The 2015 Neutral Density Awards Winning Photographs are Inspiring (NSFW)

Mexico, Baja California, Sea of Cortez. Scuba Divers at the bottom admiring a big school of Jacks forming a wall found at the protected marine area of Cabo Pulmo.

Mexico, Baja California, Sea of Cortez. Scuba Divers at the bottom admiring a big school of Jacks forming a wall found at the protected marine area of Cabo Pulmo.

All images in this post were used with permission from the Neutral Density awards.

Yesterday, the winners of the Neutral Density photography awards were announced. Now, apparently the images don’t need to be shot using a Neutral Density filter, but that doesn’t matter either way when many of the images are so incredibly inspiring. SOME IMAGES ARE NSFW!

If you’re looking for some inspiration to get your week started off right, check out the winners after the jump.

Adrian Rohnfelder - Sakurajima volcano - 1st place - NATURE LANDSCAPES

Adrian Rohnfelder – Sakurajima volcano – 1st place – NATURE LANDSCAPES

Daryna Barykina - Bruised Behind the Mask - 1st place in ADVERTISING CONCEPTUAL - 2

Daryna Barykina – Bruised Behind the Mask – 1st place in ADVERTISING CONCEPTUAL – 2

Daryna Barykina - Bruised Behind the Mask - 1st place in ADVERTISING CONCEPTUAL - 3

Daryna Barykina – Bruised Behind the Mask – 1st place in ADVERTISING CONCEPTUAL – 3

Daryna Barykina - Bruised Behind the Mask - 1st place in ADVERTISING CONCEPTUAL - 4

Daryna Barykina – Bruised Behind the Mask – 1st place in ADVERTISING CONCEPTUAL – 4

Daryna Barykina - Bruised Behind the Mask - 1st place in ADVERTISING CONCEPTUAL -1

Daryna Barykina – Bruised Behind the Mask – 1st place in ADVERTISING CONCEPTUAL -1

Daryna Barykina - Bruised Behind the Mask - 1st place in ADVERTISING CONCEPTUAL -5

Daryna Barykina – Bruised Behind the Mask – 1st place in ADVERTISING CONCEPTUAL -5

David Tortora and Jaime Travezan - TitleGalatea - 2nd place in ADVERTISING BEAUTY - 1

David Tortora and Jaime Travezan – TitleGalatea – 2nd place in ADVERTISING BEAUTY – 1

David Tortora and Jaime Travezan - TitleGalatea - 2nd place in ADVERTISING BEAUTY - 2

David Tortora and Jaime Travezan – TitleGalatea – 2nd place in ADVERTISING BEAUTY – 2

David Tortora and Jaime Travezan - TitleGalatea - 2nd place in ADVERTISING BEAUTY - 3

David Tortora and Jaime Travezan – TitleGalatea – 2nd place in ADVERTISING BEAUTY – 3

David Tortora and Jaime Travezan - TitleGalatea - 2nd place in ADVERTISING BEAUTY - 4

David Tortora and Jaime Travezan – TitleGalatea – 2nd place in ADVERTISING BEAUTY – 4

