This photo — an aerial shot showing a sea of colorful greenhouses near Nazilli, Turkey — was taken by photographer Leyla Emektar. Leyla waited until a Turkish farmer entered the frame before capturing the rolling waves of strawberry greenhouses.
French photographer, Greg Lecoeur, won the Siena Photographer of the year award with his breathtaking snapshot of the sardines migration along South Africa’s coast. The perfectly timed photo captures dolphins and seabirds dancing around the fish, looking for a meal.
This powerful photo was taken by photographer Isa Ebrahim during a funeral procession in the Bahrain village of Sitrah. The somber picture shows a Bahraini Muslim woman carrying her son, who drastically contrasts against the sea of black burqas. The funeral was for Isa Radhi, a Bahraini protestor killed during Martial Law in Sitrah Village back in 2011.
This intimate moment was captured by photographer Sanghamitra Sarkar in India. The photo depicts a local boy being painted in the style of Krishna in preparation for acting in a village drama.
This captivating photo by photographer Danny Yen Sin Wong was taken in a remote Vietnamese village near Phan Rang. The photo shows a local Vietnamese woman in the classical, conical hat tending to handmade fishing nets. The net appears to float around the woman in an almost surrealist fashion, lending the picture a sense of whimsy.
Another photo from colorful Vietnam, photographer Danny Yen Sin Wong captures three local woman walking along the Mui Ne sand dunes in the south of the country.
This incredible photo was photographed by Norwegian photographer, Audun Rikardsen, during winter in northern Norway. The photo shows local fishing boats catching herring, while a massive orca hovers beneath the surface of the water. Norwegian orca whales have grown accustomed to the sound of fishing boats hauling in nets of herring and will spend time by the vessels in hopes of snagging an easy meal.
Photographer Majid Alamri snapped this photo in Saudi Arabia during a traditional circumambulation ritual around the Kaaba, an ancient building in the center of Mecca.
The pure joy emanating from this Romanian farmer’s face was captured by Italian photographer, Gianluca De Bartolo. The photo is taken after the harvest in the Maramures – an area in northern Romania.
The famed markets of Southeast Asia bring together local farmers who sell their produce. This busy floating market was captured by photographer Antonius Andre Tijiu in Indonesia’s South Borneo.