Najbardziej prestiżowy konkurs dla fotografów dzikiej przyrody został rozstrzygnięty! Do 54. edycji Wildlife Photographer of the Year napłynęło ponad 45 tys. zgłoszeń z 95 krajów.
Tegorocznym zwycięzcą został Holender, Marsel van Oosten, który wykonał zdjęcie dwóch małp w górach Qinling w Chinach. Podczas odbioru statuetki, powiedział: „Najważniejsze jest to, aby dzięki tej fotografii jak najwięcej osób dowiedziało się o istnieniu rokselan. To gatunek zagrożony wyginięciem, ale mało kto o tym wie. Uważam, że niesprawiedliwie skupiamy się tylko na takich zagrożonych gatunkach jak nosorożce czy rzadkie odmiany tygrysów, tymczasem na świecie nie brakuje innych zwierząt, których każdego dnia ubywa w zastraszającym tempie. Im też należy się rozgłos i ochrona, znacznie większa, niż otrzymują do tej pory”.
Co ciekawe, wśród pozostałych wyróżnionych znalazły się również dzieci - m. in. 10-letni Arshdeep Singh czy 16-letni Skye Meaker, który aby uwiecznić lamparta, musiał przez kilka godzin cierpliwie obserwować zwierzę.
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My interview for Piemonte Parchi is out on their website, please check it! Here is a Marsican brown bear crossing a road at night, in Abruzzo Lazio and Molise National Park, together with @badgalriri graffiti 😊 this is a very endangered subspecies with less than 60 specimens remaining in the wild on the Apennines in Italy. Help them sustaining @salviamolorso association! #orsomarsicano #orsobruno #bear #endangered #conservation #wildlife #nature #animali #animals #abruzzo #igabruzzo @paesaggidabruzzo #conservation #endangered #extinction #urban #night #wpy #crossingpaths #marcocolombo #tv #model #adventure
Beautiful night in London with my fellow photographers and really proud to see my Kuhirwa awarded as a category winner. Congratulations to all and a thousand thanks to the Natural History Museum for this honor. “It was only a few seconds but they became magical. Kuhirwa raised her baby’s corpse and licked it a couple of times before delivering the look of a mother.” Winner of mammals behaviour at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018. #wildlife #africanwildlife #uganda #wildlifephotography #bwindi #africanwildlifephotography #discoverwildlife #animalkingdom #ugandawildlife #ugandawildlifeauthority #africanamazing #igscwildlife #wildlifephotographer #exclusive_wildlife #gf_wildlife #wildlifelover #wildlifelovers #animalelite #all_animals_addiction #wildlife_perfection #splendid_animals #ok_animals #InstaNatureFriends_ #africananimals #YourUganda #shots_of_animals #animal_captures #featured_wildlife #marvelshots #wpy54
My favorite plant: the cones of a female welwitschia plant (Welwitschia mirabilis) at sunset in the Namib Desert near Swakopmund. Welwitschia are among the weirdest and most interesting plants alive today, like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. Endemic to Namibia and Angola, they're among the most ancient organisms on the planet: some individuals might be more than 2000 years old! Unlike most modern plants they're dioecious, which means that there are male plants and female plants, which each produce specialized cones that are pollinated by insects. It's said that the Slovenian botanist who discovered the plant, Friedrich Welwitsch, found it so mesmerizing that he "could do nothing but kneel down and gaze at it, half in fear lest a touch should prove it a figment of the imagination." Gear: Canon 7D, Sigma 10-20mm 1:4-5.6 EX DC HSM at 10mm, Venus Optics twin-head flash KX-800 @canonusa @onlyafrica @sigmaphoto @venuslaowa @plantsnap @nature.pl @african_portraits @africa_nature @nature_africa #welwitschia #welwitschiamirabilis #namibia #swakopmund #desertplant #desertplants #desert #plant #plantphotography #plantphoto #ancient #ancientplants #wideangle #wideanglemacro #dioecious #ladyplant #sunset #sunset_ig #namibdesert #namib #plants🌿 #plantsofinstagram #plantparty #african_portraits
Mud-rolling Mud-dauber Wasps. This image, like many other images in the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (#wpy54 ) exhibition, is best seen large and in print and now people in Sydney and Melbourne/Geelong can do just that! . . If you haven’t already seen it, 100 images from @nhm_wpy are being exhibited now at the Australian National Maritime Museum (@sea.museum ) in Sydney and the National Wool Museum (@nationalwoolmuseum ) in Geelong (on until August). . . To celebrate, I will be in Geelong giving a talk on 25 May titled ‘How to Take Award-winning Nature Photos: Everything the Handbooks Don’t Tell You’, referencing photos from the exhibition at the Wool Museum (hopefully followed by a tour of the exhibition if we have time). You can book vis the link on their website (mini bird photo workshop sold out sorry 😐) or go to www.eventbrite.com.au . The exhibition features four other fabulous Australian finalists: * Justin Gilligan, Highly commended, Behaviour: Invertebrates, 2018 (@justingilligan ). . * Robert Irwin, Highly commended, 11–14 Years Old, 2018 (@robertirwinphotography ). . * David Gallan, Highly commended, Animals In Their Environment, 2018 (@wild.imagery ). . * Wayne Jones, Highly commended, Underwater, 2018 (@universal_jones ) . . Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that has showcased the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from over 90 countries highlighting its enduring appeal.
