Black and White Competition | International Garden Photographer of the Year

Winners, finalists and more from the Black and White Competition

1st place
Michael Hudson
‘Ancient Oak Tree’
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2nd place
Lotte Grønkjær-Funch
‘Twice the Same’
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3rd place
Marcio Cabral
‘Cerrado Sunset’
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Finalist
Regina Helena Raso Bastos
‘Mirror’
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Highly Commended
Lotte Grønkjær-Funch
‘Physalis alkekengi’
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Black and White Competition
International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11
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International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11

Cerrado Sunrise, the Winner of the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11, by Marcio Cabral

A huge thank you and congratulations to all of our winning photographers who have once again captured the incredible beauty, diversity and importance of plant life, from the wilds of Patagonia to the English country garden. A special congratulations goes to Marcio Cabral, of Brasilia, Brazil, who is the overall winner and the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11.
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The Beauty of Plants
Finalist
‘Rainbow’ by Stephen Moore
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Trees, Woods & Forests
1st place
‘Autumn in Padley Gorge’ by Dave Fieldhouse
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Wildlife in the Garden
Finalist
‘I See You’ by Wei Fu
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Greening the City
3rd place
‘Self-Reflection’ by Yingting Shih
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International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11
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Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2017

Outdoor Photographer Of The Year Competition Category Winners Revealed

View from Above
Tom Sweetman (United Kingdom)
Chiang Mai, Thailand
It was just before sunset in Chiang Mai and I decided to ride my scooter alongside the famous Ping River. As I was approaching a bridge I stopped to take a break and noticed that it was a motorbike bridge for locals, connecting two villages. I took this aerial photograph with my drone to document the incredible patterns in the river and the locals crossing the bridge on their scooters. Some days you just capture the moment.
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Light on the Land
Simon Baxter
North Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
I originally captured a similar scene to this during a flurry of unexpected snow in April 2016. It’s typically the first spot I come to when exploring this private woodland, and I couldn’t help but capture it again when I was treated to these wonderful – but rare – conditions of mist with a hint of warm light as the morning sun tried to break through. The combination of the damp cobwebs, fallen birch, dominant old pine and the soft light filling this atmospheric and shallow valley makes it a favourite spot of mine for solitude.
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Wildlife Insight
Jose Fragozo (Portugal)
Nairobi National Park, Kenya
This image shows two giraffes and three impalas in the rain in the forest region of Nairobi National Park, Kenya, which is also home to the Athi lion pride. I have observed these lions hunting many times in the rain, which possibly explains why different species of preyed animals stay together; it’s a defence mechanism, so they can collectively sense predators better. In this case, however, the lions were far away. The photo was taken from inside a 4×4 vehicle, and the major challenge was keeping the camera and lens dry.
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Spirit of Travel
Andy Holliman (United Kingdom)
Kangerlussuaq airport, Greenland.
Kangerlussuaq airport is the largest airport in Greenland, so it is not only a busy hub for domestic flights, but also the main arrival point for international travellers. Air Greenland has a near monopoly on flights, so almost everything is in the company’s bright red colours. It was the simple colour palette of this scene that appealed to me, including the signposts that are apparently directing the planes to their destinations. My departure had been delayed by three days due to bad weather on the coast, so seeing the arrival of the plane that would return me to Copenhagen was welcome. It may not look that way, but the end of winter was near and within weeks the snow would have cleared.
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Under Exposed
Saeed Rashid (United Kingdom)
Sohal surgeonfish, Fury Shoals, Red Sea, Egypt
In the summer months, sohal surgeonfish tend to mate and lay eggs on the top of the reefs in the Red Sea. They fiercely defend their egg patch and rush upon anything that invades that area. They will often swipe their tail, which has a bony protrusion sticking from it that can be as sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, towards the intruder. Because of this you need to make sure you don’t get too close as a photographer’s hands make a very easy target and often get cut.
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Outdoor Photographer Of The Year Competition Category Winners
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Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018

See the superb winning pictures from our prestigious competition.
From thousands of entries from all over the world, the judges of the Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018 were faced with the difficult task of choosing the three winning images.

First Prize – Rachael Talibart
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Second Prize – Eduardo López Moreno
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Third Prize – Aqua Lin
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and some of the best pictures from our prestigious competition…

Gary Jones
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Andi Abdul Halil
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Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018
See all the winners and a selection of other entries in the February issue of Black+White Photography magazine – out now.
More of the judges’ favourite pictures are available on the app edition of this magazine.

Travel Photographer of the Year | 2017 Awards | 15th Anniversary Winners Announced

The premier travel photography awards – Your showcase to the world
The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY)® photo competition is run by photographers for photographers. Wherever you live in the world and whether you are amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old – TPOTY is for you!
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Best Single Image in a Portfolio – Celebration of Humanity
Winner — Ana Abrao, Portugal
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One Shot – Primary Colours
Winner — Wendy Timmermans, Netherlands
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Smart Shot – iTravelled
Winner — Pia Vachha, Netherlands
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New Talent Portfolio – Destination
Runner Up — Tom Stahl, USA
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Best Single Image in a Portfolio – Earth & Climate
Special Mention — Joel Santos, Portugal
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Natural World Portfolio – Earth & Climate
Winner — Katherine Keates, Canada
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One Shot – Wildlife, Sealife
Winner — Johan Siggesson, Sweden
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The Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 contest has had another fantastic and wonderfully diverse set of photographs and photographic travel stories celebrating the humanity, landscape, environment and wildlife of this planet. More than 20,000 images were submitted by photographers in 129 countries. A full gallery of all 140 of the winning, runner-up, commended and special mention images can be seen on the awards’ website. The winning images will go on show in exhibitions in the UK and elsewhere during 2018 and will be published in the next Travel Photographer of the Year book, Journey Ten.

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Australian photographer of the year award winners – in pictures

The winners of Australian Photography magazine’s Australian photographer of the year awards, the largest amateur photography competition in the southern hemisphere.

Kristyn Taylor’s portfolio was the result of an extraordinary month-long trip to the Ladakh region in northern India in April 2017. Here, a shepherd leads his camel while framed by a mountain peak. Part of the winning portfolio in the travel category.
Photograph: Kristyn Taylor/Australian Photography
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Canberra teenager Nikolay Miroshnichenko started taking photos in 2015. He says his portfolio, which won the junior (under 18) category, is his way of showing the demons young people face.
Photograph: Nikolay Miroshnichenko/Australian Photography
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Jordan Robins, 24, from Jervis Bay took out the overall award of photographer of the year with a series of wildlife images captured at the Great Barrier Reef.
Photograph: Jordan Robins/Australian Photography
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Surfers line up for the perfect wave in Timothy Moon’s photo of the year-winning image captured at his local beach in Sydney.
Photograph: Timothy Moon/Australian Photography
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New Zealand’s North Island was the subject of Tim Fan’s portfolio, which won the landscape category. Pictured here are New Plymouth’s Three Sisters.
Photograph: Tim Fan/Australian Photography
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Australian photographer of the year award winners – in pictures
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Galleries: People’s Choice

Vote for People’s Choice | You Be the Judge
Have a favorite photo entry? From December 1-11, 2017, our fans will vote for their favorite photos. Images with the most votes will be named the Peoples’ Choice winner. Return daily to vote for your top picks!

Kalsoy by Wojciech Kruczyński
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Great Gray Owl by Harry Collins
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Meandering Canyon by David Swindler
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Fleet Departure by Kehao Tan
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Drift by Matthew Smith
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Showtime by Bence Mate
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Nature Photographer of the Year Contest 2017
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