A Selection of The Best of Russia 2016 Photography Competition

The Best of Russia photography contest attracts thousands of entries from amateur and professional photographers across the country. These are some of the winning entries in the “Best of Russia 2016” photography competition. This year there were almost 300 winning pictures in the categories: Architecture, Nature, Everyday Life, Style, and Let’s Be Happy.

(These are only a few I’ve selected from 100 photographs and trust me the choice wasn’t easy)

Artful Design of a Red Forest – Rostov Oblast by Sergey Tsvetkov

Baikal Zen – Lake Baikal, Irkutsk Oblast by Olga Zima

Coloured Black-White – Saint Petersburg by Alexander Kan

Doors - Nikola-Lenivets, Kaluga Oblast by Marina SviridovaDoors – Nikola-Lenivets, Kaluga Oblast by Marina Sviridova

Elizabeth - Sochi by Galina ZhizhikinaElizabeth – Sochi by Galina Zhizhikina

Fresh Morning in the Mountains - Republic of Dagestan by Magomed ShapiyevFresh Morning in the Mountains – Republic of Dagestan by Magomed Shapiyev

Garages - Murmansk by Alexander PantyushinGarages – Murmansk by Alexander Pantyushin

Geometry of a Station - Kiyevskaya Railway Station, Moscow by Elena KrizhevskayaGeometry of a Station – Kiyevskaya Railway Station, Moscow by Elena Krizhevskaya

Harvesting Oats - Primorsky Krai by Yury SmityukHarvesting Oats – Primorsky Krai by Yury Smityuk

In Berendeevo Kingdom - Krasnodar Krai by Alexander FedosovIn Berendeevo Kingdom – Krasnodar Krai by Alexander Fedosov

Kizhi - Republic of Karelia by Alexander LvovKizhi – Republic of Karelia by Alexander Lvov

Lake Medvezhy Yazyk - Leningrad Oblast by Pavel BogachyovLake Medvezhy Yazyk – Leningrad Oblast by Pavel Bogachyov

Lost Island - Reyneke Island, Khabarovsk Krai by Dmitry KovalyovLost Island – Reyneke Island, Khabarovsk Krai by Dmitry Kovalyov

Polar Night - Teriberka, Murmansk Oblast by Vitaly NovikovPolar Night – Teriberka, Murmansk Oblast by Vitaly Novikov

River of Life - Primorsky Krai by Alexander HitrovRiver of Life – Primorsky Krai by Alexander Hitrov

Rooks - Voronezh Oblast by Stanislav GladyshRooks – Voronezh Oblast by Stanislav Gladysh

Stairways to the Future - Moscow by Boris BochkaryovStairways to the Future – Moscow by Boris Bochkaryov

Street Lamps and a Bridge - Sergiyev Posad, Moscow Oblast by Elena ArsentyevaStreet Lamps and a Bridge – Sergiyev Posad, Moscow Oblast by Elena Arsentyeva

Symmetry - Moscow Metro by Javid MammedovSymmetry – Moscow Metro by Javid Mammedov

The Best Friend - Voronezh by Olga TabatskayaThe Best Friend – Voronezh by Olga Tabatskaya

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