Erez Marom - Glacial Ice Caves - 3rd place in NATURE LANDSCAPES - 1

Erez Marom – Glacial Ice Caves – 3rd place in NATURE LANDSCAPES – 1

Erez Marom - Glacial Ice Caves - 3rd place in NATURE LANDSCAPES - 2

Erez Marom – Glacial Ice Caves – 3rd place in NATURE LANDSCAPES – 2

Erez Marom - Glacial Ice Caves - 3rd place in NATURE LANDSCAPES - 3

Erez Marom – Glacial Ice Caves – 3rd place in NATURE LANDSCAPES – 3

Erez Marom - Glacial Ice Caves - 3rd place in NATURE LANDSCAPES - 4

Erez Marom – Glacial Ice Caves – 3rd place in NATURE LANDSCAPES – 4

Erez Marom - Glacial Ice Caves - 3rd place in NATURE LANDSCAPES - 5

Erez Marom – Glacial Ice Caves – 3rd place in NATURE LANDSCAPES – 5

GMB Akash - Nothing to hold on to - 1st place in PEOPLE TRAVEL - 1

GMB Akash – Nothing to hold on to – 1st place in PEOPLE TRAVEL – 1

GMB Akash - Nothing to hold on to - 1st place in PEOPLE TRAVEL - 2

GMB Akash – Nothing to hold on to – 1st place in PEOPLE TRAVEL – 2

GMB Akash - Nothing to hold on to - 1st place in PEOPLE TRAVEL - 3

GMB Akash – Nothing to hold on to – 1st place in PEOPLE TRAVEL – 3

GMB Akash - Nothing to hold on to - 1st place in PEOPLE TRAVEL - 4

GMB Akash – Nothing to hold on to – 1st place in PEOPLE TRAVEL – 4

GMB Akash - Nothing to hold on to - 1st place in PEOPLE TRAVEL - 5

GMB Akash – Nothing to hold on to – 1st place in PEOPLE TRAVEL – 5

Jisoo Kang - Star Dust - 1st place in SPECIAL LONG EXPOSURE - 1

Jisoo Kang – Star Dust – 1st place in SPECIAL LONG EXPOSURE – 1

Jisoo Kang - Star Dust - 1st place in SPECIAL LONG EXPOSURE - 2

Jisoo Kang – Star Dust – 1st place in SPECIAL LONG EXPOSURE – 2

Jisoo Kang - Star Dust - 1st place in SPECIAL LONG EXPOSURE - 3

Jisoo Kang – Star Dust – 1st place in SPECIAL LONG EXPOSURE – 3

Jisoo Kang - Star Dust - 1st place in SPECIAL LONG EXPOSURE - 4

Jisoo Kang – Star Dust – 1st place in SPECIAL LONG EXPOSURE – 4

Jisoo Kang - Star Dust - 1st place in SPECIAL LONG EXPOSURE - 5

Jisoo Kang – Star Dust – 1st place in SPECIAL LONG EXPOSURE – 5

Johannes Heuckeroth - The Beauty of Bavaria - 2nd place - NATURE AERIAL - 1

Johannes Heuckeroth – The Beauty of Bavaria – 2nd place – NATURE AERIAL – 1

Johannes Heuckeroth - The Beauty of Bavaria - 2nd place - NATURE AERIAL - 2

Johannes Heuckeroth – The Beauty of Bavaria – 2nd place – NATURE AERIAL – 2

Johannes Heuckeroth - The Beauty of Bavaria - 2nd place - NATURE AERIAL - 3

Johannes Heuckeroth – The Beauty of Bavaria – 2nd place – NATURE AERIAL – 3

Johannes Heuckeroth - The Beauty of Bavaria - 2nd place - NATURE AERIAL - 4

Johannes Heuckeroth – The Beauty of Bavaria – 2nd place – NATURE AERIAL – 4

Johannes Heuckeroth - The Beauty of Bavaria - 2nd place - NATURE AERIAL - 5

Johannes Heuckeroth – The Beauty of Bavaria – 2nd place – NATURE AERIAL – 5

Lola Mitchell - Beneath the surface - 1st place in FINE ART PHOTOMANIPULATION - 1

Lola Mitchell – Beneath the surface – 1st place in FINE ART PHOTOMANIPULATION – 1

Lola Mitchell - Beneath the surface - 1st place in FINE ART PHOTOMANIPULATION - 2

Lola Mitchell – Beneath the surface – 1st place in FINE ART PHOTOMANIPULATION – 2

Lola Mitchell - Beneath the surface - 1st place in FINE ART PHOTOMANIPULATION - 3

Lola Mitchell – Beneath the surface – 1st place in FINE ART PHOTOMANIPULATION – 3

Lola Mitchell - Beneath the surface - 1st place in FINE ART PHOTOMANIPULATION - 4

Lola Mitchell – Beneath the surface – 1st place in FINE ART PHOTOMANIPULATION – 4

Lola Mitchell - Beneath the surface - 1st place in FINE ART PHOTOMANIPULATION - 5

Lola Mitchell – Beneath the surface – 1st place in FINE ART PHOTOMANIPULATION – 5

