Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2016

Outdoor Photographer of the Year winner to be revealed

The Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2017 will be revealed at The Photography Show tomorrow.

Category winners for the competition were announced earlier this week.

The overall winner will be revealed on The Great Outdoors Stage tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday will also see the launch of Outdoor Photographer of the Year – Portfolio III.

The book will be on sale on the Outdoor Photography stand after the presentation at 2.50pm and goes on general release on Monday, March 19.

Featuring award-winning and commended images, it captures the magnificent diversity of our planet.

Pre-order here now.

Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2017 category winners

Eight category winners from around the world will be vying for the overall prize at tomorrow’s presentation. The categories and finalists are:

  • Light on the Land – Simon Baxter (United Kingdom)
  • Spirit of Travel – Andy Holliman (United Kingdom)
  • At The Water’s Edge – Witold Ziomek (Poland)
  • View From Above – Tom Sweetman (United Kingdom)
  • Wildlife Insight – Jose Fragozo (Portugal)
  • Live The Adventure – Mikolaj Nowacki (Poland)
  • Under Exposed – Saeed Rashid (United Kingdom)
  • Small World – William Mallett (United Kingdom)

The Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2017 has already been announced.

Josiah Launstein from Canada won for his images of Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, near Kamloops, British Columbia.

“I love bighorns, and Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are extra special because they are an endangered species,” he said.

“We had a harder time finding rams during our visit to their area this winter, but just as the light was beginning to fade I spotted this ram standing majestically on a high ridge.

“Photographing at -25°C is always a challenge and I was afraid I wouldn’t have time to get my camera on my tripod before the ram disappeared from view.

“Instead, I leaned my camera against a solid support as I framed up my shot. I loved all the snow and sagebrush and knew immediately that I wanted it to be black and white.”

Great Outdoors Stage

The overall winner will be announced on  The Great Outdoors Stage – new to The Photography Show 2018.

It will host live demonstrations and talks, presenting a range of techniques and approaches to outdoor photography.

The speaker line-up includes ambassadors from Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Hurtigruten, Master Photographers Association, and many more.

Sessions will include an exploration of movement in wildlife filmmaking, building a 360 interactive and capturing original landscape shots for social media.

Find out more at www.photographyshow.com.

Work from finalists in Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2017 will be exhibited at the show.

Spectrum Photographic is the print sponsor for the exhibition. Prints are on Fuji Crystal Archive C-type Lustre mounted to Dibond.

Main image: Last year’s exhibition

Copy by Sheena Campbell

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