The annual competition, organized by Outdoor Photography magazine and now in its sixth year, last year received over 12,000 entries from more than 35 countries. Judged by some of the most respected names in the outdoor photography community, the contest attracts and curates the most inspiring images in adventure, travel, landscape, wildlife and nature. This year’s winner will be given the opportunity to photograph the 2017 Fjällräven Polar Expedition, a 300-kilometre dog-sled adventure across the Arctic, through some of the world’s wildest and most beautiful scenery.
The book is divided into the eight categories of the competition, including At the Water’s Edge, Wildlife Insight, Live the Adventure and Spirit of Travel. A breathtaking variety of images is accompanied by detailed captions and technical information, creating a collection of extreme environments and exceptional photography that will inspire outdoor photographers and adventure enthusiasts alike.
Outdoor Photographer of the Year will be launched alongside the awards ceremony and exhibition at The Photography Show at the NEC from 18 to 21 March 2017. The images will be showcased through international media and online coverage, alongside the social media of Outdoor Photography magazine, The Photography Show and competition sponsors Fjällräven.