Incredible winning shots from the 2016 Siena International Photography Awards
Now in it's second year, the
Siena International Photography Award winners for 2016 have recently been announced. With images submitted by photographers from over 100 countries, it is one of the most impressive lineups of winning shots we've ever seen. See more images at SIPA.com
“Jodhpur family, Rajasthan”. A studied composition of the Bhenwa family in the city of Jodhpur. Honourable mention: Travel. (Photo by Isa Ebrahim/SIPA Contest)
“The mask lady, Venice”. According to Venetian-born mask maker Marilisa Dal Cason, each of her creations has its own personality, which can help the user enter another world. Honourable mention: People and portraits. (Photo by Dean Saffron/SIPA Contest)
“Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, China”. Red houses of the lamas and nuns at this Buddhist academy in Sichuan province, China, after heavy snowfall. Honourable mention: Architecture. (Photo by Qingjun Rong/SIPA Contest)
“Floating market, Malaysia”. Water transportation plays an important role in everyday life in South Borneo. Third place: Travel. (Photo by Antonius Andre Tjiu/SIPA Contest)
“Ripples in tea, China”. Harvest time ay a high-quality, ecological tea plantation in Jinlu village in China’s Zhejiang province. Honourable mention: Travel. (Photo by Hong Ding/SIPA Contest)
“The power of nature”. Magma, ash and gas erupt from Mount Etna in December 2015, rising to a height of several kilometres. Winner: Nature. (Photo by Giuseppe Mario Famiani/SIPA Contest)
“Strawberry greenhouses”. A strawberry-picker walks between colourful greenhouses near Nazilli, in the Aydın province of Turkey. Winner: Travel. (Photo by Leyla Emektar/SIPA Contest)
“Urban skiing in the Arctic”. The photographer’s friend descends a 10-metre high clifftop in Tromsø, Norway. It was challenging because the night was much darker than it appears in the photo and it was impossible to see where one might land. The image is the result of a long exposure and using a flash to capture the subject during action. Winner: Sport. (Photo by Audun Rikardsen/SIPA Contest)
SIPAContest Photo of the Year. Greg Lecoeur, South Africa. "During the sardines' migration along the coast of South Africa, all marine predators are looking for sardines! I was lucky to be at the right place at the right time to photograph their capture."
“Making fishing nets, Vietnam”. In the fishing village of Phan Rang in southern Vietnam, a woman creates a handmade fishing net. Winner: Open colour. (Photo by Danny Yen Sin Wong/SIPA Contest)
A killer whale lurks in the water beneath a fishing boat, waiting to feast on the herring that are squeezed out of the nets. (Image by Audun Rikardsen)
1° classified in the open monochrome category. Marcin Ryczek, Poland (Krakow). This photograph was taken in Krakow, from the Grunwald bridge. The nature-created contrast of white snow and dark water, separated by the straight line of the waterfront, serves as a reflection of the Yin-Yang symbol which represents opposing yet complementary forces.