Winning Photo From The Agora #reflections2019 Contest Hides A Shocking Truth About Global Warming

‘Walking on ice’ by @uglefisk

AGORA images is a free-to-use photography app that has been rewarding the world’s biggest prizes in global photo contests since 2017. This year’s #Reflections contest winner is Paal Uglefisk, from Norway whose incredible shot has won him $1,000!

More: Agora h/t: boredpanda

Paal has been a devoted nature photographer for the past 10 years, specialised in capturing wildlife and landscapes shots in the remote arctic island of Svalbard, especially polar bears and glaciers. You can check out the contest winning photo, the top finalists along with some other gorgeous behind-the-scenes footage below! Head on to the AGORA app to upload your best shots for a chance to become the next Hero in our future contests!

The shot was taken in the Svalbard Islands during one of Paal’s boat expedition, where the Norwegian photographer managed to catch the polar bear walking over puddles on ice thanks to the reflection on water. This picture dramatically highlights the effects of global warming melting the Arctic ice, without which polar bears struggle to hunt and get food.

The symbolic side of the picture is very strong, showing an endangered animal in its natural element, that is also disappearing. Paal hopes that his work will help people to become aware of emergency to preserve our landscapes and species.

Check out Paal’s incredible behind-the-scenes footage:

Have a look at the #Reflections2019 Top 50 finalist entries:

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Dog Worship Day in Nepal
Pink Champagne Fox Miko
Sir Charles Barkley on Instagram
Japanese Viral Cat Photos Remind Everyone Of The Nostalgic Charm Of Phone Boxes
Frog Freezes Solid while Searching for a Mate on Icy Norwegian Lake
Playful Photos of Polar Bears Frolicking in Flower Fields During Summer
A Drunk Mountain Gorilla
Norwegian Man Saving a Duck
Russian Designer From St. Petersburg Makes Toy Cats And Photographs Them In The City
Korean Woman Raises 200 Dogs Saved From Streets
This Horse Gets Tailored Three-Piece Suit, Looks Absolutely Dashing
Deep Sea ‘Aliens’ That Live In Twilight Zone Below The Ocean Captured In Incredible Pictures
2019 Pooping Dogs Calendar Is Here
A Thrill-Seeking Photographer Risked Life And Limb As He Swam Alongside A Ten-Foot-Long American Crocodile Near Belize
A Great White Shark Preserved In Formaldehyde In An Abandoned Wildlife Park
Photographer Set Out To Capture The Personalities Of Animals Who Adapt To Their Damaged Or Different Bodies Without Complaint
Photographer Turns Her Garden Into a Tiny Cafe; Shoots the Cutest Photos of Animal Visitors
Stunning Photos Of The Colony Of Gannets Diving For Fish Off Coast Of Shetland Isles
Diving with Manatees in Florida
Deer Enjoy Cherry Blossoms In An Empty Park In Nara, Japan
These Stingless Bees Build One Of A Kind Spiraling Hives
New Species of Monkey with Unusual Coloring, 'Human Like' Eyes Found in Congo
Dog Surfing Competition
Bird Feeder by Árpád Orosz
Giant Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Elephant vs Car
Meet Hummus, The Leukemic Fashion Cat Icon
Saving Lima's Stray Dogs
Tired Bumblebees Who Fell Asleep Inside Flowers With Pollen On Their Butts
National Geographic Photo Contest 2012: A Sneak Peek at the Top Shots