The photo shows boats anchored in the central province of Quang Ngai as they seek shelter from typhoon No. 9 in 2020, reported Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV).

The 38-year-old photographer came first in the nature’s general colour category, thereby receiving a cash prize totaling 15,000 USD.

The annual photo contest HIPA was first held back in 2011 with total prizes of up to 400,000 USD. The winner of the grand prize was awarded 120,000 USD.