Outdoor Photographer of the Year - Category Winners Announced
The category winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. The winning photographers come from around the globe, and this year the competition received over 17,000 images entered by professional and amateur photographers from over 50 countries. Pete Hyde from the UK has won the At the Water’s Edge:category, Alice van Kempen from the Netherlands won Wildlife Insight, the Live the adventure category was topped by Kirsten Quist from Canada, Stian Nesoy from Norway has been named winner of "Light on the land," Johan Sundelin from Sweden has won "Under exposed," while Justin Garner and Christopher Roche, both from the UK, have won the "Small world" and "Spirit of travel" categories, respectively. The Young OPOTY award went to David Rosenzweig (USA).
OPOTY Press Release
The Outstanding Beauty of Planet Earth
Outdoor Photographer of the Year winners revealed!
Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition is proud to announce the category winners. Now in its sixth year the prestigious competition continues to go from strength to strength, cementing its reputation as one of the world’s foremost photography competitions in this genre. Its aim is to surface the most compelling imagery in landscape, wildlife, nature, travel and adventure from around the planet.
The Overall Winner – chosen from the category winners – will be announced live on stage at The Photography Show at the NEC, Birmingham on 18th March 2017.
Once again, the competition has partnered with legendary outdoor gear manufacturer Fjällräven, and the lucky Overall Winner will be heading off for a once in a lifetime adventure on a photography assignment to cover the epic Fjällräven Polar dogsled expedition, a 300km journey across the Scandinavian Arctic at the beginning of April 2017, which aims to show that ‘ordinary’ people can have an extraordinary winter adventure experience if they have the right equipment and knowledge. The category winners have all won £200 plus an iconic Fjällräven Kånken No.2 Black Edition backpack.
The category-winning photographers come from around the globe, and this year the competition received over 17,000 images entered by professional and amateur photographers from over 50 countries – more photos than received in previous years! This March 2017, Ammonite Press will publish Outdoor Photographer of the Year: Portfolio II collecting over 160 of the best photos submitted to the competition.
From the majestic beauty of the elephants of Kruger National Park in South Africa and the stunning sea lions of the Galapagos Islands to the frozen tundra of Norway and the awe-inspiring mountain pilgrimage of the Peruvian Ukuku people, this competition and this new book offers glimpses of our world’s most fascinating and unusual environments and wildlife captured by truly talented photographers with impeccable timing. The different categories show an array of amazing images – this year’s Live the Adventure winner shows a stunning image of fire and ice taken at -30ºC where the photographer’s equipment struggled to work without additional body heat. The Young OPOTY winner caught a rare and touching moment between a female leopard and her cub. This collection highlights the natural wonders of our planet.
Published by Ammonite Press • March 2017 • RRP £25.00
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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