Matt Palmer - Muay Thai Fighter - 3rd place in EDITORIAL SPORTS

Matt Palmer – Muay Thai Fighter – 3rd place in EDITORIAL SPORTS

May Sim - Exotic Beauty - 3rd place in SPECIAL FASHION - 1

May Sim – Exotic Beauty – 3rd place in SPECIAL FASHION – 1

May Sim - Exotic Beauty - 3rd place in SPECIAL FASHION - 2

May Sim – Exotic Beauty – 3rd place in SPECIAL FASHION – 2

May Sim - Exotic Beauty - 3rd place in SPECIAL FASHION - 3

May Sim – Exotic Beauty – 3rd place in SPECIAL FASHION – 3

May Sim - Exotic Beauty - 3rd place in SPECIAL FASHION - 4

May Sim – Exotic Beauty – 3rd place in SPECIAL FASHION – 4

Young Italian Skinhead during the Hawaian party on the coast of Lazio, in august 2010. Each year, the Italian skins come together and celebrate the beginning of summer, wearing Hawaiian style. Giovani Skinhead italiani durante l'Hawaian party sulle coste laziali nell'agosto del 2010. Ogni anno, gli Skin italiani si riuniscono e festeggiano l'inizio dell'estate, vestendo in stile hawaiano.

Young Italian Skinhead during the Hawaian party on the coast of Lazio, in august 2010.
Each year, the Italian skins come together and celebrate the beginning of summer, wearing Hawaiian style.
Giovani Skinhead italiani durante l’Hawaian party sulle coste laziali nell’agosto del 2010.
Ogni anno, gli Skin italiani si riuniscono e festeggiano l’inizio dell’estate, vestendo in stile hawaiano.

Matteo holding his torch during a march in the Roman winter. Italy, Rome, december 2009. Matteo, esponente di estrema destra durante una fiaccolata contro la riforma scolastica enll'inverno del 2009 a Roma.

Matteo holding his torch during a march in the Roman winter.
Italy, Rome, december 2009.
Matteo, esponente di estrema destra durante una fiaccolata contro la riforma scolastica enll’inverno del 2009 a Roma.

Jamie, nick-named “The Swan”, 31 years from London, throwing his friend's son in an inflatable pool. During a gathering between skinhead from all Europe in Roman seaside in august 2010. Jamie, soprannominato "Il Cigno", 31 anni e vive a Londra. Qui durante una festa estiva che riunisce Skinhead da diverse parti d'Europa nell'agosto del 2010. Qui Jamie gioca con il figlio di un amico, lanciandolo in una picina gonfiabile.

Jamie, nick-named “The Swan”, 31 years from London, throwing his friend’s son in an inflatable pool. During a gathering between skinhead from all Europe in Roman seaside in august 2010.
Jamie, soprannominato “Il Cigno”, 31 anni e vive a Londra. Qui durante una festa estiva che riunisce Skinhead da diverse parti d’Europa nell’agosto del 2010. Qui Jamie gioca con il figlio di un amico, lanciandolo in una picina gonfiabile.

Rome, january 2014.Gianni's cake, 18 years old, he is a young supporter of one of the most extreme faction in the italian fascist senario.

Rome, january 2014.Gianni’s cake, 18 years old, he is a young supporter of one of the most extreme faction in the italian fascist senario.

Hundreds of people have flocked to the Nazi Rock concert in Rome on the night of May of 2013. In centinaia sono accorsi al concerto nazi-Rock a Roma nella notte del maggio del 2013.

Hundreds of people have flocked to the Nazi Rock concert in Rome on the night of May of 2013.
In centinaia sono accorsi al concerto nazi-Rock a Roma nella notte del maggio del 2013.

