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Superb picture of farmer combating locusts amongst picture award shortlist

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Preventing Locust Invasion in East Africa

Luis Tato for The Washington Submit

World Press Photo Contest 2021

THESE gorgeous pictures have all been shortlisted in numerous classes for this yr’s World Press Picture Contest, a world photojournalism competitors.


Luis Tato has been nominated for the highest award, World Press Picture of the Yr, together with his picture Preventing Locust Invasion in East Africa. It was shot for The Washington Submit and captures the wrestle of Kenyan farmers in 2020 because the nation was invaded by a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands of locusts, which ravaged crops and devastated the land.

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The First Embrace

Mads Nissen/ Politiken/ Panos Photos

Nominated in the identical class is The First Embrace by Mads Nissen for Panos Photos and Danish newspaper Politiken. Shot in São Paulo, Brazil, it exhibits care home resident Rosa Luzia Lunardi receiving her first hug in months, from nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza. Covid-19 prevented hundreds of thousands of Brazilians from visiting family members.

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California Sea Lion Performs with Masks

Ralph Tempo, United States

California Sea Lion Performs with Masks by Ralph Tempo is nominated within the Atmosphere (Singles) class. It highlights an surprising cost of the pandemic.

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New Life

Jaime Culebras, Spain

Nominated within the Nature (Singles) class is New Life by Jaime Culebras. It exhibits eggs from Wiley’s glass frog (Nymphargus wileyi) hanging off the tip of a leaf within the tropical Andean cloud forest in Ecuador, and helps fill within the gaps a few uncommon species.

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One Strategy to Struggle Local weather Change: Make your individual glaciers

Ciril Jazbec, Slovenia, for Nationwide Geographic

One Strategy to Struggle Local weather Change: Make your individual glaciers is nominated within the Atmosphere (Tales) class. Taken by Ciril Jazbec for Nationwide Geographic, it exhibits an ice cone constructed within the chilly desert area of Ladakh in northern India to supply water for farming. Local weather change is inflicting the glaciers right here to recede.

The competitors’s winners will likely be introduced on-line on 15 April in the course of the World Press Picture Competition 2021. Go to worldpressphoto.org for particulars.

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