Could you find these were recorded on a smartphone? The breathtaking winners of the Mobile Photography Awards 2021
- The 2021 Mobile Photography Awards attracted 5,700 entries from photographers in 75 countries
- The main award winner was Chinese photographer Dan Liu, who received a cash prize of US $ 3,000 (£ 2,165).
- The founder of the award said that “the quality of the photos submitted is growing by leaps and bounds every year”.
Smartphone ads always tell us that you can take great pictures with smartphones – and that’s not a lie. As these incredible pictures prove.
They will all win photos or “honorable mentions” in 2021 Mobile Photography Awards.
The 10th edition of the competition attracted 5,700 entries submitted by photographers in more than 75 countries on mobile devices over the past year. The competition comprised 20 thematic categories, including landscapes, black and white, travel and adventure, architecture, and design and transportation.
The main winner was Chinese photographer Dan Liu, who submitted several images for the competition, including a beautiful shot of a fisherman casting a net on Inle Lake in Myanmar. His paintings have been described as “consistently excellent” and he has received a cash award of $ 3,000 (£ 2,165).
Jury member and Leeds-based photographer Elaine Taylor described the judging process as follows: “A different jury might get slightly different results, but the best pictures will always shine. There is a lot of time and control involved, and I think it’s a team effort. “
Awards founder Daniel Berman, a Toronto photographer, added, ‘The winners of the 10th Annual Mobile Photography Awards are testament to another year in the rapid evolution of cell phone cameras. The iPhone is still the most widely used by our attendees, but this year we’ve seen a wider range of camera phones than ever before. With every competition that we organize, the quality of the photos submitted increases by leaps and bounds. ‘Scroll down to see MailOnline Travel’s selection of Gong Bait pictures …
A beautiful shot captured on an iPhone 11 Pro Max by Dan Liu, overall winner of the 2021 Mobile Photography Awards. It shows a fisherman casting a net on Inle Lake in Myanmar and was the winner in the Silhouettes category
Another incredible picture of Dan Liu, taken on his iPhone 11 Pro Max. It shows a dead Euphrates poplar tree under a blanket of stars in Inner Mongolia
The Spanish photographer Juan Zas Espinosa was able to prevail in the landscapes category thanks to this breathtaking shot of the frozen Lake Baikal in Russia. He took the picture on a Huawei device
Chinese photographer Jinyi Er is behind this incredible photo taken in Dinggye County, Tibet. The photo was taken on a Huawei device and was the winning photo in the Travel and Adventure category
Alessandra Manzotti is the photographer who captured this beautiful scene in Italy on her iPhone 5C. It was the winning picture in the black and white category
This fascinating picture, captured by Steven Young in Milford Sound, New Zealand, was honored in the Landscapes category. He snapped it up on an iPhone 8 Plus
An impressive lightning flash over the Namib Desert, taken by photographer Goran Jovic on a Samsung Galaxy Note 9. It was honored in the Landscapes category
LEFT: Jeff Larason won the street photography category with this beautifully timed snapshot of Stuart Street in Boston captured on an iPhone 7. RIGHT: This misty picture of Taipei by photographer You-Ming Liu was honored in the architecture and design category. It was recorded on an iPhone XR
Vince Keresnyei used an iPhone 7 to take this stunning shot in an unknown building in Russia. It was honored in the Architecture and Design category
The sensational winning picture in the transport category by photographer Chen Ma. It’s a long exposure with a Xiaomi Mi 10 phone negotiating hairpins in southern China