Landscapes by Chris Poplawski

Chris Poplawski is a Southern California native who loves experiencing new landscapes and engaging with wildlife in their natural element. While his life’s work is mainly dedicated to travel and brand photography, he also spends my time building relationships with couples and people around the world to capture their love stories.

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Landscapes by Chris Poplawski
more at Olympus

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The Sand Dune Series

Aerial exploration of abstract and organic shapes of sand dunes in the Namib desert, Africa.
by Tom Hegen

Photos were taken from a helicopter in Namibia.
Fine Art Prints in limited Editions are available.
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The Sand Dune Series
by Tom Hegen

more at Behance

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Above Stockholm

Usually shooting aerial imagery with his feet planted on the ground, Tobias Hägg (Airpixels) traded in his drone for a helicopter ride over Stockholm to get a change of perspective. Capturing the cityscape of the Swedish capital during golden hour with the X1D II 50C without testing it out much beforehand, Tobias aimed to see just what the medium format camera could do in the air. Shooting on both the XCD 30 and XCD 90 lenses, Tobias’ imagery takes us on a journey from above, between Swedish homes and golden-topped trees neatly woven together in combination with wide expanses of the city stretching all the way to the horizon.

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Above Stockholm
by Tobias Hägg

more at hasselblad

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Vietnam from above

A bird’s-eye view highlights the diverse landscapes of this Southeast Asian country.
Vietnam stretches over a thousand miles from north to south and measures only 31 miles wide at the narrowest point. Long and skinny, this J-shaped Southeast Asian country holds three distinct climate zones to lure travelers. Tea plantations stripe the mountains of the northern provinces near the border with China, beaches edge the South China Sea to the east, and in the south, the Mekong Delta creates a maze of rivers, swamps, and islands, dotted by floating markets and rice paddies just waiting to be explored.

Green tea islands dot an irrigation lake near Vietnam’s border with Laos.
Photograph by Trung Pham
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In Hanoi, a woman dries incense for people to pay respect to their ancestors.
Photograph by Thạch Phạm Ngọc
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During holidays, flowers float across the Perfume River in the central Vietnamese city of Hue.
Photograph by Ngo Dung
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Three women share a moped through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.
Photograph by khai nguyen tuan
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Buildings and roads resemble an electronic circuit board in Ho Chi Minh City, populated by nine million people.
Photograph by Trung Pham
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See Vietnam’s diverse landscapes and staggering natural beauty through aerial photos captured by our photography community.

more at National Geographic

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Setting The Scene

If you like cityscapes or landscapes then this round is for you. The brief is purposefully loose, and we are happy to receive images featuring anything from contemporary architecture to grand, mountainous vistas. From the early morning sun throwing shadows onto a skyscraper, to the undulating form of hills receding into the distance, the possibilities are endless. Don’t be afraid to be abstract in your interpretation: architecture, for instance, is full of curves, lines and other interesting details. When it comes to shooting the landscape, light is everything – so pay attention to sunrise and sunset times, the weather forecast and tide timetables, where appropriate. Whether you go urban or rural, planning is a must.

The Future by Neil Burnell
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Calm before the storm by Dominic Beaven Photography
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In the middle of the forest… by Eurofoto
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Morning Moon by Julia Martin
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Untitled by Caron Steele
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Setting The Scene
more at photocrowd

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The Nature Conservancy

We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Photo Contest. This year’s photo contest received a record number of submissions from more than 150 countries. We thank everyone who entered or voted, and we look forward to your participation again next year.

Second Place, Water
Hao Jiang – United States
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Judges’ favorite
Ring of Fire by Leah Horstman
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Honorable Mention, Landscape
Florian LeDoux – France
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Judges’ favorite
La mirada del Caburé by Pablo Hernández
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Grand Prize Winner
Tyler Schiffman – United States
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The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.
Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and more than 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 72 countries across six continents.
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2019 Photo Contest Winners
more at The Nature Conservancy

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Abandoned, trees, travel …

Collections from the Smithsonian’s 2019 Photo Contest

Checking Oil
From my series “The Traveller”. Abandoned gas station
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End of Life
Life cycle of a tree
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The Windmills
The sustainable travel is the one does it looks for a future employment for a local people. The windmills provided an employment to local people and at the same time giving a low electricity rate to the consumer. It represent a sustainable travel since it gave us the sense of responsibility.
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Puerco River at Sunrise
Arizona’s Puerco River, colorful patterns in the clay created by a mostly now-dry river. Taken around sunrise when the shadows are long.
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Flower Boat
After working early in the morning, fishermen in Tam Giang Lagoon pull their boats anchored together. This lagoon located in the beach of Thua Thien – Hue Province, central Vietnam. Depth of the shore is about 50 cm, although along its avarage length there runs a channel 2 m deep. From the aerial perspective, the boats are arranged like the wings of a flower.
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Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian.com place a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution — science, history, art, popular culture and innovation — and chronicling them every day for our diverse readership.

more at Smithsonian Mag

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