Rencontre avec Florence Dabenoc : Passion Nature !

Entretien avec la photographe Florence Dabenoc, lorraine de naissance et de cœur, docteur vétérinaire dans la vie qui partage avec nous son amour pour la nature et l’image. Cette passionnée, 1er prix du Festival International de Montier-en-Der en novembre 2016, revient pour le Mag Nikon sur son parcours et ses plus belles expériences.

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Rencontre avec Florence Dabenoc : Passion Nature !
à lire et à voir sur Le Mag

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Call of the Wild

In medieval cartography, Ultima Thule was a mysterious place beyond the borders of the known world. While modern mapping techniques have given us a cerebral knowledge of these once “off the map” regions, vast areas of the high Artic have seldom, if ever, felt the indentation of a human footprint. This is the photographic playground of Ottawa-based Michelle Valberg.

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Call of the Wild
Photographing the rare wildlife and the vast and beautiful landscapes of the Canadian Artic.
by Mark Edward Harris
Photography by Michelle Valberg

more in Outdoor Photographer – February 2018

The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition 2017 Winners and more

The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition celebrates the power of photography to communicate science and the role great images play in making science accessible to a wide audience.
We received our highest ever number of entries for the 2017 competition, with more than 1100 images submitted. Our judges had the difficult task of choosing the final winners and they are pleased to present them to you now.
We hope they inspire you to take your own images of the scientific world around us, and we look forward to receiving your submission for our 2018 competition.
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Category and overall winner: Earth science and climatology. “Icy sugar cubes.” by Peter Convey. The scale of Antarctica is awesome but hard to grasp. This photo, taken in early 1995 during a flight over the English Coast (southern Antarctic Peninsula) at about 74 degrees south, illustrates the scale of unusual bi-directional crevassing as an ice sheet is stretched in two directions over an underlying rise, with a Twin Otter aeroplane as scale. The photo was taken with a Pentax ME Super camera and 70-300 mm zoom on Kodachrome 64 slide film, with no technical details recorded, and has been scanned at the British Antarctic Survey.
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Category winner: Behaviour. “Respiro.” by Antonia Doncila.
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Category winner: Ecology and environmental science. “Waiting in the shallows.” by Nico de Bruyn.
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Category winner: Astronomy. “Lunar spotlight, South Pole, Antarctica.” by Daniel Michalik.
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Category winner: Microimaging. “Olive oil drop family hanging together.” by Hervé Elettro.
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Runner up: Behaviour. “Breeding.” by David Costantini.
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Honourable mention: Behaviour. “Toss the scorpion – Indian roller playing with the kill.” by Susmita Datta.
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more at The Royal Society

Pure Arctic of Sebastian Copeland

As part of the 2017 Year of Ecology in Russia, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is presenting the first Russian exhibition of the famous photographer, polar explorer and environmental activist Sebastian Copeland. The exhibition, one of Copeland’s most comprehensive retrospectives, features around fifty large-format photographs taken over the last ten years during expeditions to the Polar Regions of Norway, Canada, the USA, Greenland, across the Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Pure Arctic of Sebastian Copeland
Exhibition: 22 Sep 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography

Чистая Арктика Себастьяна Коупленда
50 крупноформатных работ, снятых на протяжении последних десяти лет в экспедициях в полярные районы Норвегии, Канады, США, Гренландии, по Северному Ледовитому океану и Антарктическому полуострову.

Capture Mania Nature

Nature photography is one of the most popular genres – who hasn’t walked past amazing scenery and tried to take a snapshot with whatever device was handy. Human beings have always been fascinated by nature and its creations and tried to depict them in some way – from cave paintings to classical art and contemporary landscapes. Nature photographers though, are weird creatures – they are able to hike for hours in the rain, mud, snowstorm or blazing heat and then camp for a week or a month to get a single killer-shot. Of all types of photography – nature photography must be the most difficult one – being at the mercy of the elements of weeks on end, hiding in a damp small hut just to have that animal pass before your lens, or spending a fortune to be on location just when Aurora Borealis is out in the sky. It takes a lot of dedication to keep getting up at 3 a.m. and drive through that storm seven times to get the breathtaking sunrise you want. …

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Capture Mania Photography Magazine | November December 2017 | issue 7
more at Capture Mania

Les Univers de Flora Metayer

Découverte jeune talent : les univers de Flora Metayer

Après un premier épisode « Découverte jeune talent » consacré au photographe Thibault Copleux que nous vous avions présenté en 2016, Nikon souhaite faire les présentations avec une jeune et talentueuse photographe aux univers multiples, Flora Metayer âgée de 23 ans seulement mais déjà confirmée sur Instagram. Rencontre.
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Les Univers de Flora Metayer
à lire et à voir sur Le Mag

World in Focus | The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition

Take a trip around the world with this year’s World in Focus winners! Congratulations to professional grand-prize winner Blaine Harrington III, and amateur grand-prize winner Jacob Wallwork.

“Zojila Pass, Kashmir: one of the most dangerous roads in the world.”
GRAND PRIZE
Blaine Harrington III
Littleton, CO, United States
Sheep and goats are herded over the Zojila Pass as a traffic jam idles trucks because of a landslide in Kashmir, India.
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“UNTITLED”
GRAND PRIZE
Jacob Wallwork
Perth, WA, Australia
The photographer captured this photo from his hotel window in Colombo, Sri Lanka. “I will never forget how casually men, [who were] in business suits and holding briefcases, were hanging out of the open doors and onto the side of the packed trains as they sped towards Colombo main station in the early morning rush hour,” he says.
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Professional : Outdoor Scenes
“White Water”
FIRST PLACE
Karim Iliya
Haiku, HI, United States
A bird’s-eye view of a surfer paddling back out through a churned-up impact zone to catch another wave.
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Amateur : Outdoor Scenes
“Swan Lake”
FIRST PLACE
Kellie Netherwood
London, London, United Kingdom
Whooper swans swim across a small section of water in Hokkaido, Japan.
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Amateur : Sense of Place
“Iceland”
FIRST PLACE
Anil Sud
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
A couple looking over the thermal vents in Iceland.
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Professional : Outdoor Scenes
“Mauna Kea ”
Stuart Chape
Apia, n/a, Samoa
An aerial photo taken from a helicopter featuring the winding access road leading to the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
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Amateur : Outdoor Scenes
“Lone Traveler”
Evan B. Siegel
Newport Coast, CA, United States
The Kodak Passage in the Antarctic Peninsula.
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World in Focus | The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
more at World in Focus Contest