Warning and Danger Signs Part 2

This gallery presents the collection of photos submitted for the World Of Signage Photo Contest1 by the readers of Smashing Magazine. We received over 2,500+ photos from our readers across the globe, and present a selection of the most interesting photos in the overview below.

The topic of this gallery is Warning and Danger signs, signs that grab the attention of bystanders and alert them to any dangers ahead with their explicit content. Please notice: each photo has a certain license, provided in the description of the photo. Before using the images for private or commercial projects, make sure that the license allows you to do so. Also, you can click on the photos for a larger preview.

Please feel free to take a look at other submissions as well (links to other galleries are listed in the end of this gallery).

Warning / Danger signs

Danger bees

Danger bees [ large preview2 ]
"Photo shotted on Paris, warning to not enter in a garden with a lot of bees." Licensed: If you want to use this picture, be my guest, just warning me, thanks. Photo taken by Luiz Fernando de Souza Pinto3 from Brazil.

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Beware of Pickpockets in Amsterdam

Beware of Pickpockets in Amsterdam [ large preview5 ]
"Public Warning in the busy streets of the Red Light District in Amsterdam, Netherlands." Designed by Frederick Lontok from Philippines.

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Left Corner

Left Corner [ large preview7 ]
"A road sign warning of a sharp bend, Yorkshire, England." Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Damien McMahon8 from UK.

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Warning of Difficulty Ski Run Signage Japan

Warning of Difficulty Ski Run Signage Japan [ large preview10 ]
"Short description of the photo." Licensed: SmashingMag Comp Use Only. Photo taken by Anthony Edge1411 from Australia.

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Backcountry Skiing Warning Sign Japan

Backcountry Skiing Warning Sign Japan [ large preview13 ]
"Short description of the photo." Licensed: SmashingMag Comp Use Only. Photo taken by Anthony Edge1411 from Australia.

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Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands [ large preview16 ]
"A walking track warning sign, on a walk along the Australian South Coast at Bay of Islands." Licensed: Creative Commons. Photo taken by Tom Benson2017 from Australia.

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Martyr Bay

Martyr Bay [ large preview19 ]
"A walking track warning sign, on a walk along the Australian South Coast at Martyr Bay." Licensed: Creative Commons. Photo taken by Tom Benson2017 from Australia.

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Thin ice

Thin ice [ large preview22 ]
"A warning sign in London during winter time." Photo taken by Harald Krefting23 from United Kingdom.

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Mind The Gap

Mind The Gap [ large preview25 ]
"Old sign on the London underground, warning passengers about the gap between train and platform." Licensed: Mention/create website link. Photo taken by Josh (Editor)2926 from UK.

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Mind The Gap II

Mind The Gap II [ large preview28 ]
"Old sign on the London underground, warning passengers about the gap between train and platform." Licensed: Mention/create website link. Photo taken by Josh (Editor)2926 from UK.

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Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas [ large preview31 ]
"A billboard warning, posted nearby the interstate leading travelers out of Las Vegas." Photo taken by Rachel Goodwin32 from USA.

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Dog warning

Dog warning [ large preview34 ]
"Maybe there is jutr puddle but it’s warning." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Vahid Smajlagic35 from BiH.

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Roundabout warning

Roundabout warning [ large preview37 ]
"Warning that a complicated roundabout is coming." Photo taken by Jonri Rothwell38 from USA.

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Crossing the street warning sign

Crossing the street warning sign [ large preview40 ]
"This sign is a strong warning against jaywalkers. It roughly translates as “Crossing the street is not allowed. Someone has already died here.”." Photo taken by Marlon So from Philippines.

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Risk of death

Risk of death [ large preview42 ]
"Electrical Sign warning in Portugal." Photo taken by Jabin Cureces4643 from Canada.

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Electric frame

Electric frame [ large preview45 ]
"Electrical Sign warning in Portugal." Photo taken by Jabin Cureces4643 from Canada.

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The Shadows

The Shadows [ large preview48 ]
"The school crossing warning sign in my neighborhood. Taken with a canon sx5is at night." Photo taken by Daniel Kao49 from USA.

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Dumpster Diving

Dumpster Diving [ large preview51 ]
"Warning on a dumpster." Licensed: public domain. Photo taken by Jess Bernstein5552 from USA.

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Electrocution

Electrocution [ large preview54 ]
"Electrocution warning." Licensed: public domain. Photo taken by Jess Bernstein5552 from USA.

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Swim at own risk

Swim at own risk [ large preview57 ]
"Swimming warning on the beach at Southhold, Long Island, New York, USA." Photo taken by Michelle Murphy from USA.

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Now you die warning Macau

Now you die warning Macau [ large preview59 ]
"Warning signs on a construction site in Macau." Photo taken by Miodrag Kojadinovic60 from Serbia.

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Motorcycle accidents signage

Motorcycle accidents signage [ large preview62 ]
"It’s a warning sign in Slovenia." Photo taken by Lisa Schilhan63 from Austria.

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Warning Sign Sandy Hook

Warning Sign Sandy Hook [ large preview65 ]
"Sign warning that the goverment has no Money or Alcohol.." Photo taken by dddundus from USA.

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Signs For Railway Tebet

Signs For Railway Tebet [ large preview67 ]
"This photo is sign near a railway station Tebet for warning a railway ahead, Jakarta, Indonesia." Licensed: License by Ihsan Rama. Photo taken by Ihsan Rama68 from Indonesia.

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Thank you!

Thanks to all participants for taking their time for preparing and sending submissions for the contest and creating a unique and diversified gallery presented above. We truly appreciate and respect your efforts and your time, folks!

Further Galleries

You may want to take a look at other contest galleries, too:

Katrín Svana Eyþórsdóttir is a media artist and designer from Iceland. You can follow her on twitter.

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