Vincent Canabal is an emergency room surgeon who recently, with his wife, Deb, began Epic Diving—a shark diving eco-tourism business in the Bahamas. Although the sharks are generally well behaved, the divers do not use cages, so there is always the potential for danger.
Places Winner Adam Tan, Selangor, Malaysia Long Road to Daybreak Realizing this old town (Laocheng, means old town in Chinese) would soon be transformed into a new town through the speedy economic growth in China and perhaps lose its raw beauty in no time, I was pleased to capture this working mother carrying her child in her basket walking through the thick mist in a very early foggy morning, 2012.
Two girls venture outside their mud hut after a hailstorm at the khan’s autumn camp beside the Aksu River. The nomads sometimes stop here for a few weeks between migratory seasons if grass for their herds is too scarce at the summer or winter camps.
Gal Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. Luk But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.
Grand Prize and Nature Winner Paul Souders, Seattle, Washington The Ice Bear A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows red from the smoke of distant fires during a record-breaking spell of hot weather. The Manitoba population of polar bears, the southernmost in the world, is particularly threatened by a warming climate and reduced sea ice.