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Winning Images by Amateur Photographers - World Photography Organisation

Inferno: The fire dragon dance is a 300-year-old event held in the Fung Shun area of southern China. and helmet to prevent fire burns
Inferno: The fire dragon dance is a 300-year-old event held in the Fung Shun area of southern China. The dragons are composed of bamboo, metal wire and paper and are festooned with fireworks, firecrackers and fire arrows. Photographer Gilbert Yu was forced to wear a protective mask and helmet to prevent fire burns


Alecsandra Dragoi, a Romanian who is studying photography at Portsmouth University, took this striking image of men in bear costume at a New Year's eve celebration in Romania
Alecsandra Dragoi, a Romanian who is studying photography at Portsmouth University, took this striking image of men in bear costume at a New Year's eve celebration in Romania
The overall winner will be revealed at a gala ceremony on April 25 and this photographer will receive more than £3,000 prize money.



Manny Fajutag took this photo during a holiday in Sibuyan Island in the Philippines. He was riding a passenger jeepney during a family outing
Manny Fajutag took this photo during a holiday in Sibuyan Island in the Philippines. He was riding a passenger jeepney during a family outing


Weathering the storm: Nguyen Hoang Hiep, of Vietnam, won the Enhanced category with this haunting scene of a girl being buffeted by the wind
Weathering the storm: Nguyen Hoang Hiep, of Vietnam, won the Enhanced category with this haunting scene of a girl being buffeted by the wind


Creepy crawler: The Nature & Wildlife category winner. It was taken by Krasimir Matarov from Bulgaria
Creepy crawler: The Nature & Wildlife category winner. It was taken by Krasimir Matarov from Bulgaria


The Milky Way over a mountain near the Ush Konyr plateau in Kazakhstan. This photo won the Low Light category and was taken by Elmar Akhmetov of Kazakhstan
The Milky Way over a mountain near the Ush Konyr plateau in Kazakhstan. This photo won the Low Light category and was taken by Elmar Akhmetov of Kazakhstan


Hisatomi Tadahiko of Japan took the winning picture for the People category, featuring this married couple relaxing against a drab background
Hisatomi Tadahiko of Japan took the winning picture for the People category, featuring this married couple relaxing against a drab background


An explosion of milk: photographer Matias Galvez said: 'For the human eye to capture this scene with this detail is impossible. But with a camera you have a whole new world to discover'
An explosion of milk: Photographer Matias Galvez said: 'For the human eye to capture this scene with this detail is impossible. But with a camera you have a whole new world to discover'


Panorama: Yeow Kwang Yeo took this photo of an elderly man's home in a small village outside Jakarta. The man had lived there since he was a boy
Panorama: Yeow Kwang Yeo took this photo of an elderly man's home in a small village outside Jakarta. The man has lived there since he was a boy


Fragile: Xu Wei Shou's winning photo for the Environment category is a bold black and white image showing a house teetering over a sheer cliff face
Fragile: Xu Wei Shou's winning photo for the Environment category is a bold black and white image showing a house teetering over a sheer cliff face


Portrait: Spain's Berta Vicente said: 'One day I came across an uninhabited building. Once inside, I imagined a girl I used to meet in the bus there. I made it true'
Portrait: Spain's Berta Vicente said: 'One day I came across an uninhabited building. Once inside, I imagined a girl I used to meet in the bus there. I made it true'


Joie de vivre: Ming Hui Guan went to a slum in CEBU City in the Philippines for this picture of some laughing children playing in a Jeepney
Joie de vivre: Ming Hui Guan went to a slum in ebu City in the Philippines for this picture of some laughing children playing in a Jeepney


Darkness and light: A Hui-style living room in the old village houses of Yixian, China
Darkness and light: A Hui-style living room in the old village houses of Yixian, China


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