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Apr 07, 2020 / 14:40

Vietnam in the world best photos of #Water2020

Photos taken by Vietnamese photographers describing the beauty of rivers, lakes and seas in Vietnam were voted on Agora – the mobile app for the #Water2020 contest held in late March.

Eleven Vietnamese photographers have qualified for the top 50 finalists of the #Water2020 contest held by Agora from February 28 to March 25. The contest attracted more than 8,700 entries from the global photographer community. 

Catching fish by Duy Sinh, Quang Ngai province 

The 50 finalists from the #Water2020 competition showcased mesmerizing photos of rivers, lakes, seas and oceans all around the world. Analiza Daran De Guzman from the Philippines won the “Water2020 Hero” with a $1,000 cash prize for her photo “Thirsty ant”. 

Agora is a free-to-use photography app that gathers a global community of more than 3.5 million users from 193 countries. Over the past couple of years, Agora has transitioned from being a social photo market to a digital channel where people create, vote and curate the best images worldwide. 

Working on the salt field

 Location: Long Dien, Ba Ria Vung Tau province

“The farmers had started to work early in the day in the salt fields, way before the sun rises. They work hard all day long, just like ants do. Salt fields are like giant mirrors. They reflect everything beautifully. After I took this photo, my drone bugged and fell into the salt field.” - Cao Ky Nhan

Catching shrimps in the sea

Location: Quang Ngai province 

“My drone caught these two fishermen who were looking for shrimps.” - Luong Nguyen Anh Trung

Fisherman in the dawn

Location: Quang Beach, Diem Diem townlet, Thai Thuy district, Thai Binh province

“Vietnam has a long coastline of 3,260 km, excluding its islands. Vietnamese people mainly stick to their seas with a rich variety of fish stock from the North to the South. In order to capture this scene, me and my friends woke up at 4 am and walked about 2km on barefoot to the beach to wait for the sunrise and the fishermen to start their work.- Nguyen Viet Cuong

Low tide day

Location: Lap An Lagoon Hue, Hue province

 “When the tide falls, the water is so crystal clear that you can see the white sand, making this photo look like a painting!” – Pham Huy Trung

Sunset on the salt field of Ninh Diem, Khanh Hoa

 Location: Nha Trang

“These female workers carry salt all day long, in the heat of the sun.” – Tuan Ngoc

Underwater prayers 

 Location: Hue

“During the full moon festival, a long-standing celebration in Vietnam, people pray to the gods of water and for those who passed away. They drop lit candles in the river to pray for their souls.” - Nong Thanh Toan 

Chapi dream 

 Location: Gia Lai province  

“This is my first time coming to this place, a very majestic scenery – the highest waterfall in Vietnam. This photo shows love as endless and powerful, just like the grandeur of nature. Water has always been the source of human life. And love, we can't live without it either.” - Pham Chi Cong

Flowers on water

 Location: Sa Dec by Thuan Vo


 Location: Tokyo, Japan 

“During my holiday in Tokyo, I visited the Sensoji temple on a rainy day. I couldn't hope for a better shot with these rain puddles!”

- Nguyen Bao Ngoc


 Location: Inle lake, Myanmar

“After a heavy afternoon of rain, this man rowed out to the lake to catch some fish. The reflection on the water was so impressive!”

– Cao Ky Nhan