First place in the competition Sony World Photography Awards in the category of Professional - Fine Arts - Natural History took a series of photos of Lisa Marie Williams from Australia. The pictures were taken in the world's largest wildlife hospital in Beerwah (The Sunshine Coast, the East Coast of Australia). The hospital was built with the money of the Australian States, opened in 2008 and can treat up to 10 000 animals per year.
Lisa Maree Williams with the permission of Sony World Photography Awards 2009
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The winner in the category of Professional - Photojournalism & Documentary - Contemporary Issues became Giulio Di Sturzo with a report from the disaster zone in the Indian state of Bihar, where as a result of the largest in the last 50 years the flood hit Cosi about a million people.
Giulio Di Sturco with permission of the Sony World Photography Awards 2009
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Second place in the category of Professional - Commercial - Fashion - Jessica Hilltou from Belgium. A series of photographs entitled Malagasy Moda.
Jessica Hilltout with permission of the Sony World Photography Awards 2009
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Chiara Goya, Italy, second place in the category of Professional - Photojournalism & Documentary - Arts and Entertainment. Report from a Chinese Village Dongcheng where stonecutters in numerous workshops to ply their trade for more than a thousand years.