20 Winning Entries From The HIPA Photography Awards

Take a look at the images honoured in the 2015-2016 HIPA awards.

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The 5th season of the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award had its awards ceremony earlier this week where the winners of the competition were announced. 'Happiness' was the overall theme of the 2015-2016 competition but there were also three other categories: 'Wildlife', 'Father and Son' and 'General'.

With prizes valued at $400,000, it's easy to see why there are so many entries into this competition and you can see some of the winning entries below. For more information on the competition, take a look at our winner's announcement over in news. The Dubai Photo Exhibition also opened this week, showcasing images from around the World in the Dubai Design District.


'Happiness' Category 

West Africa

Overall HIPA Grand-Prize Winner- Antonio Aragon Renuncio


The touching embrace of two old friends

1st Place Winner - Hameed Husain Isa


Boys jumping from trees

2nd Place Winner - Brent Stirton


Relief and joy for a refugee family that survive a perilous journey by sea

3rd Place Winner - Sergey Ponomarev


A child lies in the lap of his mother

4th Place Winner - Omar Ahmed


Sarah and Rania play together on a sunny day

5th Place Winner - Manar Gad


General Category


Fire and Lightning

1st Place Winner - Francisco Negroni Rodriguez


Safety Jackets strewn along the Coast of Lesbos Island in Greece

2nd Place Winner - Sandra Hoyn


Summer evening in a Russian village

3rd Place Winner - Vladimir Viatkin


Cyclists rehearsing a sequence for an opening ceremony at the Olympic Sports Centre

4th Place Winner - Zhiqiang Zhang


A Celebration of the festival of St. George

5th Place Winner - Fausto Podavini


Wildlife Category 

A creative combination of Wildlife and Astrophotography

1st Place Winner - Steven Winter


Flying with flamingos over Lake Turkana in Africa's Great Rift Valley

2nd Place Winner - Lynn Emery


Water flows steadily from a reservoir

3rd Place Winner - Minming Lin


The face of a lion

4th Place Winner - Min Ouyang


A herd of Zebras

5th Place Winner - Fabian Berg


Father And Son Category 


In Gaza city, Omar and Khaled are laid to rest

1st Place Winner - Khaled Alsabbah


Rafah in the Gaza Strip

5th Category Winner - Saber Nouraldin


Father comforting his sick and disabled son

4th Prize Winner - Johannes Petrus Janssen


Trees isolated on a foggy plain

3rd Prize Winner - Mihailo Simovic

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