BACK TO ADVENTURE
by QASIM AL FARSI – Muscat, Oman
A green turtle heading back to open water after laying down eggs in her peaceful nest at Oman coastline between Ras Al Jinz and the Ras Al Hadd Turtle Reserve. Oman July 2020
THE WINGS OF AN ANGEL
by PATRICIA SOON – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
The abstract shape of the bridge and the tones of greys on it gave a feel of an angel flying with its open wings in the sky. The monochrome rendition helps it give a timeless feel.
WAITING FOR HOPE
by SARA GOLI – Tehran, Iran
The Iran Mall is the biggest mall in Tehran. I took this image during the summer that is passed. My goal was to describe the impact of Corona on the privacy of shopping malls, and this iron ceiling and its architecture caused this photo to be this way.
HIPPOPOTAMUS GROUP FROM ABOVE
by TALIB ALMARRI – Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
I took this photo from the helicopter when we were directly above the group. in addition, the pilot flipped the helicopter 90 degrees so my camera to be vertically over the hippocampus. The landscape was mostly grassland with the main river is flowing through. These hippos gathered in a dry river. It was only a little puddle of water left. The whole river was dry. Boro Jao river near eagle island camp, Okavango delta.
by MAKSIM TARASOV – Chelyabinsk , Russia
The ice pattern on the surface of a frozen lake looks like an Eye. It’s not enough for me just to change the angle of shooting by rising higher. To look for things hidden from us – that’s interesting. Russia. 24/10/2020
OVER THE SHADOWS
by MOHAMED NOUFAL – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
We tend to see Camel farms and huts of those who look after the farm in almost every desert of UAE. This magnificent picture was captured during my journey to Liwa-AbuDhabi, which portraits the sight of a stray camel being returned to the herd by its master. Mesmerising sunset even added more beauty to this picture over the layer of shadows of the desert. Liwa – UAE 14/02/2020
THE FUTURE IS LIT
by KIM BALLESTEROS – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
One of the first days that the newly finished Museum of the Future in Dubai started lighting up. Captured on one of the clearest weather reflecting the dramatic sunset.
by TANISHKA SHARMA – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
My way of entertainment and learning during the lockdown and #stayhome since last year. I am keen on conceptual photography. Trying to find simple elements at home and creating a story, theme, and colour palette
by DEEP BHATIA – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The beautiful scenery in the pictures shows us that, even as a silhouette, nature is beautiful. There are camels and people on the camels. This picture represents the Arab culture of the past.
PRAY FOR EARTH
by Roksolyana Hilevych – Cassino, Italy
That night was very cold, with temperatures reaching -20º C. It was probably one of the best shows of watching and photographing the Northern Lights I’ve ever experienced with such a magical foreground and the kp5/kp6 Aurora Borealis dancing all night long. The shape of the ice looks like the hands that pray for our planet Earth.
THE PERFECT NIGHT
by MARCO DANIELE CALANDRA – Gothenburg, Sweden
After having studied and analyzed the movement of the milky way during the summer months, I decided to visit the Dolomites with friends. We visited places like Cinque Torri and the lake Sorapis, but eventually, we decided to spend the last few days at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. We started from the Rifugio Auronzo reaching Forcella Lavaredo and later we finally reached Rifugio Locatelli. From there it is possible to have a panoramic view of Tre Cime di Lavaredo. We began to scour the area looking for excellent photographic points that would have been useful during the photo sessions. After having photographed until and beyond sunset time, we began to see the rising of the milky way. We were at the right time at the right place to photograph the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Monte Paterno and Rifugio Locatelli, with the Milky Way as the protagonist, as expected.
PROTEST HAS A WOMAN FACE
by YERCHAK YAUHEN – Minsk, Belarus
Women stand with clasped hands in front of security officials during the protest rally in support of opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova, arrested the day before, and all repressed and arrested people. Minsk, Belarus, 8th September 2020
by MEHMET ASLAN – Antakya, Turkey
Baba’s Munzir lost his right leg due to the impact of the bomb while he was walking around the bazaar in Syria’s Idlib itself. At that time, the child Mustafa, who was born due to the chemical gas he inhaled while the mother was pregnant, is born without any limbs. Mustafa and his father need an electronic prosthesis.
by SUPRATIM BHATTACHARJEE – Kolkata, India
August 18, 2020: A girl, standing before her tea shop, which is completely ruined by seawater in Namkhana Island. The Indo-Bangladesh region popular as the World Heritage site, the Sundarbans is known for its exquisite forest resources. Thus, the locals depend on forest resources for income. However, over the last few years, global warming has become a rising concern. Owing to the indiscriminate cutting down of trees for commercial and domestic use has created an imbalance on the deltaic islands. The land has become weak and a frequent victim of natural disasters. Storms, heavy rainfall, and flood wrecks havoc here. Approximately 3.14 mm rise in sea levels every year has taken several islands under the sea. Increased soil erosion, loss of soil quality resulting in minimized crop yield have made situations worse.
UNTITLED # 7, FROM THE SERIES “THE CATHEDRALS OF NOSTALGIA”
by RODRIGO ILLESCAS – Buenos Aires, Argentina
They act in their intimate theatre, but the theatre also is the whole city, and the drama crowned by silence embrace many days and many nights. In this complete immobile abstraction that even pain is absent; living creatures seem to listen and watch over some of their heart, the secret and irreparable course of the blood. And their hearts endure. Because it seems that the heart can endure anything, anything, anything… Bella Vista, Paraguay. 2019
THE STORY OF PRESERVING HERITAGE
by MD. ARIFUZZAMAN – Dhaka, Bangladesh
This is the last wooden boat of Bangladesh. Traditionally it is called Malar. Its design date back 3000 years old! This boat is 28 meters long under bamboo scaffolding- to turn a Bengali wooden boat, bamboo scaffolding is the only method available. To overhaul this boat it required 80 people. This is why this kind of boat is virtually extinct nowadays.
by PING LIU – Nanchang, China
The story of man and horse has been told for thousands of years. No nation has a deeper origin than Mongolia and horses. For thousands of years, they deeply understand the value of horses, understand the language of horses, and are close to the soul of horses.
THE WORLD IS GOING UPSIDE DOWN
by THOMAS VIJAYAN – Ontario, Canada
I wanted to capture 4 key elements in one frame; the sky, water, the habitat they live in and the subject facing me. The only way I could combine these elements in one frame was to be above the orangutang and position downwards to capture the face and the perfect reflection of the sky in the still water below it. The image is taken from a tree deep inside the jungle, for shooting this image we began our journey with a c3-hour boat ride.
by WEINONG DUAN – Beijing, China
Crested Goshawks are widely distributed in China. They are very vigilant and good at hiding. They often hide among the leaves. This photo shows the wonderful moment when the crested eagle catches the snake. Guangdong Province, China. 23 October 2021