Polar bear, the very symbol of the Arctic is one of the most popular animal among wildlife photographers. It is unique in its ability to travel in both terrestrial and marine environments. Hence you can see many photos of them playfully rolling around in the snow or going for a quick swim. However, this magnificent animal’s survival is largely dependent upon the environment. Changes in climate have altered polar bear habitat significantly in recent years, and its future is considered perilous by many. If we still want our children to see this lovely animal, we need to act now – reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We can all be part of it.
Selected from 139,544 images from 166 countries, The World Photography Organization (WPO) just announced the shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. The final winners will be announced in 30 April in London this year, but for now we are going to show you some impressive photos under the category of “Nature & “Nature & Wildlife””. You can check the whole eclectic selection on worldphoto.org for this competition. And if you want to see those photography in person, they are presented at Somerset House, London from 1-18 May as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.
The knight and his steed, a tropical capture in Costa Rica. By Nicolas Reusens
The 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is coming to an end. The submissions will be accepted till June 30th, so those who want to participate, hurry up and submit your photos in one of the categories of Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. Before the final winner comes out, let’s have a peek of some of the best wildlife photos we like most. And if you are going to enter the contest, hurry up!
1. Displaying – Photo and caption by Gretchen Kaplan
Egret displaying sexual feathers
The adorable French Bulldog Trotter in below photos is pet of San Francisco based photographer Sonya Yu who bills herself as a Professional Food Pornographer. Six months ago, Yu began dressing Trotter up in various costumes and snapping clever portraits of the outfits. Amazingly, Trotter plays along and does a great job at pug-mugging for the camera. The Instagram account dedicated to the portraits, @trotterpup, has already attracted over 40,000 followers so far, and will likely have many more as these photographs go viral. [source]