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22 Stunning Photos from Sony World Photography Awards 2017

Professional and amateur photographers participate for the Sony World Photography Awards from all over the globe. It’s an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners for 2017. This year’s contest attracted 227,596 entries from 183 countries. The organizers have again been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted and commended images with us, gathered below. Overall winners are scheduled to be announced on April 20.

Diamond-Dust

Masayasu Sakuma, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Lady in Red

Placido Faranda

Jacks at Cabo Pulmo

Christian Vizl

Buffalos and Stars

Andreas Hemb

Silkie shark at Roca Partida

Christian Vizl

Pandas Gone Wild 2

Ami Vitale

Mathilda. Inspired by the movie Leon. Model: Anastasiya Marinina.

Alexander Vinogradov, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Lonely Tree

Tom Jacobi

NYCLightII

Lars Sivars

Walking on water

Walking on water

Black rhinoceros at night

Jan Ryser, Switzerland

Algo casual 2

Carloman Macidiano Céspedes Riojas

Metropolis

Tavepong Pratoomwong

From a series named Los Trumpistas

Giulia Piermartiri & Edoardo Delille

White breasted marten

Johnny Krueger

The Cub

Tim Topple

From a series titled Caught in the Crossfire

Ivor Prickett

Beyond dreams

Francesco Russo

Flooding

Joe Raedle

Moody

Ann Ric, Malaysia

From a series titled Inhabitants of the Empty

Yulia Grigoryants

Green monster

Maximilian Conrad, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards