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Gallery: Superb imagery from the Sony World Photography Awards

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A wild Sumatran orangutan depicted in Gunung Leuser primary forest, Northern Sumatra, August 2017
A wild Sumatran orangutan depicted in Gunung Leuser primary forest, Northern Sumatra, August 2017
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This image is described by the photographer, "Once a month I'm passing from near this tree. I had captured a few picture from this, but after a whole week of snow there is a dazzling scenery to capture this."
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This image is described by the photographer, "Once a month I'm passing from near this tree. I had captured a few picture from this, but after a whole week of snow there is a dazzling scenery to capture this."
Aerial view of Glacial river in Iceland
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Aerial view of Glacial river in Iceland
The great landscape of large sand dune in Namib desert, Namibia
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The great landscape of large sand dune in Namib desert, Namibia
Morning Glory is a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. It was named after the flower, which the hot spring resembles
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Morning Glory is a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. It was named after the flower, which the hot spring resembles
Fuliang Cai China
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Fuliang Cai China
Artist caption - "Nature doesn't need people. People need nature"
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Artist caption - "Nature doesn't need people. People need nature"
Law of Gravitation Series
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Law of Gravitation Series
The picture was taken in summer  2017 from 35 individual  images of swimmers at the triathlon in the Duesseldorf Media Harbor
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The picture was taken in summer  2017 from 35 individual  images of swimmers at the triathlon in the Duesseldorf Media Harbor
Taken at the outskirts of Hong Kong, this large residential area is supposed to resemble North American type suburbs, with individual homes and even yellow school buses
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Taken at the outskirts of Hong Kong, this large residential area is supposed to resemble North American type suburbs, with individual homes and even yellow school buses
Elephants travel from afar to seek refuge under Mt Kilimanjaro whose snowmelt gives life to the lush swamps within Amboseli Park. Elephants travelling into the park from the North West have to cross Lake Amboseli, which is bone dry unless there are extended rains
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Elephants travel from afar to seek refuge under Mt Kilimanjaro whose snowmelt gives life to the lush swamps within Amboseli Park. Elephants travelling into the park from the North West have to cross Lake Amboseli, which is bone dry unless there are extended rains
Fluid lava exploding in the sea at the Puna District in Hawaii
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Fluid lava exploding in the sea at the Puna District in Hawaii
Long exposure light-painting with ignited steel-wool
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Long exposure light-painting with ignited steel-wool
The Ray and Maria Stata Center or Building 32 is a 720,000-square-foot (67,000 m2) academic complex designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The building opened for initial occupancy on March 16, 2004
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The Ray and Maria Stata Center or Building 32 is a 720,000-square-foot (67,000 m2) academic complex designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The building opened for initial occupancy on March 16, 2004
An evocative image entitled "Genie"
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An evocative image entitled "Genie"
Tourists on Perito Moreno glacier, Argentina
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Tourists on Perito Moreno glacier, Argentina
This image was taken while photographing a series exploring the delicate and fleeting beauty of flowers
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This image was taken while photographing a series exploring the delicate and fleeting beauty of flowers
This is a series of images which explore the atmosphere and landscape of the Antarctic. The image is titled "Errera Channel"
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This is a series of images which explore the atmosphere and landscape of the Antarctic. The image is titled "Errera Channel"
The Calacata Borghini quarry, located close to the village of Torano, is named after Paolo Borghini, the owner of the quarry since 1979. In this quarry miners extract the Calacata Borghini (one of the most precious and expensive marble quality in Carrara) and the Bardiglio Blu Crestola
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The Calacata Borghini quarry, located close to the village of Torano, is named after Paolo Borghini, the owner of the quarry since 1979. In this quarry miners extract the Calacata Borghini (one of the most precious and expensive marble quality in Carrara) and the Bardiglio Blu Crestola
Entitled "Thermal Vacuum Test Area"
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Entitled "Thermal Vacuum Test Area"
New flowers in the garden: On October 29, 2017, the local cultural group held a cheongsam show at the national park in Guigong City, Guangxi Province, China. From the perspective of an aerial photographer it looks like wonderful new kinds of flowers
