Slideshow: Agora presents The World’s Best Photos of #Water2019

30 Oct

The World’s Best Photos of #Water2019

Agora, a free-to-use social photo app consists of a global community with over 3.5 million users from 193 countries. Every week, its users participate in an international photography contest that revolves around one of 52 annual hashtags representing universal themes. The #Water2019 contest drew almost 17,000 entries and was narrowed down to 49 finalists. From there, users, along with guest judge Victor de Valles (@victordevalles), voted on the overall winning image.

‘Tides,’ captured by British photographer Lee Mumford (@leemumford8) was selected as the winner and received a $ 1,000 cash prize. ‘Truth be told, this was such a hard decision as the quality of the Top 50 was so much higher than expected, but there can only be one winner! I have chosen @leemumford8’s shot…because of its super original composition which I just love, its use of the water as its principal element and its perfect balance and mixture of colors that make it so aesthetic,’ said de Valles.

When using Agora, you start out with a few credits. Each photo uploaded counts for one credit. Users can gain a credit every 8 hours by watching a sponsored ad and receive 10 more for referring new users. Credits can be purchased through the app store as well. Every week, users can enter competitions for a chance to win cash prizes ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 25,000, photo gear, and other life-changing experiences.


WINNING PHOTO: Tides by Lee Mumford (United Kingdom)

About the photo: Lee Mumford has been living and working in Hong Kong for the past couple of years. His journey into photography started at a young age, where he learnt how to develop his own rolls of film and print his own images in the darkroom. His passion grew after he fulfilled his dream to become an airline pilot, enabling him to travel the world with his camera.

‘Tides’ was captured in Mona Vale, Sydney one of the many rock pools on the eastern coast of Australia, with a Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Drinking Water

Finalist: ‘Drinking water’ by Hla Moe Naing (Myanmar)


Finalist: ‘Drywater’ by Phyo Moe (Myanmar)

A Big Drop

Finalist: ‘A Big Drop’ by Theo Widharto (Indonesia)


Finalist: ‘Inception’ by Cuno de Bruin (Netherlands)

Rainbow childhood

Finalist: ‘Rainbow childhood’ by Sujit Saha (India)

Rainy Day

Finalist: Rainy Day by Hendy mp


Finalist: Rainy by Andy Darmawan (Indonesia)

Sardine world

Finalist: Sardine world by Carles Alonso (Spain)

Stunning blue color from the Mediterranean sea in Greece

Finalist: Stunning blue color from the Mediterranean sea in Greece by Henry Do (USA)


Finalist: Travelers by Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz (Spain)

Water is Life

Finalist: Water is life by Debasish Chakrabarty (India)

Boat Cruising Past Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Finalist: Boat cruising past Old Harry Rocks, Dorset by Joe Shelly (UK)

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