1969 Photo Contest, Sports, 1st prize

Antanas Alishauskas

RIA Novosti

01 January, 1969

A jet ski takes a sharp turn on the Nemunas River near the resort town of Birstonas in Lithuania. Antanas Alishauskas made this photo during a creativity workshop, organized by Lithuanian journalists. On that day, a jet ski race took place on the river. Alishauskas had to balance for 1.5 hours up in a tall tree to get the winning picture.

About the photographer

Antanas Alishauskas

Antanas Alishauskas was born in 1936 in a Lithuanian village in what was then the Soviet Union. Two years after winning in 1964 the first prize in the Fotozagadka (photo) contest...

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