Fritz Pölking Prize is a special prize of the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, awarded annually for extraordinary work in the field of wildlife photography. Its 2021 winners have just been announced, and the first prize was awarded to Jasper Doest from the Netherlands. His photo series Nsenene shows cricket hunt in Uganda, and it’s a series of photos that are as striking as the story they tell.
There are many great photography contests out there. Still, none of them can make me laugh like the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards and its selection of images. The jury has just announced the finalists of the 2021 contest, and just as always, there are many photos that will instantly improve your mood.
Australian Geographic has announced the winners of its annual Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The overall winner for the 2021 competition is an image of a gorgeous sea creature: a leafy sea dragon. Scott Portelli is the photographer behind the image of this mysterious creature, but there are plenty more beautiful images selected as category winners. Take a look at them below for a daily dose of inspiration.
Unseen Empire has turned one of the largest-ever wildlife camera trap studies into a game using six million photos taken across Southeast Asia. If you’re searching for a phone game that lets you have fun, learn lots of new things, and it has cute animals – search no more, because you’ve just found it.
The National Audubon Society has announced the winning photos and videos of its 2021 Audubon Photography Awards. The entrants from all across the USA and Canada submitted their photos, and for the first time, the best bird videos were awarded as well. The grand prize went to Carolina Fraser and her photo of a sunbathed, dusty roadrunner. But there are plenty more amazing photos in this year’s selection, so let’s check them out.
This year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is still open for entries and there’s time until June. But there are already some photos that won’t fail to make you laugh. The amazing contest organizers shared some of them with DIYP, and they’re just what you need to unwind if you’re having a stressful day.
The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) has just announced the results of its 2021 Nature Photographer of the Year contest. As always, there’s a fantastic selection of images showing nature in all its beauty and tenderness, but also reminding us how harsh and powerful it can be.
You don’t usually think of wolves as creatures that can catch fish. And until recently, it wasn’t something anybody had ever really considered. It turns out, though, that these animals are even smarter than we previously thought and do indeed know how to hunt and catch fish. Specifically, they know how to take advantage of beaver dams to go after ones that can’t easily escape.
The revelation comes in what Voyageurs Wolf Project calls the “first-ever” camera collar footage from a wild wolf. The researchers trapped and sedated a lone wolf known affectionately as V089 and attached a Vecftronic-Aerospace camera collar to him. It records in 30-second bursts each hour through the daytime for a 7-minute video each day.
Can you ever get enough of photos of cute animals? I know, me neither. Belgium-based wildlife photographer Niki Colemont has shared with us a collection of squirrel photos that will make you smile. If you’ve had a rough day (or even if you didn’t), these cute jumping squirrels Niki photographed will make it better.