Incredible Photographs Creating Waves around the World. Most Deservingly World Photo Contest Winners

Photographs captures memories and emotions that cannot be explained.

Like they say,  A picture speaks a thousand words.

The World Press Photo Contest is a prestigious annual competition that asks photographers from all over the world to submit their pictures across various categories. (Contemporary Issues,Daily Life, General News, Long-Term Projects, Nature, People, Sports, Spot News). Some mesmerizing and some haunting, these pictures give a glimpse of the modern world.

Here are 8 winning Pictures (plus 2 which we really really liked) that we found on the World Press Photo website for World Press Photo Contest 2016. It touched our hearts.


World Press Photo of the Year

And winner of first prize in the Spot News category, from photographer Warren Richardson. A man passes a baby through the fence at the Hungarian-Serbian border in Hungary.



Contemporary Issues, first prize winner, Singles



“Haze in China.” a city in northern China shrouded in haze on December 10, 2015, in Tianjin, China


China’s Coal Addiction, Daily Life, first prize singles



Smoke billows from stacks as men push a tricycle through a neighborhood next to a coal-fired power plant in northern Shanxi province.


IS Fighter Treated at Kurdish Hospital, General News, first prize singles



A doctor rubs ointment on the burns of Jacob, a 16-year-old fighter from the group calling itself Islamic State (IS), in front of a poster of Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), at a hospital in Al-Hasaka, northern Syria.


Long-Term Projects, first prize winner, stories



From “Sexual Assault in America’s Military,”


Storm Front on Bondi Beach, Nature, first prize singles



A massive shelf cloud moves towards Bondi Beach.The cloud was part of a weather front that brought violent thunderstorms, with local media reporting damaging winds, hailstones the size of golf balls, and heavy rainfall


Waiting to Register, People, first prize singles



Refugee children covered in rain capes wait in line to be registered. Most refugees who crossed into Serbia continued their journey north, towards countries of the European Union.


Sports, first prize winner, singles



Czech Republic’s Ondrej Bank crashes during the downhill race of the Alpine Combined at the FIS World Championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado


Contemporary Issues, third prize winner, singles



Lamon Reccord stares down a police sergeant during a protest following the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by police in Chicago, Illinois, on November 25, 2015.


Daily Life, third prize winner, singles



“Into the Light.” Raheleh, who was born blind, stands behind a window in the morning.



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