Take a walk on the wild side

Take a walk on the #Wild2020 side and discover the winning photos from Agora’s latest photo competition, featuring the world’s best nature photography with more than 9219 photos submitted. Indonesian photographer @cymot won the contest with his photo ‘Need to drink’ that gathered the most votes during the 5 voting rounds on the free-to-use photography app.

“Orang-utans normally steer clear of water, in order to protect themselves from predators such as crocodiles and snakes. You can tell that even if she climbed down the tree to drink, she’s being very wary of her surroundings. It was an extraordinary and unexpected moment.”
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‘My daughter’ by @tinozavrus
“I wanted to show the inner freedom of the child and dissolution in nature. It was very difficult to shoot because there was an invasion of mosquitos!”
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‘Gnaw and gnaw’ by @nik_kupchenko
“Here, the endless tundra winter lasts for half a year and the temperature drops below – 50 degrees Celsius. During a work trip to the far north, far from civilization, it is sometimes possible to meet these local inhabitants. This time, I was lucky to meet with a furry polar predator – the Arctic fox …”
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‘Relax’ by @heisen22
“This national park in Japan is famous because monkeys can bath in the hot springs. I shot these three monkeys that were relaxing with funny faces.”
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‘Hug me’ by @himelnobi
“The pied kingfisher is a species of water kingfisher widely distributed across Africa and Asia. It was winter, the breeding season where pied kingfishers are always busy. The male catches lots of fishes in order to impress the female. The more successful he is at catching fishes, the more chances he has to mate with a female. The male and female were very interactive with each other. Finally, the male successfully satisfied his female and got allowed to mate, until another male showed up and started to fight …”
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Take a walk on the wild side
more at agora

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Agora is a free-to-use photography app that gathers a global community of more than 3,5 million users from 193 countries. Over the past couple of years, Agora has transitioned from being a social photo market to a digital channel where people create, vote and curate the best images made worldwide.

Images to lift your spirits

Every Friday the team at the World Photography Organisation will be showcasing images to help uplift, entertain and – most importantly – inspire you to keep taking pictures. The next few months are going to be an uncertain and unsettling time for all of us, so we hope these feelgood Friday image round-ups will take the edge off, even if it’s just a little bit. For our first post, we’ve delved into the archives to share our favourite images recognised in the last three years of the Sony World Photography Awards.

Trung Pham Huy, Viet Nam, Shortlist, Open competition, Travel, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Yonathan Kellerman, Canada, Shortlist, Open competition, Motion , 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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Tobias Friedrich, Germany, Shortlist, Professional competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Mauro Battistelli, Italy, Shortlist, Professional competition, Landscape , 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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from: “That Friday feeling: nine spectacular images to lift your spirits”
more at World Photography Organisation

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My Winter Wonderland

For this photo contest we invited you to share your best shots showing the wonders of winter…

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Bubbles” by FarhatM
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Congratulations People’s Choice “Just Chill ” by brandonborn
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Congratulations Runner Up “Some cool scenery from Iceland ” by hjorturlevi
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Congratulations Runner Up “Algonquin Park in Winter ” by Paul_Joslin
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Congratulations Honorary Mention “Mer de Glace ” by ollybowman
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Congratulations Honorary Mention “Bird’s eye view ” by zlimmen
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My Winter Wonderland Photo Contest Winners
more at viewbug

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Jumping

In this contest your photo must include either a human and/or animal jumping. Animals and humans may jump for many reasons, such as because they are happy, when they play sports or because they are cold. Entries can be in colour or black and white.

Summer hiking
by Ben Hollis
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Coyote Pounce
by Joel B
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Giant leap
by Fary Afshar
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Flying High
by Doug Richardson
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High Flying Splits
by Ross Bloom
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Jumping
more at photocrowd

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Sony World Photography Awards — Winners’ Galleries

Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar.

The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work.

Now in its 13th year, the Awards consist of four competitions: Professional (for a body of work), Open (for a single image), Student (for academic institutions) and Youth (for 12-19 year-olds).

Always free to enter, there is a competition and a category for everyone – from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sport, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture and more.

Esteban Montero, National Award, Winner, Ecuador, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Adam Stevenson, National Award, Winner, Australia, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Сергей Савенко, National Award, Winner, Russian Federation, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Abbas Alkhamis, National Award, Winner, Saudi Arabia, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Tran Tuan, National Award, Winner, Viet Nam, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards — Winners’ Galleries

more at world photo

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Readers’ Choice

We are excited to announce the finalists of the 17th annual Smithsonian magazine photo contest. The 60 images below were selected from more than 36,000 entries submitted by photographers hailing from 145 countries and territories. From now through March 30, we invite readers to vote for the Readers’ Choice winner. The Grand Prize winner, six category winners and the Readers’ Choice winner will be announced on March 31, 2020.

Skimboarding at The Wedge, Orange County, CA

by Sagi Roitfarb

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Adélie Penguin on an Iceberg

by Conor Ryan

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Spiral

by Hadi Dehghanpour

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Look Down at the Empty Bottom of the Glen Canyon Dam

by Zili Zhang

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Novice in the Rays of a Temple

by Pyae Phyo Thet Paing

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Vote for the Readers’ Choice Winner!

at Smithsonian Magazine

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