The Winning Photos Of The World Press Contest are Astounding

The greatest photojournalism of the year

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.

The Forgotten Mountains of Sudan by Adriane Ohanesian

A young boy was severely burned after a bomb was dropped near his home in Burgu, Central Darfur, Sudan.


Reporting Europe’s Refugee Crisis by Sergey Ponomarev

Refugees arriving in Lesbos, Greece on a very tiny and full boat.


An Antarctic Advantage by Daniel Berehulak

A member of a German research team counts the number of penguin species for ongoing research.


Tough Times for Orangutans by Tim Laman

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.


An Earthquake’s Aftermath by Daniel Berehulak

The aftermath of the 25 April 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal.


A Life in Death by Nancy Borowick

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.


Storm Front on Bondi Beach by Rohan Kelly

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.