In order to start 2019 in style we propose a world tour of the most beautiful photos of 2018 ! These photos of different photographers have been honored with different prizes or awards such as the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the the year or the National Awards of World Photo and we have selected for you our favorites.
Whether it’s pictures of majestic animals, breathtaking landscapes, emotional portraits or extraordinary coincidences, each photo tells a unique story. And here is a selection of our most beautiful favorite shots of 2018 by continent:
For North America, our choice was this photo of Wenjie Quiao taken in the United States. The effect brought by the multitude of photos superimposed on the background of a single one, created in post-production, synthesizes in a single photo a magnificent eclipse.
Our choice of photo for Central America is a photo of Enrico Pescantini taken at the archaeological site of Teotihuacan in Mexico. This photograph taken by drone reveals the play of light and shadows created by the sun rising on the site.
Our selection for South America is a photo of a meteorological phenomenon taken from the sky, as close as possible to an impressive lightning bolt in Ecuador photographed by Santiago Borja.
Our choice for Europe was this winter photo taken in the Swiss mountains by Sylvia Michel. It highlights the many possibilities offered by photo retouching such as this one, particularly through the lighting of the fir tree, while preserving a natural effect.
For Africa, we have selected this photo of Hito J. taken near Lake Natron in Tanzania where thousands of flamingos are taking flight. For this photograph, again taken from the sky, we opt for a fast shutter speed in order to be sure to have the animals moving sharply.
Finally, our selection for Asia is this majestic photo taken by Reiko Takahashi near the island of Kumejima in Japan where an impressive humpback whale swims. Namely that an underwater photo requires not only a special waterproof box for camera but also a special attention to the light that gradually disappears as you dive.
Whether these photos are of animals or landscapes, taken by drone or underwater, they all present something unique and special that has marked us!
This year 2018 has been rich in photographic creations for us too, if you are interested in a photo project for 2019, do not hesitate to contact us.