The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1965, is an annual international showcase of the best in nature photography. This year, the contest attracted more than 48,000 entries from 100 countries. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. The owners and sponsors have once again been kind enough to share the following 15 winning images from this year's competition. Their website has images from previous years and more information about the current contest and exhibition. Captions are provided by the photographers and WPY organizers and lightly edited for style.
The Moment. Overall Winner 2019, Joint Winner, Behavior: Mammals—It was early spring on the alpine meadowland of the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau, in China’s Qilian Mountains National Nature Reserve, and very cold. The marmot was hungry. It was still in its winter coat and not long out of its six-month, winter hibernation, spent deep underground with the rest of its colony of 30 or so. It had spotted the fox an hour earlier, and sounded the alarm to warn its companions to get back underground. But the fox itself hadn’t reacted, and was still in the same position. So the marmot had ventured out of its burrow again to search for plants to graze on. The fox continued to lie still. Then suddenly she rushed forward, and Bao got his shot. (© Copyright Yongqing Bao / Wildlife Photographer of the Year)
Het Caribische eiland Saba blijkt nog rijker aan vogelsoorten dan al werd gedacht. De voorlaatste uitgebreide studie stamde uit 1983, toen werden 58 vogelsoorten geteld. Sinds die tijd varieerden tellingen tussen 56 en 87 soorten. Uit nieuw uitgebreid onderzoek blijkt dat er in totaal 107 vogelsoorten voorkomen, hiervan werden 31 voor het eerst gemeld.
Yesterday we confirmed PetaPixel’s reporting that Adobe was testing a new price for its Creative Cloud Photography Plan, apparently doubling the monthly fee for subscribers who want both Lightroom and Photoshop.
The original $9.99 Photography Plan which includes Photoshop, Lightroom and 20GB of online storage is now back, along with the two new tiers that we first saw yesterday.
Today the plan pricing pages have been updated, and the current plan, priced at $9.99/month and which includes both Photoshop and Lightroom along with 20GB of online storage is again available.
The new plans which appeared yesterday are now being offered in addition to the original plan, rather than replacing it. Both increase the online storage component to 1TB. With that storage capacity, users can select a plan that includes both Lightroom and Photoshop for $19.99/month or Lightroom only for $9.99/month.
On the plan comparison page, Adobe details the features of the three Photography Plan options, two of which now include 1TB of online storage.
The sun is finally setting on Apple Aperture. The software won’t run on macOS versions after Mojave.
Apple is officially ending future support for its pro-level photo editor, Aperture. Back in 2014, Apple announced it would no longer develop Aperture, and pushed users to its then newly-enhanced Photos app.
Now Apple is taking the final step to permanently “shutter”—pun intended—the once popular application. Future versions of macOS after Mojave won’t run the software at all.
Though Aperture was a niche product for Apple, it did have a dedicated fan base (this author included). Apple has made some worthy enhancements to its Photos app, and it offers a handful more of advanced adjustments than initially meets the eye, but it still falls well short of the range of professional-level controls that Aperture provided.
If you’re one of the die-hard Aperture holdouts, it’s time to prepare yourself for Aperture’s end-of-life. See this Apple support document for help migrating your Aperture library to the Apple Photos app or to Adobe Lightroom Classic.
Finding the birds
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