The funniest photo contest in the world, The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, has announced its 2023 winners. Drumroll, please! The overall winner of this year’s competition is Jason Moore for his amusing, heartwarming, and funny capture of a kangaroo playing air guitar. As always, there are category winners and highly commended images, too. So, there are plenty of photos to make your day at least a little better!
Starling murmurations are one of the most hypnotizing events in the natural world. Danish photographer Søren Solkær finds them absolutely captivating, and he has devoted years to photographing this remarkable phenomenon. Søren has shared some of his photos with DIYP so that you can enjoy this nature’s wonder, at least from afar.
Data breaches and similar violations have sent social media giants to court several times so far. But how much did they actually have to pay for their actions? Cybersecurity firm Surfshark recently analyzed it, and the results are staggering. According to the study, since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was established in 2018, half of the top 10 social media platforms have incurred fines totaling €2.9 billion ($3.1 billion) for GDPR violations. What’s more, one-third of these fines were linked to children’s data!
The Universe of Sound Data Sonification is NASA’s project that takes data and images and translates them into sounds. After releasing computer-made “space songs,” NASA has gone a step further. They teamed up with a composer and created a real symphony based on the “sounds” of the Milky Way. How cool is that?
This weekend, there was a solar eruption so powerful that it warped the Sun’s own magnetic field. ESA captured the event, also known as coronal mass ejection (CME), using its Solar Ultraviolet Imager. In the video, you can see the massive explosion as it occurred.
Here’s some good news for film photographers. After a massive price increase earlier this year, some 35mm films are back at their original prices. At least for a while. So, use this opportunity to stock up on Fujifilm and Kodak fioms.
Landscape photographers, we have a real treat: Natural Landscape Photography Awards has announced its 2023 winners. This year’s overall winner is Canadian landscape and nature photographer Blake Randall. His icy landscapes are so magical that they’ll make you love winter, even if you’re a sworn summer person.
We all know Mars as the “Red Planet.” But the latest photo from ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter show that its atmosphere glows – green. The orbiter has detected glowing green oxygen in Mars’ atmosphere, which is exciting on its own. But there’s more – this is the first time that this emission has been seen around a planet other than Earth.
There’s usually nothing funny about camera thefts. But on rare occasions, thieves make such fools of themselves that you can’t help but laugh. A man from Texas recently stole a city-owned trail cam, leading to his arrest. How, you may wonder? Well, he transmitted photos of himself and his partner straight to the police.
The iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses and their management are soon to end up in court. The band’s longtime photographer, Katarina Benzova, has filed a lawsuit against the band, accusing them of copyright infringement. What’s more, she’s also accused the band manager of sexual abuse.