WildArt Photographer of the Year is a new wildlife photography competition with a difference. Designed by wildlife photographers, for wildlife photographers and judged solely by wildlife photographers, it features 10 themed category contests run over the first 10 months of 2021 January through to October. The professional photographers judge the categories as they go to announce the winners every month from March onwards as judging is completed on each category.

By scrolling down below Pandas, you are sure to find the most mesmerizing photos from this photography competition, so make sure to vote and comment on the ones you think should be the favorites!

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#1

Light Silver Award Winner ‘Last Moments’ – Tibor Kercz

Light Silver Award Winner ‘Last Moments’ – Tibor Kercz

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 year ago

absolutely stunning !!

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Besides the wildlife category, the WildArt Photographer of the Year contest has many more categories to choose from. There is still time to get involved if you’d like to take part in the competition, but you’ll have to hurry as their current category "MOTION" closes for entries at the end of September and October sees the last of this year’s categories, "COLOUR."

#2

Highly Commended – Fabio Sartori

Highly Commended – Fabio Sartori

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Judy Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Got you coming and going.

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#3

Commended – Devon Jenkin

Commended – Devon Jenkin

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Miss Frankfurter
Community Member
1 year ago

Elephants are such amazing, smart and are really sentient beings. Check out the YouTube channel "Elephant News". It is about elephants who reside in an elephant rescue and reside park in Thailand that is one of the top refuges for elephants in the world. The conditions that they find their rescue elephants in are cruel and horrific. When a new rescue arrives those out in the near distance come running to great the new arrival in the evaluation pen and reach their trunks out to the new arrival as if to welcome and comfort them. The chanel gives a great deal of insight into these magnificent animals.

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All category winners and selected images will be featured in a glorious hardback competition book due for publication in January 2022. With a foreword by Robert Irwin, the book will be a visual treat for all photography and wildlife lovers. With a limited print run of 1,000 copies, each one with its own unique serial number.

#4

Light Gold Award Winner ‘Connection’ – Amit Eshel

Light Gold Award Winner ‘Connection’ – Amit Eshel

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Duncan Rogers
Community Member
1 year ago

where are the cubs legs???

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#5

Highly Commended – Tibor Kercz

Highly Commended – Tibor Kercz

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Orion C.
Community Member
1 year ago

"Alan, I told you to stop ringing my doorbell when I'm in the shower!"

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The competition is supporting 10 conservation causes–one for each of the monthly categories. For example, David Tipling chose to support the Committee Against Bird Slaughter or CABS as they are commonly known, an organization committed to fighting bird poaching in the Mediterranean region.

#6

Light Silver Award Winner ‘Last Moments’ – Tibor Kercz

Light Silver Award Winner ‘Last Moments’ – Tibor Kercz

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 year ago

Winner gets the lady

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#7

Highly Commended – Kallol Mukherjee

Highly Commended – Kallol Mukherjee

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Orion C.
Community Member
1 year ago

What a beautiful coat of feathers!

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There is also "ABSTRACTS" that is the sixth of the ten WildArt categories and accepted entries during June; it is the concept of the category judge and wildlife photographer Victoria Hillman from the United Kingdom. "ABSTRACTS" attracted some amazing images from all around the world. The top 100 shortlist was full of outstanding photographs, demonstrating a multitude of artistic techniques.

#8

Commended – Andy Parkinson

Commended – Andy Parkinson

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Judy Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Never seen the shape of a cygnet's wing like that!

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#9

Wildart Young Light Category Winner ‘The Stars Beneath The Ground’ – D’artagnan Sprengel

Wildart Young Light Category Winner ‘The Stars Beneath The Ground’ – D’artagnan Sprengel

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Me
Community Member
1 year ago

What is that?

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#10

Light Gold Award Winner ‘Magic Spores’ – Bernhard Schubert

Light Gold Award Winner ‘Magic Spores’ – Bernhard Schubert

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Orion C.
Community Member
1 year ago

Whhhooooaaaaaaaaaa, imagine smoking those. Just kidding, but its beautiful.

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#11

Commended – Kevin Morgans

Commended – Kevin Morgans

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

There he goes, swaying that cute little bum (●ˇ∀ˇ●)

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#12

Cotton Carrier Award Winner ‘Warm Light’ – Peter Hudson

Cotton Carrier Award Winner ‘Warm Light’ – Peter Hudson

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Goth mouse (they/them)
Community Member
1 year ago

Beep beep!

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#13

Wild Planet Photo Magazine Award Winner ‘Light And Shadow’ – Duncan Armour

Wild Planet Photo Magazine Award Winner ‘Light And Shadow’ – Duncan Armour

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VLUVI.COM
Community Member
1 year ago

so fascinating

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#14

Commended – Nate Catterson

Commended – Nate Catterson

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Judy Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

I love the sequence of the waves coming toward the shore.

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#15

Commended – Kevin Morgans

Commended – Kevin Morgans

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Miss Frankfurter
Community Member
1 year ago

My very favorite bird!! What a brilliant photo.

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#16

Commended – Colin Edwards

Commended – Colin Edwards

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Miss Frankfurter
Community Member
1 year ago

"You wanna be my fren?"

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#17

Commended – Lincoln Macgregor

Commended – Lincoln Macgregor

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Goth mouse (they/them)
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that a glow in the dark crab? 😮

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#18

Commended – Rosie Jackson

Commended – Rosie Jackson

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Judy Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Love the contrast between the still and moving images.

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#19

Commended – Tyler Reber

Commended – Tyler Reber

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Orion C.
Community Member
1 year ago

So cute!

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#20

Commended – Vance Solseth

Commended – Vance Solseth

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Judy Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Love the way the wings of the two ducks are in the same position.

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#21

Highly Commended – Łukasz Sokół

Highly Commended – Łukasz Sokół

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Kelli Lindsay
Community Member
1 year ago

What are we looking at?

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#22

Topaz Labs Prize Winner ‘Walk On The Light’ – Fabio Sartori

Topaz Labs Prize Winner ‘Walk On The Light’ – Fabio Sartori

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Miss Frankfurter
Community Member
1 year ago

I want to know. How did they get this photo? How long did they have to patiently wait for it?

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#23

Highly Commended – Ripan Biswas

Highly Commended – Ripan Biswas

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 year ago

She's ribbon dancing! Brilliant!

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#24

Highly Commended – Csaba Tökölyi

Highly Commended – Csaba Tökölyi

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Judy Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

The spider's legs seem translucent, and so beautiful.

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#25

Commended – Rahul Sachdev

Commended – Rahul Sachdev

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Miss Frankfurter
Community Member
1 year ago

I love the light.

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#26

Commended – Simon Carder

Commended – Simon Carder

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Judy Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

I want this one on my wall!

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#27

Highly Commended – Kevin Morgans

Highly Commended – Kevin Morgans

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Judy Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

An abstract view of a puffin

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#28

Commended – Csaba Daroczi

Commended – Csaba Daroczi

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Jill Tremblay
Community Member
1 year ago

shudder

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