan Kerekes
The picture present a good example in which it is showing the co-existence, the unavoidable harmony between man and nature … The Starlings in migration period come in big crowds, in hordes in this region. They like this area because here is Austria’s greatest wine-growing region. Also here in eastern Burgenland is Austria’s biggest wind-energy park – exactly near vineyards where come the Starlings in big colonies. In addition, because the region is a biggest power generation area, here is a loads of different high-voltage wires, which like and prefer the Starlings for resting …

nature217“It’s lunchtime Fallow deer”
Photo and caption by Tim Moor
It was a beautiful summer’s day and I was with my 6 year old son, Freddie, who likes to say he is my photography assistant (and a very good one too!). We found a position just on the outskirts of the wood hoping that the deer would walk by finding a new grazing pasture. They did, and it happened that as they were moving in line, a single doe looked up. I took the shot and it made Freddie’s day.

nature227Heaven on Earth
Photo and caption by Hartono Hosea
Taken from Mount Bromo over view Semeru Mount. It was so cloudy at that morning so I climbed higher and higher trying to be above the cloud crossing my finger. Boom this is what I get to get the sunrise.

nature237Whooo you lookin’ at?
Photo and caption by Glen Hush
Mother and baby owl in the nest.

nature247Cotton Candy Waves (things unseen)
Photo and caption by Lee Scott
On this particular morning I was drawn to the lines in the sand, made from sediment deposits from a little river flowing onto the beach. When the surf came in, the lines were erased, but would be drawn again– new shapes and forms created in the flow.

nature257The great migration
Photo and caption by Nicole Cambré
Jump of the wildebeest at the Mara river.

nature267Morning awakening
Photo and caption by Susan Metz
Humpback Whale showing off for me in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Going out on an ultimate watch early in the morning, we were awakened by this young juvenile tail slapping.

nature277Solitude
Photo and caption by Aaron Feinberg
A lone wave breaks along the Na Pali Coast on the north shore of Kaua’i.

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Penelope Cruz Named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive

Penelope Cruz for Esquire
The gorgeous Penelope Cruz has been named “The Sexiest Woman Alive” for the November 2014 issue from Esquire Magazine. The Spanish actress poses in some red hot images for the photo shoot and cover captured by Nico. For the accompanying interview, Penelope is pretty mum on her private life which she shares with her husband Javier Bardem and their two children. “That is for us,” she says about motherhood. …

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Penelope Cruz Named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive

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