The 2018 Siena International Photo Awards has received 48,000 submissions from the best photographers in 156 countries, and the judges have had an incredibly hard time deciding the winners. Nonetheless, the best pictures of 2018 have been decided, and just like in 2017 and 2016, their cool images show just how diverse our beautiful world really is.

Every year, the competition includes a special category. This time, it was entitled Splash of Colors, seeking out excellent color compositions. In total, the famous photographers competed in 11 categories, ranging from stunning landscapes to subtle portraits and cool photos of dramatic sports moments. The grand prize, the Photo of the Year award, went to Bangladeshi photographer K. M. Asad for his shot Battle Victim. Asad has been documenting the plight of the persecuted Rohingya in Myanmar for six years now, and the best photography of a young Rohingya refugee perfectly portrays the terrible human tragedy unfolding there.

Continue scrolling to check out the rest of the best picture nominees of 2018.

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#1

El Calbuco, Chile (1st Place In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)

El Calbuco, Chile (1st Place In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)

This photograph was taken during a violent night eruption of the Calbuco volcano in the Lagos region, Chile. An incredible dirt storm wraps the fumarole of the erupting volcano

Francisco Negroni Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

I don't think there could be anything else which is so scary and so beautiful at same time! Mother nature at its best again!

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#2

Sharing Emotion (Remarkable Award In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)

Sharing Emotion (Remarkable Award In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)

Mohd Nazri Sulaiman Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

This picture is both beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time

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#3

Arctic Fox, Usa (3rd Place In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Arctic Fox, Usa (3rd Place In Animals In Their Environment Category)

I encountered this fox scavenging a Caribou's carcass on the coastal plains of Alaska's Arctic. I spent two hours slowly approaching it until I took this picture from six feet away, as she finished her meal. It was a surreal and unforgettable experience and a rare opportunity to be accepted into a wild animal's existence for a few special hours

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Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

What a majestic creature, the fire and passion in eyes, amazingly beautiful pink tongue and of course the cute snoot to boop!

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#4

Cosmic Wildflowers, Brazil (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

Cosmic Wildflowers, Brazil (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

The 180º panorama, with the milky way in the background, magnifies a field of Paepalanthus wildflowers in the National Park of Veadeiros Tablelands

Marcio Cabral Report

Richard 11 months ago

Like a painting. <3

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#5

Rhino Silhouette, Kenya (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Rhino Silhouette, Kenya (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

I was taking an early ride out from the camp in Masai Mara National Park, searching for the Great Migration, when I saw a rhino from far away standing beside a tree. The backlight from the early sun was too strong, so I took a silhouette instead

Khaichuin Sim Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

It feels like leafs are flying away! Magical!

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#6

Underwater View Of The Winter Lofoten (Remarkable Award In The Beauty Of The Nature Categoty)

Underwater View Of The Winter Lofoten (Remarkable Award In The Beauty Of The Nature Categoty)

Сергей Луканкин Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

That water must be at freezing temperatures! Still, what a shot! I

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#7

Nemo In The House (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Nemo In The House (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Matteo Visconti Report

Ohio Hands 11 months ago

Looks like he's hanging out with a bunch of boobies

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#8

Beyond Pink, USA (Honorouble Mention In General Color Category)

Beyond Pink, USA (Honorouble Mention In General Color Category)

Breast cancer goes beyond the month of October and the pink ribbons. This portrait is part of a series showing honest and empowering images of breast cancer

Becky Yee Report

Nash Nopper 11 months ago

Superwoman!

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#9

Toy Houses, Russia (1st Place In Architecture & Urban Spaces Category)

Toy Houses, Russia (1st Place In Architecture & Urban Spaces Category)

This picture of some Russian dachas near the city of Arkhangelsk is interesting thanks to the intense contrast between the colors of the houses and the white snow covering the Russian town

Fyodor Savintsev Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

Imagine painting them all white and coming home one night drunk!

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#10

The Wave, Antarctica Waters (3rd Place In Journeys And Adventures Category)

The Wave, Antarctica Waters (3rd Place In Journeys And Adventures Category)

In the Drake Passage, between Cape Horn and Antarctica, a 12-meter wave pounds the boat's forecastle with its enormous splashes

Lorraine Turci Report

sakora 11 months ago

Terrifiing sea, full of power, respect it!

