With its magnificent splurge of oranges, pinks, reds and greens, there’s a real sense of joy in the above photograph. Taken by Azim Khan Ronnie, it captures an Indian ‘festival of colours’ (otherwise known as Holi) in all its vibrant and energetic splendour.
Most impressive of all, the photo was taken on a Huawei Nova2i, a smartphone, absolutely putting our dodgy iPhone holiday snaps to shame. As do all of the winners of the 11th Mobile Photography Awards, in fact. Every year, the MPA selects finest photographs shot around the world taken on phones or tablets. This year’s edition celebrates the best mobile photography of 2021 – below are some of our faves from the category winners, including…
This pristine close-up of a bumble bee
A satisfyingly sharp bedside table
A calm beach scene
This shadowy masterpiece
This hazy waterfall
This magnificently angled street/triangular hat combo
This Wes Anderson-esque snap of an observatory
And this supremely well-timed shadow shot...
Did you see all the stunning winners of Underwater Photographer of the Year 2022?
How about this majestic elephant and the other winning snaps at the Sony World Photography Awards?