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.
When 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.
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.
“Our response to climate change bears on the future of our people and the wellbeing of mankind,” Chinese President Xi Jinping has said.
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.
Photojournalist Kevin Frayer traveled to Inner Mongolia with Getty Images earlier this month to capture some haunting pictures of life inside one steel mill.