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.
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.
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.
To celebrate their 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is asking the public to vote for their favourite photos. Which one would you chose? Peoples Choice Award | 2014 | Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
An interesting article with tips from top wildlife photographers, these include:
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.”
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.