One can find a lot of quotes about the power of photography and its eloquence. With the help of images, one can reveal his or her thoughts, ideas and ways of seeing the world. It is indeed a mighty tool capable of freezing a moment for years to come. That's why we're very excited to present the winners of the One Eyeland Photography Awards 2021. The selected photographers and graphic designers demonstrated their extraordinary skills and mastery of capturing our world for a very generous prize!

One Eyeland is a photo-sharing site that features works of professional and amateur photographers and visual artists around the world helping them to promote and sell their works. This year, they've selected winners from over 3300 images from 56 countries. The photographs were chosen from a multitude of categories, ranging from commercial, advertising, fashion, automotive, product, portraits, and beauty to landscapes and much more.

If these photos didn't suppress your hunger for art, we recommend checking out our previous article featuring the winners of the One Eyeland Photography Awards 2020

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#1

"Secret Garden" By Fenqiang Frank Liu. Bronze In Fine Art, Other

"Secret Garden" By Fenqiang Frank Liu. Bronze In Fine Art, Other

"Each Spring, many nesting pairs of Great Egrets gather at Kraft Azalea Garden in Central Florida, the United States to begin their nesting rituals. I was inspired to share with the world the beauty of the Great Egrets. I made countless trips to the location in order to capture the most beautiful moments. Their true beauty is best reflected with their natural living environment. I wanted to fully utilize their enchanting surroundings to better obtain unique compositions. I carefully selected the camera positions and patiently waited for the best opportunities. During post-processing in Photoshop, I selected the sky to make it darker, and then I painted the light using the soft-brush tool to create a more dreamy and artistic impression. Over a period of two Spring seasons, I finally finished the series to display the beauty of wildlife in real Florida."

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#2

"Pelican Stare" By Tracey Lund. Silver In Nature, Wildlife

"Pelican Stare" By Tracey Lund. Silver In Nature, Wildlife

"Taken at Lake Kerkini in Greece. If looks could kill...I really wanted to capture the intense stare the Dalmatian Pelicans give when they are facing you. These birds are amazing, each one has a unique personality and unique hairstyle."

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#3

"Dance" By Naoya Yoshida. Silver Special, Night Photography

"Dance" By Naoya Yoshida. Silver Special, Night Photography

"The light emission of fireflies that can only be seen in Japan's limited mountains was shot with comparative synthesis.
 
The flash of these fireflies is very fast and beautiful. I look forward to the lights of these fireflies every year."

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#4

"Scream Of The Forest" By Arkadiusz Dalak. Silver In Nature, Aerial

"Scream Of The Forest" By Arkadiusz Dalak. Silver In Nature, Aerial

"It is a winter bird's-eye view of a frozen pond in Łódź Arturówek". It is one of the largest forest areas within the city limits in Europe (it covers an area of ​​1,205.45 ha). When this shape appeared on the controller screen, I couldn't believe my eyes! One of E. Munch's paintings immediately came to mind. It's amazing what kind of images nature itself can shape! It's as if the forest wanted to tell us something, or maybe shout out?"

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#5

"Intricate" By Tania Malkin. Gold In Nature, Aerial

"Intricate" By Tania Malkin. Gold In Nature, Aerial

"An aerial image taken over the floodplains in Australia, it depicts a landscape within a landscape. The alluvial fans depict trees, hills and clouds."

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Theo Lee
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This looks like a Japanese painting :)

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#6

"Connected" By Valerie Henry. Silver In Nature, Wildlife

"Connected" By Valerie Henry. Silver In Nature, Wildlife

"Two wild mustangs from the Pryor Mountains in Montana having a moment."

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#7

"Volcano In Iceland" By Jon Hilmarsson. Bronze In Nature, Aerial

"Volcano In Iceland" By Jon Hilmarsson. Bronze In Nature, Aerial

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Hannah Edwards
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The sightseers look really inconsequential compared to the might of the volcano!

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#8

"Vietnam From Above" By Khanh Phan. Gold In Editorial, Travel

"Vietnam From Above" By Khanh Phan. Gold In Editorial, Travel

"As a woman, I love this life in my own way. Vietnam is a beautiful country with hundreds of years old craft villages, beautiful natural landscapes and Vietnamese people who are always diligent in their labor. I like everyday moments, the people in work, and to me the most beautiful person is the person with daily life and their work. Because labor creates value in life, labor creates happiness.
 
