The results of the World Press Photo Awards were released a few weeks ago, and the winners are stunning. Out of 103,481 photographs from 5,666 photographers, a few winning photos were chosen by an international jury in a number of categories ranging from sports to news to daily life. These were a few of the photos I found most striking, but all of them are so incredible. Head over to the World Press website to check out the rest of the winning images for 2013.
|Gaza Burial, Paul Hensen, 20 Nov 2013|
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
World Press Photo of the Year, 1st Prize, Spot News Singles
|Joy at the End of the Run, Wei Seng Chen, 12 Feb 2012|
Batu Sangkar, West Sumatra, Indonesia
1st Prize, Sports Action Single
|Emperor Penguins, Paul Nicklen, 18 Nov 2011|
Rose Sea, Antarctica
1st Prize, Nature Stories
|Cross Country Steeplechase, Roman Vondrous, 15 Sep 2012|
Pardubice, Czech Republic
1st Prize, Sports Action Stories
|At the Dandora Dump, Micah Albert, 03 April 2012|
1st Prize, Contemporary Issues Singles
Want to know how they picked the winners? Check out these interviews with the jury members.