The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) has announced its Nature Photographer of the Year 2020.
This year, for the first time in the GDT's history, voting was carried out online, due to the pandemic.
Snap a photo, make that online photography class worth something. These punny snaps will have you putting a filter on your latest masterpiece in no time.
These are so cool to watch!
What is a Photomosaic? A Photomosaic, is a picture that has been divided into (usually equal sized) tiled sections, each of which is replaced with another photograph that matches the target photo.
In this case, we have a target image on the left and on the right, a plethora of cat images coming together! It's mesmerizing and we can totally watch way more of these!
Photographer Adrianna Elizabeth has shared some delightful pictures to brighten up the world in these dark times.
Photos of her gorgeous cat! The images were taken to announce the cats pregnancy, and it's absolutely lovely.
With the natural light of golden hour, you can't help but fall in love!
While hiking in the magical landscape that is Norway, wildlife photographer Mads Nordsveen happened to stumble upon a breathtaking sight of a rare white baby reindeer, standing in pure white snow.
It's amazing that Nordsveen even spotted the little beauty in the first place, due to it's natural surrounding as the perfect camouflage.
That we're thankful he did spot the calf or else we wouldn't have these lovely images.
A snail looking at its own reflection? Who knew a snail could be a creature of deep sentience?
Photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko, that's who.
This magical and microscopic world is captured by the talented Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko, who has a gallery full of insects and beautifully shares their little/big world. .
The photographs are crisp, colorful, heartfelt photos that look like it could be part of a fairy tale.
See the complete whimsical gallery that'll for sure leave you speechless.
And yes, it's amazing.
He also took the time to credit the talented photogrpaher behind these masterpieces! Photographer Sarah Bourque, an award winning pet photographer based in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. You can check out more of her stunning work here,
Prepare to feast your eyes on the handsome Kazmir:
Hooray for wholesome and triumph moments, during this insane time!
We definitely will soak up any good news coming our way, because we all need it. Need to hear it and need to share it.
The South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher was first discovered 130 years ago in 1890.
Since then, it's eluded scientists for over a hundred years because of how difficult it is to see and how is quietly darts from perch to perch, seemingly invisible.
In March 2020, a Filipino biologist, Miguel David De Leon, was able to capture the ultra-rare and mysterious bird.
Photographed for the first time in the history of mankind, presenting the South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher!
Story via Esquire Mag
The phenomenon of the "cat-turn" by which a cat always lands on its feet has been an enigma since the 19th century.
The French scientist/inventor, Étienne-Jules Marey, who was interested in the motion of objects, decided to use a special technique in photography, called chromatography, to solve the enigma.
He used an anonymous white French cat and dropped it from an unspecified height in the Bois de Boulogne, filming its descent at 12 frames per second. The photos show how a cat falling, even with no rotational movement at the beginning of the decline, would gain momentum while in free fall. He even published these photos, along with his research, in a volume of Comptes Rendus in 1894.
Ultimately, this brave and likely unsuspecting scientist didn't know his little experiment actually contributed to the space exploration, even though it took over 50 years for NASA's researchers, T.R. Kane and M.P. Scher, to publish their findings in a paper titled "A Dynamical Explanation of the Falling Cat Phenomenon."
Meet the fantastic Geert Weggen! Photographer extraordinaire from both Sweden and the Netherlands, and might be an actual squirrel-whisperer. With more 60,000 followers on his Instagram page, Weggen has been focused on red squirrels for the last several years and managed to become best friends with the critters.
These photos are so remarkably whimsical! We feel as if we've been transported to another world that's just pure delight!
Stunning images of polar bears frolicking in a vibrant pink field of fireweed. Seriously, what can top that? the striking contrast of the white polar bear against a sea of pink flowers.
The photos were taken in Northern Canada's Hudson Bay, near lodges run by Churchill Wild in Manitoba. Fast tells My Modern Met, "It's not just their color that makes them a favorite target of my camera. They have a slow, ambling gait as they drift about looking for anything that moves. It looks like they don't have a care in the world, and that there is nothing they are afraid off. It's not arrogance, exactly, but a quiet confidence that we often respect in humans and that translates well to the polar bear."
Sabrina Boem is photographing cats for over six years since she adopted her own cats, Sissy and Ricky. Sabrina loves to watch cats in every situation and has a special talent to capture them in very unusual positions like stretching, jumping, hiding or catching a mouse. Her Instagram page is filled with beautiful photos you should really see.
Matheiu Stern is a photographer and a filmmaker who brought to life cat photos of a little girl that didn't want her kitten to be forgotten so she put his photos in a time capsule 120 years ago: "Someone in my family told me about a possible time capsule in our old family house, after investigation I found a box dating from around 1900 judging by the objects and the technic of the photos found inside. I then decided to develop them using one of the oldest ways to make photography prints: Cyanotype", he wrote on his YouTube channel.
Off the coast of Australia, near Lady Elliot Island, the world's only known pink manta ray has once again been spotted!
Nicknamed "Inspector Clouseau," after the the main character of the classic "The Pink Panther," was photographed by Kristian Laine.
According to Laine, she was original confused when seeing the pink manta, believing the ray's vibrant hue was due to a camera malfunction. Laine told Australian Geographic, "I was in the middle of a manta train with seven other mantas. I was looking through my viewfinder and was thinking it's weird that one of the mantas looks pink. I actually thought my strobes were playing up, making the manta look pink."
When she returned to land, Laine discovered that the sighting was authentic, and later took to Instagram to share photos of the "amazing and absolutely unforgettable encounter."
The last, and first, time the rare manta ray was spotted was in 2015, by diving instructor Ryan Jeffery off Lady Elliot Island (once again).
The pink coloring on this manta ray remains a mystery. Project Manta's Asia Armstrong said, "The working theory is that it is just a different and very unique expression of the melanin, but that is still to be confirmed."
This is one seriously cool cat.
Gary is famous on the gram for all this stunning adventure pics! Seriously, this cat lives life to the fullest -- and probably way better than any of us.
From the snowy mountain tops to kayaking out on the lake, you'll never see Gary without his sports gear on!
Check out these really heckin' awesome pics of Gary living his best life.
And if you want more bad*ss Gary pics -- we've got you covered.
After five nights of patiently waiting, photographer Sam Rowley has managed to capture a mesmerizing photo of two mice fighting on a London Tube platform and won the London Natural History Museum's annual photography competition, beating out over 40,000 others for the People's Choice award.