Photography

40 Outstanding Award Winning Photos Around the World

July 22nd, 2010

This post showcases beautiful photographs that have won photo contests such as National Geographic Contest, Nikon Technology, Energizer, Sony, Smithsonian Mag, Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Refuge Association, etc. Photography is always been a fun activity and as a profession it is the job of creative people. You can express your feeling, your observations, and your imagination in very creative and appealing ways by using your camera. We hope that this showcase will inspire you to get out and shoot more.

Outstanding Award Winning Photos

By Cor Bosman



By David F. Bezold
This mountain lion’s favorite spot is a large rock formation where he rests in the late afternoon. I waited patiently until he stared directly at me.

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Friends by Peter Allinson
This photo was taken three miles west off the coast of Dominica. The whale is a member of a pod of about 50 sperm whales that live there. His name is Scar. Andrew Armour has befriended the whale and is pictured with him.

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Tribal by Jessica Teng
The use of artificial light was well executed, as is evident by the specular highlights of the paint on the face to give it that extra shiny look. This photo has lovely composition, great ideation and beautiful colours.

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Sheep+shepherd by Soren Skov
The image was captured in Romania. The shepherd was asleep with his sheep.

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Erwin von Arx – Science

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Eyefocused
I took this photo at my sister’s apartment on the balcony, while I was testing my new lens (Sigma 105mm Macro) which I had gotten a few days earlier. I was looking for something interesting to shoot, and suddenly I spotted a little turtle in the aquarium.

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By Felix Marquez
I’m sure this military drill was a wonder to see in its rapid fire execution. But it is another wonder to see when held still in this photograph. Preparation, precision, and timing all coming together so wonderfully. (All which can also be said of the photographer.)

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A tribal birth in India by Abhijit Dey
Six days after Betka Tudu’s birth, female relatives and neighbors in the West Bengal village of Purulia gathered to bless him and “to protect him from harm’s way,” says Dey. Born into the Santhal tribe, Betka “unknowingly drew his distant kin closer than ever.” — Abigail Tucker

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Colombo by Namal Kamalgoda
Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka.

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By Majed Sultan Ali

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By Machado, Portugal
Licancabur volcano is located on the border between Chile and Bolivia.

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Motherly Love by Lisa Young

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Jellyfish by Lisa Young

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Dentist by Debasish Bhhaduri
The photograph was shot at the Kolkata zoo.

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DEADLOCK by David Maitland

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By Zoltán Balogh, Hungary
An aerial view near Madrid

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By Ruston Agte Arizona
Kobe the polar bear out for a swim at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona. At first I thought the glaring sun on the water was going to ruin the picture. What a surprise!

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TROUBLE-MAKER by Stefano Unterthiner

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Beekeeper at work by Julien Robitaille

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Dance by Zeljko Milakovic

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Junior needs help

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Clearwater by Carol Grant
Endangered Florida manatee at the Three Sisters Spring wintering site, Crystal River, Florida.

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Light Dance by Rod Scott
Tough lighting situations at times produce the greatest shots. This photo is one that falls into that category. The painting of light and the illumination of the faces capture the moment beautifully.

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Ted Steinke of Layton
for photo of Northern Harriers, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, UT

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Refuge Photo Contest

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JoHanna Wienert (Newport, OR)

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Calcutta, India by Debashis Mukherjee
Boys are running towards a waterhole in a hot & humid day

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Green Sea Turtle Being Cleaned by Peter Liu

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By Jason J. Corneveaux Arizona
Canyonlands National Park on the White Rim Trail, looking south along the Green River near the Potato Bottom campsite.

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By Abraham Herrera
The Grand Canyon’s Redwall Cavern

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Faces of Asia by Yoppy Pieter

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By Arthur Morris
Pairs of gannets were building nests atop a viewing shelter. It was a great opportunity to capture artistic images with high-key sky backgrounds as I did in this photo of a male passing nesting material to his mate.

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By Prasanta Biswas
At the Indian village pond

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By Ghioc Tudor, Romania
Where is freedom?

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By Jaime Villalta, Venezuela
Fireworm moving in star coral

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By Kristina Buceatchi, Moldova
Another vision

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By Marina Kochetova

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By Borut Furlan

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By Pang Piow-Kan

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Hung Bui
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Hung Bui
6 years 8 days ago

Wow what amazing photos. I love the 7th one. great shot.

Naveed Khan
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Naveed Khan
3 years 10 months ago

Its is simply superb thanks for sharing

Fahad
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6 years 8 days ago

Wow! Amazing photos!

ed1nh0
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6 years 8 days ago

Awesome!!! o_O

Jordan Walker
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6 years 8 days ago

Simply stunning!

NooN
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NooN
6 years 8 days ago

Amazing shots
Thanks for sharing

João Pedro Pereira
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6 years 8 days ago

Awesome collection, and one of the photos is from a portuguese :).

Adeel
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6 years 8 days ago

Amazing pictures very Good Research work…appreciated!

