Winners Gallery

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.

WINNER

The Whale's Cloud Mouth

FREDRICK MUSCAT

 

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.

2ND PLACE

Up and Down

PETAR SABOL

Kingfisher with little fish during freezing times.

3RD PLACE

Wide Open

FLORENT GOODEN

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.

TOP FIFTEEN

World Tour on a Gondola Boat

DANIEL DANILOV

Three baby praying mantises float on a leaf in a puddle. The lighting of the invested creates a mysterious and special atmosphere.

TOP FIFTEEN

Dragonfly and Snail

PETAR SABOL

Extraordinary natural scene where dragonfly rests on spiral formed stem, but a curious little snail is slowly approaching towards him.

TOP FIFTEEN

Playful 1

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.

TOP FIFTEEN

The Way Beyond

PANOS LASKARAKIS

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.

TOP FIFTEEN

Brown Bear

RENE KOSTER

The dark Alaskan mountains provide an impressive backdrop for the mighty Grizzlies feasting on the salmon in the river abounds.

TOP FIFTEEN

Determination

MAX FOSTER

A tiny pine tree stands defiantly amongst the piles of fresh snow powder in the mountains of Canada.

TOP FIFTEEN

In Sync

JOHAN SIGGESSON

Two Dalmatian pelicans landing on water at Lake Kerkini in Greece.

TOP FIFTEEN

The Last Bite

ANDI ABDUL HALIL

The lizard trying to escape from the snake eagle with the last bite.

TOP FIFTEEN

Krill View

THOMAS VIJAYAN

The author waited numerous hours to capture this frame, with the main challenge being the shooting level.

TOP FIFTEEN

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.

TOP FIFTEEN

River Swans

LAN DU

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.

TOP FIFTEEN

Palm Grove

HANS WICHMANN

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.