Kamchatka – Siberian Photographic Dream of Ice and Fire

Kamchatka – for nature lovers, globetrotters and photographers, the name sounds like music to their ears. For these people, the Russian peninsula is at the top of their dream destinations. As one of the last truly wild landscapes on earth, Kamchatka is right up there with Patagonia or Iceland as a must-see destination for photographers, but the great thing about it is that it’s much quieter and less populated than other places. You don’t have to compete with dozens of other photographers for the best locations to take pictures. Kamchatka has been on my wish list for a long time.
Photography by David Koester

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Kamchatka – Siberian Photographic Dream of Ice and Fire
more at datacolor

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Winners of the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2020 Competition

The winners of the inaugural Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2020 competition have been announced. The competition saw 7,000 entries come in from 117 different countries, and the judges have been working hard to figure out who will take the grand prize.

This year’s Overall Winner is Florian Ledoux with his image Above the Crabeater Seals. The image features an aerial view of a group of crabeater seals resting after a nighttime feed.
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The judges also deliberated over our other category winners and highly commended images. Taking the winning position of the Landscape category was Marek Biegalski with a rural scene taken in Italy.
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Named the Nature TTL Young Photographer of the Year 2020, 15-year-old Indian photographer Saptarshi Gayen won the Under 16 category. His image of a drongo hunting for insects amongst field fires stood out.
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Highly Commended, Wildlife Category:
Terje Kolaas
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Thousands of you voted for the winner of the People’s Choice Award and chose Robert Ferguson’s image as your favourite.
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Winners of the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2020 Competition
more at nature ttl

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The Secrets of Bees

Observing a wild nest of honeybees reveals tricks to their survival.
Photographs by Ingo Arndt

Over six months, Arndt shot more than 60,000 pictures, creating a portrait of wild honeybees unlike anything seen before.
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The Secrets of Bees
more in National Geographic Magazine

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Winners announced for the 2020 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Awards

Ren McGann and Andrew Kaineder win Australia’s most celebrated surf photography and videography competition.

Ren McGann | The Right
“No matter how many trips you do some waves always stand out amongst the rest.”
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Finalist:
Gergo Rugli | Warrior
“Motion blur photo of a surfer riding a large wave at sunset, Bronte Beach, Sydney, Australia.”
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Finalist:
Travis Johnson | Froth Monster
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Finalist:
Peter ‘JOLI’ Wilson | Portugal Sunset
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Andrew Kaineder | Flow State
“Flow State will take you an audio visual journey, as Russ pushes his own boundaries. Along the way, he gives us insight, into what makes him tick and how the hell his feet stay glued to his board in the most critical of situations.”
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Winners announced for the 2020 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Awards
more at my Nikon life

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The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 Yearbook

All the 2020 winning images, all the back-stories, all the judges comments, alltogether in one stunning publication

Click here to download the 2020 Yearbook (30Mb pdf document)

Highly Commended – Wide angle
‘Underwater Fashion’
Wayne Lai (China)
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Highly Commended – Portraits
‘Bargi Hope’
David Alpert (United Kingdom)
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Winner – Portraits
‘Butterfly Effect’
Lilian Koh (Singapore)
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Third – British Waters Wide Angle
‘Fireworks anemone sunburst’
Trevor Rees (United Kingdom)
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Highly Commended – Macro
‘Lemons’
Mika Saareila (Finland)
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In conjunction with Underwater Photography Magazine the UPY team have once again produced this stunning Yearbook which brings together the 125 winning images from the 2020 competition.
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The Yearbook is a free to download PDF document
more at Underwater Photographer of the Year

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’Take A Moment’

As the title suggests, what this issue encourages is a moment’s pause, whenever possible, before launching into whatever’s next in our hectic schedule.

Until recently, our analog lives had ‘downtime’ built-in to every dynamic, so with no means to broadcast our immediate reaction to the world, we’d have space to consider and reflect. Today’s instant digital connection gives voice to our every reaction and whim if we want. The result is alot of contagious noise out there, and not all of it good.

So in its humble way, this issue seeks to re-create a bit of that analog space. In our random cherrypick of literature, references to music and the arts – Take A Moment is waving a flag about the good stuff that gives us a rich inner life. The more we’re fortified with the good stuff, the greater our reserves of assurance, awareness and perspective to be patient and compassionate towards those with whom we disagree, without going round the twist ourselves.

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Take a Moment
Inspiration and advice for modern times

White Horses is a fiercely independent, reader supported, beautifully crafted, quarterly publication for the ocean lover, adventure seeker and creative thinker.

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Shifting States: New Role of Photography in Weekly Magazines

What’s new in news photography? Senior Picture Editor Andreas Trampe of ‘Stern’ offers his take on the shifting sands of an industry and shares his tips on how to reach out to photo editors.
Photographs by various photographers
Interview by Cat Lachowksyj

MILAN, March 8, 2020 (Xinhua) – People wearing masks kissing each other at Milan’s main train station in Milan, the capital of the Lombardy region, Italy © Daniele Mascolo
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Ernesto, 7, rests on a US Oldtimer in Habana Vieja, Old Havana © Sven Creutzmann
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Camera Truck, San Diego 1996 © Volker Hinz
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Germany, Book fair. At least in the mens restroom © Hans-Jürgen Burkard
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It’s no secret that life as a photojournalist has undergone rapid changes over the past twenty years, specifically in the wake of the invention of digital cameras, equipment and editing software. That being said, magazines and news sources around the world are still weaving photo-based stories into their publishing cycles, and photo editors continue to hold prominent positions at a variety of publications.
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Shifting States: New Role of Photography in Weekly Magazines
more at lens culture

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