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2017 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD WINNING PHOTOS

2017 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD WINNING PHOTOS

Khawvel pum huap thlalak intihsiakna lian ber lo ni ta 2017 Sony World Photography Competition-ah hian khawvel ram 183 atangin intihsiakna thlalak 227,000 theh luh a ni a, intihsiakna hi hlawm 4; Open, Professional, Youth leh Student Focus-ah ţhen a ni a, Open-ah ringawt pawh hian thlalak 105,000 theh luh a niin German photographer Ralph Graf-a’n Roy’s Café, Route 66, California thla a lak chuan best travel photo award a dawng a ni.

He thlalak intihsiaknaa lawmman dawng pha thlalakte chu April 21-May 7, 2017 inkarah Somerset House, London-ah pho chhuah a ni dawn a ni.

The 10 best photographs: Out of more than 105,000 entries, 10 outstanding photographs were selected as category winners in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards' Open competition. German photographer Ralph Gräf's "Gassing Up At Roy's" was named the best travel shot.  Copyright: © Ralph Gräf, Germany, 1st Place, Open, Travel, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
The 10 best photographs: Out of more than 105,000 entries, 10 outstanding photographs were selected as category winners in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards’ Open competition. German photographer Ralph Gräf’s “Gassing Up At Roy’s” was named the best travel shot.
Copyright: © Ralph Gräf, Germany, 1st Place, Open, Travel, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Flamingos Soul: The best wildlife image was Alessandra Meniconzi's "Flamingos Soul," taken in Namibia. "I am not a wildlife photographer but when I saw the first time the flamingos on the shallow waters of Walvis Bay I really get crazy!," says the photographer. © Alessandra Meniconzi, Switzerland, 1st Place, Open, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Flamingos Soul: The best wildlife image was Alessandra Meniconzi’s “Flamingos Soul,” taken in Namibia. “I am not a wildlife photographer but when I saw the first time the flamingos on the shallow waters of Walvis Bay I really get crazy!,” says the photographer.
© Alessandra Meniconzi, Switzerland, 1st Place, Open, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

 

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mi 1300 in Taichiquan an practice lai thlalak a ni.
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# 3 Hearth
Winning portrait photo
Winning portrait photo
Sunrise at Sea
Sunrise at Sea
The Believers, Nepalese Hindu Youth
The Believers, Nepalese Hindu Youth
Chestnut Avenue
Chestnut Avenue
Far From Gravity
Far From Gravity

