Callanish Shadows, Isle of Lewis, by Wojciech Kruczynski - Colours Indonesia

Landscape Photographer of the Year

Landscape Photographer of the Year
  • Binnein Beag through Steall, Scottish Highlands, by Scott Robertson - Colours Indonesia
    Binnein Beag through Steall, Scottish Highlands, by Scott Robertson (Judge’s Choice – Charlie Waite)
    The feeling here is not of threat but of a benign, docile, almost ‘living being’. The superb juxtaposition of triangles and diagonals all interlocking with one another brings great aesthetic pleasure. The small splash of light illuminating the gorge below is critical as the role of the foreground is as to support and to cradle the mountain beyond. Had this foreground been black and featureless, the image would not have worked so well.

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Charlie Waite

Highly acclaimed landscape photographic artist Charlie Waite has contributed considerably to bringing landscape photography to a wider and more appreciative audience. For the last 25 years, Waite has lectured extensively throughout the UK and Europe, held numerous exhibitions around the world, which include a one-man show on Broadway in New York in April 2001, and published more than 30 books on the topic, including the best-selling The Making of Landscape Photographs.

www.take-a-view.co.uk

Tiny People, Big Places

Tiny People, Big Places
  • Three Cliffs Bay, Wales, UK
    This is a great spot on the Gower Peninsula on the Welsh coast. As happens often, this project required some patience. My friend and fellow photographer Samuel Ryan walked out into my shot to take in the view from the cliff edge. I waited for him to take up a placement in the frame as the last hour of light burst through the clouds with a warm evening glow.

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Daniel Alford

A landscape and travel photographer from Wales, Daniel’s background in the arts and natural history act as the foundation and inspiration for his work. His images have gained a following of many thousands on social media after he was featured as a suggested user by Instagram. Daniel’s work has since been featured in a number of print and online publications and has taken him to amazing places around the world.
You can follow Daniel on Instagram at @danielalford_ or follow his work on danielalford.co.uk.

On The Periphery

 

On The Periphery
  • Santa Monica, California

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Sinziana Velicescu

Sinziana Velicescu is a photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her photography explores human intervention in nature within landscapes that have undergone political, social, or environmental change. Her photographs have been shown in galleries in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Hamburg, Melbourne, Tokyo and Rome. Most recently, Photo Boite named her one of their 30 UNDER 30 female photographers to watch in 2016.
www.sinzianavelicescu.com

Ketemu besan - Colours Indonesia

Visual Anthropology

Visual Anthropology
  • Pak Pono, the mask maker - Colours Indonesia
    Pak Pono, the mask maker
    Pak Pono is one of the last great carving masters of topeng mask art in Yogyakarta. He is also an expert choreographer and dance teacher, continuing the family tradition of his late grandfather, Empu Warnowaskito, who made masks for the last three Hamengkubuwono Kings of the Royal Palace (Keraton) of the Yogyakarta Sultanate. He is seen here in the role of the evil King Prabu Klono, archenemy of Prince Panji. Kasongan village, Bantul regency, Yogyakarta.

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Diego Zapatero

Diego Zapatero lives in Yogyakarta, the cultural cradle of Java, Indonesia. At the age of 25, he migrated into photographic work from his background as a pianist and composer after a career in marketing administration. He was led progressively towards his passion for cultural exploration, at the same time pushed by a keen interest in Indonesian culture. In his work, he travels Southeast Asia to seek out the most genuine stories to substantiate his photo projects.

www.diegozapatero.com

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
  • Swarming Under the Stars by Imre - Colours Indonesia
    Swarming Under the Stars by Imre Potyó
    Imre was captivated by the chaotic swarming of mayflies on Hungary’s River Rába and dreamt of photographing the spectacle beneath a starlit sky. For a few days each year (at the end of July or beginning of August), vast numbers of the adult insects emerge from the Danube tributary, where they developed as larvae. On this occasion, the insects emerged just after sunset.

Founded in 1965, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) is an annual international competition, showcasing nature’s most extraordinary sights.
This year was the most competitive to date – attracting almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries. Judged by a panel of international experts, winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.
The entries have been curated into a finalists’ collection of 100 exceptional images forming the world-renowned exhibition currently on display at the Natural History Museum in London, which runs the annual competition. The exhibition reveals the astonishing diversity of life on our planet and highlights our crucial role in protecting it.

Here are our favourite finalists from the collection.