These award-winning photos show planet Earth in ways you’ve never seen it

It’s easy to get caught up in worrying about how crazy the world is. But sometimes it’s important to stop and remember that it’s also beautiful. …

Hougaard Malan of South Africa won the single image « International Landscape Photograph of the Year » award with this shot of Ruacana Falls in Northern Namibia.
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The second-place single image award was won by Simone Cmoon for this shot from Lofoten, Norway.
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Eberhard Ehmke came in third in the single image contest with this overhead shot of Hessen, Germany.
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There’s something haunting in Poppe’s shot from Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia. A third image from the third-place winner of the « Photographer of the Year » contest.
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And the contrast in texture here in this other shot from Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia, is fascinating. A fourth image from the third-place winner of the « Photographer of the Year » contest.
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Ignacio Palacios won the « Square Arial » award with this painting-like image from Marismas del Guadalquivir, Spain.
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These award-winning photos show planet Earth in ways you’ve never seen it
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Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist

Sony World Photography Awards
2017 Shortlist

sonywpa03aGrey Matter(s)
Tom Jacobi, Germany
Shortlist, Professional, Landscape, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03cAfrican Wildlife at Night
Will Burrard-Lucas, UK
Shortlist, Professional, Natural World, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03eFoley Hits, Malaysia, Shortlist, Open Competition, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03fFan Chen, China, Shortlist, Open Competition, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03gSpace & City Rules
Dongni, China
Shortlist, Professional, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist
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Stunning pictures from 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Stunning pictures from 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

sony2017aThe Majestic Dance … This picture was taken in the forest area of Jaipur, Rajasthan (India). Rajasthan has a huge population of the National Bird and they are found in most areas (both urban and rural). This picture was taken during rain season, in which it’s a common sight to see the Peacocks dancing. Picture: Satvik Bhatt, India, Entry, Open, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017bDinagyang Festival of the Philippines … Annual celebration of Dinagyang festival of Iloilo, Philippines The Dinagyang Festival is a religious and cultural festival in Iloio City, Philippines held on the fourth Sunday of January. Picture: Raniel Jose Castañeda, Philippines, Entry, Open, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017cThe Midnight Blossom … Part of the series ‘The Flower Keepers’, a personal series exploring my imagination and thoughts, creating whimsical characters in a world filled with flowers. Picture: Ellie Victoria Gale, UK, Entry, Open, Enhanced, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017dDisciplinant … I was traveling to Sertar County (a county of Sichuan Province, China), and visited the Serthar Buddhist Institute here, Lamaism’s piety and the grand scene shocked me. I have never before felt my heart be so pure. When I wanted to take a photo there was a Lamaism walking by – so I got this photo. Picture: 希德 张, China, Entry, Open, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017ePaper Mill … Waste from a paper mill is agitated by aerators, producing steam and foam, which are pushed by the wind. Clearwater Paper Reservoire, Lewiston, Idaho. Aerial Image (shot from a plane at 1,500 feet). Picture: Jassen Todorov, US, Entry, Open, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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Stunning pictures from 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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Wildlife Photographer Of The Year | People’s Choice Award

Take A Look At The 25 Images Shortlisted For The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year: People’s Choice Award

wpotypca11a wpotypca11b wpotypca11c wpotypca11d wpotypca11eThe shortlist for the People’s Choice Award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition has been announced and nature fans have until 10 January 2017 to vote for their favourite image.

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Wildlife Photographer Of The Year | People’s Choice Award
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Taste

Food Photography Awards 2016
We are excited to share the 2016 winners of TASTE, PDN’s annual food photography competition.

taste11a taste11aa“Valley of the Vines”
GRAND PRIZE
Emily Hlavac Green
New York, NY, United States
From a series about Valli Vineyards. Nestled amongst the rocky mountains in Gibbston Valley, New Zealand, the change of season marks the final harvest and fermentation of pinot noir wines.    6 Images
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taste11b taste11bb“The History of the Strawberry”
GRAND PRIZE
Esha Chiocchio
Santa Fe, NM, United States
“The History of the Strawberry” explores the fruit’s beginnings, from French spy François Amadée Frézier’s encounter of the white strawberry while mapping the coasts of Chile for King Louis XIV, to the eventual crossbreeding of white and red varieties in Plougastel, France, to give birth to the strawberries we know today. Writer Chloé Batissou and Chiocchio traced Frízier’s journey to meet with growers and cultivators in Chile and France.    6 Images
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taste11c“The Food of Oman”
Ariana Lindquist
New York, NY, United States
Because of the Oman’s history in the spice trade, with traders plying the waters from India to Africa, its local cuisine is the crossroads of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African flavors. “The Food of Oman” is a glimpse into a unique and little-known cuisine.    6 Images
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taste11d“The All-American Redux”
Jamie Nease
San Francisco, CA, United States
A retake on the classic all-American burger.
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taste11e“Baklava with Honey”
Andrew Burkle
Cleveland, OH, United States
Baklava drizzled with honey, shot for the Vitamix commercial series of international recipes.
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Taste
Food Photography Awards 2016

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Monochrome Awards

International Black & White Photography Contest

monoawards10aMonochrome Photographer of the Year 2015
Barossa Bolt by Luke Tscharke
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monoawards10bMonochrome Discovery of the Year 2015
Mosque by Hans Wichmann
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monoawards10cFashion / Beauty Photographer of the Year 2015
Combination of nature and fashion by Miqo Cash
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monoawards10dPeople Photographer of the Year 2015
Planning my Next Move by Andrew JK Tan
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monoawards10eWildlife Discovery of the Year 2015
Master of Disguise by Graham McGeorge
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Monochrome Photography Awards 2016 are open. Enter Now – Final Deadline is November 20th, 2016.
Enter at: Monochrome Awards