Photography

October 26, 2021

See the Amazing Winners of the 2021 Close-up Photographer of the Year Competition

Photographers from 56 countries entered their unique perspectives of the world into the Close-up Photographer of the Year contest. Over 9,000 images were submitted to the competition, which is in its third year, and Norwegian photographer Pål Hermansen was named the overall winner for his fascinating photo of insects laid on a table. The photo, which also won the Insects category, was something that happened practically by accident.

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October 25, 2021

New Book Chronicles National Geographic Photographer’s Long Career of Split-View Ocean Images

What’s just below the ocean’s surface? In the wondrous images by National Geographic photographer David Doubilet, we get a glimpse into the world beneath the water. Known as the “Audubon of the sea,” Doubilet captures vivid sights that are a split view, simultaneously showing what’s happening atop the water as well as within it. The results are fascinating; a magenta jellyfish, for instance, blooms in the foreground, punctuated with a backdrop of tall pine trees.

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October 14, 2021

French Underwater Photographer and Biologist Wins the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards

French underwater photographer and biologist Laurent Ballesta has been named the Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the Natural History Museum's annual contest. His photo of camouflage groupers emerging from a murky cloud of their eggs and sperm beat out over 50,000 other images to take the top prize. Taken in French Polynesia, the photograph is the fruit of five years spent observing these fish and their breeding habits.

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October 9, 2021

Photographer Enjoys a 10-Day Train Ride Across Europe by Snapping Incredible Pictures

One of the great advantages of living in Europe is the ability to enjoy different cultures by traveling just a short distance. Recently, landscape photographer Albert Dros had the chance to hop on a train and experience several different European cities over the course of 10 days. Since 2021 is officially the European Year of Rail, Dros was invited to join the Connecting Europe Express.

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