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Breathtaking images compete in prestigious International Photography Awards 

An eye on the world: Breathtaking images from two horses galloping beneath a waterfall to a volcanic lake in Russia compete in prestigious International Photography Awards

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From frozen lakes to flame orange canyons and aerial pictures of remote football pitches, a stunning array of images showcases the work of some of the world’s finest photographers.

The prestigious International Photography Awards attracts entries of remarkable pictures from around the world.

This year’s competition includes top photos of London in lockdown, Ethiopian tribes and Icelandic horses.

The diverse images also feature a series of entrants who have used drones to capture evocative images from the air, including vivid ‘tailings ponds’ in Western Australia, fishermen casting their net off the coast of Vietnam and holidaymakers under parasols on the Italian Riviera.

A lush green football pitch nestled on Norway’s Lofoten archipelago is also among the contenders.

A spokesman for the awards said: ‘It is one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.

‘The IPA recognises photography’s leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography.’

Pictured: Icelandic horses charging against a waterfall. From frozen lakes to flame orange canyons and aerial pictures of remote football pitches, a stunning array of images showcase the work of some of the world’s finest photographers

Pictured: A remote football pitch in northern Norway. One of the most eye-catching submissions so far is the remote football pitch nestled on Norway's Lofoten archipelago. The Henningsvær Idrettslag Stadium is made of artificial turf and has a strip of asphalt - similar to tarmac - around the edge which acts as a stand for crowds and as a car park. The unique pitch, surrounded by jagged rocks and open sea, is used by members of the amateur club Henningsvær IL to train local children. It has floodlights for evening games

Pictured: A remote football pitch in northern Norway. One of the most eye-catching submissions so far is the remote football pitch nestled on Norway’s Lofoten archipelago. The Henningsvær Idrettslag Stadium is made of artificial turf and has a strip of asphalt – similar to tarmac – around the edge which acts as a stand for crowds and as a car park. The unique pitch, surrounded by jagged rocks and open sea, is used by members of the amateur club Henningsvær IL to train local children. It has floodlights for evening games

Pictured: The wife of the village chief of the Karo tribe awaits the arrival of her husband against the majestic Omo River and the magnificent territory of southern Ethiopia. The incredible array of images are part of the 2020 International Photography Awards, an annual competition for professional, non-professional and student photographers

Pictured: The wife of the village chief of the Karo tribe awaits the arrival of her husband against the majestic Omo River and the magnificent territory of southern Ethiopia. The incredible array of images are part of the 2020 International Photography Awards, an annual competition for professional, non-professional and student photographers

Pictured: Aerial shot of people with parasols on the beach in the Italian Riviera. The two final winners of the IPA, Photographer of the Year and Discovery of the Year, will be awarded $10,000 and $5,000 respectively as well as a trophy

Pictured: Aerial shot of people with parasols on the beach in the Italian Riviera. The two final winners of the IPA, Photographer of the Year and Discovery of the Year, will be awarded $10,000 and $5,000 respectively as well as a trophy

Pictured: Lavender fields in Southern France. Though entries are still accepted, the annual gala ceremony in New York, USA, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and organisers are currently rescheduling a new date

Pictured: Lavender fields in Southern France. Though entries are still accepted, the annual gala ceremony in New York, USA, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and organisers are currently rescheduling a new date

Pictured: The mesmerising shape of green nets moving underneath the water surface as local fishermen pull the nets in Phu Yen province, Vietnam. . The prestigious International Photography Awards attracts entries of remarkable pictures from around the world

Pictured: The mesmerising shape of green nets moving underneath the water surface as local fishermen pull the nets in Phu Yen province, Vietnam. . The prestigious International Photography Awards attracts entries of remarkable pictures from around the world

Pictured: 'Looking Out from Within'. A portrait of a West London man looking out from his window during the coronavirus lockdown.This year's competition includes top photos of London in lockdown, Ethiopian tribes and Icelandic horses.

Pictured: ‘Looking Out from Within’. A portrait of a West London man looking out from his window during the coronavirus lockdown.This year’s competition includes top photos of London in lockdown, Ethiopian tribes and Icelandic horses.

Pictured: A portrait of Favour Jonathan and Deji Tiwo taken at Bottany Bay Beach, Kent. Photographers from across the globe can still apply to have a shot at winning the prestigious awards, as the final deadline is August 20

Pictured: A portrait of Favour Jonathan and Deji Tiwo taken at Bottany Bay Beach, Kent. Photographers from across the globe can still apply to have a shot at winning the prestigious awards, as the final deadline is August 20

Pictured: A fisherman on a boat on the Mediterranean near Cyprus. The Lucie Awards gala has been dubbed the Academy Awards of the photography world

 Pictured: A fisherman on a boat on the Mediterranean near Cyprus. The Lucie Awards gala has been dubbed the Academy Awards of the photography world

Pictured: Aerial shot of the contrasting colours of the volcanoes in the Kamchatka peninsula, Russia. The active volcanoes along the peninsular form a 430-mile long volcanic belt

Pictured: Aerial shot of the contrasting colours of the volcanoes in the Kamchatka peninsula, Russia. The active volcanoes along the peninsular form a 430-mile long volcanic belt

Pictured: Alpe di siusi in the Dolomite plateau, one of Italy's southern tourist attractions. The plateau, famed for its skiing and hiking, is the largest high-altitude Apline meadow in Europe

Pictured: Alpe di siusi in the Dolomite plateau, one of Italy’s southern tourist attractions. The plateau, famed for its skiing and hiking, is the largest high-altitude Apline meadow in Europe

Pictured: Self-portrait during the rare Flash freeze phenomenon. The diverse images also feature a series of entrants who have used drones to capture evocative images from the air, including vivid 'tailings ponds' in Western Australia, fishermen casting their net off the coast of Vietnam and holidaymakers under parasols on the Italian Riviera

Pictured: Self-portrait during the rare Flash freeze phenomenon. The diverse images also feature a series of entrants who have used drones to capture evocative images from the air, including vivid ‘tailings ponds’ in Western Australia, fishermen casting their net off the coast of Vietnam and holidaymakers under parasols on the Italian Riviera

Pictured: The tailing ponds in Western Australia. A spokesman for the awards said: 'It is one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today'

Pictured: The tailing ponds in Western Australia. A spokesman for the awards said: ‘It is one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today’

Pictured: Antelope Canyon in Arizona, USA. From frozen lakes to flame orange canyons and aerial pictures of remote football pitches, a stunning array of images showcases the work of some of the world's finest photographers

Pictured: Antelope Canyon in Arizona, USA. From frozen lakes to flame orange canyons and aerial pictures of remote football pitches, a stunning array of images showcases the work of some of the world’s finest photographers 



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