Outdoor Photographer Of The Year 2017: Category Winners Revealed

The category winners have been announced in this year’s Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition. Now in its seventh year the competition offers a photographic insight into the landscapes, wildlife and nature of the planet, and the adventures to be found on it. The Overall Winner and Runner-Up – chosen from the category winners – will be announced live on stage at The Photography Show at the NEC, Birmingham on Saturday 17th March 2018


Wildlife Insight: Bence Máté (Hungary) – Red fox and white-tailed eagle, Kiskunság national park, Hungary. Over the last four winters I have spent more than 200 full days photographing from a hide, and in this time there have been only three occasions when I’ve seen a fox and an eagle together. In this instance, the fox didn’t approach the hide, but deliberately teased the birds resting on the ice. They occasionally flapped towards him, which emboldened the fox more and more – he continued to provoke the birds for about 10 minutes before vanishing into the reeds. (Photo by Bence Máté/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)

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Live the Adventure: Mark Bridgwater (New Zealand) – Temple Basin, Arthur’s Pass, Canterbury, New Zealand. There are some moments in time when the photography stars align; clouds break in the perfect spot and the sun shines exactly where you are standing. This was one of those moments for Charlie Lyons and myself. While most people were oblivious to the perfection we had found on our mid-week excursion, we were having the time of our lives. (Photo by Mark Bridgwater/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


At the Water’s Edge: Jaak Sarv (Estonia) – Prandi Springs, Järva county, Estonia. This is the magic of an Estonian winter: although the temperature was –20°C, the water at this spring was flowing like it was summer. As the morning sun peeked out from behind the frost-covered trees, it was like being in a fairy tale, with the warm orange light starting to penetrate the desolate blue landscape. To make the most of the scene, I created a stitched panorama, reflecting the cinematic drama of the location. (Photo by Jaak Sarv/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


Light on the Land: Wojciech Kruczynski (Poland) – Kallur lighthouse, Faroe Islands. The picture consists of nine frames arranged in a three-by-three grid, which is quite difficult to put together and requires a lot of work, but with this beautiful place it was worth the effort. Weather conditions like this do not often occur in the Faroe Islands – I had to wait for three days in a tent in the rain for them. It was worth overcoming these difficulties, though, because Kallur lighthouse is located in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. (Photo by Wojciech Kruczynski/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


Under Exposed: Pekka Tuuri (Finland) – Great white shark, Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. Isla Guadalupe is the world capital when it comes to observing great white sharks, but cage diving seriously limits the possibilities to take ‘fresh’ pictures. When I took this, the water close to the surface was quite milky, making photography very challenging. From out of the ‘mist’, I saw this great white shark lurking behind a school of fusiliers. I quickly focused on the shark and set a wide aperture to get focus blur on the fish, along with a fast shutter to avoid excessive motion blur. (Photo by Pekka Tuuri/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


Spirit of Travel: Gunarto Gunawan (Indonesia) – Shwe Gu monastery, Bagan, Myanmar. I took this photograph when I visited Shwe Gu monastery, which cares for orphans and trains them to be Buddhist monks. The orphans were gathering and playing, and I showed them a funny video on my iPhone – I did not expect them to be so excited! In the end, they were all scrambling to watch the video. Seeing them laugh, I immediately took my camera and photographed this magical moment. (Photo by Gunarto Gunawan/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


Light on the Land: Simon Baxter (UK) – North Yorkshire, England. I originally captured a similar scene to this during a flurry of unexpected snow in April 2016. It’s typically the first spot I come to when exploring this private woodland, and I couldn’t help but capture it again when I was treated to these wonderful – but rare – conditions of mist with a hint of warm light as the morning sun tried to break through. (Photo by Simon Baxter/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


Live the Adventure: Mikolaj Nowacki (Poland) – The Baltic Sea (somewhere on the way from the Swedish island of Utklippan to the Danish island of Christiansø). It was my first cruise on a yacht on the open sea and there were only two of us – myself and captain Jacek Pasikowski. I was helping Jacek take his small yacht Fri (‘Free’ in Danish) from the coast of Sweden to Poland, across the Baltic Sea. It was a stormy day, but the captain – who has more than 40 years’ experience sailing in open seas – remained completely calm and relaxed, even though waves were breaking over him every few minutes. (Photo by Mikolaj Nowacki/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


