Idolomantis is a genus of praying mantises in the family Empusidae. It is represented by a single species, Idolomantis diabolica, commonly known as the devil\'s flower mantis or giant devil\'s flower mantis. It is one of the largest species of praying mantises, and is possibly the largest that mimics flowers
Participating among the audience in the race in Tanah Datar, West Sumatra, Indonesia, I noticed that this pair of bulls were the fittest among all. Reigning over them was a rider with an auspicious red headband, so fearless that he could easily overpower all the other contestants in the race.
Capturing the energy and dynamism of that climatic moment, accentuated by his strong facial expression, with his mouth wide open and eyes laser focused on the ultimate goal, and the splash of the muddy waters, brought into force by the power and speed of the raging bulls, one can observe several “V” shapes-the inverted “V” between his arms and head; the shape between legs; and thirdly, the “V” formed by the rope connecting the two bulls adding a dramatic, sharp geometry to the shot, displaying the rider’s energy and skills in reigning over the heavyweight duo, running in perfect symmetry.
Within 8 seconds, the race was over and the mud splashed most powerfully at about 4.5 seconds. At this point, I pressed the shutter non-stop with the focus length at 450mm handheld for about 1.5 seconds, leaving barely 2 seconds to escape. No one in the audience-except me-dared to shoot right in front of the bulls charging at full speed. It was such an exciting, definitely dangerous shot, but worth it!
When this pandemic began in early 2020, people in China lost control like others around the world.
Especially right before the Chinese New Year, everyone was trying to rush home for the celebration and gathering with family.
Unfortunately, a lockdown by the national government and it was an unexpected new journey for everyone during that critical period.
A picture was taken in a train station, after speaking to her which she is trying to purchase a ticket from the mobile apps after a failed attempting from the counter.
She was inform by her company last minute lockdown until further notice. Without considering too much, she decided to rush for a ticket back to her home town about 1000 kilometers away.
After this incident, more and more countries declared a lockdown as we can read from international news every day.
Malayan Earth Tiger Tarantula is a very rare sight. It is even rarer to get such a close for this wild species. Usually, they live in tree hole high up the tree. This was found resting on a hiking side walk rope in a morning.
Ant among many smaller insects on a beautiful grass shoot
Ant among many other much smaller insects which are invisible to the naked eye, on a delicate and beautiful branch of grass with its fine texture and many minute flowers growing on it. Was pleasantly surprised to see such beauty, only after processing the shot.
Semporna Islands comprises the main islands of Bohey Dulang, Bodgaya and Tatagan with several other supporting islands namely Mantabuan, Sibuan, Omadal and Maiga. These regions are home to the Bajau Laut community, a seafaring tribe that exposes their children to the sea at an early age.
Bharatanatyam, also previously called Sadhir Attam, is a major form of Indian classical dance that originated in Tamil Nadu. Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest classical dance traditions in India. It has been nurtured in the temples and courts of southern India since the ancient era. It is one of eight forms of dance recognized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi  (the others being Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Manipuri and Sattriya) and it expresses South Indian religious themes and spiritual ideas, particularly of Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism.
It is more than lust, less than love! After swiping and texting been introduced to the generation, real love is hard to find. If it's found, it's harder to embrace since people are having this thought "texting takes 3 secs". Texting is actually a tool to send and receive messages. Many made up sayings, overthinking thoughts and "friends" have fucked one's mind. Modern days "love" have pushed some to depression because it was taken too seriously.
- Рейтинг фотографов по странам и городам строится на основе 3-х лучших фотографий автора и их относительной позиции в каждой отдельной номинации. Рейтинг в номинации "Мобильная фотография" учитывается в меньшей степени для формирования рейтинга. В списке показывается одна фотография автора с лучшим рейтингом.
- В списке опубликованы только работы которые прошли 2-й этап голосования.
- The rating of photographers by countries and cities is based on the three best photos of the author and their relative position in each separate nomination. Rating in the nomination "Mobile Photography" is taken into account to a lesser extent for rating formation. The list shows one photo of the author with the best rating.
- Only those photos have been published in the list that passed the second stage of voting.