Wolf Empire: An Intimate Portrait of a Species

Extraordinary photos that expose the elusive world of fur and teeth, light and shadow, and wolf behavior seldom seen by the human eye.

From award-winning photographer Scott Ian Barry comes Wolf Empire–the most comprehensive and stunning visual record of wolves ever published in black-and-white photography. In this world of fur and teeth, texture and shape, light and shadow, Barry creates a highly intimate look at wolves and their often mystifying way of life.

wolfempire02a wolfempire02b wolfempire02c wolfempire02d wolfempire02e wolfempire02f wolfempire02g wolfempire02h wolfempire02iEach high-quality photograph is accompanied by a narrative in which Barry relates the circumstances that led to the taking of the photo, or some unique personal observation about wolf behavior gathered from his more than thirty years of experience as a wildlife photographer. His great reverence for these magnificent animals comes through in frame after frame of wolves in varying degrees of harmony and aggression, excitement and tranquility, cooperation and solitude–all part of their experience and essential to their survival. Barry’s photographs show wolves for the individuals they are, a species as diverse as humans.
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Wolf Empire: An Intimate Portrait of a Species
by Scott Ian Barry

Climate Change: In Focus

Climate Change: In Focus

climatechange02aNo snow, no ice?
by Patty Waymire
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climatechange02bEmperors at the ice edge in Antarctica
by Kira Morris
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climatechange02cDry
by Tomasz Solinski
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climatechange02dOne to five…
by Vladimir Melnik
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climatechange02eClimatic Factories
by Terence Chiew
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Thanks to the thousands of people who participated in this assignment! What better way to understand the real impact of climate change than to ask a global community of photographers to share their stories about it. Our hope was to harness the power of collaborative storytelling and have a real impact on both policy and public perception.

more at National Geographic

NOTINDOOR International Photographer of the Year 2016

NOTINDOOR International Photographer of the Year 2016

nidpoty02aFirst Place Winner – Alberto Ghizzi Panizza
The Magic of the Fog
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nidpoty02bSecond Place Winner – Ales Krivec
Bled
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nidpoty02cThird Place Winner – Alberto Ghizzi Panizza
Now that you wake me up is better for you to start running
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nidpoty02dHonorable Mention – Bruno Pisani
Among The Ancients
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nidpoty02eRunner-up – Kerry Koepping
Blue and Gold
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NOTINDOOR International Photographer of the Year 2016

more at NOTINDOOR Photography

Weather Watch Photography Competition | Winners Announced

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP)

weatherwatch02a1st Place
Congratulations to Hamish Scott-Brown with this image entitled ‘Sunrise over Flecknoe’
Hamish says’ I was scouting locations in and around my homeland of Warwickshire for some ‘Journeys’ related to my other business. (Photographic Journeys) It was shot at Flecknoe at dawn’
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weatherwatch02b2nd Place
Congratulations to Antony Zacharias with this image entitled ‘Storms at Penmon Lighthouse’
‘This image was taken of Penmon Point Lighthouse in Anglesey, North Wales as a stormy sky brewed late in the day in the distance.’
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weatherwatch02c3rd Place
Congratulations to Peter Jones LSINWP with this image entitled ‘Northern Lights’
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weatherwatch02dHighly Commended

view more at The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP)

The Moon

The Moon Photo Contest Winners

themoon02aCongratulations Grand Jury Winner « Relaxed reviewing of the day » by Carlos_Santero
« This image stood out as a showcase of the beauty that can be created by our natural world. The colours in this shot are gentle on the eye, the simple yet powerful position of the cheetah with the fading light of day is just spectacular, and the subtle yet encompassing presence of the moon makes this image complete.  It is stunning. » – Rachel Stewart
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themoon02bCongratulations Amateur Winner « Moonlight Sonata » by nina050
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themoon02cCongratulations Honorary Mention « 4 deer & moon » by BLPhotography
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themoon02dCongratulations People’s Choice « Moonshine » by CraigBill
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themoon02e« swings aren’t fun anymore » by PoloD
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The Moon Photo Contest Winners
more at viewbug

Queen of the Light

Queen of the Light
Interview with Piper Mackay

pipermackay02aPiper Mackayhas spent the last 12 years photographing the wilds of Africa, having swapped a career in fashion for a life behind the lens. She explains her journey into photography, how Africa captured her soul and her new infrared work with WPM.
Interview by Lorna Dockerill

pipermackay02b pipermackay02c pipermackay02dPiper Mackay is a cultural documentary and African wildlife photographer. Her images have graced the pages of Nature’s Best, National Geographic, National Geographic Explorer, WWF calendars, birders and numerous travel publications. Her passion for the natural world has grown into a lifelong commitment to inspire others to explore, respect and preserve the beauty of our fragile planet.

pipermackay02eQueen of the Light
more in Wild Planet Photo Magazine

The Magic of Macro

The Magic of Macro
Celebrating 20 years as a professional wildlife photographer, Ross Hoddinott tells us of his first camera, how he paved his career path and explains why the absence of ethical guidelines in close-up photography needs addressing.

rosshoddinott02a rosshoddinott02b rosshoddinott02c rosshoddinott02d… wildlife photographers can capture images that just weren’t possible even five years ago. It is an exciting time to be a nature photographer …

more in Wild Planet Photo Magazine