The Most Jaw-Dropping Photos From Sony's 2017 World Photography Awards

Image: Ann Ric (Malaysia), Open, Nature (Sony World Photography Awards)

The Sony World Photography Awards received more than 227,000 images this year from 183 countries around the world. Choosing a short list from this huge array of photos is no small feat. Here is a very small selection that stood out from the crowd.

Overall winners will be revealed April 20 whereafter they will be exhibited with shortlisted and commended entries at Somerset House in London. The following entries are taken from the Professional and Open competitions — both of which entail 10 categories. If you like any of these images, you can purchase high-quality prints from the Sony World Photography Awards website.

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Christian Vizl (Mexico), Professional Competition, Natural World

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Emrah Karako (Turkey), Open Competition, Culture

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Sebastien Bey-Haut (France), Open Competition, Motion

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Placido Faranda (Italy), Open Competition, Travel

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Giuseppe Ippolito (Italy), Open Competition, Motion

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Jan Ryser (Switzerland) Open Competition, Wildlife

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Foley Hits (Malaysia), Open Competition, Culture

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Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz (Spain) Open Competition, Motion

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Tom Jacobi (Germany), Professional Competition, Landscape

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Tuy Tran Van (Vietnam), Open Competition, Street Photography

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Ami Vitale (USA), Professional Competition, Natural World

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Dino Kuznik (Slovenia) Professional Competition, Landscape

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Tavepong Pratoomwong (Thailand), Open Competition, Street

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Rafael Alves (Brazil) Open Competition, Motion

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Natsumi Handa (Japan), Open Competition, Wildlife

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Camilo Diaz (Colombia) Open Competition, Motion

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Masayasu Sakuma (Japan), Open, Nature

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Katerina Annenkova (Latvia) Open Competition, Portraits

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Huizhen Liang (China) Open Competition, Motion

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Alex Andriesi (Romania), Open, Enhanced

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Francesco Russo (Italy) Open Competition, Nature

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Olga Sinenko (Russia) Open Competition, Motion

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Burak Şenbak (Turkey) Open Competition, Culture

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Fan Chen (China), Open Competition, Wildlife

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Nikunj Rathod (India) Open Competition, Motion

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Stacy Anguiano Cain (USA) Open Competition, Motion

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Jelena Janković (Serbia), Open Competition, Street Photography

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[Via worldphoto.org]

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Comments

    Love the swirling fish one. It's almost surreal.

    I liked the Malaysian masked dancer best.
    It evoked otherworldy conpects very nicely.

    The boxer photo is the second best imo, but it falls short because it didn't capture the idea of struggle so much as effortless domination.
    Which leads me to think there's an aspect of the photo which, if inverted would have led to its rejection for a prize.

    Can I assume that post is allowed for this competition?

    No doubt there are some great photos here. My preference though for a demonstration of skill is one where submissions have to be original RAW (e.g. ANZANG)

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