2020 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards Winners

From lockdown to landscapes and everything in-between… the winners of the 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year awards have been revealed.

Overall Winner – the Travel Photographer of The Year 2020: Vladimir Alekseev, Russia

Location: Svalbard
Artist Statement: Once on my expedition to Spitsbergen, there was a blizzard. Everything around was equally white. And suddenly I spotted this Arctic fox. He almost merged with the environment. Only his eyes and nose betrayed him.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark III, 60-600mm lens, F9, 1/320 sec, ISO 640

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Winner: Young Travel Photographer of The Year 2020: Indigo Larmour, Ireland (age 12)

Location: Old city, Lahore, Pakistan
Artist Statement: The Delhi Gate served as the main entrance to Lahore during the Mughal period. Today it still functions as a busy gateway to the historic old city. It’s not uncommon to see horses and carts passing through the gateway to make deliveries to the people and businesses there.
Gear and Specs: Nikon D600, 24-85mm lens, F5.6, 1/1600 sec, ISO 800

Young Travel Photographer of The Year 15-18 Winner: Ben Skaar, Usa (age 17)

Location: Lincoln, New Hampshire, USA
Artist Statement: I slept in my car for two nights to get this shot. I drove up to the White Mountains hoping to capture the vibrant autumn colors of New Hampshire. I woke up at 4:30 that Sunday morning and, as the sun rose over the mountains, the colors seemed to be set ablaze.
Gear and Specs: DJI Mavic 2 Pro, 28mm lens, F2.8, 1/120 sec, ISO 100

Landscapes and Earth Elements Portfolio Runner-Up: Scott Portelli, Australia

Location: Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, South Australia
Artist Statement: Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is Australia’s largest salt-lake yet it is only covered with water every eight years on average. The vast salt plain dominates the landscape with patterns left behind by the receding water. Natural bore springs emerge across the plains, creating enormous patterns of pastel-blues, yellows and reds as water pushed up through the salt crust creates visual anomalies.
Gear and Specs: Olympus E-M1 Mark II, 40-150mm lens, F7.1, 1/2000 sec, ISO 500

Winner, Best Single Image in A Landscape & Earth Elements Portfolio: James Smart, Australia

Location: Simla, Colorado, USA
Artist Statement: This ‘drill bit’ type of tornado is a rare anti-cyclonic tornado, which happens in around 2% of tornadoes. It touched down in open farmland, narrowly missing a home near Simla, Colorado as it tore up the ground, gathering the soil giving it its brown color.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark II 70-200mm lens, F4, 1/90 sec, ISO 100

People of The World Portfolio Highly Commended: Alain Schroeder, Belgium

Location: Talas, Taldy-Bulak, Kyrgyzstan
Artist Statement: Trying to outrun your opponents with a decapitated goat wedged between your leg and your horse, might not be your idea of a fun game, but in Kyrgyzstan, Kok Boru is the national sport. Dead goat polo feels more to me like cavalier rugby. Organized in two teams of five, but sometimes many more, riders race from one end of the field to the other chasing the rider with the goat whose sole intention is to score a point by heaving the 20 kilo body into the Tai Kazan (goal) on either end.
Gear and Specs: Fujifilm X-Pro2, 10mm lens, F8, 1/1000 sec, ISO 1000

People of The World Portfolio Commended: Piper Mackay, Usa

Location: Lalibela, Ethiopia
Artist Statement: Pilgrims gathering at St George; one of the eleven rock-hewn monolithic churches in Lalibela Ethiopia.
Gear and Specs: Nikon Z7 Infrared, 14-30mm lens, F4, 1/320 sec, ISO 160

People of The World Portfolio Single Images Special Mention: Mouneb Taim (syria)

Location: Saraqib, Syria
Artist Statement: March 27, 2019: On the occasion of the International Day of Theater, puppeteer Walid Rashed performs his puppet acts for children. Since 2013, theatre artist Walid has been touring refugee camps and devastated neighbourhoods to perform puppet acts and shadow play for Syrian children.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark III, 50mm lens, F2, 1/4000 sec, ISO 100

Travel Portfolio Winner: Jordi Cohen, Spain

Location: Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel
Artist Statement: Women and girls separated by a net at the Lag Baomer celebration in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish quarter of Mea Shearim.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark III, 16-35mm lens, F2.8, 1/320 sec, ISO 3200

