2017 Winners – Trees

Magali Chesnel

Ferney-Voltaire, France

1st Place – Trees

“Stormy winds have swept across Europe this winter, with Siberian temperatures transforming trees in wonderful icy show in Versoix, a little town close to Geneva, in Switzerland. After a conjunction of intense cold (-10 to -18 degrees Centigrade), with very strong winds, blowing at over 100 kmh, the waves from the Leman Lake got so harsh that they passed over the dikes and the droplets immediately froze everything they touched, including the trees. Braving the frozen ground, I took this photograph, early in the morning.

I am constantly amazed with ways Nature can create beautiful designs and compositions. I really enjoy having the flexibility of stretching my wings, in order to explore all the moments that life has to offer to photography. When the moment is captured, causing an emotion is my ultimate objective.”

Dyllon Wolf

Huntingtown MD, United States

2nd Place – Trees

“This image was taken in Huntingtown, Maryland in May of 2016. After a long walk through the woods, photographing the nature around me, I stumbled upon this majesty and tried to capture it in a unique way that would showcase its enormity. The result was this worm’s eye view of the trunk leading up to the canopy that has been several times  compared to a python.”

Kaiyuan Teng

Taipei, Taiwan

3rd Place – Trees

“The photo was taken in 2016 when I traveled to Osaka.I found the tree in a plaza, which looked just like a person wrapped in bandages. Trees themselves are creatures intertwined by their roots, and now they are also covered by straps. The tense and smothering atmosphere triggered my curiosity to take this photo.”

Honorable Mentions