Paul Marcellini - Dagobah - 3rd place in FINE ART LANDSCAPE

Paul Marcellini – Dagobah – 3rd place in FINE ART LANDSCAPE

Pete McCutchen - Fractalizations - 3rd place in FINE ART ABSTRACT - 1

Pete McCutchen – Fractalizations – 3rd place in FINE ART ABSTRACT – 1

Pete McCutchen - Fractalizations - 3rd place in FINE ART ABSTRACT - 2

Pete McCutchen – Fractalizations – 3rd place in FINE ART ABSTRACT – 2

Pete McCutchen - Fractalizations - 3rd place in FINE ART ABSTRACT - 3

Pete McCutchen – Fractalizations – 3rd place in FINE ART ABSTRACT – 3

Pete McCutchen - Fractalizations - 3rd place in FINE ART ABSTRACT - 4

Pete McCutchen – Fractalizations – 3rd place in FINE ART ABSTRACT – 4

Pete McCutchen - Fractalizations - 3rd place in FINE ART ABSTRACT - 5

Pete McCutchen – Fractalizations – 3rd place in FINE ART ABSTRACT – 5

Pierre Pellegrini - Sinuosity - 1st place - FINE ART LANDSCAPE - 1

Pierre Pellegrini – Sinuosity – 1st place – FINE ART LANDSCAPE – 1

Pierre Pellegrini - Sinuosity - 1st place - FINE ART LANDSCAPE - 2

Pierre Pellegrini – Sinuosity – 1st place – FINE ART LANDSCAPE – 2

Pierre Pellegrini - Sinuosity - 1st place - FINE ART LANDSCAPE - 3

Pierre Pellegrini – Sinuosity – 1st place – FINE ART LANDSCAPE – 3

Pierre Pellegrini - Sinuosity - 1st place - FINE ART LANDSCAPE - 4

Pierre Pellegrini – Sinuosity – 1st place – FINE ART LANDSCAPE – 4

Pierre Pellegrini - Sinuosity - 1st place - FINE ART LANDSCAPE - 5

Pierre Pellegrini – Sinuosity – 1st place – FINE ART LANDSCAPE – 5

Renata M-ynarczyk - Oliwia - 1st place in PEOPLE PORTRAIT

Renata M-ynarczyk – Oliwia – 1st place in PEOPLE PORTRAIT

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Symmetry can be found in many places. OTOKO's series of Metro-, MTR- and MRT-stations is one of them. This is only a small choice, there are many more. It shows PARIS, LISBON, KUALA LUMPUR and HONG KONG. Because they are usually placed below the urban surface, OTOKO's series is titled (SUB)urban.

Symmetry can be found in many places. OTOKO’s series of Metro-, MTR- and MRT-stations is one of them. This is only a small choice, there are many more. It shows PARIS, LISBON, KUALA LUMPUR and HONG KONG. Because they are usually placed below the urban surface, OTOKO’s series is titled (SUB)urban.

Symmetry can be found in many places. OTOKO's series of Metro-, MTR- and MRT-stations is one of them. This is only a small choice, there are many more. It shows PARIS, LISBON, KUALA LUMPUR and HONG KONG. Because they are usually placed below the urban surface, OTOKO's series is titled (SUB)urban.

Symmetry can be found in many places. OTOKO’s series of Metro-, MTR- and MRT-stations is one of them. This is only a small choice, there are many more. It shows PARIS, LISBON, KUALA LUMPUR and HONG KONG. Because they are usually placed below the urban surface, OTOKO’s series is titled (SUB)urban.

Symmetry can be found in many places. OTOKO's series of Metro-, MTR- and MRT-stations is one of them. This is only a small choice, there are many more. It shows PARIS, LISBON, KUALA LUMPUR and HONG KONG. Because they are usually placed below the urban surface, OTOKO's series is titled (SUB)urban.

Symmetry can be found in many places. OTOKO’s series of Metro-, MTR- and MRT-stations is one of them. This is only a small choice, there are many more. It shows PARIS, LISBON, KUALA LUMPUR and HONG KONG. Because they are usually placed below the urban surface, OTOKO’s series is titled (SUB)urban.

Symmetry can be found in many places. OTOKO's series of Metro-, MTR- and MRT-stations is one of them. This is only a small choice, there are many more. It shows PARIS, LISBON, KUALA LUMPUR and HONG KONG. Because they are usually placed below the urban surface, OTOKO's series is titled (SUB)urban.

Symmetry can be found in many places. OTOKO’s series of Metro-, MTR- and MRT-stations is one of them. This is only a small choice, there are many more. It shows PARIS, LISBON, KUALA LUMPUR and HONG KONG. Because they are usually placed below the urban surface, OTOKO’s series is titled (SUB)urban.