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#11

Camels In The Desert, Mongolia (2nd Place In General Color Category)

Camels In The Desert, Mongolia (2nd Place In General Color Category)

On the evening of October 24, 2017, in Inner Mongolia, camels and their loyal dog were creating waves of dust under the sunset's glow. This spectacular picturesque scene in the Mongolian desert was created thanks to the shadows and magnificent light cast upon the desert

Weiguo Hu Report

BusLady 11 months ago

The lighting is incredible.

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#12

Run! (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Run! (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Christoph Kaula Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

Koochi-koochi-koo!

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#13

Love On The Rocks (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Love On The Rocks (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Amos Nachoum Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Beautifully captured moment of stunning highly endangered animals

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#14

Joana, Dancer At The Tropicana, Sat With Her Grandmother, Cuba (Honorable Mention In Fascinating faces and characters Category)

Joana, Dancer At The Tropicana, Sat With Her Grandmother, Cuba (Honorable Mention In Fascinating faces and characters Category)

Joana Menendez Gonzalez, a performer at the Tropicana Cabaret in Havana, sat with her maternal grandmother, proudly looking at her

https://sipacontest.com/gallery/2018/category.php?cat=4 Report

Luis Milian 11 months ago

this is like a trip back in time with a majestic spike. love it!

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#15

Jump, Canada (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Jump, Canada (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

A snowy owl takes flight alarmed by the call of another female. This species gives particular care to protecting its own hunting territory

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Richard 11 months ago

Hey buddy! (with a vampire attitude :D )

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#16

Break, Indonesia (Honorable Mention In Fascinating faces and characters Category)

Break, Indonesia (Honorable Mention In Fascinating faces and characters Category)

During heavy work at a noodle factory in Indonesia, this man had the chance to rest for a little while. His exhausted expression is a clear sign of the extremely hard working conditions these people face every day

Burak Senbak Report

Anne Bleakley 11 months ago

That poor man looks like a living corpse.

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#17

Mind The Gap, Antarctica (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Mind The Gap, Antarctica (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

A small group of Emperor Penguins huddles near a crack in an ice floe, in a pristine area of the Southern Ocean adjacent to Antarctica, known as the Ross Sea

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Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

They are having a party downstairs, look at those blue lights!

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#18

The Road Of Fortune, Vietnam (Honorable Mention in Splash of Colors category)

The Road Of Fortune, Vietnam (Honorable Mention in Splash of Colors category)

In Vietnam, red is the color of good luck and is traditionally considered the symbolic color of happiness. Joss sticks are offered at altars to obtain good business and good fortune

Sian Koi Kua Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

Wow.. what are these things, can someone please help?

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#19

Battle Victim, Bangladesh (Photo Of The Year)

Battle Victim, Bangladesh (Photo Of The Year)

In Cox’s Bazar, Asmat Ara looks clearly traumatized after the recent violence which took place in Myanmar, on September 6th, 2017. The previous night she had entered Tenkhali Rohingya refugee camp with her family from Kumar Khali, Myanmar Rohingya state. According to the UNHCR, more than 646,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar since August 25th, 2017, most of them trying to cross the border to reach Bangladesh

K M Asad Report

Jaguarundi 11 months ago

I will have that face and those eyes burned in my memory forever. That poor child.

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#20

Killer Whale In Polar Night, Norway (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Killer Whale In Polar Night, Norway (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

A killer whale emerges on the surface while hunting in an Arctic Norwegian fjord during the polar night

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TheReader19 11 months ago

So little and then so much

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#21

Little Nenets Nedko, Russia (Honorable Mention In Journeys and Adventures Category)

Little Nenets Nedko, Russia (Honorable Mention In Journeys and Adventures Category)

The North is a fantastic region populated by extraordinary people with a distinct culture fully adjusted to the environment of the extreme North. Despite being in the 21st century, people of the North still maintain their traditional culture, reflecting the time-honoured, close interaction between people and nature, demonstrating a genuinely caring attitude towards everything that surrounds them

Sergey Anisimov Report

Samantha Comerford 11 months ago

Awe , I just want to give them both a big cuddle,mand ofcorse take the dog home 🙈

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#22

The Beakful Of The Hoopoe, Italy (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

The Beakful Of The Hoopoe, Italy (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Looking, as usual, for the nests of the most beautiful bird species in Trentino, I unexpectedly saw this hoopoe and I immediately grasped the opportunity to photograph it

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Aaron Kara 11 months ago

Uber-eats

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#23

Flying On The Beach, The Netherlands (Honorouble Mention In General Color Category)

Flying On The Beach, The Netherlands (Honorouble Mention In General Color Category)

I was lying down in the cold water looking for the right position and took this picture at the exact moment when the dog was jumping high to catch the disc, almost flying in the sky

Claudio Piccoli Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago (edited)

Is that a flying border collie? EDIT: Sometimes its beyond my understanding that why even such harmless comments gets downvoted? if you don't agree say so.. or if i am wrong then correct me...

