World Nature Photography Awards 2021

March 9, 2022

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The 2021 World Nature Photography Award winners have been announced and, no surprise, there are dozens of wonderful images to see. I particularly liked these:

Facing Reality: Photographer Amos Nachoum
Nature Art: Photographer Federico Testi
Abandoned House: Photographer Gautam Kanat Bambolkar

BioArt Competition

December 4, 2021

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FASEB’s BioArt competition shares the beauty and wonder of biological research. I really like these:

Supramolecular Confetti: image by Jack Kolberg-Edelbrock
MicroCT Scan of 96 million-year-old Fossil Turtle Shell Surface Texture: image by Heather F. Smith


Environmental Photography of the Year 2021

November 9, 2021

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The 2021 Environmental Photography Awards have been announced, and there are some extraordinary works among the winners. I am especially drawn to these three:

Green Barrier: photographer Sandipandi Chattopadhyay
Survive for Alive: photographer Ashraful Islam
Drying Incense: photographer Azim Khan Ronnie


Emerging Photography Awards 2021

November 6, 2021

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The Emerging Photography Awards for 2021 have been announced. I really like these:

Kansas: photographer Rob Darby
Chinese New Year Reimagined: Photographer Horace Li
Woman: Photographer Daniela Constantini

Siena Awards

November 2, 2021

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The Sienna International Photo Awards for 2021 have been announced. The various galleries contain a wealth of extraordinary photographs. Of the many fine works, I particularly liked the following:

Childhood, photographer: Lopamudra Talukdar
Out for Prayers, photographer: France Leclerc
Return To The Village, photographer: Ahmed Fatih Sonmez

There are literally another twenty or thirty I could have chosen. Have fun looking through the galleries!


Weather Photos of the Year 2021

October 19, 2021

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The Royal Meteorological Society have announced the 2021 winners of their Weather Photograph of the Year award. Top prize went to Giulio Montini:

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The public favourite was:

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Winner in the Mobile Phone category was:


Wildlife Photographer of the Year

October 10, 2021

The National History Museum of the UK has revealed some finalists in their 57th annual wildlife photography contest. I really liked these:

Toxic Design: Photographer Gheorghe Popa
Storm Fox: Photographer Jonny Armstrong
Linx on the Threshold: Photographer Sergio Marijuan

Martin Kantor Portrait Prize 2021

June 27, 2021

The finalists for this gallery of culturally significant Australians has some interesting pieces. My favourites are:

Self portrait: John Gollings
Dolly Diamond, by Sanjeev Singh
Sue Cato by George Fetting


Wellcome Trust Photography 2021: Shortlist

June 25, 2021

The Wellcome Photography Prize this year illustrates three of the most urgent global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and global heating. From the shortlist, I particularly liked:

Image: Oded Wagenstein
Image: Anastasia Tay lor-Lind

Mountaineering Photography

June 3, 2021

The International Mountain Photography contest has announced its winners. The overall winner was this dramatic composition called The X by Marcin Ciepielewski.

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