Top Shots From the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year

More than 3,400 entries were received in this year’s landscape-photography competition, from professional and amateur photographers around the world. Judges of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest narrowed the field down to a “Top 101,” then further to award several category prizes and the International Landscape Photographer of the Year award, which went to the Russian photographer Oleg Ershov for his images of England and Iceland…

Ignacio Palacios
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David Swindler
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Sander Grefte
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Jaka Ivancic
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Top Shots From the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year
more at The Atlantic

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Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year

Photographers from all over the world are drawn to and inspired by Scotland’s landscape and natural heritage.

Dave Shillabeer – ‘Wait for me – I’m coming!’
Scottish Landscape – Urban Greenspace Category
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The Scottish Nature Photography Awards celebrate nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland.

Ruth Grindrod – Three Rocks

Judge Niall Irvine said: “Ruth’s image has beautifully captured the drama and power of the sea. The light, composition and depth of detail in the image is remarkable, particularly the movement caught in the water.”

” I’m delighted that Three Rocks is our overall winner.”
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Graham Pears – Jay Feeding Juvenile in Rain
Scottish Wildlife Behaviour Category
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Jason Baxter – The Last Light of Day over Loch Achtriochtan, Glencoe
Scottish Landscape – The Land Category
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Duncan McNaught – Lonesome Larch
Scottish Botanical Category
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See all the winners at: Scottish Nature Photography Awards

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The 2020 Bird Photographer of the Year Finalists have been announced!

Celebrating bird photography from around the world

by Guang Hua Chen
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by Tim Hopwood
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by Georgina Steytler
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by Sambath Subbaiah
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by Tristan Stringer
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Welcome to the Bird Photographer of the Year website, home to the world-renowned photography competition and a growing community of wildlife photographers and conservationists. Marvel at some of the World’s best bird images, interact with innovative and established wildlife photographers, and help us support conservation.

more at bird poty

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Wilderness Safaris Photographer of the Year

Wilderness Safaris has announced the winners of its annual Photographic Competition, which this year encouraged participants to Capture the Soul of Africa through exceptional wildlife and landscape photography. Now in its third year, the competition set out to harness Africa’s passion, with images that inspire the positive action that helps to conserve and restore the continent’s wilderness and wildlife.

African Landscapes
Starry Starry Night by Udo Kieslich
Cederberg, South Africa

This Milky Way pic was taken in the Cederberg.The foreground was enhanced with torch light, and taken as a second shot after sunrise to obtain a deeper DOF and more detail. The sky and foreground images were subsequently blended together in Photoshop.
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People’s Choice Overall Winner
Travelling on the Edge by Prince Eleazer
Sossusvlei, Namibia

A lone oryx climbs the steep dunes in the Namib-Naukluft Desert to catch the cooling moist air blowing in from the ocean
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Lone Tree
by Solly Levi
Category: African Landscapes
Location: Sesriem

Tree of the dunes
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Photographer of the Year
Framed by the Ankosi Watule by Trevor Cole
Terekeka, South Sudan

A young Mundari herder in the midst of the cattle in his care.
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Walking into the light
by Andrew Aveley
Category: African Wildlife
Location: Zimanga
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more at Wilderness Safaris Photographer of the Year

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Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Shortlist 2020

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is open to professional and amateur photographers from anywhere in the world.

by Zay Yar Lin, Myanmar
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by Emilia Konkol-Pastuszak, Poland
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by Kazi Mushfiq, Bangladesh
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by Justyna Porowska, Poland
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by Nitin Tandon, India
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a lot more at: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year

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Winners of the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2020 Competition

The winners of the inaugural Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2020 competition have been announced. The competition saw 7,000 entries come in from 117 different countries, and the judges have been working hard to figure out who will take the grand prize.

This year’s Overall Winner is Florian Ledoux with his image Above the Crabeater Seals. The image features an aerial view of a group of crabeater seals resting after a nighttime feed.
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The judges also deliberated over our other category winners and highly commended images. Taking the winning position of the Landscape category was Marek Biegalski with a rural scene taken in Italy.
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Named the Nature TTL Young Photographer of the Year 2020, 15-year-old Indian photographer Saptarshi Gayen won the Under 16 category. His image of a drongo hunting for insects amongst field fires stood out.
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Highly Commended, Wildlife Category:
Terje Kolaas
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Thousands of you voted for the winner of the People’s Choice Award and chose Robert Ferguson’s image as your favourite.
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Winners of the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2020 Competition
more at nature ttl

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The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 Yearbook

All the 2020 winning images, all the back-stories, all the judges comments, alltogether in one stunning publication

Click here to download the 2020 Yearbook (30Mb pdf document)

Highly Commended – Wide angle
‘Underwater Fashion’
Wayne Lai (China)
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Highly Commended – Portraits
‘Bargi Hope’
David Alpert (United Kingdom)
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Winner – Portraits
‘Butterfly Effect’
Lilian Koh (Singapore)
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Third – British Waters Wide Angle
‘Fireworks anemone sunburst’
Trevor Rees (United Kingdom)
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Highly Commended – Macro
‘Lemons’
Mika Saareila (Finland)
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In conjunction with Underwater Photography Magazine the UPY team have once again produced this stunning Yearbook which brings together the 125 winning images from the 2020 competition.
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The Yearbook is a free to download PDF document
more at Underwater Photographer of the Year

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