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#24

Share (Remarkable Award In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)

Share (Remarkable Award In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)

Zhonghua Yang Report

Kjorn 11 months ago

both should put it in the other ear :-)

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#25

Drink, China (Honorable Mention In Fascinating faces and characters Category)

Drink, China (Honorable Mention In Fascinating faces and characters Category)

In a small hilltop village with water shortage problems, a little boy drinks water from a water pipe

Jing Hu Report

Kenny Kulbiski 11 months ago

I know that this is not what the photo is trying to say but when you're that age water always tastes better out of a pipe or hose.

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#26

Duel In The Snow (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Duel In The Snow (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Matthew Polvorosa Kline Report

ADHORTATOR 11 months ago

Headbangers

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#27

Kid With Hand Crafts, Ethiopia (1st Place In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)

Kid With Hand Crafts, Ethiopia (1st Place In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)

In Ethiopia, the kids of the Suri tribe are being over-protected by their families. Imagine these metal handcrafts as a jail with a Suri kid locked inside. Young kids are the hope and inheritors of the Suri culture, but the overprotection will marginalize the new generation from the world

David Nam Lip Lee Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Love this

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#28

Kitten (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Kitten (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Sergey Gorshkov Report

Night Time Kyle 11 months ago

cute, but i first thought it was a baby cheetah with a REALLY long neck

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#29

Floating Market, Indonesia (1st Place In Splash Of Colors Category)

Floating Market, Indonesia (1st Place In Splash Of Colors Category)

Early in the morning before sunrise up to a hundred boats meet at the colorful Lok Baintan Floating Market in Indonesia. It is one of the oldest markets in Asia where the inhabitants still trade from traditional wooden boats

Sina Falker Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Fantastic aerial view

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#30

Travelers, Antarctica (3rd Place In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)

Travelers, Antarctica (3rd Place In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)

A group of Chinstrap Penguins (Pygoscelis Antarctica) is resting on an iceberg. When sailing Antarctic waters you will often see different types of icebergs. Some of these floating islands are great resting places for hunting penguins who can travel many kilometers, before jumping back into the icy water

Mariusz Potocki Report

Brigitta Swart 11 months ago

How on earth did they get up there?

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#31

Polar Trout, Norway (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

Polar Trout, Norway (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

A brown trout spawning in a special night atmosphere as the stars and the full moon light the scene

Audun Rikardsen Report

Kwj 11 months ago

Amazing photo.

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#32

Giochi In Verde (Remarkable Award In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)

Giochi In Verde (Remarkable Award In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)

Vanda Bodoardo Report

Karen Dyer 11 months ago

My husband and I got to see the Northern Lights when we were in Iceland.

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#33

Migration, Saudi Arabia (2nd Place In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)

Migration, Saudi Arabia (2nd Place In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)

In the desert of Dahana, in the center of Saudi Arabia, Bedouins migrate with camels from place to place, searching for food and water. I took this picture while a group of nomads was passing us with their camels, creating beautiful shadows in a peaceful atmosphere

Khalid Alsabt Report

Tiffiny Seemann 11 months ago

This makes me want to start singing the Arabian Nights song from Aladdin.

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#34

Cold At Surface, Norway (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

Cold At Surface, Norway (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

In the waters of Tromsø, during a freezing polar night (-18°C), a killer whale is taking a breath at the cold surface gifting us this amazing photo

Audun Rikardsen Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Truly stunning

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#35

Facing Reality, Pleneau Island, Antarctic Peninsula (1st Place In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Facing Reality, Pleneau Island, Antarctic Peninsula (1st Place In Animals In Their Environment Category)

A leopard seal got into a lagoon just before low tide. The seal was hiding, waiting to ambush young penguins as they got closer. When a penguin got close enough, the seal moved extremely fast and caught the penguin by its feet dragging it to the open water. I was following parallel to the action. The seal released the penguin twice and the terrified penguin succeeded in escaping, but the seal continued chasing after it, and on the third attempt, drowned the penguin and devoured it

Amos Nachoum Report

Virgil Blue 11 months ago

Those seals look positively prehistoric. And have these amazing serrated teeth even a shark would envy.

