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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Photographer of the Year

From mysterious shadow portraits to amazing aerials, stunning images of the ocean to the creatures inhabiting a Sunshine Coast backyard, the winners of the 2019 Photographer of the Year presented by Panasonic have been announced.

The annual competition, now in its seventh year, is the largest competition for amateur photographers in Australasia, and for 2019 had a prize pool of more than $25,000 across eight categories – Landscape, Wildlife and Animal, People and Portrait, Black and White, Travel, Action, Photo of the Year and Junior.

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Photographer of the Year
more at Australian Photography Awards

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Hitting the streets in the 2019 Urban Photo Awards

In its 10th year the Urban Photo Awards presents a wonderful collection of surreal, evocative, and occasionally spectacular images. This year’s top prize went to a beautifully strange shot the judges suggested required an unbelievable sense of timing.

The Urban Photo Awards is a relatively straightforward photography competition, fundamentally focusing on the fabric of urban life, be it big city living or a more simple rural existence. The single photo contest is split between four categories: Streets, Spaces, People and Creative. A portfolio award is also handed out to the best sequence of images that tell a story.
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Hitting the streets in the 2019 Urban Photo Awards
more at New Atlas

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The Architectural Photography Awards 2019

The Architectural Photography Awards 2019, sponsored by Sto and supported by the World Architecture Festival (WAF), proudly reveals this year’s shortlist, which was selected from nearly 2000 entries from 42 countries. 29% of the entries were from the UK, 11% from the USA and 9% from China.

The shortlist consists of four entries from 6 categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, Buildings in Use, Mobile, which this year’s theme is Shelter, and Portfolio with the theme of Social Housing. The photographs will be exhibited at WAF in Amsterdam from 4th – 6th December where visitors can vote for the winners, which will be announced during the WAF Gala Dinner on Friday 6th December.

The reflection of the main hall in a glass case at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London shot by Thomas Knowles.
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The Twist Museum, Kistefos Sculpture Park, Jevnaker, Norway by Bjarke Ingels Group shot by Laurian Ghinitoiu.
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Hill of the Buddha, Makomanai Takino Cemetery Sapporo, Japan by Tadao Ando shot by Vincent Wu.
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Generali Tower, Milan, Italy by Zaha Hadid shot by Marco Tagliarino.
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The Vessel, New York City, USA by Heatherwick Studio shot by Joan Muñoz Arango.
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more at The Architectural Photography Awards

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The 2019 EyeEm Awards

The Winners are here! Selected from 1 Million submissions, we announced our Photographer of The Year and our 10 category Winners this weekend at Berlin Photo Week 2019 at The 2019 EyeEm Awards Ceremony.

EyeEm Photographer of the Year:
Kate Phellini
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The Foodie
Arief Dharma Kurniawan
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The Great Outdoors Presented by Red Bull Illume:
Jeffrey Kieffer
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The Traveler Presented by MPB:
Sandra Morante
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The Creative Presented by Skylum:
Vitaly Golovatyuk aka Panvelvet
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The Architect:
Gabriella Achadinha
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The Minimalist:
George Kroustallis aka Minorstep
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The 2019 EyeEm Awards represents a distinctive platform for global creative talent to get discovered. Open for all photographers and creative thinkers, EyeEm’s annual photo awards has been created with one purpose – to showcase groundbreaking photography from emerging artists.

Upholding the title of the largest photography competition in the world since 2015, The 2019 EyeEm Awards broke one million submissions!

The Winners are here!
more at eyeem

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The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

We are delighted to announce the 40 fantastic finalists from the 2019 competition, which has been an absolute treat for the judges with possibly the best entries we have ever had.
The Overall Winner and Category Winners will be announced on …. 13th November 2019.

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The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, ingeniously titled to avoid any confusion, was the result of two factors: Firstly, a need for a photography competition that was light hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things. 4years on and these objectives seem to have been met. Secondly, and way more importantly, this competition is about conservation.

more at comedy wildlife photo

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The 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award

This second edition of the annual Black & White Competition, The Charles Dodgson Award, named after the author of Alice in Wonderland, also known as Lewis Carroll, received 750 entries from 37 countries.

When selecting Haim Blumenblat, with Winter Conversation, from the Cityscapes and Street Photography category, as the overall winner, Juror Chris Walker said: ‘It’s simple, beautiful, but not exotic — opportunities such as this exist everywhere. Our world is a beautiful place — and photographers need to understand they don’t have to be on the other side of it to make interesting photographs!’

Haim Blumenblat, Israel, ‘Winter Conversation’. Winner of the 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award
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Erika Masterson. Runner Up, ‘Parts of the Earth, Keeper’
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Sandy Adams. Runner Up, cityscapes and street photography category
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Don Rice. Finalist, fine art category
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Jack Curran. Runner Up, landscapes category
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The 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award
more at The Gala Awards

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