2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year – winners announced.

A picture of a red fox standing over the bloodied body of an Arctic fox wins the prestigious 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Edwin Giesbers (Netherlands) pictures a newt from underneath as it moves across the surface of a stream. The picture wins the “Amphibians and Reptiles” category.

The “Under Water” winner is Michael Aw (Australia). This is a Bryde’s whale ripping through a sardine “bait ball” offshore of South Africa’s Transkei coast.

See more… Warring foxes take top wildlife photo prize – BBC News

Zoological Society of London’s wildlife photography competition winners have been announced.

The winners of the fourth annual Zoological Society of London (ZSL)’s wildlife photography competition have been announced.  Adult winner in the Weird and Wonderful category – ‘Bright Eyes’ by Carolyn Collins shows a green tree frog with bright blue eyes.

The Judges Choice and winner of the Size Matters category – ‘Timeless’ was captured by photographer Andy Skillen who saw the lone grizzly bear patrolling the beaches of the Greater Lake Clark National Park area with Alaska’s mountains providing an iconic backdrop.

Adult winner of The Birds and the Bees category – ‘A present for my love’ by John Gooday shows a male European Bee-eater presenting a female with a food gift of a dragonfly as part of a courtship ritual.

See more… The INCREDIBLE wildlife moments captured by top animal photographers

Request for entries: the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

With just over one month remaining for photographers to enter the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the World Photography Organisation reveals a selection of submissions to the 2015 Open competition.

Entries to the Open and Youth competitions of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards will close on 5 January 2015, followed by the deadline for the Professional competition on 8 January. All competitions are free to enter via http://www.worldphoto.org.

Professional and amateur photographers can compete across 25 categories for cash prizes and Sony digital imaging equipment. One professional photographer will be awarded the title of L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year at a gala ceremony held in London on 23 April 2015.

More images… 2015 Sony World Photography Awards: Beautiful wildlife and landscape images.

Revealed: four Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 images.

The first award-winning images from this years Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition are released as tickets for the exhibition go on sale.  A programme of special events, including photography masterclasses and portfolio reviews, has also been announced.

Bernardo Cesare captured his image Kaleidoscope in India while examining granulite rock from a working quarry. It depicts a crystal formation from a geological event half a billion years ago.

Young photographer Marc Montes took Snake-eyes while trekking through the forest in the Val d’Aran, Northern Spain.

A lone bat occupies a destroyed German WWII bunker in a remote forest in Poland in Winter hang-out by Łukasz Bożycki.

via Revealed: four Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 images | Natural History Museum.

How to: Professionals Share Tips for Wildlife Photography

An interesting article with tips from top wildlife photographers, these include:

  • Do your research: The best shots start before photographers even set foot in the field
  • Patience is a virtue, so arm yourself with it
  • Think outside the box when it comes to your vantage point
  • But don’t sacrifice safety for perspective
  • Aim for simple backgrounds — make negative space work for you
  • Employ dramatic lighting.
  • Capture something that hasn’t been seen before.
  • Inject emotion.
  • Practice makes perfect … and there are lots of ways to practice (even for city-dwellers!)
  • Be respectful of your subjects — know when to call it off
  • Have fun with it — it will translate on film

How to: Professionals Share Tips for Wildlife Photography.

Wildlife photographer David Yarrow uses Old Spice Aftershave to attract lions to his camera.

A Wildlife photographer has come up with a novel way of getting up close and personal with the lions he wants to snap: by luring him with his Old Spice aftershave.

David Yarrow, who was photographing the big cats in Africa, used the smell to attract the animals to his remote cameras to take his pictures.

“After some unsuccessful mornings, we covered the camera casing in Old Spice stick aftershave, as my guide knew that lions were attracted by that smell because the local Masai and indeed colonialists have worn it for years.

“It worked, and the lioness came straight towards the camera against a clean backdrop. A second after this image was captured, the lioness took the camera casing in her mouth and walked 700 yards into the bush.”

Read more: Lion photos: Wildlife photographer David Yarrow uses Old Spice Aftershave to attract lions to his camera in Africa – AOL Travel UK.

A Passion for Africa: Interview with Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer Morkel Erasmus

Morkel Erasmus is an award-winning wildlife photographer based out of South Africa. He has an abiding passion for his country and its animals, which comes out in his beautiful photography that is perhaps best described as ‘intimate.’

PetaPixel recently sat down with Erasmus to talk about his work and see if he had any words of wisdom to share with the wildlife photography fans.

Read more A Passion for Africa: Interview with Award-Winning Wildlife Photog Morkel Erasmus.