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#36

Flying Fishing Nest, China (3rd Place In General Color Category)

Flying Fishing Nest, China (3rd Place In General Color Category)

This image is able to evoke a sense of peace, portraying a fisherman at work on the Ningde Jiuli River in Xiapu County, China, while the wind lifts his fishing nets. The special light, the sun's rays, and the wind all add up creating a magical and striking atmosphere

Danny Yen Sin Wong Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

It looks like a theatre production

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#37

Redyk, Poland (Honorable Mention In Journeys and Adventures Category)

Redyk, Poland (Honorable Mention In Journeys and Adventures Category)

In this photo of Mizerna, in southern Poland, the traditional sheep grazing, called "Redyk", has more than 1,500 animals. From the Low Beskid Mountains, shepherds bring back the animals to the city of Nowy Targ, where the owners will take care of them during the winter. The animals will go back to the mountains in spring

Bartłomiej Jurecki Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

That car is getting free cleaning service on the sides!

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#38

Vulture And Jackal (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Vulture And Jackal (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Willem Kruger Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

Wohhaaaaaaa! The spread of those wings is mind blowing.

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#39

The Window, Costa Rica (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

The Window, Costa Rica (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

During my stay in a hotel in Costa Rica, red-eyed frogs (Agalichnis callydrias) flooded the gardens. As I approached this one, it climbed into one of the holes and I photographed the frog as if it were sticking out of a window

Salvador Colvée Nebot Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

Peek-a-boo!

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#40

Unity, Bangladesh (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Unity, Bangladesh (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Unity is the strength, as with teamwork and collaboration with which wonderful things can be achieved. Here this frog wanted to eat the ants, but its own life is at risk in the face of their unity

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Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

Ants are truely exceptionally talented masters of Teamwork. And as we know from last post on BP, except Antarctica and Arctic, they have virtually colonized entire world. Hats off to tiny masters!

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#41

Smoking An Old Woman (Remarkable Award In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)

Smoking An Old Woman (Remarkable Award In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)

Qiang Chen Report

Nervous Chaos 11 months ago

She looks like a Studio Ghibli character!

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#42

Snowy Ballerina (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Snowy Ballerina (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Barbara Fleming Report

sharron lynn parsons 11 months ago

One of my favorites !!!

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#43

School Of Barracuda (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

School Of Barracuda (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Francis Pérez Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Fabulous

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#44

The Great Eclipse, USA (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

The Great Eclipse, USA (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

This photo was taken during the total solar eclipse that happened in the USA in August 2017. It is the result of HDR stacking from 14 images

Oleg Zinkovetsky Report

BusLady 11 months ago

Wow. Just beautiful.

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#45

Ouch, It Is Cold (Remarkable Award In Journeys And Adventures Category)

Ouch, It Is Cold (Remarkable Award In Journeys And Adventures Category)

Sergey Anisimov Report

Samantha Comerford 11 months ago

I would love to experience this.

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#46

A Giant In The Dark, Botswana (Honorable Mention In General Monochrome Category)

A Giant In The Dark, Botswana (Honorable Mention In General Monochrome Category)

A close-up portrait of a bull Elephant (Loxodonta africana) captured in Chobe National Park in Botswana. A Low-Key monochrome conversion, with a blurred background, was used to add mood and achieve a more intimate portrait of this gentle giant

Mario Moreno Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Another majestic species on the brink of extinction due to mankind

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#47

Game Of Colors, India (2nd Place In Splash Of Colors Category)

Game Of Colors, India (2nd Place In Splash Of Colors Category)

The Holi Festival is a yearly Indian celebration announcing the arrival of spring, with a colorful atmosphere that radiates love and happiness

Anurag Kumar Report

Person2638 11 months ago

I used to live in India and I miss it so much! We have neighborhood Holi parties here but it's just not the same.

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#48

Exhalation (Remarkable Award In Splash Of Colors Category)

Exhalation (Remarkable Award In Splash Of Colors Category)

Javier Herranz Casellas Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Is it a bird, is it a plane?

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#49

Leap Of Leopards (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Leap Of Leopards (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Hetal "teeku" Patel Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

That's one way of drying your meat!

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#50

Sperm Whale Herd, Sri Lanka (3rd Place In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Sperm Whale Herd, Sri Lanka (3rd Place In Animals In Their Environment Category)

The sperm whales pictured here had just emerged from milling around in a gigantic cluster, with many of the whales defecating to such an extent that the water was opaque with secretions. This scene was part of a large, multi-day aggregation comprising hundreds, perhaps thousands of whales

Tony Wu Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

The whale on top seems to be grinning at bit at cameraman!

