Sony World Photography Awards – The incredible winners

15 04 2017

A paper boat bobs along a fabric sea in this surreal picture. (Sergey Dibtsev)

(Yahoo News) – The first winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced.

10 extraordinary pictures have been selected as the winners of the ‘Open’ category of the competition, selected from a pool of more than 100,000 entries.

Journalist and photographer Damien Deomolder, chair of the Open competition, said: ‘It has been a pleasure and an inspiration to be exposed to such a volume of great work, and a privilege too that I could share in the personal moments, the joys, tears, life and losses of photographers from all around the globe who recorded their experiences through their pictures.’

The winners of the National Awards, a global contest to find best images taken by photographers in 66 countries, have also been announced.

This year the competition expanded to Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates for the first time.

Here are some of the most spectacular pictures, taken by both amateur and professional photographers.





In Pictures: Stunning Images of Sea Life From the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017

24 02 2017
The overall winner of Underwater Photographer of the Year, French diver Gabriel Barathieu’s Dancing Octopus (Picture: Gabriel Barathieu/UPY2017)

The overall winner of Underwater Photographer of the Year, French diver Gabriel Barathieu’s Dancing Octopus (Picture: Gabriel Barathieu/UPY2017)

[Yahoo News}- This is what the world looks like when you live under the sea.

These amazing images were snapped in extreme conditions by talented photographers with a keen eye.

They all feature in the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 competition, which showcases the best images below the surface.

More than 4,500 photographs were submitted from 67 different countries.

The overall winner was French diver Gabriel Barathieu for his stunning photo of a hunting octopus.

It was taken in the lagoon of the tiny island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean.

“I got as close as possible with a wide angle lens to create this image, which makes the octopus look huge.”

Nick Blake, from Dublin in Ireland, won British Underwater Photographer of the Year for his photo, Out of the Blue, taken in a freshwater sinkhole in Mexico.

Argentinian Horacio Martinez was named as Up and Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year for his image, Oceanic In The Sky, taken in Egypt and featuring a shark.

The title of Most Promising British Underwater Photographer went to Nicholai Georgiou for his image, Orca Pod, taken in the depths of winter in northern Norway.





Winners Of National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids 2016

14 02 2017
Flower power Dewi Baggerman, 11, from the Netherlands, won the international grand prize for her picture of tulips from the ground up. (Picture: Dewi Baggerman/National Geographic)

Flower power
Dewi Baggerman, 11, from the Netherlands, won the international grand prize for her picture of tulips from the ground up. (Picture: Dewi Baggerman/National Geographic)

(Yahoo! News) – Kids these days are much more adept with technology than adults.

Need proof? Then just take a look at these wonderful photos.

These are the winning entries in the National Geographic Photography Contest for Kids, and they are a cut above your average holiday snaps.

The winning images include stunning pictures of lizards on netting and camels on beaches.

You can check out all the winning images on the National Geographic Kids website.

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National Geographic Traveller’s Photography Competition 2017: Finalists

10 02 2017
The town of Oia in Santorini clings to the hillside under an inky blue sky. (Matt Parry)

The town of Oia in Santorini clings to the hillside under an inky blue sky. (Matt Parry)

(Yahoo! News) – National Geographic Traveler Magazine has revealed the amazing finalists for its 2017 photography competition.

The pictures were submitted in six categories: action, urban, people, video, portfolio and nature, and depict scenes of exceptional beauty from all corners of the world.

From glorious Irish sunsets to packed Indian trains, here are the jaw-dropping images.

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Winners of the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

31 12 2016
A fox smashes into a snowdrift trying to catch its breakfast. (Angela Bohlke/Barcroft Media)

A fox smashes into a snowdrift trying to catch its breakfast. (Angela Bohlke/Barcroft Media) This is the overall winner of the Comedy Photo Award 2016.

The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016 featured over 2,200 hilarious entries from around the world.

The awards ceremony took place at the Underdog Gallery in London on November 9, 2016, with winners collecting trophies in five separate categories and an additional 10 highly commended photographers each receiving a certificate.

Angela Bohlke entry, ‘A Tough Day At The Office’ was named as the overall winner of the  Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016.

Below are some of the award winning photos:





National Geographic’s Best Images of 2016

18 12 2016
The city lights of Taipei burn in multicolour after dark. (Dina Litovsky/National Geographic)

The city lights of Taipei burn in multicolour after dark. (Dina Litovsky/National Geographic)

National Geographic Magazine has selected its most striking and evocative photos from 2016.

From raging storms to glowing cityscapes, the photographs are some of the finest published by the magazine in the last 12 months.

Here are 10 of the very best images, selected from this year’s archive of 2,290,225 photographs taken by 91 photographers for 107 stories.

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Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2016 – The Shortlist

1 08 2016
Flash Point The Perseid Meteor Shower shoots across the sky in the early hours. This composite image features roughly 65 meteors captured by the photographer between 12:30am and 4:30am. (Brad Goldpaint)

Flash Point
The Perseid Meteor Shower shoots across the sky in the early hours. This composite image features roughly 65 meteors captured by the photographer between 12:30am and 4:30am. (Brad Goldpaint)

Here are some of the brilliant photos that are shortlisted for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016.

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