The stunning images shortlisted in Agora’s worldwide black-and-white photography competition 

From a sleeping lemur to a fog-shrouded bridge: The stunning images shortlisted in a worldwide black-and-white photography competition

More than 10,219 images were submitted to the photography contest, run by photo app Agora The pictures include an atmospheric shot of a monk in Myanmar and a stunning shot of a rare Asian elephantHere we also present pictures of a foggy river in Bangladesh and Death Valley in California

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Colour us impressed.

These black-and-white images are something to behold – powerful, mesmerising and enchanting.

It’s no wonder they were shortlisted in a worldwide photography contest.

They were picked out from 10,219 entries in a competition run by photo app Agora that asked photographers to submit their best black-and-white photos.

The stunning and varied images here capture scenes that range from a foggy river in Bangladesh to a sweet snap of a sleeping lemur in Indonesia and a dramatic image of Death Valley in California.   

Scroll down for images that’ll prompt a rainbow of emotions…

Bangladeshi photographer @mobilephonephotographybd captured this mesmerising shot of a bridge in Ishurdi, Bangladesh, shrouded in fog

Snapper @myatzawhein took this picture, which shows a herdsman trying to lead a bull back to its barn in Myanmar. The photographer said: 'The animal estimated that, given the position of the sun in the sky, it was too early to return and refused to move forward'

Snapper @myatzawhein took this picture, which shows a herdsman trying to lead a bull back to its barn in Myanmar. The photographer said: ‘The animal estimated that, given the position of the sun in the sky, it was too early to return and refused to move forward’ 

This image, called The Pilgrim, was snapped by photographer @aungthuya at the Hsinbyume Pagoda on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. The photographer explained: 'When I got there, I noticed a young novice paying his respects in this incredible framed view'

This image, called The Pilgrim, was snapped by photographer @aungthuya at the Hsinbyume Pagoda on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. The photographer explained: ‘When I got there, I noticed a young novice paying his respects in this incredible framed view’

Indonesian photographer @hendymp captured this sweet shot of a sleeping flying lemur in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. He said: 'This Sunda flying lemur was taking a well-deserved nap in my friend's garden. He looked so peaceful!'

Indonesian photographer @hendymp captured this sweet shot of a sleeping flying lemur in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. He said: ‘This Sunda flying lemur was taking a well-deserved nap in my friend’s garden. He looked so peaceful!’  



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