Spectacular Winning Photos of The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021

Overall winner – Creation by Laurent Ballesta

The Natural History Museum has announced the 2021 winners of its 57th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The awards started out as a magazine competition in 1965 and have continued to run annually since. The photographic competition and its touring exhibition aim to inspire a love of the natural world and to create advocates for the planet.

French biologist and underwater photographer Laurent Ballesta has been announced as this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his enigmatic image, Creation, that captures camouflage groupers exiting their milky cloud of eggs and sperm in Fakarava, French Polynesia.

Ten-year-old Vidyun R Hebbar was awarded the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 for his colorful image, Dome home. Vidyun was first featured in the competition when he was just eight years old and loves to photograph the often-overlooked creatures that live in the streets and parks near his home in the city of Bengaluru, India.

Displayed alongside insights from Natural History Museum scientists and experts, the 100 images will be showcased in spectacular lightbox displays at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum, opening on 15 October 2021, before touring across the UK and around the world.

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Winner under 10 years and overall young winner – Dome home by Vidyun R Hebbar

Winner 11-14 years – High-flying jay by Lasse Kurkela

Winner plants and fungi – Rich reflections by Justin Gilligan

Winner 11-14 years – Sunflower songbird by Andrés Luis Dominguez Blanco

Winner urban wildlife – The spider room by Gil Wizen

Winner behaviour: Mammals – Head to head by Stefano Unterthiner

Winner behaviour: Amphibians and reptiles – Where the giant newts breed by João Rodrigues

Winner wetlands – Road to ruin by Javier Lafuente

Winner photojournalist story award – The healing touch by Brent Stirton

Winner behaviour: Birds – The intimate touch by Shane Kalyn

Winner natural artistry – Bedazzled by Alex Mustard

Winner oceans: the bigger picture – Nursery meltdown by Jennifer Hayes

Winner behaviour: Invertebrates – Spinning the cradle by Gil Wizen

Winner photojournalism – The elephant in the room by Adam Oswell

Winner animals in their environment – Grizzly leftovers by Zack Clothier

Winner animal portraits – Reflection by Majed Ali

Winner portfolio award – Face-off by Angel Fitor

Winner rising star portfolio award – Cool time by Martin Gregus

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/spectacular-winning-photos-of-the-wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2021/

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David Pelham - A Cure For Cancer, 1973.

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David O'Connor - Pavane, 1988.

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Bob Haberfield - Stargate, 1983.

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Bob Fowke, 1976.

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Alan Aldridge - Time and Again, 1967.

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Adrian Chesterman - Apeman, Spaceman, 1979.

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Beautiful Photos of the Lincoln Continental Mark V

The Continental Mark V is a personal luxury coupe that was marketed by the Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company from the 1977 to 1979 model years in North America. The fourth generation Mark series, the Mark V was derived from its Continental Mark IV predecessor, bringing an extensive update to the interior and exterior design. While only sold for three years, the Mark V is the best-selling generation of the Mark series, with 228,262 examples produced.

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At 230 inches long, the Mark V is the largest two-door coupe ever sold by Ford Motor Company, with the 233-inch long two-door and four-door Lincoln Continental sedans (produced alongside it) as the only longer vehicle ever marketed by Ford.

Distinguished by its sharp-edged exterior design, design themes of the Mark V would be adapted onto Lincoln vehicles throughout the 1980s. For 1980, the Mark V was replaced by the Continental Mark VI. As the Mark series underwent downsizing in the interest of fuel economy, the Mark VI saw significant reductions in exterior dimensions.

All Continental Mark Vs were assembled alongside the Lincoln Continental at the now-closed Wixom Assembly Plant in Wixom, Michigan.












SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/beautiful-photos-of-the-lincoln-continental-mark-v/

These Realistic Animal Paintings Show How We Neglect Them

We humans often have the tendency to forget that we’re alone on this planet. There are other living creatures that we often forget about or even worse, use them for our own purpose. This is an important issue that South Korean artist Young-sung Kim is trying to address in his work.

His oil paintings from the series called “Nothing. Life. Object.” look so realistic and lifelike, just like the problems he’s trying to show to the world. From fish trapped in glass bowls to frogs captured in jars, Kim’s paintings are representing a cruel and painful reality. He thinks that modern society is often forgetting about other living organisms, as a result of “advanced development of material civilizations.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/these-realistic-animal-paintings-show-how-we-neglect-them/

Richard Saunders Creates Giant Bushes In The Shape Of His Deceased Cat

Many of us know the feeling when you just terribly miss a pet you used to have. I sure do, even got a tattoo of my cat! However, 75-year-old Richard Saunders took it to a whole new level. The artist decided to express love for his cat, who died 5 years ago, by creating extremely surprising surreal images. In these images, plants from real places are replaced by giant bushes in the shape of his adorable cat Tolly.

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Richard Saunders exclusively told Bored Panda the story behind his project named “The Topiary Cat”: “Initially I created these images just for fun. I had taken a photograph, in the grounds of a historic house, of a huge cloud topiary, and it occurred to me that I could fairly easily photograph Tolly in a position to match the shape of the bushes.”

Richard claims that after making the image and posting it on Flickr, it was stolen and his name was removed without any approval. The image ended up going viral on Facebook and people believed it to be a real topiary! Later, BBC did a story for their page and revealed Richard to be the real creator of these manipulations as he made more and more of them.

Richard has been a surrealist painter since he was a teenager and learned to use Photoshop over two decades ago in his job as an advertising Creative Director. He says: “The idea of creating The Topiary Cat, over eight years ago, while Tolly was still alive, was easily accomplished with skills I already knew. The images have become more complicated since, many taking days to produce, with tailor-made photos taken especially for them.”



































































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/richard-saunders-creates-giant-bushes-in-the-shape-of-his-deceased-cat/