Sony World Photography Awards – The incredible winners

15 04 2017

A paper boat bobs along a fabric sea in this surreal picture. (Sergey Dibtsev)

(Yahoo News) – The first winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced.

10 extraordinary pictures have been selected as the winners of the ‘Open’ category of the competition, selected from a pool of more than 100,000 entries.

Journalist and photographer Damien Deomolder, chair of the Open competition, said: ‘It has been a pleasure and an inspiration to be exposed to such a volume of great work, and a privilege too that I could share in the personal moments, the joys, tears, life and losses of photographers from all around the globe who recorded their experiences through their pictures.’

The winners of the National Awards, a global contest to find best images taken by photographers in 66 countries, have also been announced.

This year the competition expanded to Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates for the first time.

Here are some of the most spectacular pictures, taken by both amateur and professional photographers.





In Photos: Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu

16 09 2015
Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu at Padang Merbok, Sept. 16, 2015. Photo credit to sejarahmelayu.blogspot.my

Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu at Padang Merbok, Sept. 16, 2015. Photo credit to sejarahmelayu.blogspot.my

Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu is held today at Padang Merbuk to show the people’s support to the government of Malaysia as to counter the claims made by the oppositions that the Bersih 4 illegal demonstrators are the voice of the nation.





Photos: Amtrak Train 188 Derails In Philadelphia; 5 Killed, 65 Injured

13 05 2015
Emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

Emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

An Amtrak train headed to New York City from Washington, D.C. derailed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania killing at least five people shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

It was a very bad accident where all the seven cars of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed and came off the tracks near the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane.

The incident happened in an area known as Frankford Junction.

65 people were reportedly hurt and six of them are in critical condition.

Victims were taken to Temple University Hospital, Aria Health-Frankford, Hahnemann University Hospital and the Albert Einstein Medical Center.

AP reported that, “Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths, said the scene was horrific and not all the more than 240 people on the train had been accounted for”.

The mayor said the incident was a”Level 3 mass casualty event”.

It was reported that the train was carrying 238 passengers and 5 crew members.

NBC reported that, “the incident required a 4-alarm response, including 120 firefighters and 200 police officers”.

The Amtrak train service between New York City and Philadelphia was suspended after the crash.





Gambar Kemusnahan Banjir K. Krai/Photos Of Flood Destruction In Kuala Krai

2 01 2015
Villager Alias Karim, 61, carries belongings as he walks on a ground where his house stood, before it was swept by flood in Kampung Laloh near Kuala Krai January 1, 2015. NSTP/Bazuki Muhammad  (for search string purposes : banjir)

Villager Alias Karim, 61, carries belongings as he walks on a ground where his house stood, before it was swept by flood in Kampung Laloh near Kuala Krai January 1, 2015. NSTP/Bazuki Muhammad (for search string purposes : banjir)

The ravaging floods in Kuala Krai, Kelantan has receded, leaving houses damaged and ruined.

Here are some aftermath photos of the flood destruction in Kuala Krai taken by NSTP photographer Bazuki Muhammad …





In Photos: Ferocious Storm Floods California

12 12 2014
People use kayaks and a canoe to make their way around a flooded parking lot at a shopping center in Healdsburg, Calif.  (Photo: Eric Risberg, AP)

People use kayaks and a canoe to make their way around a flooded parking lot at a shopping center in Healdsburg, Calif. (Photo: Eric Risberg, AP)

The West Coast of the United States is being hit by one of the strongest storm in years bringing heavy rain that flooded some parts of California.

In Oregon, at least two people were reportedly killed due to the storm.

The ferocious storm also produced very strong winds across Northern California, including hurricane force wind of 78 mph near Lake Tahoe and over 100 mph in many spots in the mountains.

According to the National Weather Service, the highest gust recorded so far was 147 mph which was recorded near Lake Tahoe.

The powerful storm system is fueled by the “Pineapple Express” that is delivering a steady stream of moisture directly from Hawaii to the West Coast.

There were flash flood in several parts of the Bay Area and some parts of major highways were closed due to flooding.





Rare October Spring Snow Falls In Blue Mountains

16 10 2014

Below are photos of rare October spring snow in Blue Mountains, New South Wales in Australia.

Please click the photos for larger images:





Photos: Huge Billboard Fell From Krystal Point, Penang

20 09 2014
Image credit to Cucu Tok Selampit blog.

Image credit to Cucu Tok Selampit blog.

A huge billboard measuring approximately 6m by 18m, fell from the fifth floor of Krystal Point in Bayan Baru, Penang during a severe thunderstorm at about 7.00 p.m. Friday evening.

The fallen billboard crushed a Perodua Myvi, a Perodua Kelisa, a BMW and a Citroen .

There were no casualties reported.

Image credit to Cucu Tok Selampit blog.

Image credit to Cucu Tok Selampit blog.

Image credit to Cucu Tok Selampit blog.

Image credit to Cucu Tok Selampit blog.

Image credit to Cucu Tok Selampit blog.

Image credit to Cucu Tok Selampit blog.








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