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#51

Krishna The God Of Colours (Remarkable Award In Splash Of Colors Category)

Krishna The God Of Colours (Remarkable Award In Splash Of Colors Category)

Sanghamitra Sarkar Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Would be great to know the narrative behind this photo

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#52

Hyaena, Tanzania (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Hyaena, Tanzania (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

A hyaena is roaming in the water looking for food on a misty morning. The black and white image conveys a sense of quiet

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TheReader19 11 months ago

Done perfectly in black and white

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#53

The Twins' Gymnastics Dream, China (3rd Place In Story-Telling Category)

The Twins' Gymnastics Dream, China (3rd Place In Story-Telling Category)

When I discovered these twins at a gymnastics school, I decided to capture their telepathic coordination, mutual assistance and dependence on each other in daily training. I also focused on capturing their individual differences performed in training, particularly in simple mandatory movements. I worked hard to find and capture their differences in the hope of unveiling the characteristics and forms of twins in competitive sports. The photos were mainly taken at a gymnastics school in Jining City, China. The two children were born in 2007. Their names are Liu Bingqing and Liu Yujie. 1、Before training, Liu Bingqing and Liu Yujie were running along the corridor. 2、Liu Bingqing was doing gymnastics with the help of the coach and was clearly suffering. 3、The twins were training in simple movements on the horizontal bar

Peng Yuan Report

r3dd3v1lL 11 months ago

That just looks wrong.

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#54

Eagles Arguing, Finland (Honorouble Mention In Under 20 Category)

Eagles Arguing, Finland (Honorouble Mention In Under 20 Category)

Two white-tailed eagles are fighting in their arctic environment in Sodankylä, Finland

Tommi Kurkela Report

Full Name 11 months ago

Right looks like it wants to give Left a big happy greeting hug.

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#55

The Contact (Remarkable Award In Journeys And Adventures Category)

The Contact (Remarkable Award In Journeys And Adventures Category)

Alla Sokolova Report

Luis Milian 11 months ago

is sad to see animals not being in the wild but some would not survive in the wild any more

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#56

The Hunt, India (2nd Place In Animals In Their Environment Category)

The Hunt, India (2nd Place In Animals In Their Environment Category)

A young and inexperienced tiger cub attempts to hunt a chital (spotted deer) in Ranthambore National Park, India; but the chital turned out to be too big for this young cub. I captured the moment when the tiger cub was struggling to get the prey down, as his siblings and mother were watching from a distance

Shivang Mehta Report

Grumble O'Pug 11 months ago

...meanwhile, son, there’s a very slow human squatting down on the ground who is much easier prey.

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#57

Ocean Fury, Iceland (Honorable Mention In General Monochrome Category)

Ocean Fury, Iceland (Honorable Mention In General Monochrome Category)

After 2 days with winds blowing up to 100 Km/h, huge waves can be seen on the Icelandic West coast. Winter was ending and the snowfall alternating with the sun's rays. The challenge in obtaining this image was standing close to the cliffs in the gusts of wind

Romain Tornay Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Just to think birds are living on the cliff edge

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#58

Man Carries Injured Son, Iraq (1st Place In Journeys And Adventures Category)

Man Carries Injured Son, Iraq (1st Place In Journeys And Adventures Category)

A heartbroken father, carrying his injured son, flees a checkpoint in West Mosul, Iraq

Zach Lowry Report

Mick Fowler 11 months ago

Thank-you George W Bush, Dick Cheney and the rest of the fossil fuel industry.

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#59

Good-Bye, Israel (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

Good-Bye, Israel (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

A chameleon whipped out its tongue to capture a dragonfly, while I was hiding behind a bush in order not to disturb the scene. Its tongue is longer than its body, and its tip is sticky and thick

Daniel Danilov Report

Kate Barton 11 months ago

So close yet so far

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#60

In The Melaleuca Forest, Vietnam (Honorable Mention In Journeys and Adventures Category)

In The Melaleuca Forest, Vietnam (Honorable Mention In Journeys and Adventures Category)

A woman is collecting water chestnuts during the high tide season in the Melaleuca forest in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Trung Pham Huy Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Another brilliant aerial shot

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#61

Giant Serenity, Kenya (Honorable Mention In General Monochrome Category)

Giant Serenity, Kenya (Honorable Mention In General Monochrome Category)

A female Elephant (Loxodonta africana) approaches a stream at sunset in the Northeastern part of Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya

Mario Moreno Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Sadly, it looks like the watering holes are beginning to dry up

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#62

Egrets Fight (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Egrets Fight (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

Hamad Bouresli Report

BusLady 11 months ago

Looks like a mating dance.