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New flowers in the garden: On October 29, 2017, the local cultural group held a cheongsam show at the national park in Guigong City, Guangxi Province, China. From the perspective of an aerial photographer it looks like wonderful new kinds of flowers
This was taken at the Seda Larong Wuming's Buddhist College. There are about 40,000 monks, nuns and disciples studying buddhist teachings here
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This was taken at the Seda Larong Wuming's Buddhist College. There are about 40,000 monks, nuns and disciples studying buddhist teachings here
Taken near the Skeleton Coast of Namibia
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Taken near the Skeleton Coast of Namibia
This image is part of an ongoing project concerning the Snowy Hydro Scheme and the Snowy Mountains region in NSW, Australia
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This image is part of an ongoing project concerning the Snowy Hydro Scheme and the Snowy Mountains region in NSW, Australia
The photo was taken on 12.03.2017, in the mountain Vitosha, the peak is called "Cherni Vrah"
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The photo was taken on 12.03.2017, in the mountain Vitosha, the peak is called "Cherni Vrah"
Some of Spain's most amazing natural resorts are the salty pink lakes in Torrevieja. In this beautiful coastal resort you can find two beautiful salt lakes: a blue-green one called La Mata lagoon and the other, of an impressive pink colour, known as Torrevieja lagoon; both connected to the sea by canals
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Some of Spain's most amazing natural resorts are the salty pink lakes in Torrevieja. In this beautiful coastal resort you can find two beautiful salt lakes: a blue-green one called La Mata lagoon and the other, of an impressive pink colour, known as Torrevieja lagoon; both connected to the sea by canals
Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan, May 2017
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Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan, May 2017
A Flyboard performance show at Dubai Marina - United Arab Emirates
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A Flyboard performance show at Dubai Marina - United Arab Emirates
A Barasingha (Swamp Deer) found only at Kanha National Park, India in an early winter morning setting
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A Barasingha (Swamp Deer) found only at Kanha National Park, India in an early winter morning setting
Artist caption, "I took this photo in the city of Busan, South Korea's second most populous city after Seoul, in early May. To get this shot, I climbed the Hwangnyeongsan mountain which offers 360 degree views over Busan"
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Artist caption, "I took this photo in the city of Busan, South Korea's second most populous city after Seoul, in early May. To get this shot, I climbed the Hwangnyeongsan mountain which offers 360 degree views over Busan"
A burned Nigerian village seen from a United Nations helicopter flying between Maiduguri and Monguno. Villages have been razed and burned by both Boko Haram and the Nigerian Military throughout the region
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A burned Nigerian village seen from a United Nations helicopter flying between Maiduguri and Monguno. Villages have been razed and burned by both Boko Haram and the Nigerian Military throughout the region
The new aquatic stadium for The 18th Asian Games has just opened in Gelora Bung Karno sports complex, Jakarta. It will be held in two cities, Jakarta and Palembang
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The new aquatic stadium for The 18th Asian Games has just opened in Gelora Bung Karno sports complex, Jakarta. It will be held in two cities, Jakarta and Palembang
Impressive patterns from a flock of starlings
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Impressive patterns from a flock of starlings
A view of Torano’s "marble valley" in the Apuan Alps, one of Italy’s most marble-rich area, where the abundance is surreal
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A view of Torano’s "marble valley" in the Apuan Alps, one of Italy’s most marble-rich area, where the abundance is surreal
From Paul D'Haese is this series of images titled "Stuffy Shell" examining the ways human beings domesticate the landscape
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From Paul D'Haese is this series of images titled "Stuffy Shell" examining the ways human beings domesticate the landscape
This playground which combines both a football field and basketball courts, taken in Guangzhou
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This playground which combines both a football field and basketball courts, taken in Guangzhou
Spomenik Tjentiste in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the monument of the second world war. The photo was taken during a journey in May 2017 on the territory of the former Yugoslavia
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Spomenik Tjentiste in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the monument of the second world war. The photo was taken during a journey in May 2017 on the territory of the former Yugoslavia
Taken in Newkirk, Oklahoma
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Taken in Newkirk, Oklahoma
Vertical wind tunnel built in the years 1934 to 1936 for aironautical studies in Berlin-Adlershof
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Vertical wind tunnel built in the years 1934 to 1936 for aironautical studies in Berlin-Adlershof