Under Exposed: Saeed Rashid (UK) – Sohal surgeonfish, Fury Shoals, Red Sea, Egypt. In the summer months, sohal surgeonfish tend to mate and lay eggs on the top of the reefs in the Red Sea. They fiercely defend their egg patch and rush upon anything that invades that area. They will often swipe their tail, which has a bony protrusion sticking from it that can be as sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, towards the intruder. Because of this you need to make sure you don’t get too close as a photographer’s hands make a very easy target and often get cut. (Photo by Saeed Rashid/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


At the Water’s Edge: Witold Ziomek (Poland) – Thórsmörk (the valley of Thor), Iceland. After a morning full of drama, during which we almost ‘drowned’ our car in a river – and then pulled out a young Frenchman who had lost his – we reached Thórsmörk, in the south of Iceland. We walked up to a viewpoint where we could see … exactly nothing, due to the fog. We waited, and eventually the fog started to lift, but I still needed to wait a lot longer for a car to appear in the perfect position to add a sense of scale to the mountain landscape. (Photo by Witold Ziomek/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


A View from Above: Tom Sweetman (UK) – Chiang Mai, Thailand. It was just before sunset in Chiang Mai and I decided to ride my scooter alongside the famous Ping river. As I was approaching a bridge I stopped to take a break and noticed that it was a motorbike bridge for locals, connecting two villages. I took this aerial photograph with my drone to document the incredible patterns in the river and the locals crossing the bridge on their scooters. Some days you just capture the moment. (Photo by Tom Sweetman/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


View from Above: Laura Daly (UK) – Duntulm, Isle of Skye, Scotland. On our last night on the Isle of Skye, we ventured just five minutes from our accommodation to Duntulm Castle at sunset. Sharing the hillside with the midges and the sheep, we launched the drone, knowing the ruins were best seen from above. I chose to include the bright blue water of the ocean as it perfectly complemented the lush green grass, especially with the soft sunset light catching the walls of the castle. The view from above captures the beauty and lure of Skye, both natural and manmade. (Photo by Laura Daly/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


Small World: William Mallett (UK) – Saffron Walden, Essex, England. The asparagus plant in my garden – which has become a bush and produced berries – is a haven for wildlife. I normally look for spiders in it to photograph, but on this particular evening, after a rain shower, it was covered in tiny snails. The light below is from a backlit asparagus berry; I always try to visit after a rain shower, as I find backlit droplets bring the images to life. (Photo by William Mallett/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


Spirit of Travel: Andy Holliman (UK) – Kangerlussuaq airport, Greenland. This is the largest airport in Greenland, so it’s not only a busy hub for domestic flights but also the main arrival point for international travellers. Air Greenland has a near monopoly on flights, so almost everything is in the company’s colours. It was the simple colour palette of this scene that appealed to me. My departure had been delayed by three days due to bad weather on the coast. (Photo by Andy Holliman/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


Wildlife Insight: Jose Fragozo (Portugal) – Nairobi National Park, Kenya. This image shows two giraffes and three impalas in the rain in the forest region of Nairobi national park, Kenya, which is also home to the Athi lion pride. I have observed these lions hunting many times in the rain, which possibly explains why different species of preyed animals stay together; it’s a defence mechanism, so they can collectively sense predators better. In this case, however, the lions were far away. The photo was taken from inside a 4×4 vehicle, and the major challenge was keeping the camera and lens dry. (Photo by Jose Fragozo/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)


Young OPOTY: Alicia Hayden (UK) – Puffin, Isle of May, Scotland. The misty grey background and subtle yellow lichens were the perfect background for the beautiful colours of this puffin’s bright, breeding-season beak. I chose a close-up shot to show as much detail as possible, including the internal structure of the sand eels and the puffin’s bill. I waited behind a rock for the perfect moment to arise when this puffin returned to land. Due to the low light and misty conditions, I used a wide aperture to deliver a sharp yet atmospheric portrait. (Photo by Alicia Hayden/The Outdoor Photographer of the Year/The Guardian)

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Lavazza 2020 Calendar By David LaChapelle

Celebrate – January Photographer David LaChapelle best known for his surreal celebrity portraits has teamed up with Lavazza to create their 2020 calendar. Shot in Hawaii, his shoot is a hymn to the relationship between humankind and the natural word. More: David LaChapelle, Instagram Listen – February Realise – March Defend – April Care – May Sustain – June Honour – July Nourish – August Reconnect...

