INCREDIBLE PHOTOS FROM SIENA INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
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The 2018 Siena International Photo Awards has received 48,000 submissions from 156 countries, and the judges have had an incredibly hard time deciding the winners. Nonetheless, the winners have been decided, and just like in 2017 and 2016, their images show just how diverse our beautiful world really is.
Scroll down to see some of this year’s amazing “Animals in their Environment” submissions,
Find out more amazing photographs from them here: https://sipacontest.com/
“I encountered this fox scavenging a Caribou's carcass on the coastal plains of Alaska's Arctic. I spent two hours slowly approaching it until I took this picture from six feet away, as she finished her meal. It was a surreal and unforgettable experience and a rare opportunity to be accepted into a wild animal's existence for a few special hours”
“A wild Sumatran orangutan in Gunung Leuser National Park, in Northern Sumatra. This species is critically endangered according to the IUCN red list, due to habitat loss, as a consequence of palm oil exploitation and logging. Less than 3,500 orangutans still survive in the wild. We found this big male while hiking into the primary forest, and after initial mistrust, it became confident allowing me to take some wide-angle shots.”
“A small group of Emperor Penguins huddles near a crack in an ice floe, in a pristine area of the Southern Ocean adjacent to Antarctica, known as the Ross Sea.”
“A killer whale emerges on the surface while hunting in an Arctic Norwegian fjord during the polar night.
“I was taking an early ride out from the camp in Masai Mara National Park, searching for the Great Migration, when I saw a rhino from far away standing beside a tree. The backlight from the early sun was too strong, so I took a silhouette instead.
“A snowy owl takes flight alarmed by the call of another female. This species gives particular care to protecting its own hunting territory.”