These professional photographers show they do not require all the colors of the rainbow to produce genuinely mesmerising work.
Their photography has actually been honored in the Black and White Image Awards 2022a photography contest that offers a platform to ‘extraordinary’ monochrome photography around the globe.
The contest, which remains in its inaugural year, invited photographic submissions throughout 5 classifications – landscape, architecture, street, picture, and animals and plants.
A hypnotising image of a silverback mountain gorilla in Uganda, a climatic picture of a well-trodden course in the Peak District, and a romantic shot of light spilling over a meadow in the Dolomites are amongst the pictures that impressed the jury.
Nevertheless, it’s a charming image of a cheetah surrounded by her small cubs, snared by Belgian professional photographer Johan Willems, that rules supreme in general, making the £873 (€1,000) grand reward.
Below is MailOnline Travel’s choice of the black-and-white images that amass awards in the awards – scroll down to the really bottom to see the photo that takes the leading reward…
This striking shot by Andy Gray depicts dark clouds swirling over the Great Ridge sidewalk, a popular treking path in the Peak District, England. It scoops the ‘bronze reference’ in the Landscape classification
This mesmerising photo reveals the Seiser Alm plateau – likewise called the biggest high-altitude Alpine meadow in Europe – neglected by the Langkofel Group massif in the Dolomites in Italy. Taken by professional photographer Ales Krivec, it makes a ‘gold reference’ in the Landscape classification
Above is another significant photo by Krivec, this time revealing the hill St Thomas Church in Sveti Tomaz, northwest Slovenia. The misty photo is a finalist in the awards
LEFT: This is another climatic photo by Krivec. The image of the agrarian scene has actually been called a finalist in the Black and White Image Awards. RIGHT: Mgahinga Gorilla National forest in southwestern Uganda was the setting for this fascinating image of a silverback mountain gorilla called Mark. Sharing the image on Instagram, professional photographer Pavlos Evangelidis states that Mark, who ‘weighs around 225kg (496lbs)’, cares for the other members of his Nyakagezi gorilla household in the national forest. ‘Take a look at him and inform me you do not get the chills as he gazes directly into your soul,’ he composes. The photo is a finalist in the contest
This amazing landscape photo makes a ‘bronze reference’ in the Landscape classification. It was recorded by professional photographer Xu Dong, who offers it the title ‘Back road Take Me House’
Professional Photographer Carlos Guevara Vivanco recorded this amazing image of a ‘huffing and puffing’ humpback whale in the Strait of Magellan, a sea path in southern Chile. The professional photographer, who took the photo from a little inflatable boat, informs his Instagram fans that it was ‘actually incredible to feel the fragility of our boat prior to these giants of the sea’
This haunting image of an only tree, which has actually been called a finalist in the awards, is the work of professional photographer Eduardo Marcos Quevedo
Professional Photographer Peter Hubert lagged the lens for this image of a dark and moody forest scene – a finalist in the contest
This awesome photo reveals clouds rolling over the magnificent peaks of Los Glaciares National forest in southwest Argentina. The image, taken by Juan Jose Teijeira Lobelos, has actually been called a finalist in the awards
Behold, the heartfelt photo by Johan Willems that declares the leading area in the contest. In the photo, a cheetah looks protective as her cubs gather around her in the lawn
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