British Wildlife Photography Awards – Winners 2017

The British Wildlife Photography Awards were established in 2009. The key aims of the Awards are to:
Recognise the talents of photographers practicing in the UK, while at the same time highlight the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history.
Celebrate British wildlife, in all its beauty and diversity, through a collection of inspirational photographs.
Showcase the very best of our nature photography to a wide audience and engage all ages with evocative and powerful imagery.
Encourage discovery, exploration, conservation and enjoyment of our natural heritage.
Raise awareness about British biodiversity, species and habitats.
Winners and commended entrants have their work showcased in a national touring exhibition and in a stunning book.

Overall Winner: Daniel Trim
“Heathrow Roostings”
Heathrow Terminal 5, London, England
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Category Winner – Hidden Britain
Alex Hyde
Green Hydra
Derbyshire, UK
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Category Winner – Habitat
Ben Hall
Wren on frost-encrusted fern
Dunham Massey, Cheshire
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Category Winner – Wild Woods
Francis Taylor
A Magical Morning
Bolehill Quarry, Derbyshire, Peak District National Park
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Category Winner – Animal Portraits
Melvin Redeker
Natural beauty
Isle of Noss on Shetland (Scotland)
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British Wildlife Photography Awards – Winners 2017
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National Geographic Announces Winners of the 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

Selected from over 11,000 entries, a wildlife photo of an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia’s Tanjung Puting National Park has been selected as the grand-prize winner of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The photo, titled “Face to face in a river in Borneo,” was captured by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan of Singapore.

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2nd Place, Wildlife
Mother’s love
Photo and caption by Alejandro Prieto
An adult Caribbean pink flamingo feeds a chick in Yucatán, Mexico. Both parents alternate feeding chicks, at first with a liquid baby food called crop milk, and then with regurgitated food.

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3rd Place, Wildlife
White Fighters
Photo and caption by Bence Mate
Two grey herons spar as a white-tailed eagle looks on in Hungary.

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2nd Place, Landscapes
Dushanzi Grand Canyon
Photo and caption by Yuhan Liao
Sunlight glances off mineral strata of different colors in Dushanzi Grand Canyon, China.

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1st Place Winner, Aerials
Rock Pool
Photo and caption by Todd Kennedy
In Sydney, Australia, the Pacific Ocean at high tide breaks over a natural rock pool enlarged in the 1930s. Avoiding the crowds at the city’s many beaches, a local swims laps.

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Winners of the 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year Contest
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The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition 2017 Winners and more

The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition celebrates the power of photography to communicate science and the role great images play in making science accessible to a wide audience.
We received our highest ever number of entries for the 2017 competition, with more than 1100 images submitted. Our judges had the difficult task of choosing the final winners and they are pleased to present them to you now.
We hope they inspire you to take your own images of the scientific world around us, and we look forward to receiving your submission for our 2018 competition.
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Category and overall winner: Earth science and climatology. “Icy sugar cubes.” by Peter Convey. The scale of Antarctica is awesome but hard to grasp. This photo, taken in early 1995 during a flight over the English Coast (southern Antarctic Peninsula) at about 74 degrees south, illustrates the scale of unusual bi-directional crevassing as an ice sheet is stretched in two directions over an underlying rise, with a Twin Otter aeroplane as scale. The photo was taken with a Pentax ME Super camera and 70-300 mm zoom on Kodachrome 64 slide film, with no technical details recorded, and has been scanned at the British Antarctic Survey.
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Category winner: Behaviour. “Respiro.” by Antonia Doncila.
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Category winner: Ecology and environmental science. “Waiting in the shallows.” by Nico de Bruyn.
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Category winner: Astronomy. “Lunar spotlight, South Pole, Antarctica.” by Daniel Michalik.
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Category winner: Microimaging. “Olive oil drop family hanging together.” by Hervé Elettro.
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Runner up: Behaviour. “Breeding.” by David Costantini.
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Honourable mention: Behaviour. “Toss the scorpion – Indian roller playing with the kill.” by Susmita Datta.
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more at The Royal Society

World in Focus | The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition

Take a trip around the world with this year’s World in Focus winners! Congratulations to professional grand-prize winner Blaine Harrington III, and amateur grand-prize winner Jacob Wallwork.

