Gallery: General Monochrome


1° classified

Author: Marcel van Balken (NL)

Location: Arnhem (The Netherlands)

Description: This photograph highlights the modern architecture of Arnhem Central Station in the Netherlands by using black and white technique and the movement of the runner in the static scene.

Winning Horse

2° classified

Author: Adolfo Enríquez Calo (ES)

Location: Monte Enxa, Galicia (Spain)

Description: The unusual thing about this horse race is that it is run by young amateurs, who cleared a piece of forest specifically for the race. Their clothes are handmade, and the prize, rather than a trophy, is the satisfaction of winning.

The Duel

3° classified

Author: Sonalini Khetrapal (IN)

Location: Etosha National Park (Namibia)

Description: This image was captured at a waterhole in Etosha National Park where the zebras arrived in a single file line to quench their mid-morning thirst. Suddenly, there was chaos and thick dust clouds blinded our vision. Within moments, two male zebras emerged from the dust, throwing heavy blows at each other with their hooves and heads. The duel only lasted a few minutes but it gave me an opportunity to capture this highly charged moment, among otherwise peaceful animals.

Ocean Fury

Honorable Mention

Author: Romain Tornay (CH)

Location: Snæfellsnes (Iceland)

Description: After 2 days with winds blowing up to 100 Km/h, huge waves can be seen on the Icelandic West coast. Winter was ending and the snowfall alternating with the sun's rays. The challenge in obtaining this image was standing close to the cliffs in the gusts of wind.

Rohingya Exodus

Honorable Mention

Author: MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan (BD)

Location: Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh)

Description: After Myanmar's army carried out the 'ethnic cleansing' of the Rohingya in Rakhine State, more than half a million people fled from the violence which included 340,000 children. After several days journey, a group of refugees reached Cox's Bazar camp in Bangladesh.

I want to play

Honorable Mention

Author: Zarni Myo Win (MM)

Location: Myanmar

Description: A boy who lost his leg is watching his classmates playing football. He seems to be saying, "I want to play too." If only he could.

A Giant in The Dark

Honorable Mention

Author: Mario Moreno (ES)

Location: Chobe National Park (Botswana)

Description: A close-up portrait of a bull Elephant (Loxodonta africana) captured in Chobe National Park in Botswana. A Low-Key monochrome conversion, with a blurred background, was used to add mood and achieve a more intimate portrait of this gentle giant.

Giant Serenity

Honorable Mention

Author: Mario Moreno (ES)

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)

Description: A female Elephant (Loxodonta africana) approaches a stream at sunset in the Northeastern part of Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.


Honorable Mention

Author: Thomas Kaiser (DE)

Location: Zoo Basel (Switzerland)

Description: A male gorilla, in a reflective pose, observes visitors at the zoo. The Basel Zoo, Switzerland's oldest (1874) and largest zoo, was ranked as one of the fifteen best zoos in the world.


Honorable Mention

Author: Tony Wu (JP)

Location: Tonga

Description: This is a humpback whale launching itself out of the water during an overcast, stormy day. The young whale was a little boy, showing off his skills. I took this photo with a camera modified for monochrome images.

Giants of the ocean

Honorable Mention

Author: Audun Rikardsen (NO)

Location: Tromsø (Norway)

Description: Two humpback whales enjoy playing during the polar night in Northern Norway.

Through The Fishing Nets

Honorable Mention

Author: Sarah Wouters (TH)

Location: Xiapu (China)

Description: A fisherman is paddling towards his nets to check his daily catch close to a fishing village near Xiapu City, China.

Eye & Stripes

Remarkable Award

Author: Mario Moreno (ES)

Rasateurs 01

Remarkable Award

Author: Giuseppe Bernini (IT)

Out of The Dark

Remarkable Award

Author: Mario Moreno (ES)

We are Gypsies

Remarkable Award

Author: Pietro Di Giambattista (IT)

The Herdsman

Remarkable Award

Author: Xiaolian Dong (CN)


Remarkable Award

Author: Giulio Zanni (MK)


Remarkable Award

Author: Mauro De Bettio (IT)


Remarkable Award

Author: Marcel van Balken (NL)

Song of fishing light

Remarkable Award

Author: Dewei Ye (CN)

Humpback in Monochrome

Remarkable Award

Author: Wai Hoe Mok (SG)

Faces in window

Remarkable Award

Author: Istvan Kerekes (HU)

Desert elf

Remarkable Award

Author: Lin Chen (CN)

On the other side

Remarkable Award

Author: Alla Sokolova (FR)

Basketball court-2

Remarkable Award

Author: Xuezhong Duan (CN)