The #AGORAawards2019 received 130,000 submissions over the last nine months continuously. All these were sent with the expectation to win a spt as a Top 50 finalist. At last, the top 50 finalists were announced.
The best pieces of work of all the photographers around the world including amateurs as we; as professionals were sent.
I’m pretty sure that these pictures from ants balancing the world atop their heads to the snail kissing lizards would make you spell bound. These precious images were captured as a result of the series of tours made to different parts of the world. They’ve travelled from the far stretches of Antarctica to the heat of the Sahara Desert.
Thanks for them, we needn’t leave home to see all these incredible things. We’ve given a chance by them to appreciate the beauty of this world simply by looking at these wonderful pictures.
The AGORA Awards 2019 was conducted by AGORA Images which is a free-to-use photo app. The grand prize winner of this competition wins $25,000.
Unlike the other competitions, this competition selected the grand prize winner through the highest count of votes. This means that the single most voted player out of all genres and categories.
The competitors which were selected to the top 50’s were from 21 different countries. However, the official winner of the competition will be announced on the 6th November at the AGORA awards ceremony which will be held in Barcelona.
1. A snail kissing lizard
Picture was taken by Andi Halil (@andihalil) from Indonesia
2. Ant balancing the world atop the head
Picture was taken by Analiza De Guzman (@anadgphotography) from Philippines
The owner of this image tried hard for a long time to capture this perfect shot. In fact, it took about four hours to snap this image of the ant balancing a drop of water along a tiny piece of thread.
3. Hoopoe bird feeding its chicks
Photo was taken by Phyo Moe (@phyomoe) from Myanmar
4. Red-eyed tree frog out during rain
Photo was taken by Hendy MP (@hendymp) from Indonesia
5. Reaching for heaven
Photo was taken by Konrad Paruch (@thedronelad) from the UK
The fog around the Mont Saint Michel in France.
6 Tired lives
Photo was taken by Pranab Basak (@pranab_basak) from India
Hard working women at fishing in West Bengal before heading to the market.
7. Incense work
Photo was taken by Khánh Phan (@ptkhanhhvnh) from Vietnam
The people in Vietnam believe that incense help people to connect to the Gods and the ancestors.
8. Young monks enjoying at the Hsinbyume Pagoda
Photo was taken by Ling Ling (@lingling25) from Myanmar
9. Isolated desert
Photo was taken by Carles Alonso (@carlesalonsophotography) from Spain
This was taken atop a high dune in Merzouga, Morocco. The picture shows a group of Nomads moving through the Sahara Desert.
10. Freedom songs
Photo was taken by Michael Aboya (@eighthman) from Ghana
This seems to be more than a photo. This suggests an unspoken struggle for their belongings and freedom. This was inspired by the ‘Redemption Song’ of Bob Marley.
11. Sliver of light, making batik crafts
Photo was taken by Bimo Pradityo (@_bimo_) from Indonesia
Batik is a method of producing coloured designed clothed by dueing them. The lady in the photo has been practising the art of Batik since thirty-five years.
12. Echoes of the unknown
Photo was taken by Clement Eastwood (@theeastwoodexperience) from Ghana
The aim of this image was highlight the bond between the man and the beast.
13. Rainbow cast above the Lofoten Islands
Photo was taken by Paal Lund (@uglefisk) from Norway
14. Sand wasp fetching its prey
Photo was taken by Imam Primahardy (@pokokemoto) from Indonesia
15. Shipwreck Graveyard
Photo was taken by Charlie Berthaume (@charliieb) from Monaco
This is the shipwreck graves in Brittany, France. Some of the boats in this image are believed to be there for over 100 years.
16. The look of wild
Photo was taken by Sergio Saavedra (@saavedraphotography) from Spain
Lynx wandering through Cábarceno Natural Park.
17. Tumpak Sewu waterfall in East Java
Photo was taken by Jonathan Rogers (@jprphotos) from the UK
18. Veins of the Earth
Photo was taken by Hugo Healy (@hugohealy) from the UK
The image was captured above East Sussex. It’s the place where the Cuckmere River splits up the grasslands.
19. Mother’s love
Photo was taken by Santiago López (@santiagolopezfotografia)
The photographer spent two hours to take a shot of this seneimental event. Mother loving its baby at the Tenerife Zoo.
20. A gloomy Disneyland – Neuschwanstein Castle
Photo was taken by Tommi Matz (@tommimatz) from Germany
21. Sea hearts
Photo was taken by Nguyen Phan Xuan (@phannguyen5285) from Vietnam
The aerial image consists of the fishing nets in Vietnam.
22. Crabeater seals relaxing on ice in Antarctica
Photo was taken by Florian Ledoux (@florianledoux) from France
23. The incredible Roundabout -Paris’ Arc de Triomphe
Photo was taken by Henry Do (@henrydo) from the USA
24. Winter in Mongolia
Photo was taken by Zay Yar Lin (@zayyarlin) from Myanmar
25. Lovely dancer at the peace and friendship stadium in Athens
Photo taken by Markellos Plakitsis (@markellos) from Greece