37 Breathtaking Photos That Won At Sony's World Photography Awards

Now in its second year, Sony World Photography Awards‘ National Award uncovers the best single image taken by a local photographer in countries spanning from Africa, Asia, Europe, Central and South America, to the Pacific Island region.

A handful of photography experts saw nearly 140,000 entries and selected 37 winning shots. The competition also featured a Youth category for up-and-coming photographers and an Open program.

A photographer of the year will be announced on April 30th. The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition will open at Somerset House in London, running May 1-18.

Australia: 'Going Home' by Neville Jones

Hong Kong: 'Jump Of Life' by Cheung Lai San

Germany: 'Lightsnake' by Holger Schmidtke

France: 'Perce' by Thibaud Jourdan

Belgium: 'An Afternoon City Sun' by Wim Hermans

Austria: 'Tram' by Christian Stangl

Mexico: 'Stars Shower' by David Montaño

China: 'Rain In Ancient Town' by Li Chen

Malaysia: 'Photographer Story -- Behind The Scene' by Hairul Azizi Harun

Sweden: 'Exit' by Michael Nordqvist

Greece: 'Al Zaatari Store' by Panayis Chrysovergis

Colombia: 'Happiness And Humility' by Johana Peña Aristizabal

India: 'Colourful India' by Bisheswar Choudhury

Italy: 'Beyond The Curtain' by Andrea Menozzi

Taiwan: 'Married The Christmas' by Ren-Kai Liu

Poland: 'The Inhabitant Of Szack Of Ukraine And Her Horse' by Mateusz Baj

Indonesia: 'Not Superman' by Irwansyah

Kenya: 'Capture Kenya' by Allan Gichigi

Korea: 'Ripples In The Calm Lake' by Dowon Choi

Philippines: 'The Harvester' by Joel C Forte

Portugal: Untitled by João Galamba de Oliveira

Singapore: 'What Are You Staring At?' by Chin Boon Leng

Argentina: 'Between Lines' by Patricia Ackerman

Chile: 'Organillero' by Cristian Alvarado

Central America: 'Mirror' by Gabriel Solis Carmona

Peru: 'Smiles in the Cemetery' by Milko Torres Ramirez

Venezuela: '3 Gamins Jouent Au Foot' by Daniel George Henriquez Deambrogio

Ecuador: 'Confesiones' by Luis Chandi Páez

Ireland: 'Mute Swan Resting' by Norma Gleeson

Spain: 'Sahara Express' by Rafael Gutierrez

Switzerland: 'Facing The Deep' by Patrick Ems

Thailand: 'Children Day' by Suthas Rungsirisilp

Turkey: 'Fishing Shelter' by Bulent Suberk

United Kingdom: 'The Calm Before The Storm' by Sean Batten

Vietnam: 'Morning Fisherman' by Trinh Xuan Hai

New Zealand: 'Into The Bend' by Peter Graney

Netherlands: 'A Touch Of A 17th Century Dutch Painting' by Theo de Witte

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