From a few weeks ago: #Flyingfish in flight; another favorite of mine from all the #blackwater dives recently. May have to make a print of this one for my home. ©Michael Patrick O’Neill / www.mpostock.com #Nikon #fisheye #pelagic #offshore #ocean #PalmBeach #Florida #nofilter #underwater #GulfStream
I’m honored and thrilled to be able to share the captivating world of hellbenders, as a winner in the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition! Its been truly humbling to be recognized amongst so many inspiring photographers, amazing images, and all those working to communicate a greater appreciation for the natural world. It brings me great joy to be able to share the fascinating lives of these unique salamanders with such a large audience, hopefully continuing to foster a greater appreciation for these vital amphibians and the environments they inhabit. Unfortunately, there has never been a more important time to raise support for the conservation of salamanders. This imperiled group of amphibians is now facing an extremely serious threat. A fungal pathogen known as Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, or “Bsal,” has caused massive die-offs of salamanders in many parts of Europe. The consequences of Bsal invading North America, which has the greatest abundance of salamanders in the world, would be severe and irreversible. Currently Bsal is not known to occur in the wild in North America, but there is a very serious threat that the fungus could spread. To learn more about what you can do to help protect salamanders and newts check out @freshwatersillustrated ‘s NEW FILM ABOUT NEWTS BY CLICKING ON THE LINK IN MY BIO and visit www.salamanderfungus.org. This film is a call to action so if you love newts and salamanders as much as we do please share and help spread the word! A special Thanks to @nauticamhousingsand @reefphotovideo for equipment support. #hellbender#salamander #amphibian #riversnorkeling#snorkeling #tennessee #northcarolina#southeast #southernappalachia#mountains #wildlifephotography#naturephotography #wildlife #conservation#herpetology #hiddenrivers #wemayfly#underwaterphotography #cleanwater#GreatSmokyMountains#FriendsOfTheSmokies #gooutsideandplay#blueridgemomen #wpy54 #nhm #wildlifephotographeroftheyear
| Bed of Seals I am still reeling from the shock and no little satisfaction as you might imagine. “Bed of Seals” has been awarded First Prize in the category “Animals in their Environment” at the most prestigious nature world-wide photography competition: “The Wildlife Photographer of the Year” @nhm_wpy Now in its fifty-fourth instalment, out of more than 45.000 entries across 95 countries an exceptional jury had the almost impossible task of choosing 100 of the very best. It has given me the stimulation to go on striving to improve and capture that great photograph that all of us dream of. Congratulations to all the winners and especially all those talented Spanish photographers. . A small ice floe in the Errera Channel at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula provides barely enough room for a group of crabeater seals to rest, and the cracks are starting to show. It’s the end of summer in the Antarctic, and so sea ice here is in short supply. But they are also dependent on sea ice, for resting, breeding, avoiding predators such as killer whales and leopard seals, and accessing feeding areas. Despite their name, crabeaters are adapted to feed almost exclusively on Antarctic krill, with interlocking, finely lobed teeth that sieve krill from the water. And krill itself is also dependent on sea ice, which provides winter shelter and food (algae). So any decline in sea ice will have a knock-on effect on such specialist krill predators, and overfishing of Antarctic krill will also affect them. I waited until the sea was relatively calm before launching my drone from a rubber dinghy in the channel beside the floe. The batteries would not last long in the cold, so I flew it ‘high and smoothly… using low-noise propellers to avoid disturbing the seals’. It portrayed the group of adults, dozing, with a spattering of krill-coloured seal excrement symbolizing their dependence on Antarctica’s keystone species. . Photo by @cristobalserrano . Cristobal serrano | Seduced by Nature www.cristobalserrano.com . #antarctica #seal #ice #ocean #art #wpy54 #naturephotography #wildlife #nature #photography #drone #adventure #wanderlust #traveladdict #worldtraveler #cristobalserrano
Visiting Wildlife Photographer of the Year before the end of half term? The exhibition opens early at 9.30 tomorrow and Friday to give you more time to enjoy images such as Arshdeep Singh's Pipe Owls, winner of the 10 Years and Under category. Click today's bio link or head to www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy to book in advance. @nhm_wpy #WPY54 #WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear #WPY #NaturePhotography #Wildlife #Nature #WildlifePhotography #Photography #Exhibition #PhotoOfTheDay #Instagood #Instanature #NaturalHistoryMuseum #Animals #AnimalPortraits #WildAnimals #Conservation #Photographer #PhotographyCompetition #Photography #Exhibition #LondonMuseum #PhotographyExhibition #PhotoExhibition #ThingsToDo #ThingsToDoLondon #HalfTerm #Owls #ArshdeepSingh #India Image © Arshdeep Singh, India
I’m very proud to announce that two of my entries have been awarded in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition. • The first award is for my golden snub-nosed monkeys series that I shot in China. After winning Wildlife Photographer of the year with a golden snub-nosed monkey image, I hope this will give the species the global attention that they need for successful conservation. • With over 20.000 images entered this year, Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, and it’s a great honor to be amongst the winners again. Congratulations to all the other winners - great work! • Marsel | squiver.com