Stunning wildlife snaps show shark attacking diver's cage and elephant ramming car

The Siena International Photo Awards are aimed at professional, amateur and student snappers from around the world and are judged by an international jury of experts made up of renowned photographers

After accidentally smashing a shark cage with three people in it, this great white shark was safely released (

Image: Alex Lindbloom / Siena International Photo Awards / TNG)

Stunning images from the Siena International Photo Awards have shown the brutal and beautiful aspects of nature, including martial tigers, swimmers interacting with whales, a shark attacking a diving cage, and an elephant trying to overturn a safari vehicle.

The annual photo competition is aimed at professional, amateur and student snappers from all over the world and is judged by an international jury of experts consisting of renowned photographers, editors and photo collectors.

The Italy-based festival recently announced its award winners after carefully grouping the photos into 11 different categories.

Two tigers roar and fight about four feet from a vehicle
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Rahul Sachdev / Siena International Photo Awards / TNG)

Rahul Sachdev’s remarkable snapshot of two tigers fighting in Ranthambore National Park, India won in the Animals in the Environment category.

He told Triangle News, “Two tigers roar and fight about 15 feet from a vehicle. Nothing for weak nerves.

“I was just lucky to be able to keep them in line.

This is my jungle! by Sergey Savvi won in Journey and Adventures
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Sergey Savvi / Siena International Photo Awards / TNG)

“This picture almost makes it look like a single tiger has four forearms.”

The winner of the “Travel and Adventure” category photographed the terrible moment in which a wild elephant in the Yala National Park in Sri Lanka almost overturned a vehicle full of people.

Sergey said, “The idea behind the picture is that we should respect nature and take more care of it, but also avoid unnecessary and reckless risks.”

Freediver Sebastian Lindstrom shares a moment with a sea lion off the coast of Baja, Mexico
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Karim Iliya / Siena International Photo Awards / TNG)

After accidentally smashing a shark cage with three people in it, a great white shark was safely released, but not before an incredible – if not terrifying – picture was taken. Everyone inside was fine

But it’s not all brutal and beautiful nature at the Siena Awards, as evidenced by Juan Mayer, who is holding a handicapped parachutist who crashes to the ground over the pyramids in Cairo, Egypt.

Juan, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, said, “I took this photo of this skydiver freefalling over the pyramids while also following him in freefall.

Dreams of the whales by Mike Korostelev
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Mike Korostelev / Siena International Photo Awards / TNG)

“He’s a professional skydiver, but it was his first skydive over the pyramids.

“We jumped from 15,000 feet and I took this picture from about 10,000 feet.

“Another highlight is that the parachutist in this photo is paraplegic, so the ground crew waited for him with his wheelchair just a few meters from one of the pyramids where we landed.”

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