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25 Photos That Won The Prestigious Siena International Photo Awards

These are breathtaking!

Siena International Photo Awards (SIPAContest) is a photography competition from around the world that is judged by experts. The panel includes distinguished photographers, editors, and well-known buyers.

The 2018 Siena International Photo Awards has received 48,000 submissions from 156 countries. In total, the entrants competed in 11 categories, including this year’s special category, Splash of Colors.

Here are 25 photos that won the prestigious Siena International Photo Awards:

1. El Calbuco, Chile (1st Place In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)

2. Sharing Emotion (Remarkable Award In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)

3. Arctic Fox, Usa (3rd Place In Animals In Their Environment Category)

4. Cosmic Wildflowers, Brazil (Honorable Mention In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)

5. Rhino Silhouette, Kenya (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

6. Underwater View Of The Winter Lofoten (Remarkable Award In The Beauty Of The Nature Category)

7. Nemo In The House (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

8. Beyond Pink, USA (Honorable Mention In General Color Category)

9. Toy Houses, Russia (1st Place In Architecture & Urban Spaces Category)

10. The Wave, Antarctica Waters (3rd Place In Journeys And Adventures Category)

11. Camels In The Desert, Mongolia (2nd Place In General Color Category)

12. Run! (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

13. Love On The Rocks (Remarkable Award In Animals In Their Environment Category)

14. Joana, Dancer At The Tropicana, Sat With Her Grandmother, Cuba (Honorable Mention In Fascinating faces and characters Category)

15. Jump, Canada (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

16. Break, Indonesia (Honorable Mention In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)

17. Mind The Gap, Antarctica (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

18. Battle Victim, Bangladesh (Photo Of The Year)

This haunting photo Bangladeshi photographer K M Asad took the grand prize.

19. Killer Whale In Polar Night, Norway (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

20 The Road Of Fortune, Vietnam (Honorable Mention in Splash Of Colors Category)

21. Little Nenets Nedko, Russia (Honorable Mention In Journeys and Adventures Category)

22. The Beakful Of The Hoopoe, Italy (Honorable Mention In Animals In Their Environment Category)

23. Flying On The Beach, The Netherlands (Honorable Mention In General Color Category)

24. Share (Remarkable Award In Fascinating Faces And Characters Category)

25. Drink, China (Honorable Mention In Fascinating Faces and Characters Category)

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Vancouver Police Canine Unit Releases Awesome 2019 Charity Calendar

A calendar filled with very good boys!

This might be the greatest calendar in existence. The Vancouver Police Canine Unit has released their awesome 2019 charity calendar. Not surprisingly, it shows the cool police dogs being completely bad-ass.

The Vancouver Police Canine Unit's pawesome calendar got its start in 2009 when retired officer Mike Anfield decided to honor his late wife VPD Constable Candy Anfield. Mike wanted to pay tribute to Candy by focusing on the amazing canines she had worked with. Proceeds from the calendar go towards the B.C. Cancer Foundation and B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation.

A great calendar with an awesome cause? Where do we sign up?

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Stephen King Sold The Rights To One Of His Stories to Film Students For Just $1

Students will be working on the film, which should be ready by March or April 2019.

Having rights to a Stephen King story? So damn awesome. But you know what's even more awesome? Getting it for just $1.

So days ago, the acclaimed horror author practically gave away the rights to "Stationary Bike," a short story featured in his collection "Just After Sunset." Students at Blaenau Gwent Film Academy in Wales, UK requested for rights for his story through the "Dollar Babies," a feature in King's website.

The best-selling author has a soft spot for students.

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Banksy Completely Shreds ‘Girl With Balloon’ In Director’s Cut Video

“In rehearsals, it worked every time…”

People still couldn't stop talking about the controversial destruction of the Banksy painting Girl With Balloon at a recent Sotheby's auction. However, it looked like the artwork somehow survived since only half of it was shredded at the event. Interestingly, the artist has revealed a new copy of the painting being completely destroyed by the frame in his own director's cut.

Banksy released a new video offering a behind-the-scenes look at how he rigged the frame. The video entitled Shred The Love - The Director's Cut shows how the artist created the shredder and incorporated it into the artwork. He also claimed that the shredding worked perfectly during rehearsals.

The controversial painting before its destruction.

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