Brian Jones
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Brian Jones
6 years 8 days ago

Absolutely stunning and amazing work!

sayed mobin
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sayed mobin
6 years 8 days ago

nice photography

Dean
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Dean
6 years 8 days ago

Awesome Collection of Photos!!

kanit mittal
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kanit mittal
6 years 8 days ago

Really i like it, this is a best collection of such type of photo.

Fabio Peñafiel L.
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6 years 8 days ago

amazing!

Mondo Print
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6 years 8 days ago

Amazing! What great inspiration to start your day.

Rafiq Elmansy
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6 years 8 days ago

These are truly inspired!!

Sebastian
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6 years 8 days ago

wow, amazing!

Fungai
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Fungai
6 years 8 days ago

Outstanding!!

Ted Thompson
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6 years 8 days ago

Some great photos – I love the kitten and they fly, cute!

Raelin
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6 years 7 days ago

Thank you for the awestruck and breathtaking photographs!

The Mographer
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6 years 7 days ago

This is one awesome list of photos!
i post a link to this location 4 ya!

Cheers,

Bram
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Bram
6 years 7 days ago

Nice photographs but would liked to have seen a few winners from World Press Photo… Although these are not always the most beautiful but they are the most powerful photos I have ever seen. Especially the ones taken by war photographers. Please update!

Kent
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6 years 3 days ago

I completely agree with you Bram. I understand that we live in a beautiful world and that is cool to see in the pics, but the human story and plight is right now the key story that needs to be told…

gagan
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6 years 7 days ago

cool pics i really liked them.

Saifu
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6 years 7 days ago

amazing photos…i like “A tribal birth in India”

Brian Carey
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6 years 7 days ago

Amazing and inspiring work!

Lakeside Technologies
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6 years 7 days ago

Awesome Photographs. Some of the pictures are just picture perfect.

TARIFA RAK
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6 years 6 days ago

Thanks to:

Ghioc Tudor, Romania

Kristina Buceatchi, Moldova

Sheep+shepherd by Soren Skov

Eyefocused

Majed Sultan Ali

Ruston Agte Arizona

TROUBLE-MAKER by Stefano Unterthiner

Beekeeper at work by Julien Robitaille

Clearwater by Carol Grant

THANK SO MUCH FOR SHOWING YOUR ARTWORKS.
TARIFA RAK

Tamas Jonas
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6 years 6 days ago

Amazing pictures!

Senthil Balakrishnan
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6 years 6 days ago

They are truly amazing…

Singh
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6 years 6 days ago

Awesome.Outstanding photographs.Thank you for sharing.

Faisal Raj
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6 years 5 days ago

Wow awesome photographs, photograph “Tribal” was the great.

Anuj
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6 years 5 days ago

Awesome.

Ayush Kumar
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6 years 5 days ago

Just Beautiful!

Tina
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6 years 5 days ago

Outstanding collection. Thanks for sharing.

saif
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saif
5 years 5 months ago

i need someone to share my feelings.coz, ………

Ben Daly Mohamed
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6 years 4 days ago

Awsome photos !! thanks for the share

div
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6 years 3 days ago

Splendid collection.

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6 years 3 days ago

Stunning Photographs….. I really loved all those images…. Great post :)

doug hay
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6 years 1 day ago

Wow – what magnificant photography. Well done to all concerned.

Leelee
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Leelee
6 years 1 day ago

I loved them all, but I would really like to have seen Green Sea Turtle Being Cleaned by Peter Liu! Where was Peter? :)

Michela
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6 years 20 hours ago

they all are great shots…my fave the aerial view near Madrid!

Gerri
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6 years 19 hours ago

One day I will get there with my photo blog. These are stunnning shots!

Peter Liu
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6 years 10 hours ago

Thank you for including my photo. I’m humbled and honored to be in such great company.

Rene Volpi
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5 years 10 months ago

I love your work, Nikon fan, lol

René Volpi ~stillmind~

Abhishek Sharma
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Abhishek Sharma
4 years 6 months ago

Simply awesome pictures. These are the pictures which can speak.

Logan
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5 years 11 months ago

Amazing photos!

Manohar
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5 years 11 months ago

lovely pics.. liked them!

joe
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joe
5 years 11 months ago

simply photolicious!

Gerasimos - Eugenia
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Gerasimos - Eugenia
5 years 10 months ago

perfetto by Greece

katie
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katie
5 years 10 months ago

Wow! these pictures are amazing!!

Eduardo
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5 years 10 months ago

Great and inspiring collection of photos. The creativity of Photography always amazes me. Nice post.

Rene Volpi
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5 years 10 months ago

Absolutely astonishing work! Good reason to be on-line for 45 min, at least.

~stillmind~

RealVisionPhotos
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5 years 9 months ago

Nice Photos. Thank you.

Greeitings Ben

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Jasmine Sangma
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Jasmine Sangma
5 years 9 months ago

i m spellbounded by these amazing photographs. according to me, the 4th, 7th and 16th were da best. i just loved those.

namal
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5 years 9 months ago

Wow. I’m honored to be included among this collected of brilliant images. Thanks

DcPhoto
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5 years 9 months ago

Impressive collection !!!

