World Press Photo 2021: Outstanding Images Nominees For Photo Of The Year

As 2020 joined the pantheon of years pivotal in history, the nominees for the 64th annual World Press Photo Contest are a reflection of those remarkably difficult 12 months.

In rewarding professional photo journalists for the best images of visual journalism, whether entered as singles or stories, judges asses their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.

“In an unprecedented year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice protests around the globe, the nominees share a diversity of interpretations and perspectives to these and other urgent issues such as the climate crisis, transgender people’s rights, and territorial conflicts,” explained the organization.


California Sea Lion Plays with Mask, Environment Nominee: A curious California sea lion swims towards a face mask at the Breakwater dive site in Monterey, California, on November 19. PHOTO: RALPH PACE, UNITED STATES – WORLD PRESS PHOTO

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Lincoln Emancipation Memorial Debate, World Press Photo of the Year Nominee: Anais (26) argues for the removal of the Emancipation Memorial with a man who wishes to keep it in Lincoln Park, Washington, DC, on 25 June. PHOTO: EVELYN HOCKSTEIN, UNITED STATES- WORLD PRESS PHOTO


The First Embrace, World Press Photo of the Year Nominee: Rosa Luzia Lunardi (85) is embraced by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza at Viva Bem care home, São Paulo, Brazil, on 5 August. PHOTO: MADS NISSEN, DENMARK, POLITIKEN/PANOS PICTURES – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


The Transition, Photo of the Year Nominee: Ignat, a transgender man, sits with his girlfriend Maria in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on April 23, 2020. PHOTO: OLEG PONOMAREV, RUSSIA – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Fighting Locust Invasion in East Africa, Photo of the Year Nominee: a massive swarm of locusts in Kenya on April 24 ravaged large areas just as the coronavirus outbreak had begun to disrupt livelihoods. PHOTO:LUIS TATO, SPAIN, FOR THE WASHINGTON POST – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Injured Man After Port Explosion in Beirut, World Press Photo of the Year Nominee: An injured man stands near the site of a massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, while firefighters work to put out the fires on August 4. PHOTO: LORENZO TUGNOLI, ITALY, FOR THE WASHINGTON POST – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Those Who Stay Will Be Champions, Press Photo Story of the Year Nominee: Flint Jaguars team star Taevion Rushing jumps from one locker to another before the last regular season game of his high school basketball career, on February 24, 2020. PHOTO: CHRIS DONOVAN, CANADA – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Habibi World Press Photo Story of the Year Nominee: Amma Elian, whose husband has been serving a life sentence since 2003, sits with twins born following IVF, in Tulkarm, Palestine. PHOTO: ANTONIO FACCILONGO, ITALY, GETTY REPORTAGE – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Paradise Lost, Press Photo Story of the Year Nominee: Abovyan Hasmik (69) cries at the door of her home in the village of Nerkin Sus, Nagorno-Karabakh, on November 30. PHOTO: VALERY MELNIKOV, RUSSIA, SPUTNIK – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Doctor Peyo and Mister Hassen, Contemporary issues nominee: Manon (24), who has metastatic cancer, embraces her son Ethan (7) in the presence of Peyo, a horse used in animal-assisted therapy, at the Centre Hospitalier de Calais, France, on November 30. PHOTO: JÉRÉMY LEMPIN, FRANCE – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Sakhawood © Alexey Vasilyev, Russia, Contemporary Issues Nominee: Movie extras in Sakha, a remote republic in the far northeast of the Russian Federation, with extreme weather conditions and flourishing cinema production since the 1990s. PHOTO: ALEXEY VASILYEV, RUSSIA – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Temple and Half-Mountain, Environment Nominee: Buddhist temple occupies one half of a mountain, while the other has been carved away by heavy machinery mining for jade, in Hpakant, Kachin State, Myanmar, on 15 July. PHOTO: HKUN LAT, MYANMAR – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Pantanal Ablaze, Environment Stories nominee: a third of Brazil’s Pantanal region—the world’s largest tropical wetland and flooded grasslands, sprawling across some 140,000 to 160,000 square kilometers—was consumed by fires over the course of 2020. PHOTO: LALO DE ALMEIDA, BRAZIL, FOR FOLHA DE SÃO PAULO – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


