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30 Best Entries For The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

30 Best Entries For The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most prestigious photo competitions in the world. Every year, thousands of photographers submit their entries. Have a look at the most stunning photos from The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.

1. Vigorous Touch Of The Morning

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    A Hindu monk walking in the mango garden in Dinajpure. Photographer: Jubair Bin Iqbal.

    2. Timeless Affection

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      Fina is a daughter of Indonesian photographer Arief Siswandhono. She used to be scared of cats, until her parents adopted two kittens. Now they are inseparable. Photographer: Arief Siswandhono.

      3. Dinner

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        A mother and her cub walking with their dinner. These are Spirit Bears and they are in nature rarer than panda bears. Photographer: Kyle Breckenridge, Canada.

        4. Holi

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          Hindu celebration of spring – Holi. Photographer: Ioulia Chvetsova.

          5. In A Crowd Of King Penguins

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            This crowd of penguins was captured in South Georgia, on an island in the South Atlantic Ocean, where they live in large colonies. Photographer: Lisa Vaz, Portugal.

            6. Covered

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              “So much of a portrait relies on the face in a photo. But when it is covered, we can see a whole different side of a person through their movement, their posture and even what we think the expression on their face will be when it is finally uncovered.” – Courtney Colantonio-Ray, photographer, USA.

              7. Desert Dawn

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                Captured here is a balloon floating over the dessert dunes 30 minutes after sunrise. Photographer: Gareth Lowndes.

                8. Hamer Man

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                  Spanish photographer Diego Arroyo Mendez captured Hamer man in Ethiopia, collecting wood to build a defensive fence for cattle.

                  9. The Trace Of An Ancient Glacier

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                    “Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America’s tallest peak, 20,320′ Mount McKinley. What used to be glaciers are now white and blue rocks that contrasts with red, yellow, orange and green tundra of this vast natural paradise. The image is taken in Autumn when the colours multiply and make the landscape truly remarkable.”  – Miquel Art˙s Illana, photographer, Spain.

                    10. The Morning Ritual

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                      Locals taking morning baths at Hooghly River, Kolkata. Photographer: Nick Ng, Malaysia.

                      11. Orangutan In The Rain

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                        “I was taking pictures of some Orangutans in Bali and then it started to rain. Just before I put my camera away, I saw this Orangutan took a banana leaf and put it on top on his head to protect himself from the rain!” – Andrew Suryono, photographer, Indonesia.

                        12. Morning Hour

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                          Mystical animal, the white fallow dear in Eifel National Park in Germany. Photographer: Georg May.

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                          13. Shadow Of Time

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                            Bao Vu, Vietnamese photographer, took picture of an old teacher in Hanoi, Vietnam.

                            14. Times Are Hard For Dreamers

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                              Ahmad Zikri Mohamad Zuki from Malaysia captured this woman suspended in a mass of feathers.

                              15. Hi…Who Are You?

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                                “Blue Tit Looking at it’s Reflection in Some Water.” – Georg May, Photographer, Germany.

                                16. Step By Step

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                                  Staircase in Berlin. Photographer: Ralf Wendrich, Germany.

                                  17. Blaak

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                                    “Cube houses (Dutch: Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom. High-density housing with sufficient space on the ground level. Blom tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees, and rested it upon a hexagon-shaped pylon. His design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest.” – Cor Boers, photographer, Netherlands.

                                    18. First Sight 2

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                                      Sonia (12) and her younger sister Anita Singh (5) were blind. Their surgery would take just 15 minutes, but because they are coming from a poor family, they couldn’t afford it. Thanks to donors, they are able to see the world again. Photographer: Brent Stirton, South Africa.

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                                      19. Dog Flight

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                                        Bucharest International Air Show and the moment when Romanian YAK team breaks their formation. Photographer: Cioplea Vlad, Romania.

                                        20. On The Tundra

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                                          Photographer Simon Morris captured a young boy playing in a Siberian winter in -40 degrees.

                                          21. Ceasar

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                                            Portrait of a baby born by caesarean section. Photographer: Christian Berthelot, France.

                                            22. Sweat And Blood

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                                              Photography from the training session of sumo wrestlers from Miyagino stable, Ryogoku District, Tokyo. Photogapher: Marcin Kloce.

                                              23. Pray

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                                                Indonesian photographer Muhammad Berkati snapped this peaceful moment in Bromo, Indonesia.

                                                24. Pelican Feeding

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                                                  Pelicans in Port Vincent on the Yorke Peninsular (South Australia) are waiting for their fish. Photographer: Melissa Little.

                                                  25. Acid Survivors In India

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                                                    Portrait of a woman after an acid attack with a capture of her past in the background. Photographer: Jordi Pizarro.

                                                    26. Old Shepherd

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                                                      Old shepherd with his sheep in a snow storm, north Iran. Photographer: Saeed Barikani.

                                                      27. The Secondary Trainer

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                                                        Rocky, the dog and gym resident, is providing comfort to the performer. Photographer: Anthony Kham.

                                                        28. A Life Apart: The Toll Of Obesity

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                                                          Hector Garcia Jr. battled severe obesity with all its consequences for many years. Approximately 6.3% of the US population is suffering from the same disease. Photographer: Lisa Kranttz.

                                                          29. Headless

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                                                            A moment from the Artistic Gymnastics Tournament in Poland. Girls participating in the contest were 8-12 years old. Photographer: Adrian Jaszczak.

                                                            30. Une Crise Humanitaire2

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                                                              Guidi Oumarou (19) is sitting with her son (2) in a hospital in Thad, where he is being treated for malnutrition. Four months the before photo was taken, she escaped from violence in CAR with her sick son. Photographer: Corentin Fohlen.

                                                              Featured photo credit: World Photography Organisation via worldphoto.org

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                                                              How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                                                              How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                                                              Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

                                                              The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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                                                              The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

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                                                              Review Your Past Flow

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                                                              Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

                                                              Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

                                                              Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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                                                              Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

                                                              Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

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