Mobile Photography Awards 2020 Cellphone Shots

“On Inle Lake” by Dan Liu on Apple iPhone11 ProMax. Winner of the Silhouettes category. Dan Liu is also the 2020 Grand Prize Winner and the MPA Photographer of the Year 2020. (Photo: Dan Liu/Mobile Photography Awards)

Great photographs are at our fingertips with the ever-improving camera phones in our pockets. However, no matter the megapixels, it still takes patience and technical skill to create amazing pictures with a smartphone. The 10th annual Mobile Photography Awards (MPA) has announced the winning images across a range of categories in addition to the prestigious titles of Grand Prize Winner and the MPA Photographer of the Year 2020.

Phone photography has become one of the most accessible digital art forms, as an increasing number of people are able to take high-resolution images with ease. For the 2020 awards, the jury selected 20 thematic category winners from 5,700 submitted photos hailing from more

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2020 Ocean Art Contest Winners

These award-winning photos will transport you to an unfamiliar, otherworldly water landscape. This wide-angle shot of an octopus’ tentacles from Gaetano Dario Gargiulo won best in show.

2020 Ocean Art Contest Winners

Gargiulo shot this image in some tide pools in New South Wales, Australia.

“In one of the shallowest parts of the [tide] pool I noticed an octopus. I placed my camera near its den and the octopus started interacting with it,” Gargiulo told Underwater Photography Guide.

Gargiulo’s image also won first place in the wide-angle category.

Off the Pico Island in Portugal, Gilles Auroux captured this image of a blue shark, a species the photographer said is one of “the most elegant species of sharks.”

2020 Ocean Art Contest Winners

“Bullet” by Auroux placed second in the wide-angle category.

Auroux said they tried to capture the shark’s elegance and speed by intentionally shooting a close-up of the animal.

In the photo, it looks like a bullet

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