22 Stunning Photos From The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Khalid Alsabat/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.

Below are the 10 winners’ photos and a few of the competition’s finalists that were too stunning not to include:

Category: Motion
Camilo Diaz/Sony World Photography Awards
Winner: Camilo Diaz from Colombia
The photographer captured a crucial goal-scoring moment in an underwater rugby match.
Category: Architecture
Tim Cornbill/Sony World Photography Awards
Winner: Tim Cornbill from United Kingdom
The photo features architecture in Berlin.
Category: Wildlife
Alessandra Meniconzi/Sony World Photography Awards
Winner: Alessandra Meniconzi from Switzerland
A stunning wildlife shot of flamingos in Walvis Bay, Namibia.
Category: Nature
Hiroshi Tanita/Sony World Photography Awards
Winner: Hiroshi Tanita from Japan
Tanita caught the ice blue and white of winter.
Jelena Janković/Sony World Photography Awards
Photo by Jelena Janković from Serbia.
Lester Koh Meng Hua/Sony World Photography Awards
Photo by Lester Koh Meng Hua from Singapore.
Category: Portraits
Alexander Vinogradov/Sony World Photography Awards
Winner: Alexander Vinogradov from Russian Federation
A simple portrait of a young girl.
Category: Street Photography
Constantinos Sofikitis/Sony World Photography Awards
Winner: Constantinos Sofikitis from Greece
A black and white shot of some creepiness on the street.
Category: Enhanced
Lise Johansson/Sony World Photography Awards
Winner: Lise Johansson from Denmark
The artist uses a subtle palette of color,
Category: Culture
Jianguo Gong/Sony World Photography Awards
Winner: Jianguo Gong from China
Scale is used to stunning effect to capture more than 1300 people practicing Tai-Chi in China.
Category: Still Life
Sergey Dibtsev/Sony World Photography Awards
Winner: Sergey Dibtsev from Russian Federation
A surreal still life.
Category: Travel
Ralph Gräf/Sony World Photography Awards
Winner: Ralph Gräf from Germany
A gorgeous yet understated color palette helped this photo win.
Zarni Myo Win/Sony World Photography Awards
Photo by Zarni Myo Win from Myanmar.
John Tao/Sony World Photography Awards
Photo by John Tao from Taiwan.
Hendrik Mändla/Sony World Photography Awards
Photo by Hendrik Mändla from Estonia.
Sony World Photography Awards
Photo by Jonatan Banista from Panama.
Sony World Photography Awards
Photo by Mustafa Jindi from United Arab Emirates.
Homare Hamada/Sony World Photography Awards
Photo by Homare Hamada from Japan.
Kala Madriz/Sony World Photography Awards
Photo by Kala Madriz from Venezuela.
Mohammad Amir Hamja/Sony World Photography Awards
Photo by Mohammad Amir Hamja from Bangladesh.
Khalid Alsabat/Sony World Photography Awards
Photo by Khalid Alsabat from Saudi Arabia.
Aleš Krivec/Sony World Photography Awards
Photo by Aleš Krivec from Slovenia.

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