THESE stunning snaps have won plaudits at the Chromatic Photography Awards by pulling into focus our strange and surreal world. 

It recognises the best colour photography across twenty categories with striking images capturing anything from awe-inspiring cityscapes to colourful and creative culture. 

Aliaga Maxime

1st Place in Culture: Skeleton men (Aliaga Maxime)
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The international competition was open to both professionals and amateurs and is now in its second year.

This year’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners along with the selected Honorable Mention have been handpicked by book editors from both the Professional and Amateur levels.

A spokesman said: “Our mission is to provide artists the opportunity to share their passion and stories through their photographs, promote the world’s top photographers, and discover new, emerging talents.”

Here are the best of this year’s dazzling submissions.

 Manu Van Ogtrop: Light in the Dark, Australia

Manu Van Ogtrop

Manu Van Ogtrop: Light in the Dark, Australia
 Marcel Rebro: Train jumpers in Tongi, Bangladesh won 1st Place in Photojournalism (amateur)

Marcel Rebro

Marcel Rebro: Train jumpers in Tongi, Bangladesh won 1st Place in Photojournalism (amateur)
 Sagi Roitfarb: Surfing in Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia - 1st Place in Sports (amateur)

Sagi Roitfarb

Sagi Roitfarb: Surfing in Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia – 1st Place in Sports (amateur)
 Martin Sanchez: Hungry Hippos in Tanzania - 1st Place in Wildlife and Animals (professional)

Martin Sanchez

Martin Sanchez: Hungry Hippos in Tanzania – 1st Place in Wildlife and Animals (professional)
 Paul Brouns: Walking the Line in Amsterdam- 1st Place in Abstract (professional)

Paul Brouns

Paul Brouns: Walking the Line in Amsterdam- 1st Place in Abstract (professional)
 Paul Brouns: Corridors of Insomnia taken in the city of The Hague - 1st Place in Architecture (professional)

Paul Brouns

Paul Brouns: Corridors of Insomnia taken in the city of The Hague – 1st Place in Architecture (professional)
 Matt Frost: Sao Paulo - 1st Place in Cityscapes (professional)

Matt Frost

Matt Frost: Sao Paulo – 1st Place in Cityscapes (professional)
 DDiArte: Cupidos playground - 1st Place in Photomanipulation (professional)

DDiArte

DDiArte: Cupidos playground – 1st Place in Photomanipulation (professional)
 Tania & Lazlo: Under the Surface - 1st Place in Conceptual (professional)

Tania & Lazlo

Tania & Lazlo: Under the Surface – 1st Place in Conceptual (professional)
 Ron Cooper: Stripes - 1st Place in Travel Taken Nimh Bihn, Vietnam (amateur)

Ron Cooper

Ron Cooper: Stripes – 1st Place in Travel Taken Nimh Bihn, Vietnam (amateur)
 Mati Gelman: Entangled - 1st Place in Conceptual (amateur)

Mati Gelman

Mati Gelman: Entangled – 1st Place in Conceptual (amateur)
 Luciano Demasi: The Desert King taken in Utah - 1st Place in Nature (amateur)

Luciano Demasi

Luciano Demasi: The Desert King taken in Utah – 1st Place in Nature (amateur)
 Abir Sultan: Holy Fire - the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem - 1st Place in Travel

Abir Sultan

Abir Sultan: Holy Fire – the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem – 1st Place in Travel
 Irina Bunyatyan: Girl with lavender - 1st Place in Portrait (professional)

Irina Bunyatyan

Irina Bunyatyan: Girl with lavender – 1st Place in Portrait (professional)
 Erberto Zani: Leathers drying in Dacca, Bangladesh - 1st Place in Street (professional)

Erberto Zani

Erberto Zani: Leathers drying in Dacca, Bangladesh – 1st Place in Street (professional)
 Ben Dobson: Sparks And Stripes - 1st Place in Abstract (amateur)
Ben Dobson: Sparks And Stripes – 1st Place in Abstract (amateur)
 Chris Kirby: The Shabeen Owner in South Africa - 1st Place in People (amateur)

Chris Kirby

Chris Kirby: The Shabeen Owner in South Africa – 1st Place in People (amateur)
 Damian Milczarek: Dziewczyna z wata taken in Oslo, Norway 1st Place in Street (amateur)

Damian Milczarek

Damian Milczarek: Dziewczyna z wata taken in Oslo, Norway 1st Place in Street (amateur)
 Alberto del Hoyo Mora: Mystic Valley - Barduri - 1st Place in Portrait

Alberto del Hoyo Mora

Alberto del Hoyo Mora: Mystic Valley – Barduri – 1st Place in Portrait
 Amanda Rowan: Tour De Force places on the idea of ancient fertility rites - 1st Place in Fine Art (professional)

Amanda Rowan

Amanda Rowan: Tour De Force places on the idea of ancient fertility rites – 1st Place in Fine Art (professional)
 Alain Schroeder: Taekwondo North Korea Style - 1st Place in Sports

Alain Schroeder

Alain Schroeder: Taekwondo North Korea Style – 1st Place in Sports
 France Leclerc: Among the Sheep in Mongolia - 1st Place in Culture

France Leclerc

France Leclerc: Among the Sheep in Mongolia – 1st Place in Culture
 Alain Schroeder: Brick Prison (Bangladesh) - 1st Place in Environmental

Alain Schroeder

Alain Schroeder: Brick Prison (Bangladesh) – 1st Place in Environmental
 Sébastien Leban: Pourim Banquet in Jerusalem - 1st Place in Photojournalism

Sebastien Leban

Sébastien Leban: Pourim Banquet in Jerusalem – 1st Place in Photojournalism
 Kristin-Lee Moolman: Items - Is Fashion Modern? 1st Place in People

Kristin-Lee Moolman

Kristin-Lee Moolman: Items – Is Fashion Modern? 1st Place in People
 Vicky Martin: Blush - 1st Place in Fashion and Beauty
Vicky Martin: Blush – 1st Place in Fashion and Beauty
 Yi Liu: Oil field in Xinjiang Province, China - 1st Place in Environmental
Yi Liu: Oil field in Xinjiang Province, China – 1st Place in Environmental
 Songquan Deng: Sanctuary which is an observation deck in day time below Niagara Falls - and this won 1st Place in Landscapes

Songquan Deng

Songquan Deng: Sanctuary which is an observation deck in day time below Niagara Falls – and this won 1st Place in Landscapes
 Katherine Young: Hubris which is the new US Embassy in London - 1st Place in Architecture

Katherine Young

Katherine Young: Hubris which is the new US Embassy in London – 1st Place in Architecture


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