The beautiful Mount Olstinden has almost the same shape as the roof of this cute yellow cabin and the yellow color creates some amazing contrast to the snow covered mountain. This place can be found in the Lofoten Archipelago at the small island named Sakrisøy
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The beautiful Mount Olstinden has almost the same shape as the roof of this cute yellow cabin and the yellow color creates some amazing contrast to the snow covered mountain. This place can be found in the Lofoten Archipelago at the small island named Sakrisøy
"Scala dei Turchi" (The Turkish Steps) is a white cliff in Realmonte (Sicily) made of a soft limestone and a blinding white marl. Natural erosion has created steps on the cliff face
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"Scala dei Turchi" (The Turkish Steps) is a white cliff in Realmonte (Sicily) made of a soft limestone and a blinding white marl. Natural erosion has created steps on the cliff face
Stormy night in Porthcawl, UK
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Stormy night in Porthcawl, UK
National Museum of Brasilia, Brazil (2017). Work of the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer
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National Museum of Brasilia, Brazil (2017). Work of the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer
A flock of flamingos flying over colorful Africa landscape.  Taken in Kenya from a helicopter
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A flock of flamingos flying over colorful Africa landscape.  Taken in Kenya from a helicopter
Fisherman at work on the river during sunset hour in Xiapu county, China
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Fisherman at work on the river during sunset hour in Xiapu county, China
A composition of an aerial photo and a 3d pyramid
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A composition of an aerial photo and a 3d pyramid
Taken in Iceland in November 2017
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Taken in Iceland in November 2017
Simply entitled "Circle"
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Simply entitled "Circle"
This image was captured in Erg Chebbi (Morocco) on the western edge of the Sahara desert, after a camel ride to the dunes at sunrise
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This image was captured in Erg Chebbi (Morocco) on the western edge of the Sahara desert, after a camel ride to the dunes at sunrise
Photo taken in Wuyuan ,Jiangxi province
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Photo taken in Wuyuan ,Jiangxi province
Photographed at Xiangtai Yuhu Lake
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Photographed at Xiangtai Yuhu Lake
From photographer Zongyi Lin
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From photographer Zongyi Lin
Gentooo Penguins on Cuverville Island
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Gentooo Penguins on Cuverville Island
A 40 year old orangutan named Azy at the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Some orangutans have lived into their early 60s
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A 40 year old orangutan named Azy at the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Some orangutans have lived into their early 60s
Bolton, Kansas
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Bolton, Kansas
Victory Park was only completed in the mid-nineties, and is something of a last gasp for the Soviet tradition of monumental triumphal art. Located on and around the Poklonnaya Gora - the hill where Napoleon waited in vain to be given the keys to the city when his troops were surrounding Moscow in 1812 - the park is set in an area steeped in Russian military history
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Victory Park was only completed in the mid-nineties, and is something of a last gasp for the Soviet tradition of monumental triumphal art. Located on and around the Poklonnaya Gora - the hill where Napoleon waited in vain to be given the keys to the city when his troops were surrounding Moscow in 1812 - the park is set in an area steeped in Russian military history
Winter 2017, Germany, Hessen
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Winter 2017, Germany, Hessen
A photograph of a fountain in Milan
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A photograph of a fountain in Milan
Iglesia ubicada en Rivas (Madrid)
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Iglesia ubicada en Rivas (Madrid)
A wonderful winter morning in Bavaria/Germany
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A wonderful winter morning in Bavaria/Germany
Fascinating drone photography from Tak Wai Lau
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Fascinating drone photography from Tak Wai Lau
Lake Bled with the surface completely frozen and fog covering the base of the lake
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Lake Bled with the surface completely frozen and fog covering the base of the lake
AL Fursan Aerobatic team of UAE performed an amazing airshow during the National day
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AL Fursan Aerobatic team of UAE performed an amazing airshow during the National day
Artist caption, "I truly believe that magic can be found in ordinary places. With a strand of string lights, some elbow grease, and the magic of light photography, I've made the bench come to life"
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Artist caption, "I truly believe that magic can be found in ordinary places. With a strand of string lights, some elbow grease, and the magic of light photography, I've made the bench come to life"
