STUNNING PHOTOS FROM THE 2017 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

Some of the world’s best contemporary photographs have been revealed.

Over the last few months, photographers from across the globe submitted 105,000 entries to the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards’ “open” competition, spanning 10 different categories including “wildlife,” “portrait” and “street photography.”

On March 28, Sony announced its 10 winners — and their work is striking.

Each winner received a Sony α7 II with lens kit and will go on to compete for the title of 2017 Sony World Photography Awards’ Open Photographer of the Year, which will be announced on April 20.

CATEGORY:  MOTION

Winner: Camilo Diaz from Colombia
The photographer captured a crucial goal-scoring moment in an underwater rugby match.

CATEGORY:  WILDLIFE

Winner: Alessandra Meniconzi from Switzerland
A stunning wildlife shot of flamingos in Walvis Bay, Namibia.
 
 
 
CATEGORY:  NATURE

Winner: Hiroshi Tanita from Japan
Tanita caught the ice blue and white of winter.
 
 
 
FINALIST

Photo by Jelena Janković from Serbia.
 
 
 
FINALIST

Photo by Lester Koh Meng Hua from Singapore.
 
 
 
CATEGORY:  PORTRAITS

Winner: Alexander Vinogradov from Russian Federation
A simple portrait of a young girl.
 
 
 
CATEGORY:  STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Winner: Constantinos Sofikitis from Greece
A black and white shot of some creepiness on the street.
 
 
 
CATEGORY:  CULTURE

Winner: Jianguo Gong from China
Scale is used to stunning effect to capture more than 1300 people practicing Tai-Chi in China.
 
 
 
 
CATEGORY:  TRAVEL

Winner: Ralph Gräf from Germany
A gorgeous yet understated color palette helped this photo win.
 
 
 
FINALIST

Photo by Zarni Myo Win from Myanmar
 
 
 
FINALIST

Photo by John Tao from Taiwan.
 
 
 
FINALIST

Photo by Hendrik Mändla from Estonia.
 
 
 
 
FINALIST

Photo by Jonatan Banista from Panama.
 
 
 
 
FINALIST

Photo by Mustafa Jindi from United Arab Emirates
 
 
 
 
FINALIST

Photo by Homare Hamada from Japan.
 
 
 
FINALIST

Photo by Kala Madriz from Venezuela.
 
 
 
 
FINALIST

Photo by Mohammad Amir Hamja from Bangladesh.
 
FINALIST

Photo by Khalid Alsabat from Saudi Arabia.
FINALIST

Photo by Aleš Krivec from Slovenia.
MANY THANKS TO:  By Elyse Wanshel  FOR PUTTING THIS COLLECTION TOGETHER, AND FOR PUTTING IT TOGETHER THROUGH:
HUFFINGTON POST
 
 
 
 
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