Photo of the Year 2019: The results
Our judges have once again gone through over 9,000 entries to narrow down the finalists of travel’s biggest amateur photography contest. Find out who’s won a once-in-a-lifetime photo commission to Texas…

Landscapes Winner
Winter sunset, Poland
by Stefania Urbini
Nikon D750, Nikkor 200-400mm f/4 @ 400mm, 1/100 sec @ f/8, ISO 200, tripod
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Wildlife Winner
Hunting wabbits
by Giovanni Frescura
Canon 7D Mk II, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 200mm, 1/2500 sec @ f/5, ISO 500
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People Runner up
A celebration of Hindu tradition
by Muhammad Amdad Hossain
Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8L STM @ 50mm, 1/40 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 4000
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Landscapes Highly Commended
Misty morning in Mandalay
by Aung ThuYa
Canon EOS 60D, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L @ 160mm, 1/160 sec @ f/7.1, ISO 100
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Colourful village Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran
by Babak Mehrafshar

“This image was taken at the village of Sar Aqa Seyed. Its interconnected buildings are built into the mountains and have an unusual and beautiful architecture, with roofs serving as the courtyards and streets of the buildings above.
Most of the homes have no windows and only one door. One morning, when everyone else was sleeping, I woke up early to shoot before the sunrise.
Suddenly, I saw a woman carrying supplies for her livestock and took the chance to photograph her as she moved through this remarkable village.”
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Photo of the Year 2019: The results
more at wanderlust

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Better Photography Photo of the Year Awards

Colourful. Emotive. Exotic. Creative. There are many ways we can describe Victoria McDonald’s Exotic Travel entry and the winner of the 2018 Better Photography Photo of the Year Award!

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Timothy Moon: Classic Landscapes Category Winner

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Pedro Jarque Krebs: Revealing Nature Winner

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Alain Schroeder: Incredible Sport Category Winner

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Andi abdul Halil: Revealing Nature Silver Award

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Ray Jennings: Exotic Travel Category Gold Award

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Timothy Moon: Classic Landscapes Category Silver Award

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more at:
Better Photography Photo of the Year Awards

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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

National Geographic’s 100 Best Images of the Year

National Geographic’s 100 best images of the year—curated from 107 photographers, 119 stories, and more than two million photographs.

Off the north coast of Canada’s Baffin Island, a June sun transforms snow and ice into limpid pools of turquoise. The Arctic’s perennial sea ice cover—the ice that survives the summer melt season—has shrunk dramatically
Photograph by Brian Skerry
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In Khuzestan Province, Masoumeh Ahmadi, 14, holds her mother’s shotgun. After a woman marries, she receives a firearm—with the approval of her husband and her father. Many women get one as a gift from their husbands after giving birth to their first son.
Photograph by Newsha Tavakolian
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Pincushion shrubs and shards of rock don’t trouble the puma known as Sarmiento, at center, or her 11-month-old cubs, huddled up at the end of a winter’s day above Lake Sarmiento, near Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. The matriarch, who has raised several generations of cubs, spends most of her time hunting— and napping—along this waterfront.
Photograph by ingo Arndt
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Wile, the seven-year-old son of photographer Magnus Wennman, watches cartoons on his iPad— a modern bedtime ritual for some. The stimulation may drive off sleep, but so does the backlit screen: Light at night inhibits the production of melatonin, the hormone that helps regulate our daily biological rhythms.
Photograph by Magnus Wennman
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One treasure still inside the Bears Ears monument is Procession Panel, a nearly 23-foot-long rock carving, or petroglyph, on Comb Ridge. At least 1,000 years old, it depicts a ceremonial gathering of some 190 humanlike forms converging from four directions. A succession of prehistoric cultures occupied the mesas and canyons of southern Utah for more than 12,000 years.
Photograph by Aaron Huey
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National Geographic’s 100 Best Images of the Year
more at National Geographic

2018 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Winners Announcement

In partnership with Surfing Australia, we’re excited to announce this year’s winners of the 2018 Nikon Surf Photo and Surf Video of the Year Awards.
This year’s awards have again shown the calibre of surf photography and film production in Australia, which made the judging process a very tough one.

Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2018 Winner
The Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Award is a prestigious award that recognises the ‘best of the best’ of Australian surf photographers.

Congratulations to Trent Mitchell, winner of the 2018 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year award for his photo ‘Unbound’.
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Finalist – Peter Jovic
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Finalist – Craig Parry
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Finalist – Jamie Scott
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Finalist – Philip Thurston
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2018 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Winners Announcement
more at My Nikon Life

2018 Photo Contest | World Press Photo

View the entire collection of images nominated for the 2018 World Press Photo Contest. The winners of the 61st World Press Photo of the Year and first, second and third prizes will be announced on the evening of Thursday 12 April at the World Press Photo Awards Show in Amsterdam.

Amazon: Paradise Threatened
Daniel Beltrá
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Kid Jockeys
Alain Schroeder
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Boko Haram Strapped Suicide Bombs…
Adam Ferguson
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Venezuela Crisis
Ronaldo Schemidt
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Feeding China
George Steinmetz
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Back in Time
Thomas P. Peschak
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The Boys and the Bulls
Nikolai Linares
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Hunger Solutions
Luca Locatelli
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Finding Freedom in the Water
Anna Boyiazis
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2018 Photo Contest
more at World Press Photo

Les Photographies de l’année 2014

Les Photographies de l’année 2014 — 6e edition

CIbest2014aDominique Lafon – Paysage

CIbest2014bJulien Ermine – Reportage

CIbest2014cÉric Lafargue – Mode et Beauté

CIbest2014dStéphan Amelinck – Sport

CIbest2014eOlivier Hoffschir – Spectacle

CIbest2014fSarah Martinet – Nature & Environnement

CIbest2014gVincent Munier – Animalière

CIbest2014hÉric Dufour – Architecture

CIbest2014iWilliam Lambelet – Mariage

CIbest2014jPauline Daniel – Nature Morte

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via Chasseur d’images No.364 – Juin 2014

Chasseur d’images – leader européen de la presse photo, vidéo, téléphonie et nouvelles technologies. Chaque mois, des tests techniques, des leçons de photo et une multitude de conseils pour choisir votre matériel et améliorer votre vie pratique photographique.