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.

Incredible Dew Drops Photos By Alberto Ghizzi Panizza

2 05 2015

These are incredible photos of dew drops by an Italian photographer, Alberto Ghizzi Panizza who specializes in macro images.

Using the macro photography technic, Alberto Ghizzi Panizza took  stunning pictures of miniscule drops of dew on flowers.

Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s Wild Places Photo Exhibition

13 09 2014
A Red Fox frolicking in the fall colors of Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. (Dee Ann Pederson Houston, Texas, USA/Courtesy of National Museum of Natural History)

A Red Fox frolicking in the fall colors of Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. (Dee Ann Pederson Houston, Texas, USA/Courtesy of National Museum of Natural History)

These are some of more than 5,000 entries to go on display in “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s Wild Places,” a new photo exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, which will run through summer 2015.

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Old, Cute Photos Of Cats By Harry Whittier Frees

17 01 2014

These are adorable photos of cats dressed and posed in everyday human situations.

The photos were taken by an American photographer, Harry Whittier Frees date back to 1914.

(Photography by Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress)

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Your Shot: A Sneak Peek At National Geographic’s Contest Submissions

27 10 2013

National Geographic magazine turned 125 this month.

The magazine moves the birthday celebration off its pages with the October 1st public launch of a photo-sharing platform, Your Shot (, that allows photography fans to connect with photographers and editors around virtual assignments, get direct feedback on their work and participate in a unique photography-based community.

One of the magazine’s young star photographers, Cory Richards, will usher in the month as lead curator of the magazine’s first assignment on Your Shot.

Led by Richards and his magazine photo editor, Sadie Quarrier, the assignment invites photographers to share three images that convey how photography can help us explore our changing world.

Throughout the assignment, Richards and Quarrier will provide photo tips and feedback on the images that are submitted along with direction on what they feel will best help tell the story.

Their favourite photograph will be selected to appear in a future issue of National Geographic magazine.

Participants must join Your Shot, National Geographic’s free online photo community and storytelling platform, to submit photos to the assignment, which runs until today, October. 22. (National Geographic)

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Cool Photos Of Bugs By Boris Godfroid

14 08 2013
Butterflies (Marco Photography by Boris Godfroid)

Butterflies (Marco Photography by Boris Godfroid)

Belgian photographer, Boris Godfroid is a very talented photographer who had recently graduated from a film school.

He started shooting macro photography in 2008.

Macro photography is an extreme close up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size of the subject.

I guess Boris Godfroid chooses bugs as his subject because he likes bugs and knows a lot about them since he was a biology student.

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25th National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Winners

3 08 2013



First Place: Dig me river – I was in Manaus/Amazon during the Brazilian Aquathlon (swimming and running) championship in . This river is called Rio Negro (Black River) due to water color. Rio Negro is the largest left tributary of the Amazon, the largest blackwater river in the world. While the name Rio Negro means Black River, its waters aren’t exactly black; they are similar in color to strong tea. The dark color comes from humic acid from incomplete breakdown of phenol. I photographed it from the water and my lens got completely wet, but there was so energy in this boys that I just didn’t worry about that.Photo and caption by Wagner Araujo/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 25th National Geographic Travel Photo Contest’s winners had been announced!

(Please click here for: ‘2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest’)

National Geographic Traveler magazine received more than 15,500 entries from skilled photographers from around the world for its 25th annual photo contest.

Taken in locations from Brazil to Kenya, the winning pictures show everything from quiet landscapes to surprising moments.


Please click here for the winning images.

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