The Most Jaw-Dropping Photos From Sony’s 2017 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

Emrah Karako (Turkey), Open Competition, Culture

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

Placido Faranda (Italy), Open Competition, Travel

Giuseppe Ippolito (Italy), Open Competition, Motion

Jan Ryser (Switzerland) Open Competition, Wildlife

Foley Hits (Malaysia), Open Competition, Culture

Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz (Spain) Open Competition, Motion

Tom Jacobi (Germany), Professional Competition, Landscape

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

Ami Vitale (USA), Professional Competition, Natural World

Dino Kuznik (Slovenia) Professional Competition, Landscape

Tavepong Pratoomwong (Thailand), Open Competition, Street

Rafael Alves (Brazil) Open Competition, Motion

Natsumi Handa (Japan), Open Competition, Wildlife

Camilo Diaz (Colombia) Open Competition, Motion

Masayasu Sakuma (Japan), Open, Nature

Katerina Annenkova (Latvia) Open Competition, Portraits

Huizhen Liang (China) Open Competition, Motion

Alex Andriesi (Romania), Open, Enhanced

Francesco Russo (Italy) Open Competition, Nature

Olga Sinenko (Russia) Open Competition, Motion

Burak Şenbak (Turkey) Open Competition, Culture

Fan Chen (China), Open Competition, Wildlife

Nikunj Rathod (India) Open Competition, Motion

Stacy Anguiano Cain (USA) Open Competition, Motion

Jelena Janković (Serbia), Open Competition, Street Photography

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