Results of the Best Photo of the Year 2014

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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
Switzerland

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

Hi Muppet! Hypsiboas tree frog by Michael Tweddle – Michael , winner of 4 weekly competitions in 2014, received 25% of the overall vote with the support of his many friends in Peru.
“Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)” by Karen Jenderedjian. Jenderedjian received the highest overall number of votes with outstanding support from his friends in Armenia
First Prize is awarded to Ashton Beney for her outstanding image “Look into my Eyes”.
Sunset
Second Prize is awarded to Vijayendra Desai for his inspiring photo “Sunset”.
Third Prize is awarded to Don Getty for his amazingly, well-captured “Snowy Owl Hunt”.

 

See detailed results below:

(click on thumbnails for full scale view).

 











 

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Susan Lee

All of the photos are totally amazing. I’m glad they are published so this way we get to re-appreciate them all! Thank you!

Frans Koning

Well done , have a long way to go to beat this standard in this competition.

TweddleFoto Safaris

THANKS FRIENDS, THANKS PERU; this 2015 I start really happy and proud with the results of the International Photo Competition “Focusing on Wildlife”. Thanks to all your support and votes I received the award as the “Most Popular Photographer of the Year 2014” with the 25% of the total votes, shared with Karen Jenderedjian from Armenia who obtained the highest number of votes. All my congratulations to the winners of the “Best Photo of the year 2014”, Ashton Beney, Vijayendra Desai and Don Getty for their beautiful and impressive images; to Ken Billington and all the promoters of the event… Read more »

Karen Jenderedjian

Supported by my friends from Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czechia, Estonia, France, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kirgizstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Tajikistan, Ukraine, USA and of course, Armenia, my Little Bittern received maximum number of 170 votes and I received award “Most Popular Photographer of the Year 2014″ shared with Michael Tweddle from Peru. https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/results-of-the-best-photo-of-the-year-2014 I thank Ken Billington for his excellent site https://focusingonwildlife.com. I am proud that due to Michael and my efforts this site has received real worldwide recognition! I congratulate Ashton Beney, Vijayendra Desai, Don Getty, all other wildlife… Read more »

Susan Lee

All of the photos are totally amazing. I'm glad they are published so this way we get to re-appreciate them all! Thank you!

TweddleFoto Safaris

THANKS FRIENDS, THANKS PERU; this 2015 I start really happy and proud with the results of the International Photo Competition "Focusing on Wildlife". Thanks to all your support and votes I received the award as the "Most Popular Photographer of the Year 2014" with the 25% of the total votes, shared with Karen Jenderedjian from Armenia who obtained the highest number of votes. All my congratulations to the winners of the "Best Photo of the year 2014”, Ashton Beney, Vijayendra Desai and Don Getty for their beautiful and impressive images; to Ken Billington and all the promoters of the event… Read more »

Frans Koning

Well done , have a long way to go to beat this standard in this competition.

Karen Jenderedjian

Supported by my friends from Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czechia, Estonia, France, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kirgizstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Tajikistan, Ukraine, USA and of course, Armenia, my Little Bittern received maximum number of 170 votes and I received award “Most Popular Photographer of the Year 2014″ shared with Michael Tweddle from Peru. https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/results-of-the-best-photo-of-the-year-2014 I thank Ken Billington for his excellent site https://focusingonwildlife.com. I am proud that due to Michael and my efforts this site has received real worldwide recognition! I congratulate Ashton Beney, Vijayendra Desai, Don Getty, all other wildlife… Read more »

Karen Jenderedjian

Supported by my friends from Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czechia, Estonia, France, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kirgizstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Tajikistan, Ukraine, USA and of course, Armenia, my Little Bittern received maximum number of 170 votes and I received award “Most Popular Photographer of the Year 2014″ shared with Michael Tweddle from Peru. https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/results-of-the-best-photo-of-the-year-2014 I thank Ken Billington for his excellent site https://focusingonwildlife.com. I am proud that due to Michael and my efforts this site has received real worldwide recognition! I congratulate Ashton Beney, Vijayendra Desai, Don Getty, all other wildlife… Read more »