Animals photobombing or snatching humans’ cameras are something I can’t get enough of. So, I was quite amused seeing a lioness as she stole a GoPro and went on running and playing with it. Of course, the animal unknowingly filmed herself doing all that, leaving us with an entertaining video of herself goofing around with the camera.
Nature TTL Photographer of the Year has just announced its 2022 winners. Seen as a group, the photos show all sides of nature and wildlife: from tender and magical, to raw and threatening. And when we look at the individual photo that won this year’s contest: it’s all about the latter.
The winning image of Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2022 shows a caracal carrying a dead flamingo in its jaws. While we all know this is normal in the wild, the photo isn’t for the faint-hearted. Still, all of the category winners are absolutely stunning, so I invite you to go through this year’s winners and discover both the beauty and the dangers of the world around us.
When I was little, I would always color the sun yellow in my drawings and I can bet you did as well. While it’s actually white, we can see it in many different hues here on Earth.
Italian photographer Marcella Pace captured all of these colors that we can observe through our eyes and our cameras. They cover many warm hues of orange, crimson, and every child’s favorite: yellow. But you’ll also see it in an unexpected cold shade of blue. Marcella shared with us her amazing composite Colors of the Sun and told us a bit about how she made it.
The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) has announced the winners of its 2022 contest. Believe it or not, the contest is celebrating its jubilee this year: it’s been 15 years since it’s been around, just like the iPhones. I feel kinda old now.
Anyhow, the 15th annual competition received thousands of submissions from all over the world, and it has selected the best of the best. Antonio Denti from Italy won the Grand Prize, but there are many other stunning photos among the category winners. So, let’s check them out!
Chirodectes maculatus is a jellyfish species that’s seen super-rarely. And I really mean super-rarely: it has only been documented twice so far. So, when this incredible creature was captured on camera, it was quite exciting. A diver managed to film it off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and the video is as spectacular as the jellyfish itself.
Remember when we were kids, we would look up into the sky and try to find shapes in the clouds? Well, I still sometimes do it at 33, and the latest James Webb telescope image reminded me of this fun activity.
JWST has peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, sending back a mesmerizing, colorful image. I loved looking at it and it reminded me of a merry-go-round that was always near the train station in my hometown. Of course, this is just my imagination, but the image is even more epic than I can imagine. It’s not only beautiful, but it reveals new details about star formation and the galaxy’s central black hole.
If you’re anywhere around my age, I’m sure you have a bunch of photos of your parents and grandparents that have seen better days (the photos, not your ancestors). Anyhow, you can now take those old, scratched, crinkled, and torn prints and restore them without any prior Photoshop knowledge.
A neural network called GFP-GAN (Generative Facial Prior-Generative Adversarial Network) restores your old and damaged photos with impressive speed and accuracy. But just like all AI-based tools, this one has downsides as well. So, let’s check out the good and the bads and see what it has to offer.
Minimalist Photography Awards has just announced the winners of its 2022 contest. For the fourth year in a row, the competition celebrates the beauty of simplicity. And this year, the overall winner is Daniel Dencescu from Germany with his mesmerizing series showing murmurations of starlings.
The World Sports Photography Awards has published the results of its third annual contest. And just like last year, the winning image captures the perfect moment that shows us a lot more than a sports game.
Sports photographer David Gray took the shot at the 2021 Australian Open. The stunning photo captures a moment of tennis player Naomi Osaka saving a butterfly that had landed on her skirt. With perfect timing, composition, and story, it’s no wonder that David’s image was selected as the best of the best.
When the first James Webb telescope photo was published, I believe we were all amazed and even emotional about it. And now, there’s a new way to admire Webb’s spectacular first photo and have everyone around you do it too.
Both you and your friends can now look at this image every time you meet up, and not just by opening it on your phones. Thanks to fashion brand SvahaUSA, you can now wear Webb’s First Deep Field if you just can’t get enough of it.