Symmetry can be found in many places. OTOKO's series of Metro-, MTR- and MRT-stations is one of them. This is only a small choice, there are many more. It shows PARIS, LISBON, KUALA LUMPUR and HONG KONG. Because they are usually placed below the urban surface, OTOKO's series is titled (SUB)urban.

Symmetry can be found in many places. OTOKO’s series of Metro-, MTR- and MRT-stations is one of them. This is only a small choice, there are many more. It shows PARIS, LISBON, KUALA LUMPUR and HONG KONG. Because they are usually placed below the urban surface, OTOKO’s series is titled (SUB)urban.

Valeriy Shcherbina - A Heavenly Place - 1st place in SPECIAL PANORAMIC

Valeriy Shcherbina – A Heavenly Place – 1st place in SPECIAL PANORAMIC

Scene over a deforested foggy hill at dawn

Scene over a deforested foggy hill at dawn

Pines in dense fog

Pines in dense fog

Cutdown woodland scene at dawn.

Cutdown woodland scene at dawn.

Werner Elmer - Forms assembled in the light - 1st place in ARCHITECTURE BUILDINGS - 1

Werner Elmer – Forms assembled in the light – 1st place in ARCHITECTURE BUILDINGS – 1

Werner Elmer - Forms assembled in the light - 1st place in ARCHITECTURE BUILDINGS - 2

Werner Elmer – Forms assembled in the light – 1st place in ARCHITECTURE BUILDINGS – 2

Werner Elmer - Forms assembled in the light - 1st place in ARCHITECTURE BUILDINGS - 3

Werner Elmer – Forms assembled in the light – 1st place in ARCHITECTURE BUILDINGS – 3

Werner Elmer - Forms assembled in the light - 1st place in ARCHITECTURE BUILDINGS - 4

Werner Elmer – Forms assembled in the light – 1st place in ARCHITECTURE BUILDINGS – 4

Werner Elmer - Forms assembled in the light - 1st place in ARCHITECTURE BUILDINGS - 5

Werner Elmer – Forms assembled in the light – 1st place in ARCHITECTURE BUILDINGS – 5

Yi Sun - Ink wash painting of Zhangjiajie - 1st place in FINE ART LANDSCAPE - 1

Yi Sun – Ink wash painting of Zhangjiajie – 1st place in FINE ART LANDSCAPE – 1

Yi Sun - Ink wash painting of Zhangjiajie - 1st place in FINE ART LANDSCAPE - 2

Yi Sun – Ink wash painting of Zhangjiajie – 1st place in FINE ART LANDSCAPE – 2

Yi Sun - Ink wash painting of Zhangjiajie - 1st place in FINE ART LANDSCAPE - 3

Yi Sun – Ink wash painting of Zhangjiajie – 1st place in FINE ART LANDSCAPE – 3

Yi Sun - Ink wash painting of Zhangjiajie - 1st place in FINE ART LANDSCAPE - 4

Yi Sun – Ink wash painting of Zhangjiajie – 1st place in FINE ART LANDSCAPE – 4

Yi Sun - Ink wash painting of Zhangjiajie - 1st place in FINE ART LANDSCAPE - 5

Yi Sun – Ink wash painting of Zhangjiajie – 1st place in FINE ART LANDSCAPE – 5

Yuri Shalimov - Illusion - 1st place in FINE ART NUDES - 1

Yuri Shalimov – Illusion – 1st place in FINE ART NUDES – 1

Yuri Shalimov - Illusion - 1st place in FINE ART NUDES - 2

Yuri Shalimov – Illusion – 1st place in FINE ART NUDES – 2

Yuri Shalimov - Illusion - 1st place in FINE ART NUDES - 3

Yuri Shalimov – Illusion – 1st place in FINE ART NUDES – 3

Yuri Shalimov - Illusion - 1st place in FINE ART NUDES - 4

Yuri Shalimov – Illusion – 1st place in FINE ART NUDES – 4

Yuri Shalimov - Illusion - 1st place in FINE ART NUDES - 5

Yuri Shalimov – Illusion – 1st place in FINE ART NUDES – 5