Best of Instagram by Lenovo is the category that ran alongside the main contest, taking place exclusively on our Instagram channel. Photographers could submit not only their most gramworthy action shots, but also moving images up to 60 seconds.
With his shot of a silhouetted skier and snowboarder in front of the moon, Yhabril wins the photo category. He says it took a week of planning to nail the shot and is the result of great teamwork.
“What's particularly difficult to achieve in a shot like this one is to place the two kickers in the right place. Even more tough is that it needs to be taken at 3,000m high with the heavy gear you need to take the shot. Once you have the scenery ready, you just have to wait for the moment and pray for a bluebird sky that day, along with being confident in the riders to synchronize the jump and the handplant. That's the real challenge. When the moon was rising I went to my place 300m away, communicating via walkie-talkies. What's really amazing is that we took the shot on the second try.”
The winning moving image was shot by video maker Bruno Diego Cavalcante in Rio de Janeiro and shows skateboarder Sara Watanabe along the sea front. “Aterro do Flamengo is a wonderful place, it was where I made my first video with a camera in 2013,” he says. “This place shows one of the natural beauties of Rio de Janeiro, it’s a great place to practice outdoor sports,” he adds.