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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Where Sharpness and Softness Coexist

FíRIN is a variation of Fírinne, the Old Irish word for “truth”, which was coined during the Gaelic Revival in the late 19th Century. It means, “that which is real”. It signifies “being true to someone or something”. And it represents a promise from Tokina to photographers to help them capture the truth in their images with this revolutionary new lens.

With FíRIN, photographers can shoot with confidence, knowing that every image captured with their mirrorless cameras will be its own moment of truth.
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Where Sharpness and Softness Coexist
more at tokina

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Macro Art

This is a chance to capture the world of plants and gardens on a completely different scale, utilising a unique set of macro photography skills. From the life of tiny insects, to the mesmerising shapes and swirls of flowers, you are encouraged to explore our green planet close-up through macro photography, whilst showcasing the beauty and complexity of nature.

‘Panta Rhei’ by Lizzy Petereit
1st Place
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‘Big Nose’ by Richard Kubica
2nd Place
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‘Vitrail’ by Petar Sabol
3rd Place
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‘Glamourpillar’ by Henrik Spranz
Finalist
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‘Sunset Serenity’ by Henrik Spranz
Highly Commended
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Macro Art
more at International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.
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Celebrating close-up, macro & micro photography

Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) is a celebration of close-up, macro and micro photography – an annual competition created to showcase images that help us see the world anew.
But its scope is far greater than that.
Its ultimate aim is to encourage you to slow down, enjoy the craft of photography, and to make connections with others who are equally passionate about the world up close.

Henri Koskinen | Seeds on Stage
Plants & Fungi Winner
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Emanuele Biggi | Namib’s Gaze
Close-up Photographer of the Year
Overall winner & Animals winner
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Hal Gage | Starburst Mud
Intimate Landscape Winner
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Marek Miś | Sugar and Salt Mixture Crystals
Micro Winner
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Celebrating close-up, macro & micro photography
more at cupoty

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Flowers by Adrzej Kraj

Best worldwide inspiring photographers.
Hot Shots 38 – Camerapixo Photography Magazines – We Inspire

Siódemka Wspanialych
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Mala Galaktyka
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Ksiezycowa Sonata
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Sila Natury
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Kolor Jesieni
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Flowers by Adrzej Kraj
more in Camerapixo

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Ocean Art 2018 winning photos are some of the world’s best underwater photography

Winning Images from the prestigious 7th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
The prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has announced its 2018 winners. The 7th annual competition attracted a very high caliber of photos from waters around the world and showcases the best underwater photographs of the year. 2018 was the most competitive year to date.

Best in Show – Duncan Murrell
“Devil Ray Ballet”
Spinetail devil rays, (Mobula japanica)
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Nudibranchs – 1st Place – Flavio Vailati
“Inside the Eggs”
Favorinus pacificus and eggs
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Wide-Angle Category – 1st Place – François Baelen
“Gentle Giants”
Humback whale and her calf (Megaptera novaeangliae)
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Compact Macro – 2nd Place – Kate Tinson
“Red on Green”
Coral Goby on Coral
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Portrait – 2rd Place – Christina Barringer
“Croc in the Mist”
American Crocodile
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Winning Images from the prestigious 7th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
more at Underwater Photography Guide

Photographer Sergey Polyushko | Полюшко Сергей

Photographer Sergey Polyushko | Полюшко Сергей

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Photographer Sergey Polyushko | Полюшко Сергей
more at 35photo