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Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition | 2017 Winners and Finalists Announced
We’re thrilled to share this year’s spectacular winners and finalists, chosen from nearly 6,000 entries.

Grand Prize
Confiscated, Denver, CO
Britta Jaschinski, England, UK

German wildlife photographer Jaschinski has been devoted to documenting the fractured existence of wildlife in captivity for over a decade. Her passion to protect animals, takes her across the globe to reveal otherwise untold stories about animal suffering. Jaschinski has received many international awards and lectures across Europe on photography and animal conservation issues.
These stools are only an example of the many deeply disturbing items that people try to smuggle through borders and airports across the globe. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stores 1.3 million seized items at a warehouse in Colorado. Trolleys are used to move the confiscated items around the warehouse. I placed the body parts on this backdrop to give some dignity to the objects and pay respect to the animals that loose their lives in the name of status, greed and superstition.
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Landscapes, Waterscapes, and Flora
Kamokuna Lava Firehose 25, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Jon Cornforth, Kilauea, Hawaii
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Winged Life
Snow Globe, Bosque del Apache, New Mexico
Denise Ippolito, Brielle, New Jersey
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2017 Series: Aerial Photography
Supra, New South Wales, Australia
Ray Collins, Sydney, Australia
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Terrestrial Wildlife
Ecosystem, Ermas National Park, Brazil
Marcio Cabral, Brasilia, Brazil
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Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition
2017 Winners and Finalists Announced

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National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

Explore the prize-winning photos and download stunning wallpapers for all your devices. Share your favorite pictures with your friends and see the judge’s top picks.

Grand Prize Winner
The power of nature
by Sergio Tapiro Velasco
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Second Place Winner, Nature
To live.
by Hiromi Kano
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Third Place Winner, Nature
Crocodiles at Rio Tarcoles
by Tarun Sinha
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Honorable Mention, Nature
Marble Caves
by Clane Gessel
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People’s Choice Winner, Nature
Buff Tailed Coronet
by Hymakar Valluri
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National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
Our panel of judges reviewed thousands of incredible images from around the world to select this year’s grand prize winner. See the spectacular travel photos that bested the competition and earned the top awards in each of the three categories.

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 shortlist – in pictures

The Milky Way, the Northern Lights and hurtling asteroids feature in the shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year award. The winners will be announced on 14 September, and an exhibition of the winning images will be displayed in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Centre from 16 September.

Crescent Moon over the Needles
Photograph: Ainsley Bennett/National Maritime Museum
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A Battle We Are Losing
Photograph: Haitong Yu/National Maritime Museum
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Super Moon
Photograph: Giorgia Hofer/National Maritime Museum
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Fall Milk
Photograph: Brandon Yoshizawa/National Maritime Museum
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Mr Big Dipper
Photograph: Nicholas Roemmelt/National Maritime Museum
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 shortlist – in pictures
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2017 Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year

Amateur and enthusiast photographers from all around the country have gathered their best images and submitted them to the expert judgement of our panel of industry leaders — Brett Stanley, Charles Howells, Katherine Williams, Kaye Davis, Mark Gee, Michael Miller, Richard Wood, Peter Robertson, and Simon Devitt.

For several years, the Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year has been the country’s largest amateur photography contest and certainly the most popular online gallery of its kind. Each year, the quantity of entries increases, and so, too, the calibre of images improves. 2017’s contest received a record 9337 submissions across the 11 categories, many of which prove that advanced photographic technologies and techniques, such as focus stacking, aerial imaging, and timelapse, are no longer reserved for the pros.

Grand Prize Winner
Sarah Caldwell / Houston Main Street Metro
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Landscape Category 1st place
Andy Thompson / Hawea Iinversion
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Travel Category 1st place
Javan NG / Morning Rush Hour at Grand Central Terminal in New York
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Action Category 1st place
Bill Hodges / Surfboat Chaos
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Macro Category 1st place
Murray McCulloch / Vespula Vulgaris
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Congratulations to the winning images of our 2017 Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year competition.

more in D-Photo Issue 79

Expat Living Photo Competiton 2017: The Winners!

Stunning Shots: Check out all the winners of this year’s photo competition

Grand Prize Winner
Pacujawi (Cow Race) by David Wirawan
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Runner-Up
Colours by Andrey Petrov
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The Great Outdoors
Magical Moments by Lemjay Lucas
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Cityscapes
Dante’s Inferno, First Circle by Justin Fernando
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Once again, hundreds of fantastic photos flooded EL’s inboxes for the eighth annual Expat Living Photo Competition. Thank you to everyone who entered their beautiful images. Whether it was a close-up of a leopard in Sri Lanka, a gorgeous Jaipur sunset or a scene from a Thaipusam festival, one thing’s for sure – there’s serious talent here in Singapore.

more in Expat Living Magazine – July 2017

Bike Magazine Photo Annual 2017

Thirty uninterrupted pages of inspiration shot by mountain biking’s top photographic talents.

Senior photographer Bruno Long captured Mike Hopkins riding the magical landscape of Hawaii’s Big Island during a shoot for DreamRide 2.
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Sterling Lorence
Tom van Steenbergen | Ibig Water, Utah
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Ian Collins
Brandon Semenuk | Isavona, British Columbia
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Robb Thompson
Brett Rheeder and Tony Friesen | Ivernon, British Columbia
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Bruno Long
Mike Hopkins | Ibig Island, Hawaii
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more in Bike Magazine Photo Annual 2017

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Images

Canon has launched the EOS 6D Mark II. Featuring a host of innovative and state-of-the-art technical stills and movie advances, the new full frame DSLR has been designed to fulfil the needs of the freelance photographer and serious enthusiast on the move. The camera is small and light, boasting exceptional image quality and stunning focusing thanks to a brand new 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 processor.

Canon Japan has posted a small selection of sample images and movies shot with the newly released EOS 6D Mark II camera.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 11.jpg
Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/160 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/5.0
ISO Speed: ISO400
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
White Balance: AWB(Ambience Priority)
Picture Style: Fine Detail
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 07.jpg
Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 6 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/11.0
ISO Speed: ISO100
Lens: EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
White Balance: Fluorescent
Picture Style: Landscape
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 09.jpg
Shooting Mode: Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/1000 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/9.0
ISO Speed: ISO800
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
White Balance: Daylight
Picture Style: Standard
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 01.jpg
Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/500 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/1.2
ISO Speed: ISO100
Lens: EF85mm f/1.2L II USM
White Balance: AWB(Ambience Priority)
Picture Style: Portrait
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 08.jpg
Shooting Mode: Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1.3 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/11.0
ISO Speed: ISO100
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
White Balance: Color Temp. (5200K)
Picture Style: Fine Detail
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Images
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