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20 Gorgeous Pictures from Siena International Photography Awards 2016

Siena International Photo Award has become one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. Photographers submitted images from over 100 countries around the world. Results for the 2016 competition have just been announced and below you can find a collection of our favourite award winners and honorary mentions.

 

“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)

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“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)

 

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“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)

 

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During a Dharma assembly in the monastery of Labrang Lamasery, due to the heavy snow, all the monks’ robes were covered with a thick layer of snow. When a young Lama was looking back with a smile, the photographer captured his smiling face. (Photo by Jianjun Huang)

 

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“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)

 

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“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)

 

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“Chilli harvest, China”. Aerial perspective of the red chilli harvest season in Bayingolin Mongol prefecture, Xinjiang, China, when farmers pick and leave them to dry in the sun. Honourable mention: Open colour. (Photo by Hanbin Wang/SIPA Contest)

 

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“Jodhpur family, Rajasthan”. A studied composition of the Bhenwa family in the city of Jodhpur. Honourable mention: Travel. (Photo by Isa Ebrahim/SIPA Contest)

 

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“The storyteller”. In Sichuan province, China, the tea house still plays a vital role in the daily life: here people relax during a storytelling session. Honourable mention: Travel. (Photo by Aimin Wang/SIPA Contest)

 

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“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)

 

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Sprinkle Net. Remarkable Award In Open Color Category (Photo by Fuyang Zhou/SIPA Contest)

 

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“Walking high in the Dolomites”. The international high line festival at Monte Piana (2,324m) in the Italian Dolomites, above the small town of Misurina. The mountain is popular with slackliners who take advantage of its numerous buttresses, suspending thin lines between the spectacular cliffs and then walking over the gaps. Honourable mention: Travel. (Photo by James Rushforth/SIPA Contest)

 

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“Light and shadows, Abu Dhabi”. The reflections augment the geometry and architecture of Sheikh Zayed’s Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Second place: Architecture. (Photo by Ali Al Jajri/SIPA Contest)

 

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The mangroves are a unique and very important ecosystem on Earth. As in all the ecosystems, you can find an apex predator at the top of the food chain to regulate the good health of the ocean. In Cuba, I explored the mangrove and was able to photograph the American crocodile. (Photo by Greg Lecoeur/SIPA Contest)

 

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A Bahraini Muslim woman carrying her son while taking part in the funeral of Isa Radhi, the Bahraini protester who was allegedly killed during Martial Law in Sitra Village, South Manama on March 22, 2011. (Photo by Isa Ebrahim/SIPA Contest)

 

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“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)

 

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“Red mist in Alba”. An autumnal glimpse of vineyards near Alba in the Langhe hills of Piedmont. Second place: Wine. (Photo by Valentina Galvagno/SIPA Contest)

 

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“Prayers on the road”. Devotees praying on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway, Bangladesh, on first day of Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest Islamic congregation after the Hajj, organised on the banks of the Turag river. Honourable mention: Travel. (Photo by Muhammad Mostafigur Rahman/SIPA Contest)

 

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“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)

 

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On the sand dunes of Mui Ne, situated close to its homonym city in South Vietnam, three girls are walking along the slope wearing their typical cone hats and carrying their scales, creating beautiful lines and shade effects on the sand. (Photo by Danny Yen Sin Wong/SIPA Contest)

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