Ranked fourth on the list is “The Rise of Victory” by Vietnamese photographer Tran Tuan Viet. This photo captures the moment when a team raises a victorious man high above their heads at the Van Village mud ball wrestling festival in Bac Giang province, amidst mud and cheers.

The official website of the competition highlights that this photograph not only represents the physical elevation of the triumphant wrestler, but also symbolizes the collective rise of the team’s spirits, their shared joy, and their mutual support for one another.

“It signifies the strength of unity and the capacity of individuals to overcome obstacles when they work together towards a common objective,” noted ViewSonic ColorPro.

“Drying Fish” captured by Dang Hong Long

Another noteworthy photo is titled “Drying Fish” and is captured by Dang Hong Long at Long Hai market in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province on July 26, 2020. From an aerial perspective, the wooden trays of drying fish resemble a giant brocade woven by the local farmers.

“Early Morning Fog on the Lake Surface” captured by Nguyen Hieu

Furthermore, the photograph titled “Early Morning Fog on the Lake Surface” captured by Nguyen Hieu secured the 20th position. This image portrays a man rowing a boat on the Tia Spring, located upstream of Tuyen Lam lake, approximately seven kilometers from the city of Da Lat in the Central Highlands. It transports viewers to a dream-like world.

The theme of this year’s contest was “Rise,” which attracted nearly 11,000 entries from photographers hailing from over 100 countries and territories.