Turkish world record-holder free-diver of the Underwater Federation Sahika Ercumen, who is announced as “Life Below Water Advocate” of Turkey by United Nations Development Programme, dives to witness the first steps of baby loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in Mugla, Turkey on 18, 2020. Wounded sea turtles are treated at the Sea Turtles Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (DEKAMER) within the scope of the Patara Sea Turtles Conservation and Monitoring Program supported by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. After their treatment, the turtles are kept under observation in special areas created in the sea to get used to their natural habitats.
When materialism is overwhelmed, greed and wars dominate, our equilibrium will turn to see whom we used to see stand tall humiliated in front of the those morally degenerate mean and low who raised fortunes out of wars and greed
Photography is a moment of divine creation in present time – a moment which would otherwise be lost in the eternal passage of time. The photographer captures the everlasting nature of life as a celestial creator in present time. My creativity and perspective is different than most due to the rare sufferings and pains that I've had to endure as a person born with Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) in Iran. My severe facial abnormality has hid my true face and my photography is an expression of this unseen face. The external wounds inflicted upon my soul from early childhood is often seen in my photography. Pictures such as the burning cigarette and the faceless mirror are symbolic to the emotions that I've experienced in my life. My wounds are patched through photography and my soul finds ease through creativity. The common theme seen in most pictures of mine are that of isolation and appearance versus reality. The hands which hide my face are the same hands which push the shutter button and give hope to the unending turmoil of a person born with TCS in Iran.
This is the hot water spring lake in Bitlis Güroymak. It's time to have fun with the horses of the owners who bring their horses here every evening to relax. water tumbles are a square according to the moment. The air temperature to be drawn this square is -13 degrees. We freeze while we shoot. Of course, their enjoyment.
THE DARK BEAUTY – GHOST SHIP SERIES / \"NATALIA\"
On December 19, 2018, the captain of the dry cargo ship Natalia called for help at 04.30. The ship drifted to the shore due to a severe storm. At 09:00 in the morning, the ship hit the rocks in the Karaburun region of Natalia. 16 personnel on board were rescued by the General Directorate of Coastal Safety.
Silivri is a beautiful district of Istanbul, there is a sea in the district, so fishing is done, the fishermen are opening their nets, they will soon go out fishing by boat ...
While walking around in Istanbul, specifically in the Eminonu area, where there are many displaced Syrian refugees, this girl asked for some money from my friend and she told me that you have a lot of money and you carry cameras. Please look at our pain.
- 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.