We’ve put together a collection of Prestigious Award Winning Photographs of The World Press Photo, National Geographic Photo Contest, British Wildlife Photography Awards, Sony World Photography Awards and Nikon Photo Contest International in 2011.

All photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. Please feel free to explore further works of these photographers on their collections or their personal sites. As always, if we’ve missed something you think should have been included, please let us know in the comments.

The World Press Photo Winners 2011

 

World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Founded in 1955 the organization is known for holding the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest. Below we are presenting The World Press Photo 1st Prize Photographs in all categories. Please click on the image to know more about particular photograph. Don’t miss to check 2nd, 3rd and Honorable mentions in World Press Photo Website.

Portraits, 1st Prize Singles

Portraits - 1st Prize Singles

Bibi Aisha, 18, was disfigured as retribution for fleeing her husband’s house. Photographer : Jodi Bieber

Portraits, 1st Prize Stories – The Last Colony

Portraits - 1st Prize Stories

The Saharawi people of Western Sahara have been involved in a decades-long dispute for independence, in land controlled by Morocco along the border with Algeria. Photographer: Andrew McConnell

People in the News, 1st Prize Singles – Kashmir Intifada

People in the News, 1st Prize Singles - Kashmir Intifada

The sister of Feroz Ahmad Malik wails as she clings to the bed carrying his body, at his funeral in Palhalan, near the city of Srinagar, in Indian-administered Kashmir. Photographer : Altaf Qadri

People in the News, 1st Prize Stories – Pakistan Floods

People in the News, 1st Prize Stories - Pakistan Floods

Unusually heavy monsoon rains in July triggered the worst flood in Pakistan’s history. Photographer : Daniel Berehulak

General News, 1st Prize Singles – Haiti Aftermath

General News, 1st Prize Singles - Haiti Aftermath

A girl looks on as the Marché Hyppolite in Port-au-Prince burns, six days after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. Photographer : Riccardo Venturi

General News, 1st Prize Stories – Earthquake in Haiti

General News, 1st Prize Stories - Earthquake in Haiti

In the aftermath of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti in January, thousands of residents fled the capital Port-au-Prince. Photographer : Olivier Laban-Mattei

Spot News, 1st prize singles

Spot News, 1st prize singles

A man falls to his death from a turret of Liberty Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, after covering himself in flammable liquid and setting himself alight. Photographer : Péter Lakatos

Spot News, 1st prize stories – Earthquake in Haiti

Spot News, 1st prize stories - Earthquake in Haiti

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January caused the collapse of a total of 188,383 buildings. Photographer : Daniel Morel

Contemporary Issues, 1st prize singles – Niger, ‘Food Crisis’

Contemporary Issues, 1st prize singles - Niger, ‘Food Crisis’

Entrails and skeletons of dead livestock lie in the Gadabedji reserve in the Maradi region of Niger in western Africa. Photographer : Marco Di Lauro

Contemporary Issues, 1st prize stories – Escape from Somalia

Contemporary Issues, 1st prize stories - Escape from Somalia

Every year, thousands of people risk their lives crossing the Gulf of Aden to Yemen to escape conflict and poverty in the Horn of Africa. Photographer : Ed Ou

Daily Life, 1st prize singles

Daily Life, 1st prize singles

A man carries a shark through the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, in September. Photographer : Feisal Omar

Daily Life, 1st prize stories – Metropolis

Daily Life, 1st prize stories - Metropolis

Half of humanity now lives in a city. Photographer : Martin Roemers

Nature, 1st prize singles

Nature, 1st prize singles

A Cape gannet comes in to land during the summer nesting season. Photographer : Thomas P. Peschak

Nature, 1st prize stories – Oil on Water

Nature, 1st prize stories - Oil on Water

In April, the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig, in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast, sunk after an explosion. Photographer : Benjamin Lowy

Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize singles

Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize singles

Joséphine Nsimba Mpongo, 37, practices the cello in the Kimbanguiste neighborhood of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photographer : Andrew McConnell

Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize stories – At a Tent Theater Near You

Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize stories - At a Tent Theater Near You

Patrons of a traveling cinema watch a film at a night screening. Photographer : Amit Madheshiya

Sports, 1st prize singles

Sports, 1st prize singles

The Netherlands’ Demy de Zeeuw is accidentally kicked in the face by Uruguay’s Martin Caceres during a World Cup semi-final soccer match in Cape Town, South Africa on 6 July. Photographer : Mike Hutchings

Sports, 1st prize stories

Sports, 1st prize stories

Sports 2010. Photographer Name : Adam Pretty

National Geographic 2011 Photo Contest Winners

 

Below we are presenting The National Geographic 2011 Photo Contest 1st Prize Winners in all categories. Please click on the image to know more about particular photograph. Don’t miss to check Honorable Mentions in National Geographic Website.

