15 Photographs That Will Open Your Eyes To The Wonders Of The World

15 Photographs That Will Open Your Eyes To The Wonders Of The World

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Digital photography had opened undreamed of possibilities to the common folk. What once was the domain of professionals, now invites everybody to show their creativity to the world. Thanks to the technological innovations in 21st century: anybody with a digital camera can shoot great photos.

Sony World Photography Awards competition is open to amateurs and professionals alike. Below are the best of the photographs submitted to the competition.


Cioplea Vlad, Romania, Split Second   15-wonders-of-the-world-0

This is exactly the moment when Romanian YAK Team is breaking the formation just in front of the public at Bucharest International Air Show. At that moment they look just like they are haunting each other. Image location: Bucharest

Ioulia Chvetsova, France, Arts and Culture   15-wonders-of-the-world-7

Hindu devotees throw vivid colour at each other to celebrate the start of spring during Lathmar Holi Festival.

Gareth Lowndes, New Zealand, Travel   15-wonders-of-the-world-8

About 30 minutes after sunrise a hot air balloon is captured in the distance beginning it’s descent to land in a camel farm. The image was shot while floating over the dunes in a chase balloon. Image location – Dubai

Andrew Suryono, Indonesia, Nature and Wildlife   15-wonders-of-the-world-9

A Orangutan took a banana leaf and put it on top on his head to protect himself from the rain. Image location: Bali, Indonesia

Cor Boers, Netherlands, Architecture   15-wonders-of-the-world-10

Cube houses (Dutch: Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”.

Arief Siswandhono, Indonesia, People   15-wonders-of-the-world-11

Fina (the girl in the picture) is the younger of my two daughters. Fina used to be scared of cat, which was the reason why we decided to adopt two kittens. We wanted Fina to learn how to live with cats, how to hold them, how to care for them and how to treat them as family members to help her overcome her fear. Now we can proudly say she did! Day by day, 7 months passed by and today Fiona and the cats are best friends, and love and care for each other.
In this picture I wanted to show how gracefully they’re together in a frame with Leon, one of her babies. IMAGE LOCATION: Banyuwangi – East Java – Indonesia

Miquel Ángel Artús Illana, Spain, Travel   15-wonders-of-the-world-12

Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America’s tallest peak, 20,320′ Mount McKinley. What used to be glaciers are now white and blue rocks that contrasts with red, yellow, orange and green tundra of this vast natural paradise.
The image is taken in Autumn when the colours multiply and make the landscape truly remarkable. IMAGE LOCATION: Denali Park, Alaska

Courtney Colantonio-Ray, USA, Split Second   15-wonders-of-the-world-13

o much of a portrait relies on the face in a photo. But when it’s covered, we can see a whole different side of a person through their movement, their posture and even what we think the expression on their face will be when it’s finally uncovered.Image location: Los Angeles, CA. USA.

Georg May, Germany, Nature and Wildlife   15-wonders-of-the-world-14

A white fallow deer standing in the morning mist an early morning in Eifel National Park, Germany. One hardly dares to move – can only look fascinated. IMAGE LOCATION: Germany

Ralf Wendrich, Germany, Architecture   15-wonders-of-the-world-1

A staircase in Berlin, reduced to the essential. IMAGE LOCATION: Berlin

Kyle Breckenridge, Canada, Nature and Wildlife   15-wonders-of-the-world-2

The mother and the cub are Spirit Bears or Kermode bear a subspecies of the North American Black Bear living in the Central and North Coast regions of British Colombia, Canada. These bears are rarer than the Panda Bear in the wild. Image location: Image was taken in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia near a small village called Klemtu.
I have been told that this the 2nd time a white mother and cub has been documented. Most mother and cubs are usually a black and white combination

Jubair Bin Iqbal, Bangladesh, People   15-wonders-of-the-world-3

A Hindu Swamiji is walking in a foggy winter morning of a mango garden of Dinajpur. IMAGE LOCATION: Dinajpur, Bangladesg.

Nick Ng, Malaysia, Split Second   15-wonders-of-the-world-4

A man washes his feet before bathing in the Hooghly River, part of the Holi Ganges River in the early morning in Kolkata, India. The morning ritual of bathing oneself in the Ganges is a tradition of most Hindus, paying homage to their ancestors and their gods.
The river is considered a sacred embodiment of the Hindus. IMAGE LOCATION: Below Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, India

Lisa Vaz, Portugal, Nature and Wildlife   15-wonders-of-the-world-5

King Penguins live in large colonies in South Georgia, a spec of an island in the South Atlantic Ocean and just below the Antarctic Convergence. They are very beautiful, gracious and yet almost comical birds and a true delight to observe.
This image aims to capture and reflect how gracious and colourful Wildlife can be even at the ends of the Earth. IMAGE LOCATION: old Harbour in South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean.

Diego Arroyo Méndez, Spain, Smile   15-wonders-of-the-world-6

Hamer man collecting wood to build a defensive fence for the cattle in the Lower Omo Valley. IMAGE LOCATION: Omo Valley, Ethiopia.

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