Enormous images of landscapes and wildlife have won acclaim in a major competition to celebrate shots from around the world, as these shots wowed the judges of the 2021 Photography Magazine Best Picture Contest.
The report according to the Daily Mail
Pedro Garc Crips’ shot of two Burnie oranges lovingly cuddling each other is a masterpiece in photography, and it won a gold in the nature detection category, along with another photo of a flamingo examining its incubating egg. .
Monkeys lovingly cuddling each other
Another picture taken by “Krebs”, of a playful Asian elephant sitting on his mother’s back, won a gold award in the nature detection category.
An elephant playing on his mother’s back
Pedro Garc Krebs stunned the judges with another monkey shot titled “Singing in the Rain”, which won a gold award in the nature detection category.
Picture titled Singing in the rain
Describing his first photo of the monkeys, the photographer said: “I have to admit this little monkey totally seduced me in this photo session, he’s barely 9 months old, but he’s very alert and curious, and takes care of everything he can learn.” We can be alike with them, they are very smart and the fusion between him and his mother is touching.”
Frogs take cover from the rain
While photographer Chen Leung Tio entered the competition with many pictures, the best was a picture of three frogs sheltering in the rain, which achieved success. He also received a gold award for taking a picture of a frog jumping in the air.
frog playing in water
This shot of a blue viper, a highly venomous subspecies of pit viper native to Southeast Asia that eats an entire frog, also earned a gold award in the Nature Detection category by photographer Chen Leung Teo.
snake eats frog
Chen Leung Teo, also received a Gold Award in the Exceptional Travel category for a shot of a Vietnamese woman repairing fishing nets at home. Celebrity travel photographer Chen, from Singapore, started his photography endeavors in 2013 and quickly gained international fame and recognition..
Chen Leong received a gold award in the travel category for a photo of a woman repairing fishing nets
Bats playing acrobatics
Australian photographer Robin Moon mesmerized the judges by capturing three flying fruit bats playing acrobatic around a lake in Sydney, Australia. Dusk just fly.”
He added: “When summer is at its peak, they are at risk of dying from heat exhaustion in their daytime sleep, and can literally drop dead from their trees..”
A snapshot of Filipino workers surrounded by thousands of incense sticks
Photographer Azim Khan Roni also stunned the judges, as he received a silver award in the Exotic Tours category, with this shot of Vietnamese workers surrounded by thousands of incense sticks, and was able to take another picture showing daily life in Bangladesh
daily life in bangladesh
One of Ryan Montgomery’s mysterious landscape photos captures the frigid subzero terrain of Iceland, where the aurora borealis can be seen over the deserted Westrahorn Mountains.
Untitled landscape shot
Frozen terrain in Iceland
Describing his photo, Ryan Montgomery said, “Midnight 15 degrees, freezing toes and icy gills and no aurora yet, a very faint glimmer of green over Västerhorn Iceland that would bother us and fade away,” and continued: “And after some time, finally, The green glow became stronger and stronger and cast a green light over the dark shadow of the night, slithering through the sky like a magical serpent..”
Use of fishing nets
Pyay Phyo Thit Paing, from Myanmar, caught the judges’ attention, with a natural shot of fishermen using traditional nets in Inle Lake..
802 images from all over the world are submitted to the competition, in front of 3 judges who divide the images into 4 categories: Emotional Portraits, Classic Landscapes, Exotic Travel, and Revealing Nature..
A female black jaguar is part of the European Endangered Species Program
Tony Brown won the Gold Award in the Classic Landscape category for his panoramic sunset shot, while Graeme Gordon received the same honor for his black and white photograph of the Sydney Opera House..
Black and white photo of the Sydney Opera House
Panoramic shot of sunset
Andy Abdel-Halil won gold awards in the revealing and emotional image categories, with pictures of the red “palm weevil”, and another for a person hiding behind palm fronds, respectively.
Someone hiding behind a palm leaf
Magnus Jonassen also received a Silver Award for his classic untitled landscape shot of a frozen scene in Norway, who said: “It was amazing what the sky looked like this evening… It’s not always easy to relive the feeling of being outside in the final edit.”
Crocodile stalking its prey
Other pictures from Krebs’ work – Anatomy Lesson
A silver award in the Nature Detection category went to Sharon Jones, for a moody, mostly black-and-white photo of a crocodile with its head partly out of water.