This year’s annual competition attracted huge interest from all over the world with 400% more votes than normal.
Voter turn out was unusually high in two countries – Peru and Armenia.
Voting was also significantly influenced by activity on Facebook and other social media.
Based on this analysis one question comes to mind: Are we voting for the photo or for the person?
Several wise photographers have suggested that the solution is to have two awards – one recognizing the “Best Photo” and the other nominating the “Most Popular Photographer”.
On this basis we are delighted to announce the results of the “Best Photo of the Year 2014” competition.
Thanks to all of the photographers taking part in the competition and also to everybody who voted and supported the competition.
Happy New Year 2015 to all wildlife enthusiasts.
The “Focusing on Wildlife” Team
CH-9000 St Gallen
PS. Looking forward to seeing more of your outstanding photos in 2015. More entries would be welcome for the next competition starting on Saturday 03 January.
“Best Photo of the Year 2014” – First Prize is awarded to Ashton Beney for her outstanding image “Look into my Eyes”. Second Prize goes to Vijayendra Desai for his inspiring photo “Sunset”. Don Getty wins Third Prize for his amazingly, well-captured “Snowy Owl Hunt”.
“Most Popular Photographer of the Year 2014” – Two persons share this award. Michael Tweddle received 25% of the overall vote with the support of his friends in Peru. Karen Jenderedjian received the highest number of votes with support from his friends in Armenia
See detailed results below:
(click on thumbnails for full scale view).
Karen Jenderedjian170 votes (11.31%)
Michael Tweddle134 votes (8.92%)
Michael Tweddle111 votes (7.39%)
Ashton Beney93 votes (6.19%)
Michael Tweddle93 votes (6.19%)
Vijayendra Desai62 votes (4.13%)
Don Getty61 votes (4.06%)
Walter Nussbaumer57 votes (3.79%)
Silvestr Szabó52 votes (3.46%)
Robert Strickland51 votes (3.39%)
Michael Tweddle51 votes (3.39%)
Ruth Thiessen46 votes (3.06%)
Noushka Wildlife45 votes (2.99%)
David Courtenay42 votes (2.79%)
Dave Richards39 votes (2.59%)
Pam Mullins37 votes (2.46%)
Harry Eggens36 votes (2.4%)
Candice Botha35 votes (2.33%)
Ester van der Merwe35 votes (2.33%)
Nancy Elwood34 votes (2.26%)
Jose Maurtua32 votes (2.13%)
Nitin Jain27 votes (1.8%)
Dave Richards27 votes (1.8%)
Johann Van Heerden27 votes (1.8%)
Howard Cheek26 votes (1.73%)
Jim Ehle23 votes (1.53%)
Nitin Jain23 votes (1.53%)
Jonathan Serrano19 votes (1.26%)
Petr Bambousek15 votes (1%)
|The next competition starts on 03 Jan 2015|
|Winning photos will be featured on our banner|
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