The BigPicture Photo competition started in 2014. On its sixth year, BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition. That will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery.
“BigPicture has become one of the most prestigious nature photography contests in the world. Every year, the judging panel; has the privilege of seeing thousands of exquisite images from all corners of the globe, so many of which just blow your mind” – Suzi Ezterhas, BigPicture Jury Chair.
Black Grouse Showing Off
Location: Tromsø, Northern Norway
Photographer: Audun Rikardsen was born in 1968, (originally from Steigen in Nordland). Now living in Tromsø, Northern Norway. He has been a nature photographer since 2010.
‘For me, nature photography is about having fun, remembering special moments, and sharing my fascination of the Arctic coastline’s wildlife and culture, often from new and unusual perspectives.’
2019 Photo Story: Pushing The Limit
Location: Northern Yukon, Alaska, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Photographer: Peter Mather is a photojournalist based in Whitehorse, Yukon. His photography focuses on long-form stories about the wildlife, conservation and people of the North. He is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and is represented by National Geographic Image Collection and Minden Pictures.
Art of Nature:
Clouds Of Salt
Location: Salar de Antofalla, Argentina
Photographer: Chaira Salvadori was Graduated in cinema and audio-visual and multimedia representation, she has always worked in the fields of video, documentary, and photography, as director, author, cinematographer, editor, and photographer.
Location: Galapagos, Ecuador
Photographer: Pier Mane was born in Italy, now living in Cape Town, South Africa. He fell in love with being underwater and started diving in 1985 at the age of seven! Mane was certified at a Club Med at 12 and became a diving instructor prior to his 18th birthday. He interrupted his diving after college to pursue a career in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Management. In 2014, when he rented a digital underwater camera from Kathy Church in Grand Cayman and rediscovered his passion for diving and underwater photography. He purchased his own rig, an EM-1, which he really enjoys shooting. He recently won the Up & Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 title.
Terrestrial Wild Life:
Location: Ozernaya River, Russia
Photographer: Mike Korostelev is a passionate underwater and wildlife photographer. Based in Moscow, Russia.
Landscapes, Waterscapes and Flora:
Location: Senja Island Norway
Photographer: Armand Sarlangue a photojournalist and studio photographer for the past twelve years, and he has been passionate about visual arts since childhood. His work can be seen in publications in France, Egypt, and Crete.
The Human Touch
Location: Senkwekwe Center, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Photographer: James Gifford. Living in Botswana for over a decade has given James Gifford a unique insight into African wildlife behavior. Over that time his images have been published in numerous magazines and books, and he has won and been commended in several photo competitions.
Location: Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
Photographer: Piotr Naskrecki was born in Poland, and currently living in Mozambique. He is an entomologist and a research associate with the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. Naskrecki is the author of The Smaller Majority.