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Hlimna, Happiness
Sleeping Beauty: "During a game drive in Lake Nakuru national park in September 2016 we noticed this lioness on a tree," says Deveni Nishantha Manjula, this year's best Sri Lankan photographer.  Copyright: © Deveni Nishantha Manjula, Sri Lanka, 1st Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Sleeping Beauty: “During a game drive in Lake Nakuru national park in September 2016 we noticed this lioness on a tree,” says Deveni Nishantha Manjula, this year’s best Sri Lankan photographer.
Copyright: © Deveni Nishantha Manjula, Sri Lanka, 1st Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Carry Together: "The boar is the greatest harvest in hunting, guns only hunted large animals, small animals with blowpipe hunting. That day, all the tribes will be celebrated because of the boar." This picture, which was awarded third place (Malaysia), was taken by Edwin Ong Wee Kee. Copyright: © Edwin Ong Wee Kee, Malaysia, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Carry Together: “The boar is the greatest harvest in hunting, guns only hunted large animals, small animals with blowpipe hunting. That day, all the tribes will be celebrated because of the boar.” This picture, which was awarded third place (Malaysia), was taken by Edwin Ong Wee Kee.
Copyright: © Edwin Ong Wee Kee, Malaysia, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Light from Above: Peter Svoboda took top prize for Slovakia. Svoboda says his shot was taken "in September 2016 in Santa Maddalena, Dolomites, Italy. Beautiful light and humidity stood behind the nice play of light and shadows that morning. I was waiting as the small church was illuminated by the very first rays of sun." Copyright: © Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, 1st Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Light from Above: Peter Svoboda took top prize for Slovakia. Svoboda says his shot was taken “in September 2016 in Santa Maddalena, Dolomites, Italy. Beautiful light and humidity stood behind the nice play of light and shadows that morning. I was waiting as the small church was illuminated by the very first rays of sun.”
Copyright: © Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, 1st Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
The Wanderer: A stroll on a foggy night can be rewarding. In this case, Hendrik Mändla went home with third place in the National Awards (Estonia). Copyright: © Hendrik Mändla, Estonia, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
The Wanderer: A stroll on a foggy night can be rewarding. In this case, Hendrik Mändla went home with third place in the National Awards (Estonia).
Copyright: © Hendrik Mändla, Estonia, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
The Glass Castle: This picture, which won third place in the National Awards (Russia), was taken in a modern residential complex in Moscow. Copyright: © Ivan Turukhano, Russian Federation, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
The Glass Castle: This picture, which won third place in the National Awards (Russia), was taken in a modern residential complex in Moscow.
Copyright: © Ivan Turukhano, Russian Federation, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Maasai Morning Ritual: "In Magadi, which is in the southern part of Kenya's Great Rift Valley, Maasai Morans sometimes wake up in the morning to a cold beer before heading out to tend their cows near the lake. This is due to the long distance they must sometimes travel from where they live to where grass and water is. It's a sort of early "pick-me-up" to get the day rolling," says Joseph Were, who came third in the National Awards (Kenya). Copyright: © Joseph Were, Kenya, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Maasai Morning Ritual: “In Magadi, which is in the southern part of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, Maasai Morans sometimes wake up in the morning to a cold beer before heading out to tend their cows near the lake. This is due to the long distance they must sometimes travel from where they live to where grass and water is. It’s a sort of early “pick-me-up” to get the day rolling,” says Joseph Were, who came third in the National Awards (Kenya).
Copyright: © Joseph Were, Kenya, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Tabular Iceberg: Josselin Cornou came first in the National Awards (France) with this picture taken during an expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. Cornou says, "On our way to the 66th parallel south, our boat was navigating in silence through 30 meters (100 feet) high tabular icebergs that were once part of the Larsen Ice Shelf. Those mesmerizing structures were displaying subzero icy corridors, forming a highly photogenic gargantuan maze." Copyright: © Josselin Cornou, France, 1st Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Tabular Iceberg: Josselin Cornou came first in the National Awards (France) with this picture taken during an expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. Cornou says, “On our way to the 66th parallel south, our boat was navigating in silence through 30 meters (100 feet) high tabular icebergs that were once part of the Larsen Ice Shelf. Those mesmerizing structures were displaying subzero icy corridors, forming a highly photogenic gargantuan maze.”
Copyright: © Josselin Cornou, France, 1st Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Fisherman: Khalid Alsabat of Saudi Arabia photographed this scene at sunrise when he was staying in Yangzhou, China. "The elderly Chinese fisherman in his traditional clothes pushed his bamboo boat into the water, carrying with him a fishing net, a light, and two cormorants," Alsabat says. Copyright: © Khalid Alsabat, Saudi Arabia, 1st Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Fisherman: Khalid Alsabat of Saudi Arabia photographed this scene at sunrise when he was staying in Yangzhou, China. “The elderly Chinese fisherman in his traditional clothes pushed his bamboo boat into the water, carrying with him a fishing net, a light, and two cormorants,” Alsabat says.
Copyright: © Khalid Alsabat, Saudi Arabia, 1st Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Singapore at Dawn: Lester Koh Meng Hua took first place for Singapore with this photo of Singaporean public housing.  Copyright: © Lester Koh Meng Hua, Singapore, 1st Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Singapore at Dawn: Lester Koh Meng Hua took first place for Singapore with this photo of Singaporean public housing.
Copyright: © Lester Koh Meng Hua, Singapore, 1st Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Wanaka Tree: Linda Cutche of New Zealand tasked herself with a challenge to frame the famous tree in Lake Wanaka in a unique way. "Although this scene had been photographed by many, I was artistically challenged to take my own version. The idea was to go on an early morning venture and get a good spot before the sun rose, capturing the glory of an amazing sunrise showering the tree in a golden light." Copyright: © Linda Cutche, New Zealand, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Wanaka Tree: Linda Cutche of New Zealand tasked herself with a challenge to frame the famous tree in Lake Wanaka in a unique way. “Although this scene had been photographed by many, I was artistically challenged to take my own version. The idea was to go on an early morning venture and get a good spot before the sun rose, capturing the glory of an amazing sunrise showering the tree in a golden light.”
Copyright: © Linda Cutche, New Zealand, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Howrah Bridge: This picture of a winter morning scene under Howrah Bridge in Kolkata, India, was selected as the champion shot in the National Awards (Bangladesh). Copyright: © Mohammad Amir Hamja, Bangladesh, 1st Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Howrah Bridge: This picture of a winter morning scene under Howrah Bridge in Kolkata, India, was selected as the champion shot in the National Awards (Bangladesh).
Copyright: © Mohammad Amir Hamja, Bangladesh, 1st Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Local Train: Coming third in the Bangladesh category is this scene captured by Moin Ahmed at Tongi Railway Station.  Copyright: © Moin Ahmed, Bangladesh, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Local Train: Coming third in the Bangladesh category is this scene captured by Moin Ahmed at Tongi Railway Station.
Copyright: © Moin Ahmed, Bangladesh, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Character: "This image was captured off the coast of the island chain of Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga," says Matt Lance Draper, who took third place in the New Zealand category. "Every year humpback whales migrate thousands of kilometers from the cold oceans in the south to the warm breeding waters in the tropical islands on the South Pacific." Copyright: © Matt Lance Draper, New Zealand, 2nd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Character: “This image was captured off the coast of the island chain of Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga,” says Matt Lance Draper, who took third place in the New Zealand category. “Every year humpback whales migrate thousands of kilometers from the cold oceans in the south to the warm breeding waters in the tropical islands on the South Pacific.”
Copyright: © Matt Lance Draper, New Zealand, 2nd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Synced: Nadia Aly of the United States took this photo of Gentoo penguins, hunting in the icy cool waters of Antarctica. It was the third best shot taken by an American photographer this year. "It's incredibly interesting to see how synchronized they are with their movements and breaths, as they glide throughout the ocean," says Aly. Copyright: © Nadia Aly, United States of America, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Synced: Nadia Aly of the United States took this photo of Gentoo penguins, hunting in the icy cool waters of Antarctica. It was the third best shot taken by an American photographer this year. “It’s incredibly interesting to see how synchronized they are with their movements and breaths, as they glide throughout the ocean,” says Aly.
Copyright: © Nadia Aly, United States of America, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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