Photo Contest

June 18, 2024

Winner of AI Photo Contest Disqualified After He Reveals He Actually Took the Photo

When the 1839 Awards contacted photographers with the results of its Color Photography Contest, they could never have guessed Miles Astray‘s response. Not only had the photographer won third place in the AI category, but he'd also won the People's Vote for an image of a flamingo whose head appeared to be missing. The only problem? Astray's photo was not AI-generated but is actually a photo he shot in Aruba.

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May 22, 2024

15 Awe-Inspiring Images of Our Galaxy from the 2024 Milky Way Photographer of the Year

For the seventh year, travel blog Capture the Atlas has celebrated our galaxy with its Milky Way Photographer of the Year collection. These 25 images of the Milky Way were singled out as exceptional examples of astrophotography and are awe-inspiring looks at the Milky Way. The photographs, taken in 15 different countries—from the United States and Argentina to New Zealand and France—were selected from the more than 5,000 images submitted to this year's competition.

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April 18, 2024

Photo Contest Winners Give a Close-Up Look at the Beauty of Water

In between its annual contest, the Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) runs a special challenge for photographers. This year's theme, Water, sparked a set of inspiring entries, and now the winner has been revealed. Hungarian photographer Tibor Litauszki won for his fascinating photo of an alpine newt feasting on frog eggs. To get the photo, Litauszki used underwater housing and weights to place his camera under the eggs.

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