Category Archives: photography

National Geographic names its 2016 nature photographers of the year

Do you love nature and stunning photography?

Of course you do.

Check out 2016’s most amazing nature pics at the link below, and let me know which image is your fave.

Thanks to Bored Panda 🙂

“National Geographic has just announced the results of the prestigious 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year contest. As you can see from the pictures below, the judges had a hard time choosing the very best image but the first place along with a 10-day trip for two to the Galapagos Islands, two 15-minute image portfolio reviews with organisation’s photo editors and a $2,500 cash prize went to Greg Lecoeur for a superb shot of predators hunting sardines underwater.” – GiedrÄ—

Source: The Winners Of The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest | Bored Panda

Best of 2015: Amazing Drone Photos

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Surge – Cape La Grand National Park (Photo: Kirk Hille/SkyPixel)

If you thought drones were only used by annoying teenagers to torment their neighbors you are so wrong.

Photographers around the world are using the devices to capture nature images, and the results are stunning.

Need proof?

A site called SkyPixel, which allows aerial photographers to share their work, has announced its “Best of 2015” list. This collection of drone photos shows the mind-boggling beauty of our planet, and it’s a must-see for nature-lovers.

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Populus in the Fall (Photo: Hanbing Wang/SkyPixel)

I’ve included a pair of photos from the “Best of 2015” list here, and you can enjoy the full gallery via the link below (courtesy of Mother Nature Network).

Source: A drone took this photo? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Amazing Pics: Top 20 Portraits on 500px So Far In 2016

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It is snowing… by Sergey Piltnik on 500px

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of artistic photography and I love to share especially jaw-dropping examples I happen upon.

Today I was delighted to see a collection of outstanding portrait photography on one of my favorite sites, 500px.

Above, you can view one of the portraits, which 500px claims was one of the most popular on the site in 2016, so far.

If this is the type of thing you’re into, then have a look at the full collection via the link below.

“Discover the most amazing portraits shared on 500px so far this year. 20 photos striking in their composition, lighting, drama, and so much more.”  – D.L. Cade

Source: 500px ISO » Beautiful Photography, Incredible Stories » The Top 20 Portraits on 500px So Far This Year

Video: 100 Photos That Will Inspire You To Travel

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In case you weren’t aware, 500px (The “px” stands for “personal expression” – not sure about the “500”) is home to some of the most stunning photography you’re likely to behold.

For a little taste of the images you can find on the site check out the thirty-second video below, featuring 100 of the best travel photos.

Are any of these locations on your travel plans?

Best Photos Of The Week On 500px – Feb. 27, 2016

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I spotted some especially eye-catching photos on 500px this week and just wanted to share them with you guys.

There’s no theme to this week’s collection, except that the pics all show an amazing point of view in one way or another.

Let me know which photo is your fave from the ones I’ve curated below.

Enjoy The Best Underwater Photos Of 2015

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Two of my favorite things combined – nature and stunning photography.

Thanks to Kate Groetzinger and Quartz for curating beautiful images (link below).

“Every year, the best photos taken in rivers and oceans around the world are honored in the UK’s Underwater Photographer of the Year contest. Awards span eight categories that reward photographers’ ability to capture everything from intimate portraits of marine wildlife to vast seascapes.” – Kate Groetzinger

Source: Explore the world like a fish with the best underwater photos of the year