Vietnam wins first prize at the Nature Conservancy’s Global Photo Contest

Wednesday, 2019-09-18 16:23:41
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The photo 'Dance in the Sea' by Vietnamese photographer Le Van Vinh wins the 'people in nature' category at the contest.
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NDO – Vietnamese photographer Le Van Vinh has won the first prize in the ‘people in nature’ category at the 2019 global photo contest launched by the Nature Conservancy for his photo titled ‘Dance in the Sea’.

The photo is about the activity of a fisherman in Hon Yen, the south central coastal province of Phu Yen.

Earlier, he was awarded the first prize at the AGORA Images Beauty competition in July, with a photo capturing the image of a Gould's sun bird approaching a flower.

The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental non-profit organisation, received 121,774 entries from 152 countries around the world for the annual contest.

The competition consists of five categories including wildlife, water, people in nature, cities and nature, and landscape.

The Grand Prize went to Tyler Schiffman from the United States for his underwater photo of a California sea lion framed by kelp beds in Monterey Bay.

Meanwhile, the photo of a small waterfall and stream in West Papua, which was taken by Indonesian photographer Diyanto Sarira, was honoured with the People’s Choice award.

Other works by Fernando O’Farrill (Mexico), Alex Kydd (Australia), Jay Huang (the US) and Colin Ronald (Austria) took first place in the categories of wildlife, water, cities and nature and landscape, respectively.

The photo of California sea lion by Tyler Schiffman from the US wins the grand prize.

The People's Choice award winning photo

The photo by Fernando O’Farrill (Mexico) stands the first place in the wildlife category.

The first place photo in the category of water

The first prize winning photo in the category of 'cities and nature'

The first place photo in the category of 'landscape'