One Way to Fight Climate Change: Make Your Own Glaciers, Environment Stories Nominee: Communities in the Ladakh region of northern India are building huge ice cones in the desert that provide water into summer. PHOTO: CIRIL JAZBEC, SLOVENIA, FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Desert glaciers PHOTO: CIRIL JAZBEC, SLOVENIA, FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Reborn, Long Term Projects nominee: Hyper-realistic, unique and carefully crafted dolls made by artists known as ‘reborners’.‘ PHOTO: KAROLINA JONDERKO, POLAND – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


New Life, Nature category nominee: The eggs of a Wiley’s glass frog, Nymphargus wileyi, hang on the tip of a leaf in Tropical Andean cloud forest, near the Yanayacu Biological Station, Napo, Ecuador, on July 25, 2020. PHOTO: JAIME CULEBRAS, SPAIN – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Rescue of Giraffes from Flooding Island, Nature category nominee: A Rothschild’s giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) is transported to safety in a custom-built barge from a flooded Longicharo Island, Lake Baringo, in western Kenya, on December 3. PHOTO: AMI VITALE, UNITED STATES, FOR CNN – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Pandemic Pigeons – A Love Story, Nature Stories nominee: A pair of feral pigeons befriended the photographer’s family, who were isolated in their apartment in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands, during the COVID-19 pandemic. PHOTO: JASPER DOEST, THE NETHERLANDS – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Nowhere Near, Portrait Stories nominee: More than one million immigrants from Africa officially reside in Italy, as well as an unknown number of undocumented migrants, many of whom have made a perilous and often life-threatening journey to get there. PHOTO: ALISA MARTYNOVA, RUSSIA – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Tour of Poland Cycling Crash, Sports category Nominee: Dutch cyclist, Dylan Groenewegen (left), crashes meters before the finish line after colliding with fellow team member Fabio Jakobsen during the first stage of the Tour of Poland, in Katowice, Poland, on August 5. PHOTO: TOMASZ MARKOWSKI, POLAND – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Log Pile Bouldering © Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images Sports category nominee: Georg climbs a log pile while training for bouldering, in Kochel am See, Bavaria, Germany, on September 15. JASPER DOEST


Minneapolis Unrest: The George Floyd Aftermath, Spot News Story nominee: Protests in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement spread to more than 2,000 cities in some 60 countries worldwide. PHOTO: JOHN MINCHILLO, UNITED STATES, ASSOCIATED PRESS – WORLD PRESS PHOTO

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ハスキーは撫でられたい。腹だし足ドンで飼い主に催促しまくる態度

ハスキーが撫でられたい時の態度
 みんな違ってみんな個性豊かなのが動物たちだ。このハスキーの場合、飼い主が近くにいるときは、常に体のどこかを触ってほしいシステム。

 それはどこでも良いらしくて、この距離感だと足が一番身近だったようだ。ソファに足ドンし、飼い主の気をひいてその足を撫でてもらう。

 でもって飼い主が撫でるのを止めると... 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52304384.html

Caroline Polachek – Bunny Is a Rider (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)



Caroline Polachek - Bunny Is a Rider (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

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神の使いか?5本角の羊がイスラム教の祭日の前夜、市場に現れる

5本角の羊が市場に登場
 イスラム教の祭日「イード・アル=アドハー」準備の為、ナイジェリア、ラゴスで開かれた市場で、多くの買い物客の注目を集めていたのは、5本の角をもつオスの羊だ。

 まるで王冠を被って見えることから、自由の女神を連想する人や、予言者アブラハムの息子、スマーイールの生まれ変わりを信じる者もいた。

  続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52304362.html

獣医のもとにシニア猫が運ばれてきた。安楽死を選びたくなかった獣医さん、そのまま飼い主へ立候補

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 動物にやさしく詳しい獣医さんのもとには、自然と様々な問題が寄せられる。どうやら海外でもそれは例外ではないらしい。海外掲示板Redditにて、老猫を保護した獣医さんが写真を投稿して注目を集めていたよ。

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SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52304421.html

もしも月と地球の距離が半分になったらどうなってしまうのか?起こりうる5つのこと

月と地球の距離が半分縮まると何が起きる?
 地球の衛星である月がどのように形成されたかは諸説ある。例えば、ジャイアント・インパクト説では、今から46億年ほど前、「テイア」と呼ばれる火星くらいの原始惑星が地球に衝突し、飛び散った欠片から月が誕生したと説明されている。

