Vietnamese photographers among winners of aerial photography contest

The photo Silence by Nguyễn Khánh Vũ Khoa ranks the 6th in the list of ‘10 Best Work Prize – Photo’.

HÀ NỘI — Two Vietnamese photographers have been announced among the winners of the SkyPixel 9th Annual Photo & Video Contest.

The photo Silence by Nguyễn Khánh Vũ Khoa ranks the 6th in the list of ‘10 Best Work Prize – Photo’.

According to the photographer, the photo was capture in last winter in Tía Stream – a fairytale-like upstream flow pouring into Tuyền Lâm Lake in Lâm Đồng Province. Appearing in the photo is a boatman who often transports passengers for sightseeing on the lake. The photo captures a frozen moment in time, depicting a serene scene.

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‘Silence’ by Nguyễn Khánh Vũ Khoa. — Photo courtesy of Nguyễn Khánh Vũ Khoa

“That morning, I accidentally captured that moment. I named the photo ‘Slience’ because of the peaceful and exquisite beauty of the lake scene when viewed from above, with the slender branches seemingly growing on the water’s surface,” he said.

The list of Best Work Prize also includes the photo Hunting Together by Vietnamese photographer Phạm Huy Trung.

The photo depicting a female whale and her calf hunt their food was ranked 7th in the list.

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‘Hunting Together’ by Phạm Huy Trung. — Photo courtesy of Phạm Huy Trung

“It’s the Bryde’s whales hunting in the Đề Gi Bay in the Central of Việt Nam, in an early morning. This is one of the rare appearances of this whale species in the area and it has fascinated those who have the chance to witness,” said Trung.

The ‘Annual Best Work Prize – Photo’ was granted to the Mongolian Yurt by Daolai. The photo was captured on a snowy morning in the Ulan Butung Grasslands of Inner Mongolia, depicting herdsmen making preparations for the grassland event.

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‘Mongolian Yurt’ by Daolai was given the ‘Annual Best Work Prize – Photo. — Photo courtesy of SkyPixel

The ‘Annual Best Work Prize – Video’ was given to the Haines Alaska Through the Eyes of Luke Bredar by Luke Bredar. This short film mixes heart-pounding action shots of a skier racing down a snowy mountaintop landscapes with breathtaking shots of Alaska’s mountainous, winter terrain.

SkyPixel is one of the world’s most popular online communities for aerial photography and videography. This year’s competition attracted over 130,000 submissions – a record number of submissions that is 100 per cent higher than previous year.

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