Tuntud loodusajakiri National Geographic on välja kuulutanud oma maineka fotovõistluse 2015. aasta võitjad. Tänavu esitati fotovõistlusele üle 13 000 foto üle maailma ning ainult 13 nendest töödest pärjati erilise tunnustusega. Fotod võistlesid kolmes ametlikus kategoorias: inimesed, kohad ja loodus.

Peaauhinna võitjaks krooniti Austraalia fotograafi James Smarti töö “DIRT”. Tegemist on haruldase fotoga, kus antitsükloni ajal tekkinud tornaado tormas mööda Colorado põlde ning oleks peaaegu endasse neelanud lähedal asuva maja. Auhinnaks oli James’ile 10 000$ ja reis Washingtoni.

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Peavõidu saanud töö: “Dirt” James Smart 

Jaw-dropping, rare anti-cyclonic tornado tracks in open farm land narrowly missing a home near Simla, Colorado.

Kategpooria “Kohad” võitja: “Asteroid” Francisco Mingorance

On the occasion of the preparation of a report on Ríotinto from the air, I decided to include phosphogypsum ponds located in the marshes of red and whose radioactive discharges has destroyed part of the marsh. As an environmental photojournalist had to tell this story and report it but had to do with an image that by itself attract attention of the viewer. I discovered this on a low-flying training that caught my attention for its resemblance to the impact of an asteroid on its green waters.

Kategooria “Inimesed” võitja: “At The Play Ground” Joel Nsadha

Bwengye livesin a slum called Kamwokya in Kampala, Uganda's capital city. He cherishes his bicycle more than anything else. He brings it to this playground in the slum every evening where he watches kits playing soccer.

Tunnustuse pälvinud töö: “Hill of Crosses” Hideki Mizuta

This photo was taken in Siauliai, Lithuania. There are about 100,000 crosses in the hill. Many people pray for god and mourned the death of people killed by war. When I visited here, a girl ran through the hill of crosses. It was a strange sight.

Tunnustuse pälvinud töö: “From Generation to Generation” Jackson Hung

This photo was taken during Chinese New Year's Eve of 2015 in Taiwan. While paying respects to our ancestors, I noticed how the light was coming into the room and saw the passing of incense sticks to each of our family members after sending our prayers. The photo is symbolic since the passing of incense sticks resembles and knowledge and wisdom passed down from generation to generation.

Tunnustuse pälvinud töö: “Overlooking Iraq from Iran” Yanan Li

There are relics left along the Iran-Iraq boarders. A group of Iranian female students play around an abandoned tank. Among them, one girl stands on the tank with her arms open. 

Tunnustuse pälvinud töö: “Orangutan in The Rain” Andrew Suryono

I was taking pictures of some Orangutans in Bali and then it started to rain. Just before I put my camera away, I saw this Orangutan took a taro leaf and put it on top on his head to protect himself from the rain! I immediately used my DSLR and telephoto lens to preserve this spontaneous magic moment.

Tunnustuse pälvinud töö: “Changing Shifts” Mohammed Yousef

In Masai Mara, the cubs of the famous cheetah called Malaika became young enough to start hunting. They moved from one hill to another scanning the lands. Here, they seemed to change shifts as one cheetah leaves the hill while the other takes her place.

Tunnustuse pälvinud töö: “Colorful chaos” Bence Mate

White-fronted Bee-eaters

Tunnustuse pälvinud töö: “Acrobat of the Air” Alessandra Meniconzi

A flocks of Alpine choughs (Pyrrhocorax graculus), mountain-dwelling birds, performs acrobatic displays in the air. I was able, during a windy day, to immortalize their impressive flight skills.

Tunnustuse pälvinud töö: “Nothing to Declare” Lars Hübner

Taiwan - In the countryside, the funerals are usually accompanied by local chapels. When a family member dies, their body is kept in the house, or in a tent built specifically for this purpose. After a set period of time, the deceased, accompanied by a funeral procession is buried. http://larshuebner.com/book/nothing-to-declare-book/ http://larshuebner.com/book/ntd--selection/

Tunnustuse pälvinud töö: ö “The Game” Simone Monte

the game (Altinho) in Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro

Tunnustuse pälvinud töö: “Surrealist painting in nature” Tugo Cheng

As the largest mountain ranges in Central Asia, Tian-shan ('sky-mountain' in Chinese), has one of the best collections of natural landscapes in the world and is seen by many as a paradise for outdoor adventures. Thanks to the richness of sediments compounded with the power of erosion by rivers flowing down the mountains, the north face of Tian-shan is carved into stunning plateaus and colorful canyons hundreds of meters deep, resulting in this surrealist painting in nature.


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