This year’s winning photographs of the Siena International Photo Awards are incredible. In 2016, close to 50,000 photographs were submitted by both amateur and professional photographers from 130 countries. These photographers compete in seven categories including wildlife, sports, architecture, travel, and people.
Until the end of November all the winning photos will be exhibited in the medieval masterpiece that is the city of Siena, Italy, where the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival is being held.
If you can’t make it to Tuscany (where Siena is located), you can check below some of the awarded photographs including the overall winner: Greg Lacoeur’s stunning underwater shooting of sardine migration in Africa.
1. Sardine Run, South Africa
Photographer Greg Lacoeur says he was lucky to be at the right place, at the right time when he was able to capture marine predators attacking sardines in their migration in South Africa.
2. Into the Sky, Beijing
Photographer Feng Li took this picture in Beijing right after he heard the noise of the aircraft crossing above the buildings.
3. Strawberry Greenhouses, Turkey
Author Leyla Emektar waited the moment a peasant working with strawberries entered the frame. These colorful greenhouses are located in the town of Nazilli, Turkey.
4. Net Mending
These women mending nets in the Bac Lieu region, in Vietnam, were shot by Vietnamese photographer Hoang Long Ly.
5. Jodhupur Family
The composition reached by Indian photographer Isa Ebrahim with the facial expressions, the colors, and the postures of these three members of the Bhenwa family in the city of Jodhpur is a fine representation of what the living conditions in the region are.
6. Living Place
It had snowed heavily the night before photographer Qingjun Rong, from China, took this picture. He says he was in shock with the beauty of this view from a Buddhist Institute in Tibet.
The image of the houses of the Lamas and the nuns all covered in snow is really dazzling.
This is an astonishing image of Manhattan taken from Brooklyn by Italian amateur photographer Giuseppe Antonio Valletta, during his honeymoon in 2015. It’s a 182 second exposure picture. Since it was windy the clouds came out beautiful in the photo.
Submissions are closed as of now, but you already can access the 2017 contest rules.
You can also watch the Siena Travel Photo Exhibition mesmerizing invitational video here.
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