The people have spoken

Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People’s Choice Award winner revealed
The Natural History Museum’s annual showcase of the world’s best nature photography and photojournalism has revealed the winner of the people’s choice award. More than 16,000 nature fans voted from a selection of 25 images shortlisted by the London institution, with New Zealand-born London-based photographer David Lloyd’s picture, Bond of Brothers, depicting a unique moment between a pair of male lions, emerging as the favourite.

The two adult males, likely to be brothers, greeted and rubbed faces for around 30 seconds before settling down. It is unusual for lions to nuzzle for so long, and David was honoured to have experienced and captured such a moment.

“I’m so pleased that this image did well because it illustrates the emotion and feeling of animals and emphasises that this is not limited to humans,” David says. “It is something I think more people need to be aware of for the sake of all animals.”
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Fox Meet Fox
by Matthew Maran
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Three Kings
by Wim Van Den Heever
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One Toy, Three Dogs
by Bence Mate
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The 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is currently being judged. The winners will be announced in October 2019.
via Australian Geographic

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Portraits with Depth

For this people photo contest we invited you to share your best portraits that have a clear composition using depth of field

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “The elephant sean bone in the little girl hands ” by amaliazilio
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Congratulations Runner Up “Pathfinder ” by Ethos
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Congratulations Runner Up “23115088724_71290e2743_k ” by stephenpapageorge
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Congratulations Runner Up “Lighting the Way ” by benjaminfoote
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Congratulations People’s Choice “Vika ” by ilyayakover
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Portraits With Depth Photo Contest Winners
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Vote for your Readers’ Choice Champion!

Back in september, Practical Photography and sister title Country Walking, in association with Fujifilm, launched a massive new annual competition designed to celebrate the breathtaking beauty of the British Isles.
Almost 3000 entries have been whittled down to just 15 and we want you to help decide who wins the final category – the Readers’ Choice.

Lifestyle | Derek Poulton
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Landscape | Jonathan Close
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Lifestyle | Colin Hamilton
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Nature | John Emmett
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Landscape | Pawel Zygmunt
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Vote for your Readers’ Choice at practicalphotography.com/outdoorphoto18 and follow the simple on-screen instructions.
Voting closes 11 March 2019.

Vote is Open! | The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards | People’s Choice Awards

Not only do we want you to laugh out loud at this years 41 finalists, but we also want to give one lucky winner a brand new IPAD, courtesy of Affinity! What do you need to do? Click on your favourite image at Comedy Wildlife Photo, and that’s it. You will automatically be entered into the prize draw from which a winner will be selected and announced before the winners awards night on November 15th. Good luck! Get your friends to vote! And anyone else you know!

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Vote is Open! | The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards | People’s Choice Awards
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Royal Air Force Photographic Competition

Judging for the 2018 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition recently took place at the Royal Air Force Museum London. Over 1,000 photos and 25 videos were entered across the competition’s 13 categories, with the best 9 images being whittled down by 3 industry professional judges, before going head-to-head online to win the ‘Peoples’ Choice’ category.

Remembrance
Cpl Tim Laurence, Photo ACSSU RAF Halton
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RAF Centenary
Cpl Tim Laurence, Photo ACSSU RAF Halton
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Perfection
Sgt Paul Oldfield, RAF Cosford
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Parallels
SAC Hannah Smoker, RAFAT RAF Scampton
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Selfie
Cpl Tim Laurence, Photo ACSSU RAF Halton
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Smoke In The Sun
Mr Mark Thompson, The Amateur Military Category
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Royal Air Force Photographic Competition
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On The Edge

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots of people on the edge in this photo contest

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “The Seeker ” by exploredexposure
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Congratulations Runner Up “Playing in the sky again ” by jamesrushforth
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Congratulations Runner Up “RoqueNublo10 ” by AnotherDayisNOW
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Congratulations Amateur Winner “S@Santa Rita Flats” by butchpomtier
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Congratulations People’s Choice “A Woman’s Wrath ” by ryanbuchanan
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On The Edge Photo Contest Winners
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People’s Choice | National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 | Wallpapers

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2018
People’s Choice
Wallpapers

Wild Iceland
Photo and caption by E. Arencibia
If already one of the most beautiful landscape ever seen, imagine to get there and find this wild and majestic Icelandic horse posing for me. That morning I was wondering if it would be worth it to go…bad weather, cold, not good light conditions…but you never know what you are going to find.
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The doors of mordor are open
Photo and caption by Jeffry Arguedas
Never before had I seen such a majestic eruption of a volcano and at the same time feel secure. Camping one night in the Acatenango Volcano and having a volcano as active as the Fire a few kilometers away, it was an incomparable experience, I felt trapped in the book “The Lord of the Rings” walking through Mordor. Walking for more than 5 hours with cold clothes near 3900 meters, food, 5 liters of water and a tripod, was exhausting, but each step made it worthwhile.
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Formation
Photo and caption by Niklas Weber
When we arrived at the rio tarcoles in costa rica and I saw what a fantastic formation the sharp-mouthed crocodiles are, I could not help myself, I started my drone and begun to photograph them from the air. My heart was beating like crazy because I was incredibly excited, on the one hand I was a bit scared for the drone, on the other hand I was so happy about the unique moment.
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Biker
Photo and caption by Mark zhu
Lucca is an city in central Italy with well-preserved renaissance-era city walls and architecture. This photo was taken during the sunset hours, where the warm sunlight blends everything together, and a local biking through the city seems to be traveling back in time.
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Future of 2022 Reveal in fog
Photo and caption by Ray Toh
The first WC2022 stadium to be ready, revealed during a foggy morning.
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Sunset in the Monument Valley
Photo and caption by Stas Bartnikas
This aerial shot was taken from a microlight trike in Monument Valley, UT
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The highly tolerant society
Photo and caption by Hidetoshi Ogata
On a cold winter day, I captured the moment when mother monkeys formed a huddle after social grooming in Awaji Island. Japanese monkeys are generally considered to be despotic and aggressive, but they are building a social relationships with mutual benefits.
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People’s Choice | National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 | Wallpapers
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