With 130,000 submissions from photographers all over the world, the finalists for the Agora photography awards have been revealed.

 

Here’s a pick of some of the best!

 

‘Among the white umbrellas’ A woman makes traditional umbrellas at a factory in Mandalay, Myanmar, by Aung ThuYa

A woman makes traditional umbrellas at a factory in Mandalay, Myanmar. The production of a traditional umbrella cannot be done by a single person or within a day: there is a division of labor in the making of a single umbrella. Each worker is responsible for different parts to finish one umbrella. (Aung ThuYa/Agora)

 

‘Alone in the desert’ – The shot was taken from a high dune in Morocco, where Nomads are moving through the Sahara desert, by Carles Alonso

The shot was taken from a high dune in Morocco, where Nomads are moving through the Sahara desert.(Carles Alonso/Agora)

 

‘Songs Of Freedom’ – an amazing image of boys enjoying music in Ghana, by Michael Aboya.

More than a photo - an unspoken struggle for freedom and belonging. (Michael Aboya/Agora)

‘Ant balancing the earth’  – shows the tiny insect holding droplets of water refecting a nearby globe, by Analiza De Guzman.

It took the photographer 4 hours to take this shot of an ant carrying water drops spreaded on a piece of thread (Analiza De Guzman/Agora)

 

‘Run and fun’ – young monks having fun in Hsinbyume Pagoda, by Ling Ling.

Young monks having fun in Hsinbyume Pagoda (Ling Ling/Agora)

 

 

‘Colors of life’ – women fishing in West Bengal before heading to the market, by Pranab Basak.

Women fishing in West Bengal before heading to the market (Pranab Basak/Agora)

 

 

‘Incense work’ – Vietnamese woman dries incense sticks in the sun, by Khánh Phan

In Vietnam, incense is known to connect living people with ancestors and gods. When you burn incense, you're communicating with the gods. (Khánh Phan/Agora)

 

 

‘Motherly love’ –  a female chimpanzee cradles her infant, by Santiago López.

More than 2-hour wait for this photographer to capture this photo at the Tenerife zoo (Santiago López/Agora)

 

 

‘Reaching for Heaven’ – The Mont Saint Michel, France, lost in the middle of the fog, by Konrad Paruch.

The Mont Saint Michel, France, lost in the middle of the fog (Konrad Paruch/Agora)

 

 

You can find the 50 images that made the Agora Photography Awards finals here.