The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

We are delighted to announce the 40 fantastic finalists from the 2019 competition, which has been an absolute treat for the judges with possibly the best entries we have ever had.
The Overall Winner and Category Winners will be announced on …. 13th November 2019.

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The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, ingeniously titled to avoid any confusion, was the result of two factors: Firstly, a need for a photography competition that was light hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things. 4years on and these objectives seem to have been met. Secondly, and way more importantly, this competition is about conservation.

more at comedy wildlife photo

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Open-Minded Illumination

If the conditions prevent you from taking great images, dig a bit deeper into your creativity to come away with winners
Text & Photography by Russ Burden

Words of wisdom come from places you least expect to hear them. Not in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be enlightened by a total stranger seated next to me at the airport. His words were something to the effect of, “My initial flight was canceled, my aisle seat was changed to a middle one, the weather delay is messing with my mind and the kid behind me on my first flight kept kicking my seat, but a bad two days of air travel is still better than two days at work when your destination is where you’ve dreamed about going all your life.”

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Open-Minded Illumination
read more at Outdoor Photographer

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The Nature Conservancy

We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Photo Contest. This year’s photo contest received a record number of submissions from more than 150 countries. We thank everyone who entered or voted, and we look forward to your participation again next year.

Second Place, Water
Hao Jiang – United States
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Judges’ favorite
Ring of Fire by Leah Horstman
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Honorable Mention, Landscape
Florian LeDoux – France
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Judges’ favorite
La mirada del Caburé by Pablo Hernández
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Grand Prize Winner
Tyler Schiffman – United States
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The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.
Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and more than 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 72 countries across six continents.
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2019 Photo Contest Winners
more at The Nature Conservancy

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First look: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 55

Explore this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition images.

Lucky break by Jason Bantle
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Sleeping like a Weddell by Ralf Schneider
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Big cat and dog spat by Peter Haygarth
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If penguins could fly by Eduardo Del Álamo
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Cool drink by Diana Rebman
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The fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.
Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species, exhibited on 100 stunning lightbox displays.
Go deeper and discover the surprising – and often challenging – stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis.
A panel of international experts selected the awarded images from almost 50,000 entries by the world’s best photographers.
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This year’s exhibition opens on 18 October and runs until summer 2020.

more at Natural History Museum

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Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2019 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The photographers who submitted to Scuba Diving’s 2019 underwater photo contest blew our judges away, entering what we believe is among the best underwater photos of the year.

Even in the 15th year of our Through Your Lens Underwater Photo Contest, we are continually impressed by the talent and creativity of underwater photographers from around the globe. This year, we asked underwater photographers of all skill levels to submit their best work in the following categories: behavior, compact camera, macro and wide-angle. It was tough to narrow it down from the 2,560 images entered but you will see below that the winners are more than deserving. With so many beautiful images to choose from, we named an additional 11 honorable mention winners in 2019.

Grand Prize Winner
Jack Israel, Baja California, Mexico
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Macro
First Place
Nicholas Samaras, Stratoni, Greece
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Wide-Angle
Third Place
Pier Mane, Trou-Aux-Biches, Mauritius
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Honorable Mention
Bruno Van Saen, Romblon, Philippines
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Honorable Mention
Michael Gallagher, Palau
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2019 Underwater Photo Contest Winners
more in Scuba Diving Magazine

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MonoVisions Photography Awards | Single Category Winners

Our aim is to discover the best monochrome photographers from all over the world and deliver the best opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for their work.

Our annual competition is open to photographers of all backgrounds and all levels, including – professionals and amateurs. We accept all forms of black and white photography created with traditional or digital methods.

1st Place – Black & White Architectural Photo of the Year 2019
Title: Midtown
From the series “The City Wears a Top Hat”
Author: Trevor Messersmith, United States
Trevor Messersmith is an award-winning photographer and graphic designer based in New York’s Hudson Valley. Trevor provides creative direction to a wide variety of online and print projects through 80east Design, a studio he started in 2002.
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1st Place – Black & White Nude Photo of the Year 2019
Title: zebra nude – curves & lines
bodypainting & photography: Kristian Liebrand
Author: Kristian Liebrand, Germany
Kristian Liebrand, (March 03, 1973) born in Rhede, Germany is a photographer from Germany, who concentrates on nude art photography of women.
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1st Place – Black & White Nature and Wildlife Photo of the Year 2019
Title: Reflection
Three pelicans reflected in in pond.
Author: Daria Huxley, United States
Daria Huxley is an award-winning professional photographer & creative director residing in Brooklyn, NY. She has lived, studied and worked in Germany, Belgium, Russia, Portugal and Hong Kong. Daria’s career as a photographer has lasted over a decade. In photography she specializes in portraiture, travel, and fine art architecture.
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1st Place – Black & White Landscapes Photo of the Year 2019
Title: Elements
First sunshine just after the snow storm. Iceland, February 2019.
Author: Romain Tornay, Switzerland
Romain Tornay was born in 1975 in Valais, in the heart of the Swiss mountains. Traveling the peaks from his childhood, he marveled at this alpine nature and his search for aestheticism led him logically to photography about fifteen years ago. This attraction for the great outdoors then leads him to discover the Far North. Thanks to more than thirty trips to the Nordic countries in all seasons, he has built a solid photographic heritage of northern Europe.
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1st Place – Black & White Travel Photo of the Year 2019
Title: Mother at work
Halong Bay (descending dragon), spectacular place, stunning, a dream for many a work place for others. While traveling in Halong Bay kilometers away from any city, we can see these working mothers trying to sell something to the tourists.Maybe they live in a floating fishers village, mabe not.
Author: Tatiana Gomez, Mexico
Mexican born, raised between Mexico and Spain always seeking for something that captures my eyes attention. Always analyzing, searching, watching.
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MonoVisions Photography Awards | Single Category Winners
more at monovisionawards

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Soaring to Success

Up-and-coming wildlife photographer Tracey Lund is unlikely to be an enthusiast photographer for long. She speaks to Caroline Schmidt about her rising success, contests and living the dream

“Behind the camera I forget about life, all the madness and the badness in the world, and could focus on the beauty and the mesmerising moment in front of the lens.”

“Entering competitions has pushed me as a photographer and has definitely changed the way I photograph — I’d recommend any photographer to start”
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Soaring to Success
Interview with Tracey Lund

more in Digital SLR Photography Magazine

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