I went around Vietnam, met workers, talked to them, understood what they did and shared with them funny stories. I recorded the moment they worked with the drone. With skilled hands, workers create colorful life pictures that can only be seen from the above view. They are like mature architects. And other beautiful images of people with nature.
 
Vietnam is a beautiful country with a diverse culture. Each region will have many unique cultural features with traditional villages that are hundreds of years old. The Vietnamese people stick to the traditional profession and take it as a way of gratitude to their ancestors. Although the traditional profession is very hard and low-income compared to other modern jobs, the artisans still stick to the profession as flesh and blood and want to pass it on to future generations."

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#9

"Absolut Cuba" By Raul Canibano. Silver In Book, Fine Art

"Absolut Cuba" By Raul Canibano. Silver In Book, Fine Art

"Absolut Cuba is Raúl Cañibano‘s declaration of love to his native country. His surprising, caring, yet incredibly precise take and his lightning-fast, instinctive and gripping intellect let him capture moments that might seem totally familiar: normal everyday life in urban or rural settings. This makes him one of the most gifted photographers in Latin America. His images are truthful and convey a sense of identity. They are filled with tradition, happiness, tragedy and magic."

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#10

"Lonelybiker" By Marcel Van Balken. Gold In Architecture, Buildings

"Lonelybiker" By Marcel Van Balken. Gold In Architecture, Buildings

"Impression of the roof of the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille."

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#11

"City Library" By Ales Tvrdy. Silver In Architecture, Interiors

"City Library" By Ales Tvrdy. Silver In Architecture, Interiors

"The Interior of the public library in Stuttgart is designed very well. Wide floors of the upside-down pyramid are making more space between each level. Everything looks very sterile and clear because of the amount of white light."

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I'm Arii
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, the gallery upstairs is very nice. The ugly beton cube beneath it, not. It is a great library nonetheless. The childs floor is welcoming, my kids certainly love to visit.

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#12

"Tooth And Nail" By Harry Skeggs. Silver In Nature, Wildlife

"Tooth And Nail" By Harry Skeggs. Silver In Nature, Wildlife

"A lioness yawns ahead of a hunt, showing the broken tooth lost fighting to feed her cubs."

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#13

"Collecting Water From Dried Out Riverbeds" By Sujon Adikary. Gold In Editorial, Environmental

"Collecting Water From Dried Out Riverbeds" By Sujon Adikary. Gold In Editorial, Environmental

"Around 263 million people globally have access to water sources that are considered safe but need to spend at least 30 minutes walking or queuing to collect their water. And the task of providing water for households falls disproportionately to women and girls, especially in rural areas."

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#14

"Walk This Wa(Y)ves" By Emanuele Vigato. Bronze In Editorial, Travel

"Walk This Wa(Y)ves" By Emanuele Vigato. Bronze In Editorial, Travel

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#15

"Nunavik" By Jean Simon Begin. Bronze In Nature, Wildlife

"Nunavik" By Jean Simon Begin. Bronze In Nature, Wildlife

"This is the best of my last expedition in the Nunavik territory in the northern part of Quebec in Canada. I was alone with the wildlife very far away from everything."

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#16

"Ribbon Dancer" By Tania Malkin. Silver In Fine Art, Landscape

"Ribbon Dancer" By Tania Malkin. Silver In Fine Art, Landscape

"An aerial image taken from a helicopter over the tidal coastline of northern Australia, ribbon dancer gives the impression of human forms and the flowing water shod the movement of dance."

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#17

"Snow-White And Rose-Red" By Judith Kuhn. Bronze In Nature, Seasons

"Snow-White And Rose-Red" By Judith Kuhn. Bronze In Nature, Seasons

"The red rorbuer of Hamnøy present themselves in a fresh white dress on this cloudy morning from a classic perspective."

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Kimberly
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love the contrasting colors.

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#18

"Silvereye Courtship" By Stue Rees. Bronze In Nature, Wildlife

"Silvereye Courtship" By Stue Rees. Bronze In Nature, Wildlife

"Courting Silvereyes, New Zealand."

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#19

"The Un-American Dream" By Sezen Sinan. Silver In Editorial, Other

"The Un-American Dream" By Sezen Sinan. Silver In Editorial, Other

"What could the 'American Dream' have looked like for the Black woman in the 1950’s? Although Black America contributed broadly to popular culture throughout the 20th century, the 1950s were a decidedly 'whitewashed' decade as seen by the mass media at the time. Black women were hardly if at all, portrayed in pop culture.
 
