Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
  • Swarming Under the Stars by Imre - Colours Indonesia
    Swarming Under the Stars by Imre Potyó
    Imre was captivated by the chaotic swarming of mayflies on Hungary’s River Rába and dreamt of photographing the spectacle beneath a starlit sky. For a few days each year (at the end of July or beginning of August), vast numbers of the adult insects emerge from the Danube tributary, where they developed as larvae. On this occasion, the insects emerged just after sunset.

Founded in 1965, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) is an annual international competition, showcasing nature’s most extraordinary sights.
This year was the most competitive to date – attracting almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries. Judged by a panel of international experts, winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.
The entries have been curated into a finalists’ collection of 100 exceptional images forming the world-renowned exhibition currently on display at the Natural History Museum in London, which runs the annual competition. The exhibition reveals the astonishing diversity of life on our planet and highlights our crucial role in protecting it.

Here are our favourite finalists from the collection.

Temple Reliefs - Colours Indonesia

The Temples of Indonesia

The Temples of Indonesia
  • Prambanan - Colours Indonesia
    Prambanan
    Constructed in the 10th century, the Prambanan Temple is a structure showcasing the glory of Hinduism in Java. Located near the centre of Yogyakarta, the temple is best photographed just before sunset. To capture the beauty of the reddish light illuminating the temple, I snapped some images from outside using the surrounding trees as a natural frame. Since it was very busy, I had to roam around the temple complex to get different angles.

Barry Kusuma

Barry Kusuma is a travel photographer and videographer based in Jakarta. His photographs focus on overlooked themes of nature and culture. Barry was recognised by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism as a Creative Tourism Ambassador for the creative ways in which he shares his photos and videos through social media, and he is a photo and video contributor for Getty Images.

September 2016

Once-in-a-lifetime moments captured by internationally renowned photographers: simply stunning images from across the Garuda network.

  • A Golden Prambanan  Sunset, Indonesia by Reuben Teo - Colours Indonesia
    A Golden Prambanan Sunset, Indonesia by Reuben Teo
    A golden sunset at the magnificent ancient Hindu temple of Prambanan, part of the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia.
Ketemu besan - Colours Indonesia

Visual Anthropology

Visual Anthropology
  • Pak Pono, the mask maker - Colours Indonesia
    Pak Pono, the mask maker
    Pak Pono is one of the last great carving masters of topeng mask art in Yogyakarta. He is also an expert choreographer and dance teacher, continuing the family tradition of his late grandfather, Empu Warnowaskito, who made masks for the last three Hamengkubuwono Kings of the Royal Palace (Keraton) of the Yogyakarta Sultanate. He is seen here in the role of the evil King Prabu Klono, archenemy of Prince Panji. Kasongan village, Bantul regency, Yogyakarta.

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Diego Zapatero

Diego Zapatero lives in Yogyakarta, the cultural cradle of Java, Indonesia. At the age of 25, he migrated into photographic work from his background as a pianist and composer after a career in marketing administration. He was led progressively towards his passion for cultural exploration, at the same time pushed by a keen interest in Indonesian culture. In his work, he travels Southeast Asia to seek out the most genuine stories to substantiate his photo projects.

www.diegozapatero.com