The beautiful images shortlist in & # 39; the global competition of black and white photography by Agora

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From a sleeping lemur to a foggy bridge: The beautiful images on a list on a global black-and-white photo competition

  • More than 10,219 images were submitted for the photography contest, run by the photo app Agora
  • The images include an atmospheric shot of a monk in Myanmar and a beautiful shot of a rare Asian elephant
  • Here, we also present photos of a misty river in Bangladesh and Death Valley in California

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Color our impression.

These black and white images are something to behold – powerful, enchanting and enchanting.

It's no wonder they were shortlisted in a global photography contest.

They were selected from 10,219 entries in a competition run by photo app Agora that asked photographers to submit their best black and white photos.

The beautiful and varied images here capture scenes that range from a misty river in Bangladesh to a sweet snap of a sleeping lemur in Indonesia and a dramatic image of Death Valley in California.

Scroll down for images that require a rainbow of emotions …

Bangladeshi photographer @mobilephonephotographybd captured this enchanting shot of a bridge in Ishurdi, Bangladesh, shrouded in fog

Snapper @myatzawhein took this photo, which shows a shepherd not trying to return a bull to his barn in Myanmar. The photographer said, & # 39; You beast estimates that, given the position of & # 39; a sun in the air, it was too early to return and refused to move forward.

Snapper @myatzawhein took this photo, which shows a shepherd not trying to return a bull to his barn in Myanmar. The photographer said, & # 39; You beast estimates that, given the position of & # 39; a sun in the air, it was too early to return and refused to move forward.

This image, called the Pilgrim, was taken by photographer @aungthuya on & # 39; e Hsinbyume Pagoda on & # 39; tow the western bank of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. The photographer explained: & # 39; When I got there, I noticed a young novice who paid his respects in this incredible framed view & # 39;

This image, called the Pilgrim, was taken by photographer @aungthuya on & # 39; e Hsinbyume Pagoda on & # 39; tow the western bank of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. The photographer explained: & # 39; When I got there, I noticed a young novice who paid his respects in this incredible framed view & # 39;

Indonesian photographer @hendymp captured this sweet shot of a sleeping flymur in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. He said, & # 39; This Sunda flying lemur packed a deserved baptism in & # 39; my friend's garden. He looked so peaceful! & # 39;

Indonesian photographer @hendymp captured this sweet shot of a sleeping flymur in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. He said, & # 39; This Sunda flying lemur packed a deserved baptism in & # 39; my friend's garden. He looked so peaceful! & # 39;

British photographer @theliamman captures this shot of Blackchurch Rock in North Devon. He called the image & # 39; scrambling & # 39 ;. He said, & # 39; This image was created in & # 39; a middle of & # 39; a storm that & # 39; t in & # 39; the Atlantic Ocean. I had to fight the 60 mph wind to take this picture. Fortunately, there was a hole in the clouds that allowed the sun to illuminate this scene, reflecting from & # 39; a wet rock & # 39;

British photographer @theliamman captures this shot of Blackchurch Rock in North Devon. He called the image & # 39; scrambling & # 39 ;. He said, & # 39; This image was created in & # 39; a middle of & # 39; a storm that & # 39; t in & # 39; the Atlantic Ocean. I had to fight the 60 mph wind to take this picture. Fortunately, there was a hole in the clouds that allowed the sun to illuminate this scene, reflecting from & # 39; a wet rock & # 39;

This hypnotic shot of Death Valley in California was taken early this morning by UK photographer @cannonmatt. He said, & # 39; I wanted the hidden patterned beauty and interaction between light & darkness in & # 39; reveal an early morning on & # 39; Mojave Dunes & # 39;

This hypnotic shot of Death Valley in California was taken early this morning by UK photographer @cannonmatt. He said, & # 39; I wanted the hidden patterned beauty and interaction between light & darkness in & # 39; reveal an early morning on & # 39; Mojave Dunes & # 39;

This powerful image of a rare male Asian elephant was taken by Dutch photographer @tomdewaart in Somawathiya National Park, Sri Lanka. He explained: & # 39; We were so surprised that he came so close to us that we were not up for it at all. I had my phone lens on and had to fully pull back from the & # 39; jeep around him & # 39; t to get shot. Filled with fun, I knew right away that a black and white version would work perfectly. Black and white for me is something that shouldn't be used too much and should be done & # 39;

Japanese snapper @ reiko.t shot this beautiful image of a big whale in Vava & # 39; u, Tonga. The photographer explained: & # 39; This four month old whale calf was so friendly, swam close to me. Its beauty and strength cannot be expressed in words & # 39;

This powerful image of a rare male Asian elephant, left, was taken by Dutch photographer @tomdewaart in Somawathiya National Park, Sri Lanka. He explained: & # 39; We were so surprised that he came so close to us that we were not up for it at all. I had my phone lens on and had to fully pull back from the & # 39; jeep around him & # 39; t to get shot. Filled with fun, I knew right away that a black and white version would work perfectly. Black and white for me is something that should not be used too much and should be done '. Meanwhile, Japanese snapper @ reiko.t shot this dazzling image, right, of a raging whale in Vava & # 39; u, Tonga. The photographer explained: & # 39; This four month old whale calf was so friendly, swam close to me. Its beauty and strength cannot be expressed in words & # 39;

This shot, called & # 39; Travel Away & # 39 ;, was made by @ Hedayet1000 in Bangladesh and shows a rickshaw driver. The photographer said: & # 39; Rickshaw drivers have a hard life in Bangladesh. They usually come from extreme poverty and work non-stop, with stress, intoxication and heat to make a living & # 39;

This shot, called & # 39; Travel Away & # 39 ;, was made by @ Hedayet1000 in Bangladesh and shows a rickshaw driver. The photographer said: & # 39; Rickshaw drivers have a hard life in Bangladesh. They usually come from extreme poverty and work non-stop, with stress, intoxication and heat to make a living & # 39;

This stunning image of skyscraper was dragged by Indonesian photographer @priyonopriyono in Surabaya, Indonesia. They said: & # 39; Life is all about good and bad, small and big, low and big, black and white. Today, buildings are expanding to extort human life. It makes you think about how small we are & # 39;

This stunning image of skyscraper was dragged by Indonesian photographer @priyonopriyono in Surabaya, Indonesia. They said: & # 39; Life is all about good and bad, small and big, low and big, black and white. Today, buildings are expanding to extort human life. It lets you think about how small we are & # 39;

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