Grand-Prize Winner and Nature Winner

Grand-Prize Winner and Nature Winner

Arrows of rain seem to pelt a dragonfly in Indonesia’s Riau Islands in Shikhei Goh’s winning image, “Splashing.” Photographer : Shikhei Goh

People Winner

People Winner

With a single shot, a Sami reindeer hunter secures food for his family during the long Swedish winter.
Photographer : Izabelle Nordfjell

Places Winner

Places Winner

A rainbow arches over the Philippines’ Onuk Island after a rainstorm. Photographer : George Tapan

 

British Wildlife Photography Awards – 2011

 

Below we are presenting The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011, 1st Prize Winners in all categories. Please click on the image to know more about particular photograph. Don’t miss to check Highly Commended Pictures and Young Photographers Category in British WildlifePhotography Awards Website

The 2011 British Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The 2011 British Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Jellyfish in the Blue Sea of Sula Sgeir” by Richard Shucksmith. Photographer : Richard Shucksmith

2011 Winner: Animal Portraits

2011 Winner: Animal Portraits

Mystical Mist (Fallow Deer, Dama dama). Photographer : Mark Smith

2011 Winner: Animal Behaviour

2011 Winner: Animal Behaviour

Grey Heron Walking on Water. Photographer : Andrew Parkinson

2011 Winner: Urban Wildlife

2011 Winner: Urban Wildlife

Champagne Starling (European Starling,Sturnes Vulgaris). Photographer : David Biggs

2011 Winner: Hidden Britain

2011 Winner: Hidden Britain

Scorpion Fly on a Leaf (Scorpion Fly, Panorpa communis). Photographer : Leslie Holburn

2011 Winner: Wildlife in my Backyard

2011 Winner: Wildlife in my Backyard

Busy Wasp on Blackberries (Common Wasp, Vespula vulgaris). Photographer : Rana Dias

2011 Winner: Habitat

2011 Winner: Habitat

Hare in Morning Light with Hoar Frost (Brown Hare, Lepus europaeus). Photographer : Ian Paul Haskell

2011 Winner: British Seasons

2011 Winner: British Seasons

Thick-legged Flower Beetle on Corn Marigold. Photographer : Ross Hoddinott

2011 Winner: Living Landscape: Connectivity

2011 Winner: Living Landscape: Connectivity

Llyn Idwal – War and Peace. Photographer : Graham Eaton

 

Sony World Photography Awards 2011

 

Below we are presenting Sony World Photography Awards 2011, 1st Prize Winners in all categories. Don’t miss to check 2nd, 3rd and Open Category Winners in World Photography Awards 2011 Galleries.

Photographer of the Year 2011

Documentary - People Winner

Photographer : Alejandro Chaskielberg (Argentina)

Overall Open Category Winner

Photographer : Chan Kwok Hung

Current Affairs – Winner

Current Affairs - Winner

Photographer : Javier Arcenillas (Spain)

Contemporary Issues – Winner

Documentary | Contemporary Issues - Winner

Photographer : Javier Arcenillas (Spain)

Sport – Winner

Sport - Winner

Photographer : Pavel Wolberg (Israel)

Arts and Culture – Winner

Arts and Culture - Winner

Photographer : Amit Madheshiya (India)

Travel – Winner

Travel - Winner

Photographer : Liz Loh-Taylor (Australia)

Lifestyle – Winner

Lifestyle - Winner

Photographer : Saja Seus (Germany)

Fine Art – Architecture Winner

Fine Art - Architecture Winner

Photographer : Alnis Stakle (Latvia)

Portraiture – Winner

Portraiture - Winner

Photographer : Alain Willaume (France)

Landscape – Winner

Landscape - Winner

Photographer : Florence Iff (Switzerland)

Still Life – Winner

Still Life - Winner

Photographer : Renhui Zhao (Singapore)

Conceptual – Winner

Conceptual - Winner

Photographer : Paul Gisbrecht (Germany)

 

Nikon Photo Contest International | 2010-2011

 

Below we are presenting Nikon Photo Contest International 1st Prize Winners in all categories. Please click on the image to know more about particular photograph. Don’t miss to check 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners in all Categories in Nikon Photo Contest Website.

Grand Prize Winner

Grand Prize Winner

Learning to fly. Photographer : Debarshi Duttagupta

Free subject Category 1st Prize

Free subject category 1st

Waiting for the sunshine. Photographer : Binh Nguyen Huu Phuoc

“Energy” Category 1st Prize

"Energy" category 1st

The catcher in the rye. Photographer : Marlies Plank

Emerging Talent Award 1

Emerging Talent Award

Close. Photographer : Martin Stranka

Emerging Talent Award 2

Emerging Talent Award 2

EFFORT. Photographer : Truong Nhat Nam

Emerging Talent Award 3

Emerging Talent Award 3

Going to the Chapel. Photographer : Rebecca Bundschuh

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