AP Monthly Staff Photo Contest

Each month, The Associated Press management honors photographers for outstanding photo coverage while on assignment.

The winners for the February 2015 AP Staff Photo Contest are Pavel Golovkin, Dmitry Lovetsky and Denis Tyrin in News photography for “Opposition Killing”, Natacha Pisarenko in Feature photography for “The Northern Peninsula” and Kamran Jebreili in Sports photography for “Pigeon Return”. 


Congratulations to all the photographers for their outstanding work. This month’s winning images are featured below.


News Photography | Opposition Killing by Pavel Golovkin, Dmitry Lovetsky and Denis Tyrin

Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin. The killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition.


Feature Photography | The Northern Peninsula by Natacha Pisarenko

Earth’s past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents. The first explorers set foot in Antarctica hunting 19th-century riches of whale and seal oil and fur. Since then, the continent has proven a treasure chest for scientists trying to determine everything from the creation of the cosmos to how high seas will rise with global warming.


Sports Photography | Pigeon Return by Kamran Jebreili

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is a professional tennis tournament owned and organized by Dubai Duty Free and held annually in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on outdoor hardcourts. The tournament takes place at the end of February and organizes a men’s and women’s event.



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