Macro Art

This is a chance to capture the world of plants and gardens on a completely different scale, utilising a unique set of macro photography skills. From the life of tiny insects, to the mesmerising shapes and swirls of flowers, you are encouraged to explore our green planet close-up through macro photography, whilst showcasing the beauty and complexity of nature.

‘Panta Rhei’ by Lizzy Petereit
1st Place
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‘Big Nose’ by Richard Kubica
2nd Place
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‘Vitrail’ by Petar Sabol
3rd Place
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‘Glamourpillar’ by Henrik Spranz
Finalist
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‘Sunset Serenity’ by Henrik Spranz
Highly Commended
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Macro Art
more at International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.
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Nature’s Best

The POY Award was created to recognize a single photographer or photo team whose body of work has consistently engaged the public through the power of photography and multi-media presentations. We present these award-winners as a part of the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.

The world renowned photographer and inspirational speaker Art Wolfe has traversed the globe, working on every continent to uncover exciting, new perspectives of nature and indigenous cultures.

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Frans Lanting’s photography has helped create leverage for conservation efforts ranging from local initiatives to global campaigns. Through his many alliances, publications, public appearances, and his ongoing active support of various environmental organizations, Lanting has earned numerous accolades over the years, most recently being named as an Ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund Netherlands.
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Thomas D. Mangelsen of Jackson, Wyoming, has a flourishing nature photography business with nine galleries across the country. Even with this success, Tom has never taken his eye off the importance of conserving the environment and protecting wildlife. Through his many partnerships, he has helped make an enormous impact on the way the public views and connects with the wild. In both pictures and actions, Tom Mangelsen has engaged and inspired awareness for animals, people, and places, creating a unique appreciation and celebration of planet Earth and our place in it.
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Cristina Mittermeier is driven by her strong passion for the environment and preservation of biodiversity worldwide. With a mission to discover, document, and communicate through the power of photography, Mittermeier created the International League of Conservation Photographers.
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Florian Schulz is a professional nature photographer with a mission to protect large endangered ecosystems across America. The youngest founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), Schulz is constantly searching for unique images that will motivate the public to take action.
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Howard Ruby is an outstanding photographer, business leader, and conservation advocate. Chairman of Oakwood Worldwide, Ruby not only implements important plans to reduce greenhouse gases within his own company, but he also launched a visually-supported mission to bring awareness to climate change concerns through his photography and educational outreach.
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Photographer of the Year Award Winners
more at Nature’s Best

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The 2019 AIPP State Landscape Photographer of the Year

This category is intended for landscape images that depict the natural or urban environment. Entries may be literal or interpretative. Judges in this category are asked to consider both traditional and contemporary values, photographic technique, print quality, composition and light.

Tony Hewitt
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David Glazebrook
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Frances Suter
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David Evans
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Mieke Boynton
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The 2019 AIPP State Landscape Photographer of the Year
more at State Awards

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The 2019 AIPP State Commercial Photographer of the Year

The Commercial category is intended for images that could be commissioned by a business for marketing, advertising or editorial use. This includes, but is not limited to, advertising, aerial, architecture, corporate, food, industrial, fashion and sport photography. Images will have generally been created with a specifc brief, often under the supervision of an agency or client representative. The subject matter isn’t the concern, but rather the purpose for which the photograph was created. Entries will be judged with a broad view in the context of a commercial photograph.

Kasey Funnell
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Mark Duffus
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Mark Brierley
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Paul Hoelen
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Sarah Jackson
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The 2019 AIPP State Commercial Photographer of the Year
more at State Awards

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Winners of Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year competition announced

The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition. Now in its fourteenth year, the international competition received almost 7,000 entries from over 70 different countries around the globe, including Brazil, Canada, USA, China, Russia, Australia and New Zealand.

Dog Photographer of the Year 2019 Overall Winner and Oldies Category 1st Place Winner, Denise Czichocki, Switzerland
Title of image: ‘Dreaming Merlin’
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Puppy’s Category 3rd Place Winner. Lotte van Alderen, Netherlands
Title of image: ‘Dark dawn with Noah’
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Dogs at Play Category 1st Place Winner, Monica van der Maden, Netherlands
Title of image: ‘Dirty Dog’
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Dogs at Work 3rd Place Winner, Nadezhda Ivanova, Russia
Title of image: ‘Time for hunting’
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Rescue Dogs Charity Category 1st Place Winner, Anne Geier, Austria
Title of image: ‘Finntastic”
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Special Mention Oldies category, Monica van der Maden, Netherlands
Title of image: ‘Till the end of time’
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The Kennel Club
We are the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of all dogs. Besides being a voluntary register for pedigree dogs and crossbreed dogs, we offer dog owners and those working with dogs an unparalleled source of education, experience and advice on puppy buying, dog health, dog training and dog breeding.
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Winners of Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year competition announced
a lot more at the kennel club

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Celebrating close-up, macro & micro photography

Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) is a celebration of close-up, macro and micro photography – an annual competition created to showcase images that help us see the world anew.
But its scope is far greater than that.
Its ultimate aim is to encourage you to slow down, enjoy the craft of photography, and to make connections with others who are equally passionate about the world up close.

Henri Koskinen | Seeds on Stage
Plants & Fungi Winner
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Emanuele Biggi | Namib’s Gaze
Close-up Photographer of the Year
Overall winner & Animals winner
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Hal Gage | Starburst Mud
Intimate Landscape Winner
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Marek Miś | Sugar and Salt Mixture Crystals
Micro Winner
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Celebrating close-up, macro & micro photography
more at cupoty

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Celebrating bird photography from around the world

Promoting bird photography and the photographers behind the images is one of the primary aims of the Bird Photographer of the Year competition.

Here are some images from the “Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 Shortlist”

La Dama Blanca
White Stork – Ciconia ciconia. Stanislao Basileo, Italy.
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Shadows
Common Guillemot – Uria aalge. Audun Lie Dahl, Norway.
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E(ART)H
Rufous Hummingbird – Selasphorus rufus. Shane Kalyn, Canada.
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Staring
Whiskered Treeswift – Hemiprocne comata. Wang Bin, Singapore.
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Catwalk
Common Eider – Somateria mollissima. Thomas Hinsche, Germany.
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Celebrating bird photography from around the world
go to 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 them support conservation.

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