Natural World, Travel, People…

Some “Featured Entries” and “Editors’ Pick” from the 16th Annual Photo Contest.
The finalists will be announced in Spring 2019.

Giddy Up, Partner
A lava lizard hitches a ride atop a marine iguana on Fernandina Island, Galapagos.
by Carla Rhodes
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Inside the balloon
A man was checking the balloon before taking off in a festival in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
by Trung Pham
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High Tension
Telephoto shot of high tension wires in suburban Melbourne, near Jells Park. I really liked the symmetry and the abundance of geometry in this frame and decided to compress the space as much as possible by using a telephoto lens. Also the fog and the backlighting added a bit to the atmosphere.
by Peter Virag
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Emperor Penguins in Antarctica
Emperor penguins live in the ocean, but every April they move to the sea ice 70 miles away from the coast to prepare their breeding cycles for 8 months.
by Lina Wong
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Outlook
Seen in Honolulu
by Klaus Lenzen
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more at Smithsonian Mag

Discover the Ancient Silk Road

For over two thousand years, the Silk Road was a vital link between east and west, spreading wealth, philosophy, faith and empire. The ancient Silk Road trade routes from the Chinese city of Xi’an in the east to Istanbul in the west, may no longer be thronged with camel caravans and daring explorers, but willing travellers will still be rewarded with an unrivalled combination of culture and scenery.

Walk in the footsteps of history and travel the Silk Road with Wild Frontiers. Explore old Samarkand and Bukhara, live with nomads in yurts and take in breathtaking scenery.
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Discover the Ancient Silk Road
more at Wild Frontiers

Aurora Expeditions Antarctic Photography

Share the wonders of your Aurora Expeditions’ voyage by entering our 2018/2019 Antarctic Photography Competition.

2018/2019 Antarctic Photography Competition
You don’t have to be a pro to take an amazing photo only an eye and a taste for adventure! So whether you’re an amateur wildlife photographer, or a humble iPhone snapper, we encourage all our passengers to share their favourite photos for an opportunity to win!
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more at Aurora Expeditions

Celebrating Our Oaks

Wakehurst is delighted to be hosting a prestigious exhibition of photography, Celebrating Our Oaks which was launched by Action Oak in partnership with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY). 31 January to 28 February 2019.

‘Oak Sunrise’ by Alan Price
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‘Ancient Oak Reflection’ by Marion Sidebottom
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‘Ancient Sessile Oak’ by John Glover
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‘Devon Valley Oak’ by Andrew Lawson
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‘Misty Wistman’s Wood’ by Anna Curnow
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Celebrating Our Oaks
more details at KEW

Lyndsey Goddard’s top 8 wedding photography tips

Lyndsey Goddard describes herself as a documentary wedding photographer – that might not sound very different to simply being a wedding photographer, but her approach is fresh and candid.

Find your identity; Read the situation, and always accept tea; Hide in plain sight; Be spontaneous; Wait for the small moments; Plan key shots in advance; Work with the available light; Use a second body for speed
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Lyndsey Goddard’s top 8 wedding photography tips
more details at Canon

What Price Wisdom?

More than any star of her generation, Anne Hathaway has been through Hollywood’s school of hard knocks. Today she’s all grown up, and she is nobody’s punching bag.
Photographs by Francesco Carrozzini

“Having the ability to do something on my own terms has been good for me. It has allowed me to calm down.”
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Anne Hathaway by Francesco Carrozzini
more at Town & Country