Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) Travel Photo Masterpieces.
Siena International Photo Award is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2018 edition has received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.
They are winners of the 2018 Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA). Hosted by Art Photo Travel, a non-profit organization whose mission involves “cultural initiatives aimed at spreading, promoting and enhancing art, monuments, traditions, cultures and natural beauty from all around the world,” this prestigious annual competition is now in its fourth year.
@Fyodor Savintsev for the first place in “Architecture and Urban Spaces” category!
“This picture of some Russian dachas near the city of Arkhangelsk is interesting thanks to the intense contrast between the colors of the houses and the white snow covering the Russian town.”
@Khalid Alsabt for the second place in “The Beauty of th Nature” category!
“In the desert of Dahana, in the center of Saudi Arabia, Bedouins migrate with camels from place to place, searching for food and water. I took this picture while a group of nomads was passing us with their camels, creating beautiful shadows in a peaceful atmosphere.”
@Sonalini Khetrapal for the third place in “General Monochrome” category! “This image was captured at a waterhole in Etosha National Park where the zebras arrived in a single file line to quench their mid-morning thirst. Suddenly, there was chaos and thick dust clouds blinded our vision. Within moments, two male zebras emerged from the dust, throwing heavy blows at each other with their hooves and heads. The duel only lasted a few minutes but it gave me an opportunity to capture this highly charged moment, among otherwise peaceful animals.”
By Amos Nachoum. “Facing Reality.” Pleneau Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Winner. 2018 Siena International Photo Awards.
By David Nam Lip Lee. “Kid with Hand Crafts.” Ethiopia. Winner. 2018 Siena International Photo Awards.
By K M Asad. “Battle Victim.” Ukhiya, Bangladesh. Winner. 2018 Siena International Photo Awards.
By Weiguo Hu. “Camels In The Desert, Mongolia.” Winner. 2018 Siena International Photo Awards.
Klaus Lenzen for the first place in “General Color” category!
“The picture was taken from 35 individual images of swimmers at the triathlon in the Duesseldorf Media Harbour in the summer of 2017. I was able to take them from above, while the athletes crossed a pedestrian bridge capturing their very individual “breathing techniques“. I was inspired by the work of Andreas Gursky; therefore, I took the individual images with the highest possible sharpness.
Lasse Kurkela per il secondo posto nella categoria “Under 20”!
Mariusz Potocki Photography for the third place in “The Beauty of th Nature” category!
“A group of Chinstrap Penguins (Pygoscelis Antarctica) is resting on an iceberg. When sailing Antarctic waters you will often see different types of icebergs. Some of these floating islands are great resting places for hunting penguins who can travel many kilometers, before jumping back into the icy water.”
Sina Falker for the first place in “Splash of Color” category!
“Early in the morning before sunrise up to a hundred boats meet at the colorful Lok Baintan Floating Market in Indonesia. It is one of the oldest markets in Asia where the inhabitants still trade from traditional wooden boats.”