Malta International Photo Award Autumn 2018
The First Edition of the Malta International Photo Awards received submissions from all over the world across the five categories of Abstract, Cities, Nature, People and Storytelling.
The Whale's Mouth Cloud
This amazing scene was shot in South Dakota during a storm chase in the United States. This weird cloud is called The Whale’s Mouth, and appears when the first gust front of a storm is passing over.
Up and Down
Kingfisher with little fish during freezing times.
A huge Great White Shark has her jaws wide open after breaching the surface off the coast of Guadalupe Island in Mexico. The big female Great Whites can reach an impressive length of 6m for a weight up to 1 ton, making them much bigger than males.
World Tour on a Gondola Boat
Three baby praying mantises float on a leaf in a puddle. The lighting of the invested creates a mysterious and special atmosphere.
Dragonfly and Snail
Extraordinary natural scene where dragonfly rests on spiral formed stem, but a curious little snail is slowly approaching towards him.
GUEK CHENG LIM
A pair of Gold Dust Weevils in the bushes that like to climb on top of one another. They are only about 1 cm in length, and just observing their behaviour is a joyful lesson in itself.
The Way Beyond
The way to Africa is the light beyond! The most glorious wild place in Africa is from above! The Okavango Delta looks like a painting in the heart of Botswana.
The dark Alaskan mountains provide an impressive backdrop for the mighty Grizzlies feasting on the salmon in the river abounds.
A tiny pine tree stands defiantly amongst the piles of fresh snow powder in the mountains of Canada.
Two Dalmatian pelicans landing on water at Lake Kerkini in Greece.
The Last Bite
ANDI ABDUL HALIL
The lizard trying to escape from the snake eagle with the last bite.
The author waited numerous hours to capture this frame, with the main challenge being the shooting level.
The Spirit of the Ocean
PH PHOTO - PAVEL HOSNEDI PHOTOGRAPHY
Dolphins are real spirits of the ocean. Interactions with them fill us with pure happiness and tranquillity. However, such interactions should only happen in open sea where they belong to. In captivity, they suffer a lot and often commit suicide.
A group of swans swim on a river in Southern Iceland, which has taken on fantastic colours due to the lava composition in the soil and waters.
This photograph was taken from the deck of a cruise ship on the Nile River in Egypt. It shows an incidental scene at the banks of the Nile, which disappeared within a few seconds. It is reminiscent of days 2,000 years ago.