Travel Portfolio Winner: Jordi Cohen, Spain

Location: Bassin Saint Jacques, Plain du Nord (near Cap Haitien), Haiti
Artist Statement: Girl going into ecstasy at Bassin Saint Jacques. Even though it’s a neighboring country of the much-visited Dominican Republic, few tourists venture to cross the Haitian border. Haiti is a country of zombies, voodoo and magic.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark II, 24mm lens, F6.3, 1/60 sec, ISO 1600

Travel Portfolio Runner-Up: Richard Li, Hong Kong

Location: Lake Magadi, Kenya
Artist Statement: When I travel to Kenya, I like to take a helicopter to Lake Magadi. The aerial views of flamingos and the patterns on the surface of the lake always amaze me.
Gear and Specs: Nikon D850, 70-200mm lens, F11, 1/2000 sec, ISO 1800

One Shot – Close to Home Winner: Pier Luigi Dodi, Italy

Location: Fidenza, Italy
Artist Statement: It was the beginning of autumn and one of the last days on which to take the advantage of being out in the park for some hours. My friend Giulia and her son were playing with soap bubbles.
Gear and Specs: iPhone 11 Pro Max, F2, 1/22s, ISO 32/3072

One Shot – Colours of Life, Commended: Sanghamitra Sarkar, India

Location: Vrindavan, India
Artist Statement: During Holi, little children, dressed like lord Krishna, play with powdered colour.
Gear and Specs: Nikon D750, 24-120mm lens, F4, 1/400 sec, ISO 250

One Shot – Islands Runner-Up: Dana Allen, Usa

Location: Taha’a Island, Tahiti
Artist Statement: A school of Pacific Double-saddle Butterfly Fish (chaetodon ulietensis) along with many other aquatic species rush by in a flurry of activity in Le Taha’a’s amazing lagoon.
Gear and Specs: Nikon D4, 14-24mm lens, F16, 1/1000 sec, ISO 800

iTravelled – Phone/tablet Single Image Category Winner: Azim Khan Ronnie, Bangladesh

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Artist Statement: Thousands of people come together to pray over several floors of one of the biggest mosques in the world. Around 40,000 people were visiting the mosque – decorated in beautiful teal and gold – for weekly prayers. The National Mosque of Bangladesh, known as Baitul Mukarram, is one of the 10 biggest mosques in the world and can hold up to 100,000 people, including in the outside courtyards.
Gear and Specs: Huawei P30 Pro, F2.2, 1.25 sec, ISO 400

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/2020-travel-photographer-of-the-year-awards-winners/

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【動画】「平将門の首塚」の改修工事が完了 ⇒ カジュアルになってしまったと衝撃走る・・

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大手町再開発工事。
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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10387005.html

荒ぶる鷲のポーズをするロボット!

本日も最新ロボットニュース!

荒ぶる鷲のポーズ! ディズニーが自由に歩く2足歩行ロボット俳優としてグルートを作る


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SOURCE: https://note.com/team_building/n/nadcb7c6fae87

マスク拒否の奥野淳也(マスパセ)を再逮捕 飲食店で客殴打疑い、実刑が濃厚に

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飲食店にマスクを着用せずに入ってトラブルになり、店の業務を妨害したうえ止めに入った客らを殴ったとして、千葉県警は6日、茨城県取手市井野団地、無職奥野淳也容疑者(34)を威力業務妨害と傷害の疑いで再逮捕し、発表した。「何も言うことはありません」と話しているという。
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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10387187.html

【画像】 福井の夜空がヤバいことになっているとネット騒然 神秘の「光柱現象」

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漁火光柱。
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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10387183.html

ゴールデンレトリバーが考えた巧妙なトラップに引っ掛かる少年

遊んでほしいゴールデンレトリバーが考えた罠


 この家に住むゴールデンレトリバー、グレイシーは、少年にお腹を撫でてもらうのが大好きだ。少年が帰宅したらすぐにでもお腹を撫でてもらいたい。それには彼をリビング、もしくはベッドルームに連行する必要がある。

 そこでグレイシーは巧妙なトラップを考え出した。なるほどこれなら少年は目的の場まで自由が利かなくなる。なかなかのアイディアだ。 
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SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301721.html

【画像】 手島優、「水ダウ」でカットされたコスプレ姿に驚きの声 「何故こうなった・・」

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タレントの手島優が5日、自身のツイッターを更新。同日放送の『水曜日のダウンタウン』(TBS系)のオンエアでほぼカットされたコスプレショットを投稿し、反響を呼んでいる。
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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10387111.html

