Vietnam goes out of the world in choice drone shots

By Dang Khoa   October 4, 2020 | 12:16 am PT
A series of aerial photos taken in Vietnam by local and foreign photographers are among top selected entries at the Drone Photo Awards 2020.
Alex Caos Alien Structure on Earth captured buffaloes in the plowed fields in Quang Ngai Province. The photo won the Highly Commended Prize in the Urban category.

Alex Cao's "The Buffalo Man" captures buffaloes stirring up the soil water logged fields in central Quang Ngai Province. The annual Drone Photo Awards showcase beautiful aerial photographs in a number of categories including nature, cities, and people. This year's event attracts photographers from 126 economies.

In Mountains of Salt, author Igor Altuna captured a farmer harvesting salt in the south central coast province of Khanh Hoa. The photo was nominated in the People category.

In "Mountains of Salt," Spainese photographer Igor Altuna captures a farmer in a conical hat among cones of piled up salt on a field in the coastal province of Khanh Hoa.

Khanh Phans Cross the Field captured the moment a daughter, mother and herd of cows heading home after work. It was nominated in the People category.

Khanh Phan's "Crossing the Field" captures mother, daughter and herd of cows heading home after work.

Waterlilies harvesting season taken by Pham Huy Trung was nominated in the People category. Trung’s photo captures five women in conical hats washing pink water lilies in a flooded field in Long An Province.

Women wearing the traditional conical hat wash pink water lilies they have harvested in a flooded field in southern Long An Province in this capture by Trung Pham Huy.

Fish market on the beach by Khanh Phan was nominated in People category.

"Fish market on the beach" by Khanh Phan is a riot of color and humanity.

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"Herding ducks" by Thien Nguyen.

The wings of fishing net by Tong Tran Son.

Tong Tran Son catches a large fishing net just as it takes flight from the hands of a fisherman.

Yoga patterns by Pham Hung.

"Yoga patterns" by Pham Hung.

Water -chestnuts harvesting season by Trung Pham Huy.

Trung Pham Huy catches a woman harvesting water chestnuts.

Drone shot Trung Pham Huy in The fishing net looks like a floating flower on the sea when looking from above.

Another drone shot by Trung Pham Huy makes a huge floating flower as a fishing net is cast.

Contest organizers announced the top 45 photos last month, saying the selected shots will be displayed October 24 to November 29 at the "Above Us Only Sky" exhibition at the Accademia dei Fisiocritici Museum in Italy's Siena.

The "Photo of the Year" prize went to "Love Heart of Nature" by Australian Jim Picôt. The photo, taken during winter in New South Wales, shows a shark amidst a heart-shaped school of salmon.

Photo courtesy of Drone Photo Awards

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