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First Place

Goran Jovic


By Goran Jovic

“The Hamer tribe is one of many tribes along the banks of the Omo River in southern Ethiopia, and goat cattle is their wealth,” says Goran Jovic. “This photograph captured two Hamer tribe shepherds observing the Omo Valley, keeping their cattle and the upcoming storm in sight.”
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 17-40mm ƒ/4L USM

Second Place

Pawel Zygmunt


By Pawel Zygmunt

“A couple of months ago, I drove down to the northwestern part of Ireland for a few days to visit some of the most beautiful places Ireland has to offer,” explains Pawel Zygmunt. “On the second day of my lonely trip, I reached Magheraclogher Beach in the small Gaeltacht village of Bunbeg in County Donegal. Fortunately, there was a low tide starting at 5:30 p.m., so by 9 p.m., the water uncovered land all the way to the shipwreck. It’s an abandoned fishing vessel that ran into trouble during stormy seas in the 1970s. Cara Na Mara (Friend of the Sea) is its name, but locals call it Bád Eddie (Eddie’s Boat). The boat is split in half, and I say it’s a last chance to see it still looking like one.”
Nikon D750, Tokina 16-28mm ƒ/2.8, LEE polarizing filter, LEE ND graduated filter, Manfrotto tripod

People’s Choice Winner

Jennifer Carr


By Jennifer Carr

First Place Package:

  • Publication of the winning photo in Digital Photo
  • Online publication of the winning photo in the Winners’ Gallery
  • A Professional Backpack 30 from Manfrotto
  • A VEO 265AB tripod from Vanguard
  • A Strobist® lighting kit from LumiQuest
  • A 32GB Professional 1066xx CF memory card from Lexar
  • A Compact HoodLoupe from Hoodman USA


Second Place Package:

  • Online publication of the winning photo in the Winners’ Gallery
  • A VEO 235AB tripod from Vanguard
  • A Mini kit from LumiQuest
  • A 32GB microSDHC 633x UHS-1 memory card from Lexar
  • A Lens Cleanse 12 pack Kits from Hoodman USA


People’s Choice Award:

  • Online publication of the winning photo in the Winners’ Gallery

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