Meet the Hero behind the photo!

#Nature2019’s call has been answered! A breath-taking image showing our natural world in all its glory has been crowned Hero! Now it’s time to meet the person behind this work of art… ⬇️

Introducing Naing Tun Win Bagan (aka @naingtunwinbagan), our #Nature2019 Hero from Myanmar whose astonishing photo has won him $1000 + 100,000 ⭐️s!

See how he took this incredible photo now! 👇

#Nature2019 Hero – Naing Tun Win Bagan

“My name is Naing Tun Win Bagan, I live in Bagan, Myanmar. I took a trip 100 kilometers away from my town to capture the Common Hoopoe (an endangered bird). Bagan is the home to 7 endemic birds of which I have seen and photographed all of them. My mission on AGORA is to spread the beauty of these creatures and help the Common Hoopoe Bird by sharing them with my AGORA friends. My winning photo was taken on my Canon EOS R and 100-400mm lens and I’m so happy that Community love this image as much I do. Thank you so much for this opportunity!”

Naing Tun Win Bagan’s winning #Nature2019 shot – Hoopoe bird family

The guest judge for this Contest has been AGORA photographer Chariel Van Italianus

#Nature2019 Guest Judge Chariel Van Italianus

We called upon Chariel Van Italianus (aka @chariel) our #Green2019 Hero to lend the Community a hand with choosing the Hero! Discover more about him and why he chose this winning photo! 👇

“My name is Chariel Van Italianus, I come from Kudus City, Indonesia. My passions are landscape, nature, nightscapes, sunrise and sunset photography and for this reason it has been an absolute pleasure to be the #Nature2019 guest judge and see all of the amazing shots of our incredible planet! Find out why I chose the Hero photo now…”

Guest Judge’s selection criteria: “I chose @naingtunwinbagan’s photo as the winner because it is a shot of such a rare moment in photography – a mother bird feeding its offspring. It is a very technically difficult shot due to the speed that the bird will have been going and so to get a perfectly focused shot really is an achievement, congratulations!”

On behalf of the entire AGORA Team, congratulations to Naing Tun Win Bagan for becoming the Hero! 👏🎉

There is a new Hero every week, so don’t forget to check out our previous winners such as the #Small2019 or the #Fun2019 Heroes.

Questions for the AGORA Community:

What do you think about our latest Hero’s winning photo? 🤩

Have you ever participated in an AGORA contest?

What Contests would you like to see in the future?

Leave us your thoughts below! 👇