2017 Photo Contest, Spot News, Singles, 3rd prize

Battle for Mosul

Photographer

Felipe Dana

The Associated Press

16 November, 2016

A car bomb explodes next to armored vehicles belonging to Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) as they advance towards territory held by the Islamic State group (IS), in Mosul, Iraq.

The convoy’s progress was slow, while a bulldozer and tank constructed roadblocks along the route as a buffer against car bombs. The joint offensive by ISOF and allied militias to regain control of Mosul, seized by IS in June 2014, had begun a month earlier and was considered key in the military intervention against IS.

About

Felipe Dana

He started his career as an assistant photographer when he was only 15. He later pursued a degree in photography at a university in his hometown, all the while working as a comme...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/2500
Focal length
35.0 mm
F-Stop
1.8
ISO
100
Camera
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

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