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The 2024 Underwater Photographer of the Year

The 2024 contest was the most competitive to date, garnering 6,500 submissions of aquatic life from around the globe.

Winners of the 59th Annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

What a treat: the winning entries in the 59th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.

The Sony World Photography Awards 2024 Celebrate Childhood Joy

From the ocean floor to high above the cloud line, the Sony World Photography Awards 2024 offers a truly global approach to image-making.

The 2023 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

In its 59th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest garnered nearly 50,000 entries from 95 countries.

The Nature Photography Contest Winners

The results of the 2023 edition of the Nature Photography Contest.

AI Art is The New Stock Image

Critique of the pure AI image.

Sixteen Stories for Flickr Commons’ Sixteenth Birthday

Here are sixteen stories about some of the less well-known images in Flickr Commons’ Explore set.

The Stunning Winners of the 2024 Close-Up Photographer of the Year Contest

You all know I love a good photography contest and it’s hard to pick favorites.

The 2023 Ocean Photographer of the Year Contest

From a boastful lizardfish to a floating paper nautilus, the lauded shots document marine life above and below the surface.

Winners of the 2023 Natural Landscape Photography Awards

The winners have been announced in the Natural Landscape Photography Awards for 2023.

The Finalists in the 2023 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are always a good time…and here are the finalists for the 2023 competition.

Small World 2023 Photomicrography Competition

View the winning entries from the 2023 Photomicrography Competition.

Circular Light Paintings Nestle into Craggy Grooves and Valleys

Peeking out from rocky gorges and flowing through a thin crack in the terrain, Reuben Wu’s drone paths conjure the uncanny.

Mirage at Apple Park

A short photoessay about my visit to a new permanent art installation at Apple Park.

Softness in iPhone photography

Let’s be frank: I’m disappointed with the quality of iPhone’s pictures. The results constantly appear over-sharpened.

How to Spot AI-Generated Images

Learn how to spot AI-generated images with expert tips. Detect visual defects, textual clues, and more to distinguish artificial content.

Collection of Grungy Textures

Genuine high-res textures from aged walls and grounds to use as authentic grunge, vintage overlays on images.

The case for AI hallucination

Midjourney or DALL-E can generate anything, so why should they produce photorealistic images by default?

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 15

Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year welcomed more than 4,000 entries from photographers in 64 countries.

Bird Photographer of the Year 2023

The judges of the Bird Photographer of the Year competition sifted through more than 20,000 images this year.