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Winners of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2024

Winners of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2024

Organizers of the 2024 British Wildlife Photography Awards just announced their collection of winners and runners-up. More than 14,000 images were submitted in 11 different categories, celebrating the wildlife and wild spaces found across the United Kingdom. Competition organizers were kind enough to share some of this year’s amazing images below. Captions were provided by the photographers. Source link

Photos: Gaza on the Brink of Famine

Photos: Gaza on the Brink of Famine

The United Nations is warning that famine in Gaza is “almost inevitable.” Palestinians living in Gaza are struggling with extreme shortages of food, clean water, and medicine. Several countries, including Jordan, France, Egypt, the U.S., the United Arab Emirates, and now Germany, are coordinating airdrops of humanitarian aid to help alleviate the crisis, and the U.S. military is working to a build a temporary port on Gaza’s coastline to bring in additional aid. Critics have pointed out that airdrops and a temporary pier are insufficient, dangerous, and haphazard operations compared with ensuring a steady and reliable supply of aid delivered by trucks, which might be achieved by a cease-fire agreement. Gathered below are recent images from the growing crisis in the Gaza Strip. Source link

Winners of the 2024 Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition

Winners of the 2024 Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition

The top entries in the 2024 Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition have been announced, and competition organizers were once more kind enough to share some of the winning and shortlisted photos from their 10 categories: Architecture, Creative, Landscape, Lifestyle, Motion, Natural World & Wildlife, Object, Portraiture, Street Photography, and Travel. Captions have been provided by the photographers. Source link

100 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1924

100 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1924

A century ago, regular radio broadcasts were on the rise, and people began tuning in to entertainment and news from around the world. Paris played host to the 1924 Summer Olympics, advancements in aviation were being made on several fronts, automobiles were becoming more prevalent (and dangerous), and prohibition in the U.S. was still in full swing. Students were using tablets made of slate, and “computers” were human beings that operated calculating machines. Below, a handful of images of some of the events and sights around the world in the year 1924. Source link

Photos of the Week: Jet Suit, Surf Horse, Giza Camel

Photos of the Week: Jet Suit, Surf Horse, Giza Camel

An aerial view of supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a rally in São Paulo, Brazil, on February 25, 2024, to reject claims he plotted a coup with allies to remain in power after his failed 2022 reelection bid. Investigators say the far-right ex-army captain led a plot to falsely discredit the Brazilian election system and prevent the winner of the vote, leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, from taking power. A week after Lula took office on January 1, 2023, thousands of Bolsonaro supporters stormed the presidential palace, Congress and Supreme Court, urging the military to intervene to overturn what they called a stolen election. # Miguel Schincariol / AFP / Getty Source link

Wildfires Rage Across the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma

Wildfires Rage Across the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma

The Smokehouse Creek Fire, which was sparked on Monday, has already burned across more than 500,000 acres, pushed by high winds and dry conditions. It is the largest of several brush fires now burning across the Texas Panhandle and parts of northwestern Oklahoma, prompting evacuations and disaster declarations, as authorities warn the weather will remain dangerously dry for at least another week. Gathered below, some early images from the region. Source link

Photos: Two Years of War in Ukraine

Photos: Two Years of War in Ukraine

Saturday will mark the two-year anniversary of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Although the Russian military initially made broad advances into the country beginning on February 24, 2022, Ukrainian forces, backed by Western support, resisted fiercely, forcing Russia to pull back into eastern and southern Ukraine. Soon, front lines hundreds of miles long were established, and the war evolved into a long and punishing battle of artillery, drones, and close combat across trenches, shattered forests, and ruined villages. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians have been killed or injured in the conflict. As Russia continues to launch missiles into all parts of Ukraine and presses forward with ground attacks across the front line, Ukrainian forces face intensifying shortages of manpower and ammunition. Gathered below are images from recent months, showing a region reshaped by two years of war. Source link

Winners of the 2024 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

Winners of the 2024 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

The winning entries in this year’s Underwater Photographer of the Year contest have just been announced, and Alex Dawson was named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 for his image of a whale skeleton on the seafloor, beneath the ice, in Greenland. Prizes and commendations were handed out in categories including Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behavior, Portrait, Black and White, Compact, Up and Coming, and more. Contest organizers were once again kind enough to share some of this year’s honorees with us below, with captions written by the photographers. Source link