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20 of the Best Photos From the Siena Photo Awards

Edited By: Jake Ramirez
 This year, the judges of the 2018 Siena International Photo Awards had the unenviable task of sifting through no less than 48,000 submissions from 156 countries. Nevertheless, the results are in, and the 20 submissions you’re about to see below are some of the very best entries. Enjoy!
 
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1. El Calbuco, Chile (1st Place In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)
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This photo was taken during a violent eruption of Mount Calbuco, a volcano located in the Lagos region of Chile. 
2. Arctic Fox, Usa (3rd Place In Animals In Their Environment Category)
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It took the photographer two hours of patient waiting before this female Arctic fox would allow him to get close enough to take this picture. 
3. Sharing Emotion (Remarkable Award In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)
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Location unknown 
4. Rhino Silhouette, Kenya (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)
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An early-morning search for the Great Migration led to the photographer coming across the lone rhino you see above. 
5. Cosmic Wildflowers, Brazil (Honorable Mention In The beauty of the nature Category)
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180º panorama combined with the Milky Way in the background magnifies a field of Paepalanthus wildflowers in the Veadeiros Tablelands national park. 
6. Underwater View Of The Lofoten Winter (Remarkable Award In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)
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A settlement on the Norwegian archipelago of Lofoten is captured from an unusual angle. 
7. Nemo In The House (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)
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Looks like Nemo was found after all! Location unknown. 
8. Toy Houses, Russia (1st Place In Architecture & Urban Spaces Category)
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The color contrast between the dachas of Arkhangelsk and the white snow that envelops them is intense. 
9. The Wave, Antarctica Waters (3rd Place In Journeys And Adventures Category)
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A 40-foot wave pounds a ship's bow as it navigates Drake Passage - between Cape Horn and Antarctica. 
10. Camels In The Desert, Mongolia (2nd Place In General Color Category)
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A Mongolian man, together with his dog and his camels, make their hasty way through the desert. 
11. Jump, Canada (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)
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A snowy owl takes flight after being alarmed by the call of a fellow female. 
12. Love On The Rocks (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)
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Two snow leopards show affection toward each other. Location unknown. 
13. Mind The Gap, Antarctica (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)
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A group of Emperor penguins huddles together near a crack in an ice flow in an area of the Antarctic known as the Ross Sea. 
14. Killer Whale In Polar Night, Norway (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)
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A killer whale emerges from the depths during a polar night in the Arctic. 
15. The Road Of Fortune, Vietnam (Honorable Mention in Splash of Colors category)
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Red is the color of good luck in Vietnam, and Joss sticks are offered at altars for good business and good fortune. 
16. Share (Remarkable Award In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)
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A (very old) Japanese couple enjoy a movie together on a smartphone. 
17. The Beakful Of The Hoopoe, Italy (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)
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The photographer saw this hoopoe feeding one of its young at the very last minute but still managed to capture this superb image. 
18. Little Nenets Nedko, Russia (Honorable Mention In Journeys and Adventures Category)
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People in the Far North of the world still have very close ties to nature, as is evidenced in this picture. 
19. Flying On The Beach, The Netherlands (Honorable Mention In General Color Category)
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Although he was actually trying to get comfortable in the cold water, the photographer managed to capture this shot just as the dog was about to grab the frisbee. 
20. Kid With Hand Crafts, Ethiopia (1st Place In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)
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A boy from the Suri tribe is pictured between the metallically-bound arms of his mother. 
 
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