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.
Winner: Camilo Diaz from Colombia
The photographer captured a crucial goal-scoring moment in an underwater rugby match.
Winner: Alessandra Meniconzi from Switzerland
A stunning wildlife shot of flamingos in Walvis Bay, Namibia.
Winner: Hiroshi Tanita from Japan
Tanita caught the ice blue and white of winter.
Photo by Jelena Janković from Serbia.
Photo by Lester Koh Meng Hua from Singapore.
Winner: Alexander Vinogradov from Russian Federation
A simple portrait of a young girl.
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Winner: Constantinos Sofikitis from Greece
A black and white shot of some creepiness on the street.
Winner: Jianguo Gong from China
Scale is used to stunning effect to capture more than 1300 people practicing Tai-Chi in China.
Winner: Ralph Gräf from Germany
A gorgeous yet understated color palette helped this photo win.
Photo by Zarni Myo Win from Myanmar
Photo by John Tao from Taiwan.
Photo by Hendrik Mändla from Estonia.
Photo by Jonatan Banista from Panama.
Photo by Mustafa Jindi from United Arab Emirates
Photo by Homare Hamada from Japan.
Photo by Kala Madriz from Venezuela.
Photo by Mohammad Amir Hamja from Bangladesh.
Photo by Khalid Alsabat from Saudi Arabia.
Photo by Aleš Krivec from Slovenia.
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