Stunning pictures from 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Stunning pictures from 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

sony2017aThe Majestic Dance … This picture was taken in the forest area of Jaipur, Rajasthan (India). Rajasthan has a huge population of the National Bird and they are found in most areas (both urban and rural). This picture was taken during rain season, in which it’s a common sight to see the Peacocks dancing. Picture: Satvik Bhatt, India, Entry, Open, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017bDinagyang Festival of the Philippines … Annual celebration of Dinagyang festival of Iloilo, Philippines The Dinagyang Festival is a religious and cultural festival in Iloio City, Philippines held on the fourth Sunday of January. Picture: Raniel Jose Castañeda, Philippines, Entry, Open, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017cThe Midnight Blossom … Part of the series ‘The Flower Keepers’, a personal series exploring my imagination and thoughts, creating whimsical characters in a world filled with flowers. Picture: Ellie Victoria Gale, UK, Entry, Open, Enhanced, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017dDisciplinant … I was traveling to Sertar County (a county of Sichuan Province, China), and visited the Serthar Buddhist Institute here, Lamaism’s piety and the grand scene shocked me. I have never before felt my heart be so pure. When I wanted to take a photo there was a Lamaism walking by – so I got this photo. Picture: 希德 张, China, Entry, Open, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017ePaper Mill … Waste from a paper mill is agitated by aerators, producing steam and foam, which are pushed by the wind. Clearwater Paper Reservoire, Lewiston, Idaho. Aerial Image (shot from a plane at 1,500 feet). Picture: Jassen Todorov, US, Entry, Open, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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Stunning pictures from 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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Wildlife Photographer Of The Year | People’s Choice Award

Take A Look At The 25 Images Shortlisted For The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year: People’s Choice Award

wpotypca11a wpotypca11b wpotypca11c wpotypca11d wpotypca11eThe shortlist for the People’s Choice Award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition has been announced and nature fans have until 10 January 2017 to vote for their favourite image.

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Wildlife Photographer Of The Year | People’s Choice Award
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Taste

Food Photography Awards 2016
We are excited to share the 2016 winners of TASTE, PDN’s annual food photography competition.

taste11a taste11aa“Valley of the Vines”
GRAND PRIZE
Emily Hlavac Green
New York, NY, United States
From a series about Valli Vineyards. Nestled amongst the rocky mountains in Gibbston Valley, New Zealand, the change of season marks the final harvest and fermentation of pinot noir wines.    6 Images
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taste11b taste11bb“The History of the Strawberry”
GRAND PRIZE
Esha Chiocchio
Santa Fe, NM, United States
“The History of the Strawberry” explores the fruit’s beginnings, from French spy François Amadée Frézier’s encounter of the white strawberry while mapping the coasts of Chile for King Louis XIV, to the eventual crossbreeding of white and red varieties in Plougastel, France, to give birth to the strawberries we know today. Writer Chloé Batissou and Chiocchio traced Frízier’s journey to meet with growers and cultivators in Chile and France.    6 Images
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taste11c“The Food of Oman”
Ariana Lindquist
New York, NY, United States
Because of the Oman’s history in the spice trade, with traders plying the waters from India to Africa, its local cuisine is the crossroads of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African flavors. “The Food of Oman” is a glimpse into a unique and little-known cuisine.    6 Images
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taste11d“The All-American Redux”
Jamie Nease
San Francisco, CA, United States
A retake on the classic all-American burger.
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taste11e“Baklava with Honey”
Andrew Burkle
Cleveland, OH, United States
Baklava drizzled with honey, shot for the Vitamix commercial series of international recipes.
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Taste
Food Photography Awards 2016

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Monochrome Awards

International Black & White Photography Contest

monoawards10aMonochrome Photographer of the Year 2015
Barossa Bolt by Luke Tscharke
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monoawards10bMonochrome Discovery of the Year 2015
Mosque by Hans Wichmann
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monoawards10cFashion / Beauty Photographer of the Year 2015
Combination of nature and fashion by Miqo Cash
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monoawards10dPeople Photographer of the Year 2015
Planning my Next Move by Andrew JK Tan
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monoawards10eWildlife Discovery of the Year 2015
Master of Disguise by Graham McGeorge
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Monochrome Photography Awards 2016 are open. Enter Now – Final Deadline is November 20th, 2016.
Enter at: Monochrome Awards

British Wildlife Photography Awards | Winners 2016

The 2016 winning images are announced
The British Wildlife Photography Awards proudly announce the winners for 2016. The awards celebrate both the work of amateur and professional photographers and the beauty and diversity of British wildlife. Winning images are chosen from thousands of entries in fifteen separate categories including a special film category for Wildlife in HD Video and two junior categories to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.

bwpa2016aThe overall winning picture is of a lion’s mane jellyfish:
‘Hitchhikers’, by George Stoyle
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bwpa2016bBritish Seasons Category Winner:
Robert E Fuller
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bwpa2016cHidden Britain Category Winner:
Stephen Darlington
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bwpa2016dWild Woods Category Winner:
Steve Palmer
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more at British Wildlife Photography Awards

These Are the Top Drone Photos in the World

See the winners of the third annual Dronestagram contest.

First Place, Nature-Wildlife
Wielding his Phantom 3 drone, Michael Bernholdt took this photo of Demark’s Kalbyris Forest. “To my luck it had snowed all day so that the pine wood really stood out,” he says.

Dronestagram07aPhotograph by Michael B. Rasmussen

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Dronestagram07bSecond Place, Nature-Wildlife
Photograph by Szabolcs Ignacz, Dronestagram
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Dronestagram07cThird Place, Nature-Wildlife
Photograph by Jonathan Payet, Dronestagram
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Dronestagram07dFirst Place, Sports Adventure
Photograph by Max Seigal, Dronestagram
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Dronestagram07eSecond Place, Sports Adventure
Photograph by Los Manes del Drone, Dronestagram
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Dronestagram07fThird Place, Sports Adventure
Photograph by High Angle Shot, Dronestagram
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Dronestagram07gFirst Place, Travel
Photograph by Francesco Cattuto, Dronestagram
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Dronestagram07hSecond Place, Travel
Todd Kennedy took this photo on his honeymoon in Cable Beach, Australia. When he and his spouse went on a sunset camel tour, he brought his drone and captured it from above.
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Dronestagram07iThird Place, Travel
Photograph by Karolis Janulis, Dronestagram
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via nationalgeographic