Gr8at: International Landscape Photographer of the Year

Photography and travel are two big passisons of mine, so when I saw the BBC had highlighted entrants from The International Landcape Photographer of the year I just had to share my favourites with you. You can find the rest of the winners on the official competition website here, which were whittled down from 3,403 entries.


PETER ADAM HOSZANG – Sharqiya Sands Desert, Oman


BRANDON YOSHIZAWA – SpaceX rocket exhaust plume, Sierra Nevada, California, US


IGNACIO PALACIOS – Lencois Maranhenses, Brazil


CRAIG BILL – Page, Arizona, US


ANKE BUTAWITSCH – Madeira, Portugal


RICARDO DA CUNHA – West Mongolia


PATRICK HERTZOG – Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland


VESELIN ATANASOV – Central Balkan, Bulgaria

Gr8at – Wildlife Photographer of the Year

I recently went to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in the very wonderful The Natural History Museum in South Kensington. It was so good I just had to share some of my favourite photographs. If you are anywhere in and around London, I really recommend you go. It runs until the 23 March 2014. Even if you can’t go though, you can still buy either a print or canvas of the entrants in different sizes. Below are eight of the ones that caught my eye but there are plenty of others. If you hover on each photograph you’ll get its name and who took it.

Film Quizzes: Animal Titles – Part 2

One quiz just didn’t cover it. Who knew there was so many animals referenced in films? Because you all deserve it, have another go with a different set of films.

Film Quizzes - Animal Titles (2) Film 1 (1950s)

Film Quizzes - Animal Titles (2) Film 2 (1960s)

Film Quizzes - Animal Titles (2) Film 3 (1970s)


Film Quizzes - Animal Titles (2) Film 5 (2000+)

Film Quizzes - Animal Titles (2) Film 6 (2000+)



1. The Seventh Seal  (1957)

2. To Kill a Mockingbird  (1962)

3. The Day of the Jackal  (1973)

4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon  (2000)

5. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly  (2007)

6. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa  (2013)