Tokyo Sky Tree. Taken just after a typhoon
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Tokyo Sky Tree. Taken just after a typhoon
Blue shark shot whilst freediving off the coast of Cornwall, UK
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Blue shark shot whilst freediving off the coast of Cornwall, UK
Spomenik Nis in Serbia is the monument of the second world war
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Spomenik Nis in Serbia is the monument of the second world war
Simply titled "Tribal Child"
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Simply titled "Tribal Child"
This image belongs to an overarching project that has engaged with environments as varied as hydropower plants (EDP, Portugal), space facilities (The European Space Agency) and car factories (BMW Plant Munich)
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This image belongs to an overarching project that has engaged with environments as varied as hydropower plants (EDP, Portugal), space facilities (The European Space Agency) and car factories (BMW Plant Munich)
Early morning fishing in the Baltic Sea near Klaipėda
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Early morning fishing in the Baltic Sea near Klaipėda
A lonely surfer battles his way to the next wave
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A lonely surfer battles his way to the next wave
From a project titled "Dead Lilies" by Seizo Mori
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From a project titled "Dead Lilies" by Seizo Mori
From a series titled "After The Bloom"
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From a series titled "After The Bloom"
Victory Park was only completed in the mid-nineties, and is something of a last gasp for the Soviet tradition of monumental triumphal art
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Victory Park was only completed in the mid-nineties, and is something of a last gasp for the Soviet tradition of monumental triumphal art
These fishing huts (Casoni) are built on stilts in the Venetian lagoon. The local fisherman use them to store their equipment in a safe place
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These fishing huts (Casoni) are built on stilts in the Venetian lagoon. The local fisherman use them to store their equipment in a safe place
Bedouins migrate with camels from place to place searching for food and water
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Bedouins migrate with camels from place to place searching for food and water
Freediving instructor Julien Borde descending into a Cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
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Freediving instructor Julien Borde descending into a Cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Still life of a Kentish Seawall stretching from Shellness through Minster to Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey of the North East Kent Coast in the UK
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Still life of a Kentish Seawall stretching from Shellness through Minster to Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey of the North East Kent Coast in the UK
Farmland and savanna in the Lake Chad area. Boko Haram has chased off all the farmers, and the militants themselves have fallen victim to food shortages
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Farmland and savanna in the Lake Chad area. Boko Haram has chased off all the farmers, and the militants themselves have fallen victim to food shortages
A 'Siren' storm wave, part of a series of waves named after mythological beings. Niobe was captured during Storm Brian at Newhaven in East Sussex
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A 'Siren' storm wave, part of a series of waves named after mythological beings. Niobe was captured during Storm Brian at Newhaven in East Sussex
Lake Nukabira
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Lake Nukabira
Maxwell Electromagnetic Chamber, ESTEC-ESA (Netherlands)
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Maxwell Electromagnetic Chamber, ESTEC-ESA (Netherlands)
Artist caption, "Drones can play a vital part in the conservation process and in the image you can see a new born Southern Right whale. This calf was two days old when I took the image and was born offshore of a small inlet known as Dr Kelders in Gansbaai which is 163 kms south of Cape Town, South Africa"
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Artist caption, "Drones can play a vital part in the conservation process and in the image you can see a new born Southern Right whale. This calf was two days old when I took the image and was born offshore of a small inlet known as Dr Kelders in Gansbaai which is 163 kms south of Cape Town, South Africa"
Artist caption, "Fantasy on the theme of the universe"
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Artist caption, "Fantasy on the theme of the universe"
The Congress Center Basel is Switzerland’s biggest convention center
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The Congress Center Basel is Switzerland’s biggest convention center
The Hive, Kew Gardens
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The Hive, Kew Gardens
Kotalipara upazila under Gopalgonj of Bangladesh where local elites used to arrange traditional boat races every year during the summer season
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Kotalipara upazila under Gopalgonj of Bangladesh where local elites used to arrange traditional boat races every year during the summer season
A smoke bomb is released behind the Wahat Al Karama memorial to heroes in Abu Dhabi. Designed by artist Idris Khan
