Wind Turbines as Art

by / August 21, 2012

The six winners of the Global Wind Day photo competition, called "Wind in Mind," were selected by a professional jury from more than 2,300 submitted entries from more than 40 countries.

Photographers from all countries were invited to capture images of wind energy from a new perspective -- the challenge being to show the technology as it has never been seen before, for example by showing wind energy with seasonal colours, people, animals and landscapes in a new and unique way.

Luca Catalano Gonza's photo -- the winner in Asia -- was taken at a wind farm situated at Dhule in Maharashtra, 200 miles from Mumbai. 


The winning photo in the Africa category went to Electrawinds Africa and Indian Ocean Islands -- which recognises that wind power is about people as much as it is about electricity.


In the Australia/Oceania/Antarctica category, the wining photo captured by Chris Wilson  was taken at Mawson station of a wind turbine set against a backdrop of the Southern Lights in Antarctica.


The angle of the wind turbine blades almost exactly matches the angle of the stork’s wings in Franz Weinhofer’s winning entry in the Europe category. 

Markus Haslinger took the competition's winning photo at the Inning wind farm in Lower Austria


The winning photo of a dramatic storm cloud approaching a wind farm in the Americas category was taken by wind turbine technician Jeff Chamberland.