See the world through a new lens

Now in its fifty-fourth year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth.

Explore the world’s best nature photography, exhibited on 100 exquisite light panels.
Experience the changing face of nature and uncover the surprising, and sometimes challenging, stories behind the photographs.
Chosen from over 45,000 entries by expert judges, the images were awarded for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.
This year’s exhibition will open on 19 October.

Highly commended 2018, Urban Wildlife
School visit by Adrian Bliss
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Highly commended 2018, 11 – 14 Years Old
The victor by Adam Hakim Hogg
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Highly commended 2018, Behaviour: Mammals
The meerkat mob by Tertius A Gous
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Highly commended 2018, Animals in their environment
Tigerland by Emmanuel Rondeau
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Highly commended 2018, Animal Portraits
Cool cat by Isak Pretorius
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year
more at National History Museum

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Winning photographs from the 2018 RHS Photographic Competition

The RHS Photographic Competition inspires young and old alike to get outdoors and record how enriching and inspiring gardens and plants can be

Kristina Zvinakeviciute
Overall adult winner of the competition Welcoming garden wildlife
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This image is of a soldier beetle spotted during summer in a meadow of wavy hair grass (Deschampsia flexuosa) near Manchester. Taken with a Sony 77.
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Aleksandr Ivanov
Winner Pure plants
Awakening
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Damjan Voglar
Winner Abstract and details
Nipple
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Madhura Tilve
Winner Under 18s
How the colours change when the sun sets
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Indigo Larmour
Overall Young Winner Under 11s
Am I camouflaged?
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Winning photographs from the 2018 RHS Photographic Competition
more at The Royal Horticultural Society

Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2018 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The underwater photo contest continues to be one of our favorite issues to produce here at Scuba Diving magazine. With this year’s reader photo contest, you’ve done it again — completely blown us away. For the 14th year, we’ve asked underwater photographers of all skill levels to submit their best work to the Through Your Lens photography competition, and we marvel at how many beautiful images you all have shared. Pick a photo —any photo — and it could have been a contender; imagine how we felt trying to narrow them down from more than 2,100 entries to the dozen or so winners you see here.

Grand Prize Winner
Rodney Bursiel, Tonga
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First Place – Compact Camera
Jamie Hall, Tiran Island, Red Sea
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First Place – Wide-Angle
Alex Dawson, Tala Bay, Jordan
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First Place – Macro
Cai Songda, Janao Bay, Anilao, Philippines
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Second Place – Conceptual
Lucie Drlikova, Prague, Czech Republic
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Second Place – Wide-Angle
Karen Smith, Tulum, Mexico
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Third Place – Compact Camera
Ferenc Lőrincz, Marsa Shagra, Egypt
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2018 Underwater Photo Contest Winners
more at Scuba Diving Magazine

Wildlife Worldwide Photography Competition 2018

We are delighted to announce that the first ever Wildlife Worldwide Photography Competition is now open for entries.

This new competition is FREE to enter and open to everyone. There are three different categories to enter, each with its own focus: Wildlife Portraits — Animal Action — Wildlife Portfolio
The winner of each category will win a fantastic prize from one of our sponsors, with the overall winner picked from one of the three category winners.

The Main Prize
A 5-day photography trip to Slovenia’s Dinaric Alps to photograph brown bear…

The overall winner of the competition will win a trip to Slovenia to photograph bears, while staying in a comfortable guesthouse in the Dinaric Alps. This 5-day trip will allow you to build a stunning portfolio of images from a range of purpose-built hides in the beautiful surrounds of the Notransjka region in southern Slovenia.

Closing date:
You have until 11.59 pm GMT on Friday 30th November 2018 to enter.

Enter at Wildlife Worldwide Photography Competition

Wonders: Spectacular Moments in Nature Photography

Nature is full of fleeting wonders. This breathtaking collection of nature photography reveals rare creatures, transports us to distant landscapes, and captures uncommon moments of drama and beauty in the natural world. From a heart-pounding shot of the Wildebeest Migration to a glimpse of the elusive Pampas cat, each image tells a story about the diversity and grandeur of life on earth.

Bold, surprising, and jaw-droppingly beautiful, these photographs are all winners of the California Academy of Sciences’ BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition.

With more than 100 photographs and captions explaining the scientific phenomena and photographic techniques behind each picture, this book will captivate nature lovers, science enthusiasts, photographers, and adventurers.

Pinnacle Perch
Francisco Mingorance
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Monkey in the Snow
Jasper Doest
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Flight of the Egret
Zsolt Kudich
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Cappuccino
Giuseppe DeMasi
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The Luckiest Penguin
Paul Souders
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Wonders: Spectacular Moments in Nature Photography
via California Academy of Sciences

Birding

Each spring, millions of birds from around the globe flock to Alaska’s wild lands and waters to raise their young.
Alaska’s wide range of habitats, from temperate coastal rainforest to Arctic tundra, host more globally significant Important Bird Areas than any other state in the U.S. There are also many species, such as Emperor Goose, Whiskered Auklet, and Red-faced Cormorant you won’t see anywhere else in the country.

Snowy Owl. Photo: Marlin Greene, Audubon Photography Awards
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Stilt Sandpiper Photo: Dave Shaw
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Tufted Puffin. Photo: Gerald Sanger, Audubon Photography Awards
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American Golden-Plover Photo: David Shaw
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Birding in Alaska
From the icy, bountiful waters of the Arctic Ocean to the misty, salmon-rich rainforests of the Tongass National Forest, Audubon Alaska works to conserve Alaska’s spectacular birds and wildlife—and their habitats— to ensure their place for future generations. We employ science and state-of-the-art mapping technology to drive our conservation priorities, with an emphasis on public lands and waters. Millions of birds flock to Alaska each spring from around the globe, making this a crucial place for birds worldwide.
more at Audubon

Why learn Photography?

A picture is worth a thousand words! Artists want to express their feelings and emotions through their pictures, people love nature and want to capture its beauty. Photography is a medium of creative art and a photograph is a picture created with mechanical, chemical or electronic means.

Marriages may be decided in heaven, but they actually take place on the Earth and wedding photos are the most valuable possessions of people.

Parents love their children and their photos too. Schools and colleges want team photos. Corporate establishments always need photos for brochures, advertisements, catalogues, annual reports and press releases.

Newspapers and news magazines need news events covered with supporting photos. Stock agencies always want pictures; you may sell your work for calendars or greeting cards. There are many advertising agencies who want photos to create ads for their clients. The number of new magazines continues to grow. And all of them need photos.

Models want their portfolios done, companies want to promote their products and services, people want their family functions covered, and there is no end to the list.

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Why learn Photography?
more at National Institute of Photography