The book from this year’s EPOTY is now available, showcasing the winning images and other selected entries from the competition this year. With 10,000 photographs from over 100 countries submitted this year it must have been quite a job for the judges. Some of the images in the book are fantastic. Bjorn Leirvik‘s Silver and Gold is a fantastic abstract on a grand scale; Michael Theodrik‘s Diguyur is a picture that has it all – great composition, a mixture of sharpness and movement, balancing elements of interest and great eye contact centre frame, which works well with the square crop; Maio Pereda’s Unsustainable Development is a beautiful photograph of an ugly subject, perfectly balanced; Graham Morgan’s Snow Monkey Baby stands out with its stunning clarity; and virtually every photograph in the Underwater World section of the book is breathtaking.
The judges had some nice words to say about my winning image in the Natural World category. Maybe I’ve seen it too much, but alongside the competition its flaws stand out strongly to me!