A hidden paradise – The joy of a travel photographer

Do you sometimes wonder if there are still places on our beautiful planet that are untouched by tourists? Fortunately, Bima located on the island of Sumbawa island in central Indonesia’s province West Nusa Tenggara, is such a place where tourists are still a rare species.

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A hidden paradise – The joy of a travel photographer
by Wahyudhy Zukara
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Black and White Images of the Metropolis

The captivating street photography of London-based Alan Schaller incorporate a stunning combination of geometry, high contrast and surrealism, as well as a human aspect to each image. His series Metropolis examines how we are often lost in the world around us. Schaller uses scale to show the contrast between his subjects and the sprawling architectural backgrounds they stand against. With a masterful technique of light and shadow, each image is heavy with emotion.

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Black and White Images of the Metropolis by Alan Schaller
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Vanity Fair’s Year in Photographs

Vanity Fair began 2017 with stunning back-lot portraits of one of the world’s biggest movie stars, Jennifer Lawrence, and somehow managed to go up from there. From the Hollywood Portfolio to the on-set shoot with the Star Wars: The Last Jedi cast to the cover story on future princess Meghan Markle, it was another year of Vanity Fair-provided unparalleled access to the people that fascinate us the most. Ahead, a look back at Vanity Fair’s eventful 2017, in photographs.

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Vanity Fair’s Year in Photographs
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Top 25 Photos on Flickr in 2017 From Around The World (in no particular order)

In 2017 billions of photos were posted to Flickr by photographers from around the world. From all that work, we’ve pulled together the Top-25 Flickr Photos of 2017, a gorgeous collection that celebrates the diversity of talent and perspectives on Flickr.
To reach this final list, we started with an algorithm that calculated the top photos based on a number of social and engagement metrics, for example, how many times the photo was viewed, faved, or shared. Flickr staff curated that raw data to avoid the results being a complete popularity contest. We also limited selections to one photo per photographer who placed in the top list multiple times.

“Say Goodbye…” by Iwona Podlasinska
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“Red Squirrel“ by Gladys Klip
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“Melancholia“ by Alicja Zmysłowska
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“Flow“ by Paul
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“Milky Way Over Harvey Dam, Western Australia” by inefekt69
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“Lion City“ by Alexander Lauterbach
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“Vestrahorn Islande“ by RUFF Etienne
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Top 25 Photos on Flickr in 2017 From Around The World
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Orange Is The Color

A Masterful Collection Of Colorful Shots Showing Orange As The New Black

“Golden Tear” by spARTiat_de
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“Antelope Canyon (_X5Q9821) ” by larrymarshall
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“Anastasiya ” by klepikovadaria
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“Flame of Autumn ” by brandtcampbell
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“Red kimono” by crismagsino
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Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the orange color in the Orange Is The Color Photo contest

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World in Focus | The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition

Take a trip around the world with this year’s World in Focus winners! Congratulations to professional grand-prize winner Blaine Harrington III, and amateur grand-prize winner Jacob Wallwork.

“Zojila Pass, Kashmir: one of the most dangerous roads in the world.”
GRAND PRIZE
Blaine Harrington III
Littleton, CO, United States
Sheep and goats are herded over the Zojila Pass as a traffic jam idles trucks because of a landslide in Kashmir, India.
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“UNTITLED”
GRAND PRIZE
Jacob Wallwork
Perth, WA, Australia
The photographer captured this photo from his hotel window in Colombo, Sri Lanka. “I will never forget how casually men, [who were] in business suits and holding briefcases, were hanging out of the open doors and onto the side of the packed trains as they sped towards Colombo main station in the early morning rush hour,” he says.
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Professional : Outdoor Scenes
“White Water”
FIRST PLACE
Karim Iliya
Haiku, HI, United States
A bird’s-eye view of a surfer paddling back out through a churned-up impact zone to catch another wave.
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Amateur : Outdoor Scenes
“Swan Lake”
FIRST PLACE
Kellie Netherwood
London, London, United Kingdom
Whooper swans swim across a small section of water in Hokkaido, Japan.
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Amateur : Sense of Place
“Iceland”
FIRST PLACE
Anil Sud
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
A couple looking over the thermal vents in Iceland.
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Professional : Outdoor Scenes
“Mauna Kea ”
Stuart Chape
Apia, n/a, Samoa
An aerial photo taken from a helicopter featuring the winding access road leading to the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
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Amateur : Outdoor Scenes
“Lone Traveler”
Evan B. Siegel
Newport Coast, CA, United States
The Kodak Passage in the Antarctic Peninsula.
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World in Focus | The Ultimate Travel Photography Competition
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Ultimate Sea View

The winners of the 2017 Ultimate Sea View have been announced!

‘Beams’ by William Pollard, overall winner of the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society’s Ultimate Sea View photography competition, sponsored by Inmarsat
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‘Strength’ by Matt Menhenett, highly commended in the ‘People & Recreation’ category
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‘Rattray Head Lighthouse’ by Lesley Martin, Judge’s Choice in the ‘Coastal Views’ category
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‘The Tide That Never Came’ by Alex Iacobet, winner of the ‘Ships & Wrecks’ category
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About the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society
Since 1839, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has provided financial assistance to fishermen and mariners and their dependants who have suffered hardship, misfortune or poverty, as a result of an accident, illness, disability, unemployment or retirement.
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The winners of our annual competition searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view have been announced.
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