premium contest
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expert judged only
3x ranking points
Ian Groves

Solo Wildlife Portraits

In association with Photocrowd

Open Judging Results

We’re focusing on individual animals in this wildlife contest. Whether that’s picking one character out of a crowd, or an animal that naturally tends to make an appearance on their own. And we might ask what defines a wildlife portrait from any other wildlife image? Portraits usually show the subject quite prominently in the frame, and being the undoubted focus of the image, as distinct from shots of an animal at distance within their habitat. These can be some of the most challenging images to shoot, often requiring patience, knowledge of the animal’s behaviour, and in some cases a long, fast lens.

This Premium Contest is worth 3x the standard points towards your Leaderboard ranking. It’s Expert-judged, but with no Crowd vote. Find out more about ranking points here. Our Experts are some of the world’s finest photographers, who select the best images, and provide valuable feedback to help you improve.

How it works

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries closed
9 September 2022

9 September 2022 to 16 September 2022

Winners announced
16 September 2022

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