The exclusion of BIPOC communities in the 'American Dream' born of this era can be clearly seen in the media produced at the time. Magazines were a major contributor to this narrative, especially as the concept of the 'Nuclear Family' spread and women were portrayed as housekeepers."

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#20

"Lost Tent In The Snow Under The Winter Arch" By Stefano Pellegrini. Bronze In Special, Panoramic

"Lost Tent In The Snow Under The Winter Arch" By Stefano Pellegrini. Bronze In Special, Panoramic

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Joni-lee Smith
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I bet it would be a great place to see the aurora borealis

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#21

"The Dolomites" By Thomas De Franzoni. Silver In Nature, Landscapes

"The Dolomites" By Thomas De Franzoni. Silver In Nature, Landscapes

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#22

"Rebirth Of A City" By Brandon Ralph. Silver In Fine Art, Nudes

"Rebirth Of A City" By Brandon Ralph. Silver In Fine Art, Nudes

"In reBirth of a City, we find the ever-changing architectural skyline of New York which is sprinkled with wooden water towers. These photos hold on to the one consistent object of New York and for a moment adding the female form subtly softening the skyline."

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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

First thing that comes to mind is: "geez, I don't know how I'd be able to do that. I'd be cold as hell" lol

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#23

"Ethiopia: The Ethnic Earth" By Jatenipat Jkboy Ketpradit. Gold In People, Portrait

"Ethiopia: The Ethnic Earth" By Jatenipat Jkboy Ketpradit. Gold In People, Portrait

"The Omo Valley of Ethiopia is home to different tribes who have lived there for centuries. Each of the tribes in this region has a unique culture and way of life. Almost all of the tribes differ in language, clothing, food, and traditions, all of which have developed over millennia."

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#24

"Bronc Pickup #1" By Bev Pettit. Bronze In Sports, Other

"Bronc Pickup #1" By Bev Pettit. Bronze In Sports, Other

"Pickup Cowboy, Carter Williams, attempts to catch a loose horse at the Cowpunchers Annual Reunion Rodeo in Arizona, USA."

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#25

"Ezo Red Fox" By Yuta Doto. Brozne In Nature, Wildlife

"Ezo Red Fox" By Yuta Doto. Brozne In Nature, Wildlife

"Taken in Biei, Hokkaido, Japan. The fox walking in the snowfield looked back."

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#26

"The Man Against The Power Of Nature" By Růžena Bendová. Bronze In Nature, Landscapes

"The Man Against The Power Of Nature" By Růžena Bendová. Bronze In Nature, Landscapes

"Comparison of a man with the real power of nature."

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#27

"Cccp - Underground" By Frank Herfort. Silver In Architecture, Historic

"Cccp - Underground" By Frank Herfort. Silver In Architecture, Historic

At the beginning of the 21st century, when a sophisticated viewer can rarely be surprised by a bold design or well-organized space, the Soviet metro, whose oldest stations will soon turn 85 years old, continues to amaze and, most importantly, live its own life.
 
Born almost 70 years later than the first metro in the world, the Soviet metro - as its creators called it - immediately eclipsed its foreign 'older brothers'. The young Land of Soviets, which is getting on its feet after the First World War and the revolution, with the opening of the first metropolitan subway in May 1935, as if announced to the whole world about the talents of its engineers, architects and builders, who created not only a modern comfortable transport system but also the greatest work of art. As we did 80 years ago, going underground - in Nizhny Novgorod, Kyiv, Tbilisi or Dnepropetrovsk - we find ourselves in a completely different world, continuing to live our own life, hidden from the sunlight. A world in which, as in the cultural layer of archaeological monuments or medieval chronicles, a vivid kaleidoscope of the history of a huge, long disappeared and turned into a contradictory legend of a great country, national motives of ancient cultures of different republics, events of a state and local scale was captured. The artistic solution of these underground halls is not an exact fixation on past events, but an artistic rethinking of reality through the most complex and polyphonic art form - architecture.
 
The game of geometric volumes of the free era of constructivism, refined Art Deco lines, bitterness and zeal for the victory of wartime stations, the triumphant march of the post-war Empire style, the lightness and functionality of modernism - these are just generalized names of chapters of the long and complex history of Soviet art, the directions and trends of which were clearly manifested in images of underground structures.
 