【ものまねグランプリ】 コロッケが真面目にやったら忖度なしの「22位」に視聴者騒然 「忖度なかったww」「容赦無し」

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『ものまねグランプリ ガチの歌ものまねNo.1決定戦』(日本テレビ系)で、コロッケの「激変」ぶりが話題になっている。
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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10387063.html

“Excommunicated” Cat Waits to Be Absolved of Feline Sins Outside Temple Gate


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Japanese Twitter user Nori posts photos of cats he meets on the streets on his Twitter account. There’s a cat sitting in front of the gate of a temple in Japan. It looks as if a student came back to ask his master for forgiveness!

More: Twitter h/t: grapee


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The Humiliation of Canossa took place in 1077, when Roman Emperor Henry the 4th traveled to ask for forgiveness after being excommunicated at the gate of Canossa castle.


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By the way, the cat was not turned away at the gate after this, but was able to squeeze himself in under the gate!


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He still managed to get inside after all!


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If there was a cute cat sitting like this in front of the gate, there’s no way you can turn them away, but open the gate and welcome them in!


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/excommunicated-cat-waits-to-be-absolved-of-feline-sins-outside-temple-gate/

【動画】 「水ダウ」名前貸しビジネスめぐり小倉優子を痛烈にイジるw 「焼肉小倉優子ww」 「攻めてるなぁ~」

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「水曜日のダウンタウン」(TBS系列)。「名前を貸すだけのビジネス」に関する説が放送され、タレントの手島優さんや鈴木奈々さんなどが焼肉店を開くことを提案されました。
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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10387156.html

R-100 Airship: Inside a British “Flying Hotel”, 1929-1930

The R-100 moored in Cardington, England. 1929.

The R100 airship was built as part of a British government programme to develop airships to provide passenger and mail transport between Britain and the countries of the British Empire, including India, Australia and Canada. Originally, it was proposed that two airships be constructed: one, R101, to be designed and constructed under the direction of the Air Ministry, and the other, R100, to be built by a private company under a fixed price contract.

Photo credit: Planet News Archive/Getty Images/Keystone France/Hulton Archive/Fox Photos

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The R-100 nears completion in its hangar in Yorkshire. 1929.

The R100, designed by Barnes Wallis, was the first to be finished in Howden, Yorkshire in 1929. The airframe was made of duralumin, an early aluminum alloy, and covered with a giant 5-acre fabric coating stitched together in pieces and stretched into place. Inside the cavernous 146,000 cubic metre shell, 17 gas bags made from oxen intestines provided the all-important buoyancy.

Passengers lounge in the grand salon of the R-100. 1930.

After the 7 successful trial flights and flights checking the outer cover ripple effect, the decision was made for a transatlantic flight or long distance proving flight by one of the two new airships. As the R101 had been put back in Shed Number 1 for further changes to the design to increase the disposable lift, the R100 was tasked with a trip to Canada, successfully crossing the Atlantic to Montreal to the newly erected mast. The ship slipped the moorings from the Cardington mast at 02.48am on the morning of 29th July 1930. The ship flew over the Atlantic and headed down the Newfoundland coast.

Passengers admire the view from the veranda deck of the R-100. 1929.

After R101 crashed and burned in France, en route to India on 5 October 1930, the Air Ministry ordered R100 grounded. It was deflated and hung up in its shed at Cardington for a year whilst three options were considered: a complete refit of R100 and continuation of tests for the eventual construction of R102; static testing of R100 and retention of about 300 staff to keep the programme “ticking over”; or retention of staff and the scrapping of the airship. In November 1931, it was decided to sell R100 for scrap. The entire framework of the ship was flattened by steamrollers and sold for less than £600.

Passengers pass the time in the R-100’s lounge. 1929.

A maid prepares a dish in the airship’s galley. 1929.

Passengers enjoying the views from above. 1929.

A maid sets up a table for lunch in the lounge. 1929.

A passenger looking outside the R-100 panoramic windows.

Passengers hang around the salon and upper gallery. 1930.

Maids set up tables in the lounge for a meal. 1929.

The lounge is rearranged as a dining room for meals. 1929.

R-100 airship (interior).

Reading and playing cards in R-100’s deck.

The R-100 leaves her mooring on her maiden voyage.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/r-100-airship-inside-a-british-flying-hotel-1929-1930/