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Stunning black-and-white images of African wildlife and the the decline of their habitats are the focus of a new book by David Gulden. Shooting mainly in Kenya over a 15-year period, Gulden’s photographs are intimate portraits of animals as individual characters, rather than representative of their species.
After more than 30 years behind the lens, award-winning wildlife photographer Paul Souders decided to let someone – or rather something – else do most of the hard work for him.
The 53-year-old American snapper has traveled to every conceivable corner of the world in his quest to capture animals in their natural habitat, but for his latest shoot Paul put decided to put his feet up and put his trust in a drone.
Paul traveled 10,000 miles from his home in Seattle to Chobe National Park in Botswana for the shoot, which he took using his DJI Phantom Vision 2+drone operated via a hand-held remote control.
Two frogs use a leaf as a brolly to shelter from the rain: Amazing wildlife pictures from Bognor Regis to South Africa are among top nature images of the year. The amazing images, taken by both professional and amateur photographers, were the winners and runners-up of a competition by The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers.
Taken from all around the world, from Sussex to South Africa, the photographs capture the stunning forms of wildlife, with close-up shots giving an incredible insight into their life.
A black-and-white photograph of a charging rhinoceros dominates one wall of David Yarrow’s $230 million hedge-fund firm, Clareville Capital Partners LLP, in London. Unlike the art that hangs in the offices of most highflying hedge funds, however, the image is not the creation of an outside artist but rather of the money manager himself. Yarrow, 48, took the impossibly up-close picture in Kenya last year, and in early September sold a print of the image to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — aka Prince William and Kate Middleton — who have since had it installed in their Georgian mansion in Norfolk.
Few hedge-fund managers can successfully oversee millions while pursuing a lucrative side career. Yet Yarrow has done just that by reinventing himself as a wildlife photographer, with exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery and Christie’s in London and a show at New York’s Rotella Gallery in October. Since last autumn, Yarrow has sold more than $1.7 million worth of prints, donating 10 percent of the proceeds to Tusk, a charity that works to halt the trade in ivory and rhino horn in Africa.
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.
Photos of flies, fish, snakes, seabirds, a decapitated butterfly and even a decaying zebra have been recognised in the British Ecological Society’s annual photo competition.
More than 200 entries were received – a new record for the competition – showing scenes of the natural world spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.
The winning shot was taken in a back garden in Sweden by Alejandro Ruete, a PhD student at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He called his photo, which shows a hoverfly perched delicately on a globe thistle, “Kiss in the backyard”.
A shot of an elephant matriarch leading her family to water was highly commended by the judges.