“Zojila Pass, Kashmir: one of the most dangerous roads in the world.”
Blaine Harrington III
Littleton, CO, United States
Sheep and goats are herded over the Zojila Pass as a traffic jam idles trucks because of a landslide in Kashmir, India.
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Jacob Wallwork
Perth, WA, Australia
The photographer captured this photo from his hotel window in Colombo, Sri Lanka. “I will never forget how casually men, [who were] in business suits and holding briefcases, were hanging out of the open doors and onto the side of the packed trains as they sped towards Colombo main station in the early morning rush hour,” he says.
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Professional : Outdoor Scenes
“White Water”
Karim Iliya
Haiku, HI, United States
A bird’s-eye view of a surfer paddling back out through a churned-up impact zone to catch another wave.
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Amateur : Outdoor Scenes
“Swan Lake”
Kellie Netherwood
London, London, United Kingdom
Whooper swans swim across a small section of water in Hokkaido, Japan.
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Amateur : Sense of Place
Anil Sud
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
A couple looking over the thermal vents in Iceland.
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Professional : Outdoor Scenes
“Mauna Kea ”
Stuart Chape
Apia, n/a, Samoa
An aerial photo taken from a helicopter featuring the winding access road leading to the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
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Amateur : Outdoor Scenes
“Lone Traveler”
Evan B. Siegel
Newport Coast, CA, United States
The Kodak Passage in the Antarctic Peninsula.
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World in Focus | The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
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Ultimate Sea View

The winners of the 2017 Ultimate Sea View have been announced!

‘Beams’ by William Pollard, overall winner of the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society’s Ultimate Sea View photography competition, sponsored by Inmarsat
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‘Strength’ by Matt Menhenett, highly commended in the ‘People & Recreation’ category
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‘Rattray Head Lighthouse’ by Lesley Martin, Judge’s Choice in the ‘Coastal Views’ category
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‘The Tide That Never Came’ by Alex Iacobet, winner of the ‘Ships & Wrecks’ category
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About the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society
Since 1839, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has provided financial assistance to fishermen and mariners and their dependants who have suffered hardship, misfortune or poverty, as a result of an accident, illness, disability, unemployment or retirement.
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The winners of our annual competition searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view have been announced.
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International Garden Photographer of the Year Still Life Project winners announced

WINNERS have been revealed for the Still Life Project section of International Garden Photographer of the Year. The project ran for two months, with winning images coming from the UK, New Zealand, USA, the Netherlands and Italy. The overall winner of the category is New Zealand based professional photographer Simon Schollum, for his image depicting a cross-section of a pomegranate.
Speaking about the photograph, judges said, ‘Simon’s still-life composition has been crafted with expert care and precision – every element has a sense of belonging. Colours and detail exude from every corner of the image and the pomegranate shines in centre-frame, each seed sparkling like new-born precious stones.’ Simon receives £500 and his image will be published in the IGPOTY 11 book, and will also feature in the exhibition taking place at Kew Gardens in February 2018.

Simon Schollum – 1st place – ‘Pomegranate’
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Mandy Disher – 2nd place – ‘Autumn Fruits’
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Bert Shankman – 3rd place – ‘Sentient’
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Robin Noorda – Finalist – ‘Ultra-Vanity’
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Bert Shankman – Highly Commended – ‘Monkeyshine’
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via International Garden Photographer of the Year


Overexposure Photo Contest Winners
Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing a creative use of overexposure in the Overexposure Photo Contest.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “IMG_3690” by sallyledrew
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Congratulations Runner Up “house of the raising sun” by tadejturk
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Congratulations Runner Up “Mountain Dweller 9” by sarahallegra
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Congratulations Runner Up “Solitario” by josedevesa
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Congratulations Amateur Winner “Gone Fishin'” by emxsee
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Congratulations People’s Choice “Dreaming of you” by martinesansoucy
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Overexposure Photo Contest
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