Jumping

In this contest your photo must include either a human and/or animal jumping. Animals and humans may jump for many reasons, such as because they are happy, when they play sports or because they are cold. Entries can be in colour or black and white.

Summer hiking
by Ben Hollis
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Coyote Pounce
by Joel B
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Giant leap
by Fary Afshar
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Flying High
by Doug Richardson
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High Flying Splits
by Ross Bloom
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Jumping
more at photocrowd

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The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020

The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 competition will run from December 2019 to May 2020. Entries – of African wildlife, landscapes, and culture – can be submitted up to midnight (CAT) on Thursday, 30 April 2020, after which they will close and the winners will be announced end of May 2020.

Back-lit baby vervet monkey. Kruger National Park, South Africa by Gareth Thomas
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A ring-tailed lemur suns herself while her baby keeps a firm hold on her back. Berenty Reserve, Madagascar by Beverly Houwing
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A young baboon quenches his thirst at a waterhole. Indlovu River Lodge Private Game Reserve, South Africa by Braeme Holland
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A sleepy cheetah cub. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania by Diego Occhi
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An orange-breasted sunbird in search of the sweet nectar from a common pagoda. Taken Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa by Braeme Holland
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The ‘Weekly Selection’ will be the top entries submitted via the AG website and Instagram. This selection will be published at the end of each week on our weekly online magazine as a gallery and in an album on Facebook;
• During the month of May 2020, once the submission deadline has come and gone, the judges will judge all accumulated entries from the Weekly Selections, gradually reducing the number of qualifiers to a list of ‘Finalists’, from which the winners will be selected and announced in June 2020
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The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020

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The LUMIX People’s Choice Award

The Natural History Museum has chosen 25 of the best images from the WPY 2019 competition shortlist. Which one captures your imagination?

Beak to beak
by Claudio Contreras Koob, Mexico

Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve in the state of Yucatán is home to Mexico’s largest flock of Caribbean flamingos. This chick is less than five days old – it will stay in its nest less than a week before it joins a crèche of other youngsters who wander around the colony searching for food.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Canon 300mm f2.8 Lens + Canon 2X Teleconverter II; 1/160 sec at f11; ISO 1600; Camo throwover blind.
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The unwelcome visitor
Salvador Colvée Nebot, Spain

Over several months, Salvador watched different species of bird use the dead flower spike of this agave in Valencia, Spain as a perch before descending to a small pond to drink. A pair of common kestrels were frequent visitors though each time they came magpies would hassle them.

Nikon D500 + Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens; v1/400 sec at f6.3; ISO 5000; Tripod and cable release.
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Station squabble
Sam Rowley, UK

Sam discovered the best way to photograph the mice inhabiting London’s Underground was to lie on the platform and wait. He only saw them fight over scraps of food dropped by passengers a few times, possibly because it is so abundant. This fight lasted a split second, before one grabbed a crumb and they went their separate ways.

Nikon D500 + 105mm f2.8 lens; 1/125 sec at f2.8; ISO 1000.
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Winter’s tale
Valeriy Maleev, Russia

Valeriy encountered this Pallas’s cat while it was out hunting in the Mongolian grasslands – it was -42°C (-44°F) on that frosty day, but the fairy tale scene cancelled out the cold. Pallas’s cats are no bigger than a domestic cat and they stalk small rodents, birds and occasionally insects.

Nikon D4 + 80-400mm lens; 1/1000 sec at f7.1; ISO 1250.
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A suitable gift
Marco Valentini, Italy

Marco was in Hortobágyi National Park, Hungary when he spotted these kestrels displaying typical courtship behaviour. Here the female has just received an offering of a young green lizard from her suitor and in this touching moment she tenderly took hold of his claw.

Canon 5D Mark III + Canon 500 IS ii lens; 1/640 sec at f.8; ISO 500.
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The LUMIX People’s Choice Award
more at Natural History Museum

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Yellowstone in Winter

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and most picturesque National Park in the world. It is home to a vast number of unique hydrothermal wonders and contains 67 species of mammals, hundreds of species of birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles.

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Yellowstone in Winter
more at Muench Workshops

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The perfect moment

Images that sum up the perfect moment.
Whether that’s a bride and groom kissing on their wedding day, the moment a kingfisher swoops down to catch a fish, the instance the sun hits the horizon creating a starburst effect…

Will you…?
by Henrik Spranz
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untitled
by Steve Fleetwood
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Eye to Eye
by Ken
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Catching some morning air
by Richard Whitson
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Remember Say Nothing!
by Cmz
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The perfect moment
more at photocrowd

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Ground Level Viewpoint

Most photos that we take are shot with the camera at eye-level while we are standing, sitting or kneeling down. However, for this contest I would like to see your photographs taken with the camera at ground level. The subject can be anything you like and the photographs can be in colour or black and white.

Ginger Cat
by Mohammad Dadsetan
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the gardener – refresh
by foxbird
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Ground level viewpoint
by Raed Victor
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Leadenhall Marketplace from Low Level in London’s Financial District
by Brian Morgan
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Getting low on Swanage Pier
by Howard Mason
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Ground Level Viewpoint
more at photocrowd

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The 2019 Wildlife Photo Contest

Wildlife Photo Contest Winners

Grand Prize Dennis Stogsdill
Surrounded By Chaos
We were watching yet another great crossing at the peninsula crossing when I noticed the thousands of wildebeests start to “back up” as they struggled to climb out of the Mara River. And then out of the corner I could see a lone zebra joining the fray so I locked my lens on him and watched as he attempted to progress through the mass of wildebeest and was able to snap off just this one shot.
Canon 1Dx Mark II, 1/640 sec at f8, ISO 1250
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Second Prize Jenny Loren
Becoming a Cheetah
In the Maasai Mara we were able to spend time with a female cheetah and her three cubs. We watched the mom as she attempted to hunt and we even saw her fight off a hyena that was trying to get her cubs one day. It’s a tough life for the mom. Meanwhile her cubs like to have a lot of fun. On this day while she was looking for prey they took off into a field chasing each other around playing. What we noticed is that they were gaining a lot of the skills they would need as adults to survive. They had a good time jumping on each other dragging the other one down. But the one that stood out was seeing them run. They were getting ready for speed.
400mm 2.8, ISO 800, 1/3200, Canon 1DX
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Third Prize Eric Williamson
Sea Bears
Sea Bears photo was taken on July 11, 2015 on the beach of Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. A very fogging morning and our plane was on standby. The tide was out and these two COY’s (cub or the year) were out with mom learning how to dig up clams to eat. This photo was taken as the two were following mom to a new clamming spot. I was able to get the lens low at their level in order to keep the perspective correct.
Equipment Used: Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Lens: Canon 500mm, f4, IS Support: Really Right Stuff 34L tripod Head: Really Right Stuff BH55 ball head with a Wimberly Side Kick gimbal.
Photo Specs: Focal Length: 500mm F number: f/5 Exposure time: 1/500 ISO: 1250 Metering mode: Spot
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Finalist Don Martin
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Finalist Butch Mazzuca
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The 2019 Wildlife Photo Contest
more at Outdoor Photographer

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