2018 Photographer of the Year presented by Panasonic: The winners

Australian Photography’s Photographer of the Year is the largest amateur photography competition in the Southern Hemisphere, with photographers competing for a prize pool valued at over $46,000 in cash and prizes in 2018.
To qualify for the competition, amateur photographers from Australia and New Zealand submitted a portfolio of four images in any of seven categories including Landscape; People and Portrait; Wildlife and Animal; Travel; Black and White; Junior and Aerial
“The challenge for entrants is not just shooting one or two great images, but compiling a series of four that work seamlessly together,” said Australian Photography Editor, Mike O’Connor.

Niall Chang, ‘Scenes of Xiapu, Fujian, China’. Winner, 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year.
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Harman Singh Heer, ‘Monsoon Magic’. Winner, 2018 Junior Photographer of the Year.
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Jingshu Zhu, ‘Magic of New Zealand’. Winner, 2018 Landscape Photographer of the Year.
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Jasmine Vink, ‘On the Edge’. Overall Winner, 2018 Photographer of the Year. Winner, 2018 Wildlife and Animal Photographer of the Year.
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2018 Photographer of the Year presented by Panasonic: The winners
more at Australian Photography

Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 Shortlist and Crowd Winners Announced

Now in its fourth year, Bird Photographer of the Year is a global photographic competition; a celebration of avian beauty and diversity, and a tribute to the flexibility and quality of today’s modern digital imaging systems.

A sentinel by Zsolt Szabo
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Killer by Omkar J
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Running Pelican by Caron Steele
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Flying in the evening by Kallol Mukherjee
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Flowers on a saline lake by xiaoge
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Great Grey Owl suspended in midair by Markus Varesvuo
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Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 Shortlist and Crowd Winners Announced
more at Photocrowd

Rainbow City by Cristobal Serrano

I flew my drone high above the huge flocks of lesser flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor) at the muddy banks of Lake Bogoria (Kenya), where they find their favourite food, cyanobacteria of the spirulina genus, in the alkaline water of the lake. Because of the dry season, minerals and salts from the volcanic subsoil are highly concentrated, creating an explosion of rich colours that is visible from the air. The pink colour of the flamingos perfectly complemented the colour range of the great artist Mother Earth.
DJI Inspire 2 + Zenmuse X5s, Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 2.0/12mm(24mm), ISO 100

The Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT) presents the award-winning images of the competition ‘European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018’ – Cristobal Serrano from Spain is this year’s overall winner with an aerial photograph of lesser flamingos at Lake Bogoria.
more at gdtfoto.de

A glorious celebration of the beauty of this planet and its human and animal inhabitants.

The winners of the 2018 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) have been revealed, and they’re a glorious celebration of the beauty of this planet and its human and animal inhabitants.

The top prize and title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 is taken by Stefano Pensotti, a semi-professional photographer from Italy, with eight superb images that showcase life around the globe. He becomes the first Italian to take the top title in the 16 years since the awards first launched in 2003.

Stefano Pensotti, Bagan, Myanmar. Prayer time in one of little temples in the plain of Bagan – a young girl stops on her way to school. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF24mm f/1.4L USM lens,f2, 1/40s, ISO 800.
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Stefano Pensotti, Salt pans of Lake Asale, Danakil Depression, Ethiopia. They have loaded the salt from the Dankalia open-air salt mines at -50m level. Their journey will lead them to Agula on the Ethiopian plateau at 2400m. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF24mm f/1.4L USM lens, f14, 1/60s, ISO 800.
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Florent Mamelle, France, Winner, Best Single Image in a Natural World Portfolio. Fuego volcano, near Antigua city, Guatemala. This picture of the Fuego volcano was taken from the summit of the Acatenango volcano. At 4000m, the sky was extremely clear and the Milky Way was in the upper left corner. Nikon D810, 16- 35mm lens, f4, 20s, ISO 3200.
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He Jian, China – Winner, Hot/Cold Single Image Category. Gannan, China. The local people who walked on the pilgrimage road were pious and pure. Nikon D800, f9, 1/640s, ISO 1000.
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Oscar Tarneberg, UK. Commended Beauty of Light Single Image Category. Shanghai, China. This is a famous highway intersection in Shanghai where two of the city’s core arteries meet. DJI Mavic Pro, 4.73mm lens (23mm equivalent), f2.2, 0.8s, ISO 100.
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Hot/Cold – Runner-up
Andrew James, United Kingdom
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Travel – Runner-up
Daniel Burton, United Kingdom
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Amateur and professional photographers from 142 countries submitted over 20,000 images, and photographers from 22 countries feature amongst the winners. The 2018 Winners’ Gallery on www.tpoty.com features over 150 fabulous images in a vibrant, fascinating and evocative collection of world-class contemporary travel photography shot on everything from high-end professional cameras to mobile phones.

2018 Photographer of the Year

A huge thank you to everyone who entered the 2018 Photographer of the Year. Judging is underway and the winners will be announced in late January.
Here are some entries:

Nathan Shafter, A week in United States National Parks
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Yuet Yee Wong, Travel
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David Malikoff, Lion
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Ivy Lu, Spectacular Iceland
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Ken Roxburgh, Golden Eagle Festival
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Grant Thomas, Gion – Kyoto – home of the Geisha
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2018 Photographer of the Year
more at Australian Photography

Stunning scenes from around the world

Wallpapers | National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

People’s Choice, People
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Photo by Daniel Cheung
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Second Place Winner, Cities
Geometry of the Sun
Photo by Enrico Pescantini
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Rest area
Photo by Tetsuya Hashimoto
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Third Place Winner, Nature
Mars
Photo by Marco Grassi
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Grand Prize Winner
Mermaid
Photo by Reiko Takahashi
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Stunning scenes from around the world
Wallpapers | National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
more at National Geographic

Free Flight Photographer of the Year 2018

It doesn’t matter what you fly – hang glider, paraglider, paramotor, speed wing or magic carpet – the Free Flight Photographer of the Year 2018 award is designed to celebrate the world of free flight.

Spring colours in English fields
by HarryB
Crowd – 7th Place
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Untitled
by Marian Krissak
Expert – 1st Place
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In the core!
by HarryB
Crowd – 1st Place
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Untitled
by uhaari
Crowd – 2nd Place
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Untitled
by Artoosh
Expert – 2nd Place
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Free Flight Photographer of the Year 2018
more at XC Mag