World Press Photo Competition opens at the Scottish Parliament

The World Press Photo exhibition, which showcases some of the most powerful images from around the globe, has gone on display at the Scottish Parliament.

Photographer Olivia Harris pictured with her images that feature in the World Press Photo exhibition 2019, which is currently on show at the Scottish Parliament

The exhibition, which is free to enter and runs until Saturday 24 August, is a collection of award-winning photojournalism and issues-focused photography from 2018. Images on display in the free exhibition depict issues including the environment, sport, nature and general news. The winning images were selected from over 78,000 entries, which were submitted by 4,738 photographers based in 129 countries.

A curious young female puma in Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

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