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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

October HIPA awards: Aerial photography

"Although all the winning photographs are taken from a bird’s eye view, there is a distinct variety in their respective subject matters, making each and every single one of the photographs beautiful in its own way," said HIPA Secretary General Ali bin Thalith

Farid Kamrannia's winning photography. Courtesy HIPA
Farid Kamrannia's winning photography. Courtesy HIPA

The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has concluded its October edition of the Instagram Photo Contest. The month's theme was aerial photography.

Winners of this month's contest came from the Obaid Musabbeh Obaid of the UAE, Nader Mohamed Saadallah of Egypt, Muhammad Yunus of Indonesia, Farid Kamrannia of Iran, and Shadi Nassri of Spain.

“Aerial photographers often have an eye for capturing images that are not seen by many normal photographers. We therefore wanted to focus on these talented photographers and their unique works in this past month’s Instagram Photo Contest," said HIPA Secretary General Ali bin Thalith.

"Although all the winning photographs are taken from a bird’s-eye view, there is a distinct variety in their respective subject matters, making each and every single one of the photographs beautiful in its own way. We congratulate all the winners for this month and look forward to launching our November competition in the coming days. ”

Obaid Musabbeh Obaid said of his winning photo: "I took my photograph at the Al Awir Free Zone in Dubai where many falconers train their prized birds. It is also an area where many drone hobbyists are found, all vying to capture the world from up above. What fascinates me about my photograph and the image it shows, is the effort man makes to build something that can be overtaken by nature in a split second. I thank HIPA very much for this opportunity and despite me continuing photography as a hobby; I look forward to taking part in future competitions.”

Obaid's winning photo:

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Nader Mohamed Saadallah's winning photo:

Muhammad Yunus' winning photo:

Shadi Nassri's winning photo:

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Farid Kamrannia's winning photo:

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