Earth Photo, an international competition and exhibition created by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) rewards photographs and videos that document the natural world, its breath-taking beauty, and its ever-growing fragility. Earth Photo 2020 attracts more than 2,600 entries in the categories of Place, Changing Forest, Nature, People, Climate Change, and Video.
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The photo “Red Net Mending” by Vietnamese photographer Ly Hoang Long is selected for the final round and exhibition. Freelance photographer Ly Hoang Long’s favorite topic is traditional cultural activities. The above photo shows a family of fishermen in Ninh Thuan province knitting nets in preparation for their next sailing trip. Ly Hoang Long has won more than 200 domestic and foreign awards in photography since 1999.
The final winner as well as the first place in the topic of Place belongs to Jonathan Jimenez with a set of 4 pictures of abandoned buildings that are occupied by wild trees. Four photos include an abandoned theater, swimming pool, cafe, and hotel in Georgia, Italy and Portugal. Photo: Earth Photo
Dryland Farming by photographer Sun Yi wins the prize in the Nature category. Photo is taken from an altitude of nearly 915 m in Aragon, Spain. Aragon is the origin of Ebro – the largest river in terms of flow and Aneto – the highest mountain in Spain. Photo: Earth Photo
The picture that ranked number one in the category of People is photo named “Miss”. Yanrong Guo takes a photo of a man smoking in the Di Liangshan Autonomous Region, Sichuan, China. The jury of the competition commented, “This is an evocative and beautiful portrait, where the palette of colors is almost painterly.
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The winner in the category of Climate Change is Joe Habben’s work that captures flooding in Venice, Italy. Venice is a famous tourist city with many names such as “city of love”, “canal city”, etc but in recent years, it has experienced flooding. Photo: Earth Photo
In the category of Changing Forest, Charles Xelot’s Dead Tree wins. The photo features a solitary tree with a dry trunk even though it had gone through a wildfire two years ago. Photo: Earth Photo
Another outstanding work selected in the final round of Earth Photo 2020 is Back From Fishing taken by Dong Min. The photo belongs to the People category. Photo: Earth Photo
The picture Before Going to the Sea by Chen Mingchong also belongs to the category of People. The picture shows two fishermen preparing boats, nets, etc to go fishing in Myanmar. Photo: Earth Photo
The photo capturing a bird-eye view of tea hills comes to the final round of the People category. From above, the tea hill is like a human’s fingerprint, so the photo is called Fingerprints of the Earth. The photo is taken by photographer Ruan Kezhuang. Photo: Earth Photo
In the category of Places, the Seda Sacred Land photo by Chinese photographer Wang Wenwei is taken at Seda Wurong Buddhist Institute, Sichuan Province, China. The place is covered with red houses and golden pagodas against the blue sky, white clouds, and snowy mountains in winter. Photo: Earth Photo
On Saturday, thousands of residents and tourists flocked to the Dinh River in Khanh Hoa Province for a mesmerizing flower boat festival. The event showcased a stunning display of 28 beautifully decorated flower boats, creating a picturesque scene that captivated all onlookers. Additionally, the festival also included an exhilarating boat race that added an element of excitement and competitiveness to the day's festivities. The atmosphere was filled with joy and awe as spectators marveled at the intricate floral arrangements and cheered on the skilled participants in the race. It was a truly memorable occasion that brought together people from all walks of life to appreciate the beauty of nature and share in a delightful celebration.
Five ambassador wives from Armenia, Morocco, Indonesia, the United States, and the Czech Republic united to showcase their modeling skills at the inaugural event of Vietnam Ao Dai Week 2024, held in Hanoi on February 29th.
On February 29, at 6:30 am (Vietnam time), a commemorative gathering for Merle Ratner took place simultaneously in New York City (USA) and across over 100 virtual platforms around the globe. Among the participants joining the event remotely from Hanoi were Nguyen Ngoc Hung, Vice President of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations, and numerous individuals from the Vietnamese community.