18 Year Old Sasha Dudkina Wins EyeEm Photographer of the Year 2017.

Main image: Courtesy of EyeEm Photographer of the Year 2017, eighteen year old Sasha Dudkina from Moscow, Russia.
Creative community EyeEm has announced the winners of its annual photography competition, which received over 590,000 submissions from more than 88,000 photographers in over 150 countries in just under six weeks – making it the world’s largest photography competition.
The six category winners and 2017 EyeEm Photographer of the Year were revealed during the fourth annual EyeEm Photography Festival and Awards in Berlin
The six category winners can be seen by clicking The Creative Boom Link below:
“The EyeEm Awards aim to discover and showcase new talents from around the world,” said Madeline Dudley-Yates, lead curator for the Awards.
“We always look for images that tell strong stories above anything else, and this year’s finalists were all rich with an incredible variety of stories and concepts.
Source: Creative community EyeEm announces its 2017 photography award winners | Creative Boom

Through Winter Hardships to the Stars and that Perfect Shot.

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Image Credit: Photograph by Nicholas Roemmelt
Through hardships to the stars. I had been on the Coldest bivouac of the winter season 2014 to 2015 and the first since spring.
But the efforts have really paid off. I could finally take a picture that I had imagined for months.
via Nicholas Roemmelt, National Geographic Your Shot.
 

Mind Blowing Aerial 3D Panoramas by Air Pano.

Mindblowing Aerial 3D Panoramas by AirPano.
AirPano is a not-for-profit project created by a team of Russian photo enthusiasts focused on taking high-resolution aerial panoramic photographs.
Being the largest resource for 360° aerial panoramas in the world – by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images,
AirPano has already photographed over two hundred most interesting locations on our planet, including North Pole, Antarctica, Mariana Trench, and even the Earth’s view from the stratosphere.
The team consists of 12 members, nine photographers and three tech specialists, who use planes, helicopters and drones to shoot from high above.
More info: AirPano
See more great images Mindblowing Aerial 3D Panoramas By AirPano

“Monsoon” by Julie Mayfeng.

Photograph by Julie Mayfeng
Rain makes everything so dramatic.
Even though it’s uncomfortable to take photographs in bad weather, it gives us a good opportunity to capture the different moments.
During the monsoon season, weather is extremely hard to predict.
At the time, I was eating lunch at a street café. Suddenly it started to shower.
I borrowed an umbrella from a stranger and ran out into the street.
Although I was wet through and through, I was able to capture this fantastic monsoon scene.
See more wonderful photos via Monsoon Photo by Julie Mayfeng — National Geographic Your Shot

The Fiery Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii.

hvo0085When humans breathe, they release carbon dioxide gas that has built up inside them.
The Kilauea volcano on the Island of Hawaii is no different.
It is the world’s most active volcano. At its base, giant curtains of fire spew forth from fissure vents, creating a shifting wall of magma.
Interestingly, the curtain of fire requires no explosive activity from the volcano itself. The cause of the fiery curtain is the expansion of gas within the vents and oddly enough, the weight of the lava.

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Contrary to the commonly imagined steep-sloped science fair volcano, Kilauea is a shield volcano, meaning it has very shallow slopes.
The shallow slopes that form Kilauea and the other volcanoes of Hawaii Island are constructed as the heavy fluid lava flows away from the volcano, with the help of gravity.
In Hawaiian, Kilauea literally translates to “much spreading.” As the lava constantly stretches under the pressure of its own weight, fractures form. It is from these fractures or fissure vents that, squeezed by the massive pressures of the lava itself, fiery curtains of magma erupt.
Read more via Curtain of Fire | Atlas Obscura.

Haunting Images from inside a Steel Mill, Inner Mongolia.

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Images by Photojournalist Kevin Frayer (Getty Images).
Like the other 160-plus signatories of the Paris climate agreement, China has pledged to slash its greenhouse gas emissions in the years ahead as part of a global goal of halting rising temperatures.
“Our response to climate change bears on the future of our people and the wellbeing of mankind,” Chinese President Xi Jinping has said.

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As the world’s biggest polluter, China faces an extraordinary challenge in reducing its emissions — one made all the more difficult because of the countless high-polluting factories scattered across the country.
Authorities have moved to shut down many of the worst-offending factories, but some factory owners simply pay informal “fines” to local authorities before re-opening.

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Photojournalist Kevin Frayer traveled to Inner Mongolia with Getty Images earlier this month to capture some haunting pictures of life inside one steel mill.
See more stunning  images via Buzzfeed News