Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz's stunning photo is a nighttime shot of the Hemisferic science museum in Valencia, Spain.
  • A photo of a building in Spain that looks like a giant fish has won the Judges' Prize in the Art of Building Photographer of the Year contest.
  • The photo of the Hemisferic science museum in Valencia was taken by Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz.
  • Saiz said: "Due to the reflection of the water at night, the architecture of the buildings shows us the figure of a fish, perhaps prehistoric with its heart still alive."
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Photographer Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz took a nighttime shot of the Hemisferic science museum in Valencia, Spain - and the stunning result not only made the building appear to be a giant, translucent fish with glowing organs visible inside, but also won the Judges' Prize in the Art of Building Photographer of the Year contest. Fittingly, the photo is simply titled "Fish."

Saiz said: "Due to the reflection of the water at night, the architecture of the buildings shows us the figure of a fish, perhaps prehistoric with its heart still alive."

For his photo, which he took with a Sony Alpha 9 camera, Saiz won a cash prize of £1,500 (R291,000).

The surreal photo topped thousands of other entries from more than 100 countries to take home the prize in the 10th annual edition of the Art of Building Photographer of the Year contest. The contest is run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), a UK-based professional body for construction management.

The Public Choice Award went to Alexandr Bormotin from Russia, who snapped a futuristic image of a new underground train station in Moscow with a Canon 6D Mark II.

Alexandr Bormotin called his image of a new metro station in Russia, which won the Public Choice Award, "futuristic."
Alexandr Bormotin

CIOB chief executive Caroline Gumble said: "So many images managed to create a sense of mood and place, it was a delight to judge the competition.

"The winning photographs both show the beauty and harmony in great architecture and is a reminder of the impact on our emotions and well-being that well-designed buildings can achieve."

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