In his work, Frank Herfort, for the first time refers not only to the stations of the world-famous Moscow Metro but also to the underground structures of 19 cities like St. Petersburg, Kyiv, Minsk, Baku, Kharkiv, Dnepropetrovsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Samara, Tashkent, Tbilisi and of Yerevan. Objects located thousands of kilometers from each other, created in completely different hydrogeological and cultural-historical conditions, designed for different passenger flows and pursuing different propaganda goals in their artistic solution, are added in Frank's photographs into an integral artistic phenomenon of socialist art. Frank Herforth's new project is not just a fixation of the external and internal appearance of more than 560 Soviet metro stations, it is an independent work of art - the art of photography - inspired by the works of architects, and sculptors, artists and mosaicists of the last century.
 
The author's camera lens here acts not as a mechanism for fixing reality, but as an artist's brush, skillfully snatching elusive but truly precious frames from the whirlpool of everyday life. In Frank's works, famous figure skaters from the medallions of the capital's Dynamo station and cosmonauts from the ceramic panels of the Tashkent Cosmonauts station, the powerful columns of the Golden Gate in Kyiv stylized in the style of Old Russian architecture and the graceful pillars of St. era, revealing the unity of the roots and the originality of each artistic object. Filled with happiness and lightness, airplanes of the industrialization period greet the banner of Victory, full-blooded and well-fed babies of the 30s laugh in unison with their peers of the Thaw era minted from copper, and the pompous Empire chandeliers sparkling with gold and rubies seem to argue about the truth of the light they emit with the cold lamps of the sunset Soviet modernism.
 
Thanks to the sharpness of the author's eyes, the viewer reveals details invisible to the average person, surrealistic combinations, plots full of tragedy and, as if by a red thread, connecting the inhabitants of different cities and the utopian ideals of the collapsed empire that remained in marble and bronze."

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#28

"Basic Geometry" By Ivan Muraenko. Silver In Architecture, Buildings

"Basic Geometry" By Ivan Muraenko. Silver In Architecture, Buildings

"Tribute to Bruno Munari: 'If the square is bound up with a man and his works, with architecture, harmonious structures, writing, and so on, the circle is related to the divine.'"

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#29

"Tsaatan: The Reindeer People" By Jatenipat Jkboy Ketpradit. Gold In People, Culture

"Tsaatan: The Reindeer People" By Jatenipat Jkboy Ketpradit. Gold In People, Culture

"The Tsaatan people are legendary reindeer herders who have lived in the snowy forests of Northern Mongolia for ages.
 
They are one of the last remaining groups of nomadic reindeer herders in Mongolia and have been maintaining their traditions for thousands of years. They seasonally migrate within the forests of the Taiga according to weather and food conditions. They migrate to better care for their reindeer, which they depend on for milk and transportation."

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shodokai
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Related to my ancestors from Northern Scandanavia/Russia The Sami. They live same lifestyles of herding nomadic reindeer. Had my dna analyzed and it came back 87% Scand. 12%Euro. 1% Mongolian

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#30

"The Forbidden Door" By Jacopo Maria Della Valle. Silver In Editorial, Travel

"The Forbidden Door" By Jacopo Maria Della Valle. Silver In Editorial, Travel

"In 2018 I embarked on a trip to southern rural China to learn about the characteristic local traditions that still survive globalization. I went to Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, the richest in ethnic diversity, to find evidence of the different cultural minorities. These regions combine breathtaking landscapes with fascinating typical cultural traditions that I have tried to capture and represent in their essence through my photos.
 
I started from the banks of the Li River, surrounded by limestone hills, where Mr. Huang was fishing with his cormorants on the typical bamboo raft. Cormorant fishing is a very old art that nowadays is being replaced by more modern techniques and there are only a few remaining fishermen in China. Cormorants are trained to stand perched until the fisherman, with a special command, sends them to dive into the water to get fish for him. At sunset, fishermen use a lantern to attract fish. I continued my trek along the peaceful dimension of rice fields, between local farmers and Yao villages. Mr. Pan and his wife invited me to see their characteristic wooden Yao house and showed me their daily typical lifestyle.
 
In the remote mountains of Guizhou, I met the Miao population, the largest ethnic minority in China. The Longhorn Miao tribes wear traditional costumes and characteristic headdresses on the occasion of their local festivals: they wrap their hair in wool, ancestral hair and black thread around a wooden horn with an embedded comb."

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Kimberly
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Other cultures are so fascinating! I love learning about the world and its people.

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