Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year

Happy Wildlife Wednesday! Have you created great imagery of the Maasai Mara? Enter it in The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year competition!

Sponsored by Angama Mara, The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year will win a cash prize of $10,000 USD, as well as an unforgettable all-expenses-paid 5-night safari in the Maasai Mara, with accommodation for two at lovely Angama Mara, a private vehicle at their disposal and return flights from Nairobi.

Your entry fees will go to support these important conservation organizations:

The Mara Elephant Project
The Maa Trust
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The Mara Conservancy
The Anne K. Taylor Fund.

Judging panel includes Federico Veronesi, Adam Bannister, and yours truly.

View the press release here, then enter early and often through October 31!

Happy New Year!

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Why You Should Enter the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards

The deadline for the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year award is coming up on September 15th, but there is still plenty of time to submit your work for consideration, and why wouldn’t you? Submit your shots of American landscapes for your chance to win!

If Charlie Waite can’t persuade you, maybe the great prizes will!


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Compelling Image Contest Deadline November 13!


Art Wolfe’s The Compelling Image contest has run over four different chapters in the past year, and the final deadline for Chapter IV will close on November 13.

There’s still time to present your wildlife, nature and landscape work, and to win a prize package that includes a DSLR camera, a $250 Amazon gift card, a $100 B&H gift card, a signed Art Wolfe photo book, a PHOTO+ membership package, and prominent placement in the Winners’ Gallery on All honorable mentions will also be featured in the Shutterlove gallery.

In the evocative spirit of conservation and appreciation, the above image, “Dawn of a New Day” by Long Nguyen, was selected as an Honorable Mention in Chapter II of The Compelling Image.

Need inspiration? Check out the previous winners and honorable mentions here.

Visit for all information on how to enter.

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The Compelling Image Contest Deadline Coming Up!

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Show others what you find remarkable in the world & you could win big:

A DSLR camera
$250 prepaid Amazon gift-card card
A $100 B&H gift card
A signed Art Wolfe photography book
A Photo Group Membership Package (worth $125)
Prominent placement in the winners gallery

Deadline May 15, 2014

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Gura Gear and Art of the Photograph Giveaway!

We’ve teamed up with Gura Gear to give away a Gura Gear Bataflae Pack System and two other winners will also receive a copy of The Art of the Photograph, one signed. Enter with the Rafflecopter below. Increase your chances of winning by completing all the options. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Close of Entries April 17!


The new international photography competition, USA Landscape Photographer of the Year, launched by the world-renowned photographer Charlie Waite at the end of 2013, will close for entries on the 17th of April, 2014.

The competition is open to all photographers from anywhere in the world, for their images of the rural and urban landscapes of the United States of America.

A highly regarded panel of judges, made up of some of the most prestigious landscape photographers in the USA, such as Art Wolfe, David Muench, Christopher Burkett, Jim Patterson, Tim Fitzharris, Marc Muench, Marc Adamus and Brenda Tharp will review images to determine the overall winner of USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014.

The overall winner will be determined on the basis of three images, which can have been entered into any one, or any combination, of the Award Categories:

• Classic View
• Urban Landscape
• Black & White
• Landscape on the Move
• My U.S.A.

There will also be an overall youth winner for the photographer under 21 years of age that enters the strongest three images across the Award Categories. There is a significant prize fund which includes US$5,000 to the overall winner, US$1,000 to category winners and awards in cash, equipment, and mentoring to category and special prize winners.

Details of the competition can be found on the website and winners will be announced in USA Today on the 31st of May, 2014. For more information:

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New Compelling Image Contest on Shutterlove

Fishermen on Inle Lake, MyanmarShow others what you find remarkable in the world & win fabulous prizes for it!


A DSLR camera
$250 prepaid Amazon gift-card card
A $100 B&H gift card
A signed Art Wolfe photography book
A Photo Group Membership Package (worth $125)
Prominent placement in the winners gallery

For more info or to enter click HERE

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Compelling Image Contest winners

Master of Disquise by Graham McGeorgeCongratulations to Grand Prize winner Graham McGeorge!

To see a gallery of all winners, click HERE

Information on the next chapter in the contest “Travels to the Edge” coming soon!

Show others what you find remarkable in the world and make them feel something about the subject.”
~Art Wolfe


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Big Picture Nature Photo Contest

Galapagos tortoise, Galapagos, Ecuador

The California Academy of Sciences has launched the Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition, with great prizes, and a jury that includes Suzi Eszterhas Wildlife Photography, Daniel Beltrá Photography, Clay Bolt, Tui de Roy, Klaus Nigge, Tom Peschak and Kathy Moran.

Art will be presenting at the photography awards night on July 31st.

Submission deadline is March 31, 2014.

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Congrats Zoe King!

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Congratulations to the winner of Celebrity Cruises’ smartphone competition. Zoe King will be “Celebrity Cruises ‘Photo Ambassador for 2014” and will embark on a 14-night Scandinavia & Russia cruise in May next year.

For more information on the competition and to see more of this year’s entries, click HERE.

Zoe King won with her picture of Gangaramaya Viharaya Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The competition’s esteemed panel of judges included Stuart Franklin, Ian Berry, Massimo Vitali, and myself. I did indeed choose Zoe’s picture as the winner! This is a very complex image, with a lot going on – color, line, repetition and movement. This complexity is what makes it interesting and draws me into the scene.

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