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A smoke bomb is released behind the Wahat Al Karama memorial to heroes in Abu Dhabi. Designed by artist Idris Khan
A wild Sumatran orangutan depicted in Gunung Leuser primary forest, Northern Sumatra, August 2017
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A wild Sumatran orangutan depicted in Gunung Leuser primary forest, Northern Sumatra, August 2017
A still life image from Viktor Dontcov
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A still life image from Viktor Dontcov
Casablanca , Morocco. A young boy is  jumping into the Atlantic Ocean on a step of Mosque Hassan II
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Casablanca , Morocco. A young boy is  jumping into the Atlantic Ocean on a step of Mosque Hassan II
Simply titled "Symmetry"
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Simply titled "Symmetry"
Artist caption, "In July 2011 a car bomb exploded outside the Norwegian governmental offices. Eight people died. This is the fragments of the bomb. Later the same day, a shooter killed 69 young people on an island outside the capital of Oslo"
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Artist caption, "In July 2011 a car bomb exploded outside the Norwegian governmental offices. Eight people died. This is the fragments of the bomb. Later the same day, a shooter killed 69 young people on an island outside the capital of Oslo"
Titled "Dessert?"
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Titled "Dessert?"
In Almaty, the former capital of the country,  many construction areas are decorated with sheets depicting landscapes of Kazakhstan
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In Almaty, the former capital of the country,  many construction areas are decorated with sheets depicting landscapes of Kazakhstan
Horsemen fight for a headless calf carcass during a buzkashi match on the day of Nawroz, or Persian New Year, in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan on March 21, 2017
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Horsemen fight for a headless calf carcass during a buzkashi match on the day of Nawroz, or Persian New Year, in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan on March 21, 2017
A handful of shepherds chasing horses on a hill, Xinjing, China
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A handful of shepherds chasing horses on a hill, Xinjing, China
This image is from an underground hide at Zimanga private game reserve in South Africa
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This image is from an underground hide at Zimanga private game reserve in South Africa
"Close Friend"
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"Close Friend"
"Untitled" from Pedro Díaz Molins
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"Untitled" from Pedro Díaz Molins
Artist caption, "In a derelicted villa, this lonely piano in the middle of a decaying and empty room seems to give some life to this place"
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Artist caption, "In a derelicted villa, this lonely piano in the middle of a decaying and empty room seems to give some life to this place"
Taken in Warsaw, Poland at Ratusz Arsenał metro station in May 2017
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Taken in Warsaw, Poland at Ratusz Arsenał metro station in May 2017
Bivouac at Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Night clear after snowfall. Dolomites, Alps, Italy
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Bivouac at Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Night clear after snowfall. Dolomites, Alps, Italy
Gaoyou, Jiangsu, China, the living scenes of local poultry breeding. The farmers here have a tradition of raising geese
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Gaoyou, Jiangsu, China, the living scenes of local poultry breeding. The farmers here have a tradition of raising geese
Lviv. Ukraine. 2017
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Lviv. Ukraine. 2017

The shortlisted entries in the Sony World Photography Awards have just been revealed, highlighting a stunning variety of images compiled from almost 320,000 submissions from more than 200 countries.

The Awards consist of two primary competitions, Professional and Open. Each competition spans ten different categories including Architecture, Landscape and Natural World. The Professional competition judges photographers on a body of work, while the Open competition concentrates on one single image.

There is also a Youth competition for photographers aged between 12 and 19, with a thematic focus this year on "my environment," and a Student competition for those studying photography at university.

Artist caption - "Nature doesn't need people. People need nature"
Artist caption - "Nature doesn't need people. People need nature"

The winners, to be announced later in April, have been judged by an international panel including Mike Trow, ex Picture Editor of British Vogue and Naomi Cass, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, Australia.

These remarkable photos form not only a snapshot of the state of contemporary photography today, but create a stunning portrait of the planet we live on. In this impressive collection you will find stark brutalist architecture, colorful drone photography, and abstract impressions of cities, animals and nature.

Iglesia ubicada en Rivas (Madrid)
Iglesia ubicada en Rivas (Madrid)

Take look through through our gallery at some of the shortlisted highlights in this massively impressive, and impressively massive, photographic competition.

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