GEOPHOTO

Under the sea

There’s a world of visual wonder beneath the waves but it requires equipment, knowledge and an awareness of the environment to properly capture

Film Stars

Who in their right mind wants to shoot with film in this day and age? In fact, film photography is becoming popular again, especially with professionals looking for new dimensions and natural, saturated tones. Film, it seems, is ‘cool’
Calling photographers passionate about capturing and sharing great images of Britain’s dramatic and varied landscape!
For the past ten years, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management has provided photographers with a platform to express in artistic, but impactful ways the real issues facing the world today

On the Tiger Trail

Less than 4,000 tigers remain in the wild, so it is hardly surprising that the recent discovery of the small breeding population of Indochinese tigers in eastern Thailand was described as ‘nothing short of miraculous’. For photographers, capturing this apex…
What do Ethiopia’s ‘church forests’, the incipient HS2 high-speed rail project, and the plastic ephemera deposited by the 2011 Japanese tsunami have in common? The answer is that they were all the subject of projects carried out by winners of…
Today, the camera is regarded as an essential smartphone feature. But it was only in the previous decade that the developments we now take for granted were first conceived
This winter has seen frequent storms and flooding hitting many coastal areas of the British Isles. While some will feel these are less than ideal conditions for stepping out with the camera, in fact there are many creative possibilities for photography

The Wider View

Wide-angle photography is perhaps the best way to recreate the natural human eye’s field-of-vision. But you’ll need specialist equipment and expertise to really do the images justice
17,000 photographs from over 50 countries have been whittled down to the eight category winners as the prestigious competition enters its sixth year

Flight of the Drones

Camera drones are changing the photography landscape, but despite the ease-of-use and stunning possibilities, their use does not come without some elements of risk

Winter wonderland

This winter, have your gear ready and check the weather regularly. With the right forecast, a day of winter shooting can be one of the most rewarding of the year, as well as the rarest of experiences
Photographer Simon Anderson tells Geographical about the process of capturing our December issue’s spectacular cover image of the Brighton Pavilion...
For many, elephants are an integral part of the African landscape, a grand symbol of the natural wonders that make the continent such a favourite destination for the wildlife photographer
British birdwatching is undergoing a transformation: in the last decade telescope-carrying birders have been joined by growing numbers of long-lens bird-photographers. Paul Jepson, from the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, finds that a new…

Waders on the Shore

With hundreds of islands and thousands of miles of beaches, marshes, estuaries, and firths, the British Isles are home to large populations of photogenic birds known as waders

Trees of Life

As the most common tree species in the UK, the English oak holds both a venerable and symbolic place in the nation’s landscape and heritage

A vanishing idyll

Few sights encapsulate the essence of summer better than a hay meadow in full bloom, and July is when many wild flowers are at their peak

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