Would it be wrong to say that photos are a powerful means of communication? It seems absurd, right? Wait till you see these 50 breath-taking photos that were selected from the 130,000 submissions to the AGORA Awards Photography Contest 2019. We hope you will be as impressed and inspired as we were.
1. Enjoying The Rain
Rain in forest means a new life for many of the living beings there, especially in areas where it doesn't rain much.
Here, the photographer was able to capture a beautiful red-eyed tree frog in West Java and we have no complaints why this photo was selected.
2. Carrying the World On Her Shoulders
This image is able to show us a life reality. There are people among us who carry a lot more weight of responsibilities on their shoulders than they're supposed to carry.
Here, an ant seems like carrying the weight of the entire world and it looks beautiful and thought-provoking.
3. A Special Spice
For centuries, humans have looked for ways to connect with gods and their ancestors. Have they succeeded? There are polarized opinions on it.
Here, you can see a woman working in an incense field. It is believed that incense connects the living people with their ancestors and gods.
4. A Glimpse of True Friendship
Lizards hunt for bugs, flies, and little insects, but due to their shy nature they hardly go near other creatures.
Here, the photographer was able to capture a cute moment between a lizard and a harmless snail.
5. It’s Meal Time
In the desert, one can say that there is not much to hunt because there are not many animals who can survive the sizzling heat.
However, this sand wasp got lucky and is going home with captured prey.
6. Pure Joy
Kids always find a way to keep themselves entertained and they seem to find happiness and joy in even those things that seem less important to adults.
These young monks found a way to enjoy their time at the Hsinbyume Pagoda.
7. Freedom Fighting Done with Music
We live in a free world and yet there are places in which people are fighting for freedom.
Here, you can see a photo that is worth a thousand words - it is the unspoken struggle of freedom.
8. Life without Colors is Dull
We have to understand that life is too short to live in black and white. There are colors that make life beautiful around us.
These women with their colorful attires are fishing in West Bengal before going to the market to sell the fish.
9. Reaching for Heaven
If we make collective efforts, we can make this world a heaven. But it seems like we are not doing much about it.
Here, it seems like The Mont Saint Michel is trying to reach heaven as it got lost in the middle of the fog.
10. A Huge Desert and Tiny Humans
The area of the Sahara desert is 9,200,000 square kilometers. And yet humans there still opt for the mode of transportation that their ancestors used centuries ago.
The photographer was able to capture a photo of Nomads traveling through the Sahara desert without worrying about the heat or distance.
11. A Daily Struggle
This fisherman is throwing nets in the water of Situ Patenggang Lake to capture fish and it looks so amazing to us, right?
However, what it really shows to us is the daily struggle of this fisherman as the fish population is decreasing due to water pollution and overhunting.
12. A Special Mother-Child Bond
One of the most beautiful things you'll ever find is the bond between a mother and a child.
The photographer waited for more than 2 hours to capture a tender moment between a chimpanzee and its infant at the Tenerife zoo.
13. Double Rainbow Spotted Accidently
A double rainbow occurs when the light is reflected twice in the drop and so they can be rare.
When crossing a bridge in the Lofoten Islands, the photographer saw the double rainbow and wasted no time in capturing it.
14. Snow Horseman
This is not a movie scene. The photo enables you to have a look at the lives of the Mongolian horse herders.
It seems obvious that the entire life of a horse herder in Magnolia revolves around horses.
15. Veins of the Earth
As deforestation and pollution are causing global warming, it is destroying the earth and making it inhabitable.
The photographer tried to show the veins of the earth with a shot taken in East Sussex. We can see the Cuckmere River dividing the grasslands in a mesmerizing manner.