A photograph of a fisherman throwing a net in central Vietnam, taken by Le Van Vinh, won first prize in the Nature Conservation category
The author named his work “Dance at Sea”. The photograph shows a fisherman with large green nets near the island of Hon Yen in the province of Fujen.
The photograph was selected from more than 121,000 works from 152 countries for an annual competition organized by the U.S.-based global environmental non-profit organization The Nature Conservancy.
Hon Yen attracts travelers with its pristine beauty and coral reef carpets. Many come here to appreciate the marine environment at low tide. The islet is located about 15 kilometers north of Tuijoa, the capital of Fujian.
It is a poor coastal province with a population of about 860,000 people. It has a diverse topography consisting of mountains, rivers, lagoons, bays and islands, as well as many beautiful natural and historical sites. The best time to visit the province is during the sunny season, from January to August.
The main prize of the Nature Conservancy contest went to American photographer Tyler Schiffmann for his underwater photograph of the California sea lion in Monterey Bay, California.
Additional awards were given to Colin Ronald (Austria), Jay Huang (USA), Alex Kidd (Australia) and Fernando O’Farrill (Mexico) in the categories of landscape, cities, water and wildlife, respectively.
Diyanto Sarira from Indonesia received the Audience Choice Award for a photograph of a waterfall and creek taken in Wasior, West Papua.