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#63

The Man Staring, Bangladesh (Honorable Mention In Journeys and Adventures Category)

The Man Staring, Bangladesh (Honorable Mention In Journeys and Adventures Category)

This photo was taken at Tongi Railway Station, Bangladesh. A train from the country was entering the platform and as it arrived I suddenly found a pair of curious eyes staring at me through the window. The mist on the glass and the curious eyes create a dreamy atmosphere where the black umbrella represents reality - a journey towards the city full of hopes and dreams

Moin Ahmed Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago (edited)

For some strange reason, i stared at this pic for too long!

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#64

Swing, Bolivia (Honorable Mention In Journeys and Adventures Category)

Swing, Bolivia (Honorable Mention In Journeys and Adventures Category)

Tanya is playing on a swing in the Bolivian trains cemetery, 3 km outside Uyuni. This place, where many trains were abandoned at the beginning of the 19th century, is connected to Uyuni by the old train tracks

Petr Lovigin Report

Grazina Strolia 11 months ago

Mad Max!!!!

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#65

Cannonball, Tonga (Honorable Mention In General Monochrome Category)

Cannonball, Tonga (Honorable Mention In General Monochrome Category)

This is a humpback whale launching itself out of the water during an overcast, stormy day. The young whale was a little boy, showing off his skills. I took this photo with a camera modified for monochrome images

Tony Wu Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Fantastic photo, hopefully the camera man's boat was a good distance away

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#66

Fisherman At Inle Lake, Myanmar (1st Place In Under 20 Category)

Fisherman At Inle Lake, Myanmar (1st Place In Under 20 Category)

This picture was captured at Inle Lake on the Shan Plateau in Myanmar. As the lake is covered with reeds and floating plants, it is difficult to row while sitting. As a result, the Intha fishermen have developed an unusual rowing style. It is amazing how people in each corner of the world find ways to adapt to nature, inspired by nature itself

Yinzhi Pan Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

He looks like he's performing a ballet

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#67

Every Breath You Take, Germany (1st Place In General Color Category)

Every Breath You Take, Germany (1st Place In General Color Category)

The picture was taken from 35 individual images of swimmers at the triathlon in the Duesseldorf Media Harbour in the summer of 2017. I was able to take them from above, while the athletes crossed a pedestrian bridge capturing their very individual "breathing techniques“. I was inspired by the work of Andreas Gursky; therefore, I took the individual images with the highest possible sharpness

Klaus Lenzen Report

Lara 11 months ago

looks like a painting 0.0

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#68

Truit (Remarkable Award In General Color Category)

Truit (Remarkable Award In General Color Category)

Thomas Kaiser Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Hungry

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#69

Henningsvær Football Field, Norway (2nd Place In Architecture And Urban Spaces Category)

Henningsvær Football Field, Norway (2nd Place In Architecture And Urban Spaces Category)

The football field of Henningsvær, in the beautiful Lofoten Islands in Norway, is considered to be one of the most amazing football fields in Europe, and maybe even in the world

Misha De-Stroyev Report

BusLady 11 months ago

Looks like a giant phone.

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#70

Runner, The Netherlands (1st Place In General Monochrome Category)

Runner, The Netherlands (1st Place In General Monochrome Category)

This photograph highlights the modern architecture of Arnhem Central Station in the Netherlands by using black and white technique and the movement of the runner in the static scene

Marcel van Balken Report

FatBaby 11 months ago

the dude's naked

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#71

Giants Of The Ocean, Norway (Honorable Mention In General Monochrome Category)

Giants Of The Ocean, Norway (Honorable Mention In General Monochrome Category)

Two humpback whales enjoy playing during the polar night in Northern Norway

Audun Rikardsen Report

TheReader19 11 months ago

Moving so gracefully under water as to not even disturb the surface

#72

Mt. Bromo, Indonesia (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

Mt. Bromo, Indonesia (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)

This phenomenal picture was taken in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park at sunrise. Mount Bromo's eruption, in January 2016, was highly unusual as it lasted for almost a year

Riksa Dewantara Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

I was there to witness it with my own eyes, its magnificent!

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#73

Save The Last Dance, Germany (Honorouble Mention In Architecture and Urban Spaces Category)

Save The Last Dance, Germany (Honorouble Mention In Architecture and Urban Spaces Category)