 誕生からまもない月と地球の距離は、今の16分の1しかなかった。だが月は徐々に遠ざかり、現在の位置にたどり着いた。

 もしも、だ。何らかの原因によって月がグッと地球に近づいたとしたらどうなるだろうか? 例えば今の半分くらいにまで接近したら何が起きるのだろうか? 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52304405.html

「神に車の運転を託した」信号無視し暴走事故を起こした女性の供述

「神に運転を託した」暴走事故を起こした女性の供述
 先月半ば、アメリカで時速約193キロものスピードを出した車が赤信号を無視して交差点を直進、すでに進入していた車をためらいもなく破壊して通過していく事件が起きた。

 まるでコントロールを失ったかのように減速もせず、衝撃のスピンも放置で道路を滑る車。その運転席にいた女性の奇妙な供述が物議をかもしている。

 後に捕まった女性は、信じがたいことに助手席に自分の子どもを同乗させていた。

 それだけでも十分ショックだが、なんと彼女は動機について「神への信仰を試す」ためだと警察に告白。わざとハンドルから手を放して「神に車の運転を託した」と述べたのだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52304397.html

未来の水族館はこうなる!?本物そっくりのアニマトロニクスのイルカが登場!

本物そっくりのアニマトロニクスのイルカが水族館で泳ぐ
 近年、動物の権利を守る動きが活発になってきている。同じ生きとし生けるものとして、動物の福祉を重視し、尊厳のある生き方をさせてあげようというのがその狙いだ。

 既にヨーロッパでは20か国ほどが、サーカスで生きた動物を使用するのを制限もしくは禁止にしているが、水族館やテーマパークで野生生物を飼育し繁殖させることにも反発の声があがっている。

 そういった動きの中、アメリカ、カリフォルニア州にある企業は、アニマトロニクスで本物そっくりのイルカを開発。いつの日か、水族館には本物の生き物に代わって、全てが本物そっくりのアニマトロニクスとなる時代がくるのかもしれない。『The Brighter Side Of News』などが伝えている。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52304223.html

LEGENDE AUTOMOBILES TURBO 3



The Renault 5 Turbo is one of the most exciting cars ever produced, a true icon from the rallying in the 1980s. The legendary Renault rally car, is now reborn as the Turbo 3, a stunning combination of retro design with modern technology. Developed by Los Angeles-based Legende Automobiles, the stunning restomod is equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces more than 400 horsepower and plenty of torque. And just like the legendary rally machine, it will come with an old-school manual gearbox and none of that sequential paddle nonsense. It also features a hand-built body made almost entirely from carbon fiber, that gives the car a wider, more aggressive stance, a set of LED headlights, bespoke air curtains, an extended rear wing, and a two-piece diffuser that houses a set of square tailpipes. The interior has a clean and modern look with a digital instrument cluster and dual climate controls, plus a full roll cage, and bucket seats. Legende has yet to reveal the price or build quantities, but we are giving this beauty restomod our seal of approval.

Also check out these restomods of the legendary Lancia 037, and iconic Audi Quattro

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この美しい宝石がビール瓶で出来ているだとぅ?驚きの加工職人の技術

キラッキラの宝石をビール瓶で作るスゴ技職人
 加工している過程を知らなければ、本物の宝石と見まごうほどの美しさ。まばゆいばかりの輝きの宝石をビール瓶から作り出すスゴ技職人がいるようだ。

 宝石のクオリティはカットと研磨で決まるとはよく聞くが、この職人の手にかかれば色ガラスのかけらすらまばゆいばかりのファビュラスな石へと転生するのだ。

 熟練の鑑定士ならいざしらず、素人目にはサファイヤやエメラルドにしかみえないガラスたち。そのハイレベルな加工の様子をごらんいただこう。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52304067.html

JMGO U2 4K LASER PROJECTOR



JMGO U2 is billed as a 4K UHD ultra-short-throw tri-color laser projector, that promises brilliant image quality and high color accuracy. It is capable of projecting a 100-inch large screen when placed on an ordinary domestic television cabinet, and brightness comes in at 3,600 ANSI lumens. It also has 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and comes equipped with two 15W full-range speakers and two 10W tweeters from premium speaker manufacturer Dynaudio that allow you to enjoy rich sound with great bass. It can also handle playback of 3D content, has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and support for wireless content casting. The unit can also be cabled to a media source over HDMI. watch the video below

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