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
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I Am Your Eyes. I bring what you see to life. I am the bridge between your creative vision and reality.

Every photographer has a story to tell. Enter a world shaped by the creative vision and expression of renowned Nikon photographers. Be inspired by their passion and adventures and let Nikkor connect you with the culture of photography.

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I Am Your Eyes. I bring what you see to life. I am the bridge between your creative vision and reality.

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What kind of Storyteller are you? | Quel genre de Storyteller êtes-vous?

Do you live in the moment, capturing stories of adventure? Or do you tell meticulous tales, mastering the light and calculating the angle of each shot?

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What kind of Storyteller are you? | Quel genre de Storyteller êtes-vous?
From cave paintings to the big screen, we’ve all evolved into visual storytellers. Take our short quiz and uncover your storytelling DNA.
Des peintures rupestres au grand écran, nous racontons tous des histoires. Répondez à notre petit quiz pour découvrir votre ADN de storyteller.

English Quiz Here
Quiz Français Ici

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Resonance | Images with Meaning | A Special White Horses Issue

Warmly wrapped between the covers of this special issue, titled RESONANCE, are some amazing untold stories from surfers, artists and musicians about the photos that influenced their lives.

The idea of a photo triggering a strong emotional response lies at the heart of this special issue. The premise was simple enough: we asked an eclectic mix of surfers to nominate an image that resonated with them, an image that carried special meaning. The aim is not only to gain insight into the image, but to get to know the storytellers a little better too.

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The Sea Has Stories. Photographers, Artists, Writers, Storytellers and Staff. Issue Twenty-Seven
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How EOS R changed a wedding photographer’s work

Russian wedding photographer and Canon Ambassador Katya Mukhina has shot in over 35 countries on five continents, from the lush landscapes of Tuscany and Tahiti to the wide-open spaces of Bolivian salt flats and Brazilian sand dunes.

“I love to create stories and to show all the kinds of feelings the couple is experiencing that moment,” Katya says. “I also love that excitement of seeing the couple discover new places.”

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How EOS R changed a wedding photographer’s work
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AMB Photography Awards presented by Shimano

The winners for the 2018 AMB Photography Awards presented by Shimano have been announced!

Jason Beacham won the Light category with this flash-lit pre-dawn photo at Te Puia in Rotorua.
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The winner of Movement was Matt Wood with this photo of his mate and his trail dog.
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Close-Up was a category where we saw a lot of profile and detail shots. But it was this photo of a tiny frog on a bike, taken by Igor Schifris, that was voted number one.
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Jasper Da Seymour popped up again after getting 2nd in Close-Up, with this winning photo from Crankworx in Whistler in the Composition category.
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There could only be one photographer to earn the title of AMB Photographer of the Year. Congratulations Nathan Hughes.
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Photography is integral to what we do here at Australian Mountain Bike magazine. We rely on photos that do more than just show a bike, a rider or a trail. We need photos that tell a story, that create an emotional response, and leave us wanting to find out more about the location, or ride our bikes, or get on the phone to call some mates and plan an epic day on the trail. The right photos make us more stoked on our sport, and we need to make sure that’s exactly what we put in our magazine.
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AMB Photography Awards presented by Shimano
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