The 59th World Press photo contest has released it’s captivating winning images. The images get chosen from a selection of nearly 83,000 by 5,775 photographers from 128 countries. Photo categories include: contemporary, daily life, general news, long-term projects, nature, people, sports and spot news. Below are some breathtaking photos that were published.
A young boy was severely burned after a bomb was dropped near his home in Burgu, Central Darfur, Sudan.
Refugees arriving in Lesbos, Greece on a very tiny and full boat.
A member of a German research team counts the number of penguin species for ongoing research.
Eight orangutan babies are brought from their nighttime cages to a place in the forest they can play at the International Animal Rescue facility in Ketapang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The aftermath of the 25 April 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal.
A long-term project where a woman photographed her parents that were both diagnosed and treated side by side for stage-four cancer. This particular photo includes Howie Borowick dancing to make his wife Laurel smile.
A huge ‘cloud tsunami’ approaches a sunbather on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia.
The cover photo is The Power of Nature by Sergio Tapiro, a volcano explodes with lightning in Mexico. You can view the whole photo collection, which includes a lot of shocking content, on the World Press Photo website.