A couple of months ago we the launched Photograph for Nokia in Puerto Rico Competition. Now, after much deliberation, we can reveal the first twenty finalists.
The challenge was simple: With the help of creative community Talenthouse, we asked you to show us your most breathtaking photos featuring landscapes, natural settings or wildlife taken using any type of camera. Five lucky winners will receive the grand prize of an amazing trip to Puerto Rico with National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, plus the world’s best camera smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 1020. Hundreds of you entered and now Nokia and Stephen Alvarez have selected forty finalists. These finalists will be sent a Nokia Lumia 1020 trial device and challenged to curate a portfolio of travel and adventure themed photos that tell incredible stories using the Nokia Lumia 1020 Pro Camera features and Zoom.
Here’s the first twenty finalist’s breathtaking entries. Prepare to be amazed.
“Aerial Shot – Vestas Windmills – Bookhorst – East Germany” by Martin Haemmerli
“Sequoia National Park” by Judith Shepherd
“Half a year in Asia” by Maximilian Thesseling
“The Rush” by Nathan Gonzales
“Forgotten Desert” by Kara Eggert
“Green dress” by Dario Sastre
“The beauty of the height” by Lisa Marie Wadephul
“A View of Istanbul” By Hattie Simms
“Journey” By Shanya Smith
“Morning” by Elena Goroscenco
“Famara’s flight” By Carlos Sanchez
“Mondés” By Abigail McVeigh
“Peaceful view from a minaret” by Amy Yungk
“Turtle Attack” By Laurent Seince
“A Day in Chianti” By Michael Maurer
“Roots” by Steve Minor
“The desert of Thar” By Federico Ariu
“Sunrise over the ocean” By Lena Levin
“Sunrise at Silver Lake” by Dennis Dripps
“Sunrise at the ancient Callanish Stones” By Tim Riches
We think they’re all amazing, but which entry most impressed you? Let us know in the comments below