free entry
ranked contest (1001+)
expert judged only
3x ranking points

Wildlife in Action

In association with Photocrowd

Open Judging Results

This contest is open to photographers ranked below 1000 in this week’s Leaderboard.

A creature at full stretch is a sight to behold, and a challenge to photograph – but when your hard work pays off and you capture an image that reveals something about the power and speed of an animal, there are few things more satisfying. There is potential to shoot images for this competition almost anywhere. Birds scrapping over a feeding table in the back garden can produce a shot every bit as compelling and engaging as a cheetah hunting on a safari. You’ll want to ensure your images represent movement, be that ultra-precise focusing combined with shutter speeds of 1/1000sec or more to be certain everything is pin sharp, or playing with narrower apertures and slower shutter speeds to give a sense of movement and creative blur.

Ranked Contests are a weekly chance to compete alongside photographers of a similar Leaderboard ranking. Three contests with the same theme run at one time - for photographers ranked 1-250; 251-1000; and 1001+. They open Saturday morning after that week’s leaderboard has been updated, and are open for 5 days. They are Premium Contests, Expert-judged, but with no Crowd vote, so are worth 3x the standard ranking points.

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
6 October 2022

6 October 2022 to 13 October 2022

Winners announced
13 October 2022

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