Exercise: ’Running Through The Sand Dunes’ by Pham Huy Trung — first prize winner in the Sport Category

Hanoi (VNA) - Photos by three Vietnamese photographers have been selected as winners of the 2018 SkyPixel Aerial Photography & Video Contest – an annual contest held by SkyPixel, one of the world’s popular aerial photography communities.

The photo Flowers on the Water by female photographer Khanh Phan from Ho Chi Minh City won first prize in the Fun Category.

The picture was taken during water lily harvesting season in Tan Lap village in the southern province of Long An’s Moc Hoa district.

The photo depicts three women washing the flowers before they are taken to market.

In the same category, the photo Burden Salt Harvest by Nguyen Tan Tuan from HCM City was awarded second prize.

The photo depicts workers carrying salt to the warehouse on Vietnam’s largest salt field – Hon Khoi in Ninh Hoa district in the central province of Khanh Hoa, about 45km from Nha Trang city. 

Pham Huy Trung’s photo Running Through The Sand Dunes, depicting a group of kids running through the sand dunes near their home in Phan Rang-Thap Cham city, south central Ninh Thuan province early in the morning, was named first prize in the Sport Category.

The grand prize winner in the Photo Category was Mont Saint Michel by Deryk Baumgartner, who captured the sun-bathed Saint Michel monastery rising out of fog, framed by the ribbons of water on Mont Saint Michel in northern France.

The grand prize winner in the Video Category is Ain Raadik, who shared a collection of adventures from his travels across New Zealand, Japan and Australia.

Every year, SkyPixel sifts through thousands of aerial photographs to find the best drone pictures and awards them with incredible prizes.

This year, the contest attracted more than 30,000 submissions from professional photographers, videographers, aerial enthusiasts and content creators from 141 countries and territories. - VNA