Animalscapes
Photo Contest

2 Winners (beginner and advanced) will win a $1500 gift card to B&H Photo.

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Both winner’s photos will also be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of the Journal of Wildlife Photography.
OFFICIAL RULES

This contest will be all about animals in their habitat. The emphasis will be on the landscape itself to tell a bigger story about the species you are photographing.

When it comes to selling wildlife photography, environmental portraits outsell run-of-the-mill closeups of animals 10:1.

Landscape tells a story. It allows us to enter the world of an animal, to experience Earth through their eyes in some fashion. Whether it’s magazines or fine art, by focusing on the landscape, by designing the composition around all the other “stuff” and allowing our subject to become a part of our planet with us, we give those viewing our work the opportunity to be transported out of their reality and into another world.

I’m going to be looking at how you designed the photograph. It’s easy to tell when a photographer composed for the landscape and allowed their subject to exist within it. And that’s what I want to see here.

In other words, this is all about composition. This is fitting in my opinion, given that I will begin publishing a new series of articles soon all about composition. And it may be fun to do another one of these animalscape contests afterward so you can see how your photography progressed.

As for subjects, all species are fair game in this contest: birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish, etc.

This photo contest will have two categories: beginner and advanced. YOU decide which category your photos belong in.

Each winner will receive $1500 to spend at B&H Photo (the world’s largest camera shop and one that ships all over the planet). In addition to this, winners will also be featured on the cover of the Journal of Wildlife Photography.

Here are the rules:

  • You must be a subscriber of the Journal of Wildlife Photography to enter and win. Learn more
  • Subject cannot be larger than 25% of composition.
  • All species are fair game, i.e., mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, etc.
  • Each photographer is limited to 3 entries.
  • Each entry must contain the common name of the species, the Latin name, and a few sentences about the subject (remember this IS the Journal of Wildlife Photography after all, so step up).
  • All photographs must be submitted in the official Journal of Wildlife Photography Facebook group (not Facebook page).
  • To enter a photograph into the beginner category, you must add #animalscape-beginner in the description.
  • To enter a photograph into the advanced category, you must add #animalscape-advanced in the description.
  • Contest ends June 15th. Entries submitted after this date will not be accepted.
  • Winners will be announced on July 1st.

PAST WINNERS

Jim Floyd (Advanced)

Jim Floyd of Minnesota won for this jaw droppingly beautiful photograph of a polar bear!

Jim won a $1500 gift card to B&H Photo.

Kathy Waybrant (Beginner)

Kathy Waybrant of Ontario won for her amazing photograph of an American marten in the snow!

Kathy won a $1500 gift card to B&H Photo.

Michael Weatherford​

Michael submitted a beautifully simplistic composition of Gemmed Satyr butterfly resting beside a pawpaw flower.

Michael won a Really Right Stuff TVC-34 Versa Series 3 Mk2 Carbon Fiber Tripod ($1,100.00 Value)

Scott Suriano

Scott’s photograph of a bald eagle. The pose, the light, the fog in the background. Everything about it is simply beautiful.

Scott won a Really Right Stuff TVC-34 Versa Series 3 Mk2 Carbon Fiber Tripod and a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base ($1,695.00 Value)

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  • Lifetime subscription to the Journal of Wildlife Photography.​
  • Instant access to 3 years of back issues.
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  • Instant access to our video library and post-processing techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop specifically for wildlife photography.
  • Weekly wildlife photography tips in your inbox.​
  • Automatically registered to win a spot on our workshop + equipment giveaways.​
  • Post-processing techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop specifically for wildlife photography.​
  • 50+ In-depth Articles on Wildlife Ecology, Shooting Tips, Field Techniques and more.
  • 100% online with multiple formats plus you can download a PDF version so you'll never be without the Journal even when you don't have internet access.
  • Lifetime access to the Journal of Wildlife Photography
  • Pay once and never have to think about it again!​
  • 15% off all future purchases​
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