Jane Griffith
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5 years 9 months ago

So wonderful to be in the right place at the right time! Beautiful photos!

Aqeel
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Aqeel
5 years 8 months ago

Hi,
Its really wonderful amazing very beautiful keep it up.

Mamie Feeley
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5 years 8 months ago

You’re a fan, you’re not famous. Get over yourself. Kthanks.

durgesh yadav dev
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durgesh yadav dev
5 years 7 months ago

good timing,good colour,nice every shoot

Ravi Kant
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Ravi Kant
5 years 6 months ago

All the snaps are really amazing…. I love them all…
Earlier I thought these can be created with various photoshop softwares but now my perception has changed..Thanks for sharing all these….

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mbugua
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5 years 5 months ago

this is very very serious photography.
i am hoping to reach there soon.
of course it will take time BUT ONE DAY….I WILL BE THERE.

Parth Purohit
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Parth Purohit
5 years 4 months ago

Awesome Pics…
Just suppup..mind blowing..

Beth
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Beth
5 years 4 months ago

Lovely shot of our beautiful resident polar bear, Kobe!

Suneetha
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Suneetha
5 years 4 months ago

Splendid:):)

Lev
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Lev
5 years 4 months ago

these are horrible photos. Where would the would be without the digital camera that any lameman can point and click and the stolen downloaded torrent of Photoshop.

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5 years 3 months ago
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5 years 2 months ago

i like the faces of asia nice one

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swayamprava
5 years 1 month ago

Nice collections.Really beatiful and innovative.

Venkat
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Venkat
5 years 1 month ago

Excellent…!

mugundan.K
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mugundan.K
5 years 25 days ago

awesome & splendid collection..covered a motley of fields…BRAVO Collector.

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sudip dutta
4 years 10 months ago

The collection speaks of itself only. No need to comment on such an awesome collection.

AAshish
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AAshish
4 years 9 months ago

Loved the Last One and Where is the Freedom..

Frank Botchway
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4 years 8 months ago

gr8 photos. I love the DENTIST

Kabelo
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Kabelo
4 years 6 months ago

Stunning photos, Exquisite, beautiful and amazingly eye catching. I truly love Another Vision, Military and Dentist is the bomb…. Abslotely out of this wrld!!!

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wambui maina
4 years 5 months ago

beautiful collection. maybe, you could include collect a few pics from Africa? all the same, good work.

Mandeep Sharma
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Mandeep Sharma
4 years 5 months ago

Brilliant Photographs

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shekh mohd. irfan
4 years 5 months ago

really beautiful !

Rachel Cashmore
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4 years 5 months ago

Brilliant photographs, very inspiring.

Anu K.S
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Anu K.S
4 years 5 months ago

42, 39, 35,04,08, 13,19, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30,31,34.. pics were really appreciating.

Ruthie Smith
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Ruthie Smith
4 years 4 months ago

All of the pictures are more than amazing, The Best Photography work I have ever seen. Keep up the great work.

Harit Wilson
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Harit Wilson
4 years 3 months ago

Beatiful Pics… Great Photography…

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allan
4 years 3 months ago

very nice

nasir
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nasir
4 years 2 months ago

really beautiful snaps..

Richard Sam Jackson
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4 years 2 months ago

That is very good great work done there.I like them very much .

APNA JAHANIAN
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4 years 2 months ago

really amzaing and high quality photos, I really inspired…… thanks for sharing.

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keziah
4 years 2 months ago

DAMN! good photos…

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Rabindra
4 years 2 months ago

Amazing photos

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bilal bukhari
4 years 2 months ago

thatttt is just awesome….
some admirable snapes from around the world

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Suma.M.S
4 years 2 months ago

No words…. Simply superb

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john
4 years 2 months ago

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Wasim ahmed
4 years 2 months ago

Very nice pic

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Sirajuddin
4 years 22 days ago

very nice picture I like the all of them

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Alok Limbu
3 years 11 months ago

wow…. wow…. mind-blowing shots.

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Ducus Tendai Mwanaka
3 years 11 months ago

Nyc shots there,What an amazing world we live in

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Nazrul Islam
3 years 11 months ago

very nice picture I like the all of them

Mark
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3 years 11 months ago

Stunning photos

abhishek
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abhishek
3 years 10 months ago

all the snap awesome and want to say some things..

Dr. Alka Suri
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3 years 10 months ago

Amazing Pics cant be believed

Wasim Tahir
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Wasim Tahir
3 years 10 months ago

Wow! wonderful pics

Ali
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Ali
3 years 9 months ago

Real amazing, and wonderful……

Thirupathi
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Thirupathi
3 years 9 months ago

Awesome photographs. Congratulations for having such a wonderful photographs
Goodluck for good moments

jahnvi
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jahnvi
3 years 9 months ago

its amezing!!! i can’t axpress feeling by words.

SIDHARTHA
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SIDHARTHA
3 years 9 months ago

its too amezing!!! i can’t axpress feeling by words.

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