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Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023

Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023

Featured, Wildlife Photography
Recall those side-splitting finalist photos from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023 announced last October? Well, hold on to your hats because the organizers have just unveiled the 2023 winners. Awards were given out across various categories, including a video section, not to mention some Highly Commended Winners for standout entries. Securing the ultimate honour this year is 'Air Guitar Roo' by the talented Jason Moore from Australia. Join in the applause for this year's overall champion and other winners capturing the essence of comedic brilliance! OVERALL WINNER Air Guitar Roo (c) Jason Moore (Australia) Jason mentions, “I was driving past a mob of Western Grey Kangaroos feeding in an open field that was filled with attractive yellow flowers. I had my camera wi...
Natural Landscape Photography Awards Winning Photographs

Natural Landscape Photography Awards Winning Photographs

Featured, Landscape Photography
The Natural Landscape Photography Awards recently concluded its 2023 edition, marking another remarkable year in the celebration of photographers who skillfully capture the splendour of the natural landscape. Commencing in 2021, this year marked the third edition of the Natural Landscape Photography Awards. In the spotlight are the overall winners, whose images have earned them well-deserved recognition. More to that, excellence in four major categories, as well as some special categories, were awarded during the 2023 competition. In total, 11,176 photographs had been submitted to the competition by 1,023 photographers from 54 countries. Scroll down to enjoy the winning photographs in each category. Photographer of the Year, Winner Blake Randall Photographer of the Ye...
Winners of the The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2023

Winners of the The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2023

Landscape Photography, Wildlife Photography
The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest is an esteemed international photography competition that celebrates the beauty and importance of the natural world through captivating and thought-provoking imagery. Organized by the Nature Conservancy, it has served as a platform for photographers to showcase their talent and passion for nature conservation. Each year, the competition draws entries from photographers around the globe, highlighting the rich diversity of landscapes, wildlife, and environmental issues. The event not only recognizes outstanding visual storytelling but also emphasizes the significance of preserving our planet's natural wonders. In its eagerly awaited 2023 edition, the Nature Conservancy Photo Contest has once again shone a spotlight on the remarkable work of photograph...
Capturing Cultural Diversity: 23 Inspiring Portraits of Native American Tribes

Capturing Cultural Diversity: 23 Inspiring Portraits of Native American Tribes

Portrait Photography
In the world of photography, some projects are born from a deep-seated passion and a commitment to preserving culture and tradition. Clark Dunbar, a seasoned photographer with a rich history, embarked on an extraordinary journey that led him to capture inspiring portraits of Native American tribes through his lens. With decades of experience under his belt, Clark recently shared his insights into this remarkable project. Clark Dunbar's fascination with Native American cultures started half a century ago when he was just 5 or 6 years old. However, it was only recently that he resurrected his long-lost project outline. As he revisited his old notes, he recognized a need to diversify his portfolio, steering away from the "commercial/corporate" style he had been known for. The project, whi...
Finalists of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023

Finalists of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023

Featured, Wildlife Photography
The shortlisted finalists of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023 were announced recently. For those who are not familiar with the contest, it is a much-awaited, out-of-the-ordinary wildlife photography contest that could crack you up easily. Instead of typical wildlife photographs, what is awarded here are hilarious frames of our beloved animal friends. Having been initiated in 2015, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has become a major item on the photography calendar by now. From thousands of entries, the judges have shortlisted 41 photographs as the finalists and the best from the Video and Portfolio categories. They are equally brilliant, equally hilarious and equally adorable. Not much explanation is needed, the photographs will talk for themselves. Sit back, relax, and e...
A Photographer’s Unprecedented Act of Generosity

A Photographer’s Unprecedented Act of Generosity

Landscape Photography
In a world where intellectual property and copyright restrictions often dominate the realm of creative arts, photographer Aurel Manea has made a groundbreaking decision that sets him apart as a true maverick in the photography world. With unwavering generosity, he has released copyrights for all the photographs he has taken over two decades, a remarkable and exceedingly rare act that is bound to leave a lasting impression. Aurel Manea's portfolio comprises stunning 4,700 high-resolution photographs, primarily focused on landscapes, which he has chosen to set free. As he explains in an interview with PetaPixel, "They were gathering dust, so I thought why not make them available for free? That way a lot more people get to use them and print them. I never made any money with them, and cha...
CEWE Photo Awards 2023 Winners Announced

CEWE Photo Awards 2023 Winners Announced

Featured
The CEWE Photo Awards, a celebrated annual photography contest, have completed their 2023 edition recently, which the organizers claim the 'world's largest photo competition'. For years, this competition has been an arena for passionate photographers from all corners of the globe to showcase their creativity and talent, and this year was no exception. With participants spanning different cultures and backgrounds, the contest witnessed record-breaking participation, 509,612 photos from 147 countries. The 2023 edition of CEWE Photo Awards featured an incredibly diverse range of themes, from Landscapes to Aerial Photos. These talented winners, chosen by a distinguished panel of judges, have demonstrated exceptional skill and a keen eye for visual storytelling. The competition not only rec...
Perfectly Imperfect – A Photographer Captures the Beauty of Imperfections of Dogs

Perfectly Imperfect – A Photographer Captures the Beauty of Imperfections of Dogs

Featured, Pet Photography
Alex Cearns is a renowned Australian pet photographer with a deep passion for capturing the beauty and resilience of animals. Alex has gained widespread recognition for her heartwarming portraits, particularly of dogs. Her work emphasizes the extraordinary qualities of her subjects and the profound bond between humans and animals. As an award-winning photographer, she has received a number of awards for her talent and dedication to showcasing animals in a captivating and inspiring light. In a delightful new book by the photographer, we meet some extraordinary dogs who are perfectly imperfect. Cearns' heartwarming photo collection contains photographs of dogs who have a vast range of physical deformities and injuries, where some are done by their cruel ex-owners. Through Cearns' lens, t...
Photographer Captures Surreal and Intriguing Looming Moon Photographs

Photographer Captures Surreal and Intriguing Looming Moon Photographs

Astrophotography
Optical illusions have been a fascinating subject for photographers for a long time. And one photographer who has taken this concept to the next level is Nina Wolfe. Nina has created a series of photographs using optical illusions to make the moon appear larger than it actually is. Her work is an example of how creativity and imagination can bring a unique perspective to the art of photography. Image credit & More info: www.ninawolfe.com | Instagram (c) Nina Wolfe (c) Nina Wolfe (c) Nina Wolfe Nina Wolfe is an American photographer who grew up in New Jersey. Her father is the one who inspired her to become a photographer. She started her journey with her father's Leica flex film camera, which she still owns. At first, she started recreating the frames from postcards from...
Winners of the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2023

Winners of the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2023

Featured, Wildlife Photography
The Underwater Photographer of the Year competition (UPY) is an annual international photography competition dedicated to showcasing the best underwater photography from around the world. The competition was founded in 2015 by a group of experienced underwater photographers who recognized the need for a high-profile platform to celebrate the beauty and diversity of marine life. The winning images are displayed in a public exhibition in the UK and featured in a stunning coffee table book. The UPY competition is not only a celebration of the art of underwater photography but also an important platform for promoting awareness of the fragility and importance of the marine environment. The winners of the competition have been announced recently and the winning photographs are breathtaking....