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【動画】 ユニクロの広告が韓国で「慰安婦を嘲笑」していると炎上 これの何がダメなのか??

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日本のユニクロが慰安婦を嘲笑するような広告を出したという論議が巻き起こっている・・



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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10131277.html

これは本当に「ウンコ水」なのか? 武蔵小杉の茶色い水の正体、川崎市水道局に取材した結果ww

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マンホールから下水があふれ、最大1.5メートルの高さで街が浸水した川崎市の武蔵小杉駅周辺。この地域の下水道は生活排水と雨水を同じ管で流す合流式だ。そのため、浸水した水には糞尿が混じっているのではないか、と日刊ゲンダイが報じ、ネットなどでも大騒ぎに・・


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10131255.html

聖水が注入された聖なるスニーカーが発売されるも高額ながら数分で即完売

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 普通の水とは違い「聖なる水」とされる聖水。宗教的な儀式などで穢れを祓うために使われることが多く、また神に祝福された聖なる力を持つ水もこう呼ばれる。

 南米コロンビアなどでは上空からヘリコプターで聖水を撒く大規模プロジェクトが計画されたりもしているほど、そこには聖なる力が宿ると信じられているようだ。

 さて、そんな聖水をなんと靴底に注入したスニーカーが誕生したようだ。約32万円という超高価格にも関わらず、発売から数分で売り切れてしまったというから驚きなんだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52283632.html

【画像】 「歩く三次元CAD」 立体図をフリーハンドで描くスキルが凄いwwと話題に

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衝撃の手CADスキル。




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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10131192.html

先月トイレに拳銃を置き忘れた女性巡査長、性風俗店で働いていることが判明し衝撃走る

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兵庫県相生市のJR相生駅のトイレで9月に拳銃を置き忘れた県警の20代女性巡査長が、性風俗店でアルバイトをしていたことが18日、捜査関係者への取材で分かった・・


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10131203.html

なお、この車両は自動的に爆発します。イラン軍が自爆装置を搭載した無人ロボット兵器を公開

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 先日、イラン陸上地上部隊(NEZAJA)が公開したHeidar-1プロジェクトによって、「ネットワーク連結式の対人・対装甲車両スマート無人地上車両ロボット」の存在が明らかになった。

 NEZAJAがツイッターに投稿した画像と動画には、2本のアンテナとカメラが搭載された6輪車両が映し出されている。

 この無人車両ロボットには6種類のバージョンがあるようで、戦車の下に潜り込み自爆することが想定された移動式対戦車地雷とでもいうべきタイプや、上部にアサルトライフルを搭載したタイプなどが確認できる。

 またドローンと連携することで、空中からカメラが捉えた画面を見ながらターゲットを指定するといったこともできるようだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52283634.html

自衛隊もコンビニトイレ使わせて! 防衛省の「お願い」ツイートが話題 「こんな事を書かないといけない事に唖然・・」

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防衛省は、「防衛省・自衛隊(災害対策)」ツイッターで、「至急を要する救助活動等において部隊の態勢が整うまで、セブンイレブン・ジャパン様、ファミリーマート様、ローソン様の各店舗のお手洗いを使用させて頂くようお願いをさせて頂きました・・」と投稿・・


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10131195.html

【動画】 今日出所した山口組ナンバー2高山清司若頭が怖すぎると話題に

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恐喝の罪で服役していた指定暴力団山口組のナンバー2の幹部が刑期を終えて出所しました。組織内の対立抗争が激化する恐れがあり、警察当局が警戒を強めています・・


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10131173.html

生前は人を笑わせることが大好きだった男性、遺言通りに葬儀中のサプライズ。追悼者らを笑顔に(アイルランド)

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 葬式では、愛する故人の死を悲しみ、静かに悼みを表すのが一般的だ。台湾のように、国によっては明るく元気な葬儀が執り行われることもあるが、アイルランドの場合には、粛々と静かに行われる。

 だが、このアイルランド男性だけはちょっと違ったようだ。彼は生前、人を笑わせることが大好きだった。自分の葬儀に参列した人々ですら笑顔にしたかったのだ。

 そこで彼は生前、自身の葬儀に関するある計画を立て遺言として残した。そしてそれは残された遺族により望み通り行われた。

 彼の計画はみごと成功。追悼者たちはみな笑顔になり、笑いながら彼を見送ってくれたのだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52283607.html