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[Photos] Rainy Season in Vietnam: An Ode to Boats, Raincoats and Flooding

Elsewhere in the world, a heavy bout of rain might not be a big deal. However in Vietnam, where flooding is a common occurrence, the rainy season is a prime occasion for the country’s shutterbugs to capture the trials and tribulations of life in the rain.

According to Tuoi Tre, Vietnam Street Photography – a local forum for lovers of all things photography – recently launched a competition titled “Mua,” or rain, to celebrate the beginning of 2017’s rainy season.

The contest encourages both amateur and professional photographers of all ages to submit their best rain-themed snapshot. After just ten days, “Mua” garnered some 300 entries from all over Vietnam, with Truong Thanh Tung’s photograph of Saigon’s stormageddon last year claiming first prize.

The top 30 entries will also be on display at Vietnam Street Photography’s café, VSP Coffee & Drinks, in Hanoi.

Have a gander at a few of the competition’s standout entries below:

Photo by Nam Tran (Second Prize).

Photo by Ngoc Duong (Third Prize).

Photo by Le Anh Vu.

Photo by Lee Tuan.

Photo by Vu Huy.

Photo by Minh Hop.

Photo by Vien Tran.

Photo by Nguyen Viet An.

Photo by Tuyen Pham.

Photo by Nam Tran.

Photo by Phung Nguyen Huy.

Photo by Tuan Tran.

[Photos courtesy of Vietnam Street Photography via Tuoi Tre]


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