Sony World Photography Awards announced the winners of its 2015 photo contest.
This year, photographers both young and old submitted 173,000 entries from 171 countries.
Winners in the awards’ four competitions — Professional, Open, Youth, and Mobile — will receive $US30,000 in cash prizes, the latest Sony digital imaging equipment, and plenty of exposure.
The rest of the winners will be announced today in London.
A 14-year-old girl snapped this candid of her little cousin playing in their grandmother's garden in Portugal.
Skiers descend the slopes of Borovets, one of Bulgaria's most popular resorts, as snow falls at night.
During practice at the Basketball World Cup in Madrid, a Hungarian basketball player attempts a dunk. 'I haven't seen the guy in the picture again, but if I see him, I'm afraid I will have to invite him (to) dinner,' photographer Jaime Massieu says.
A platform at Budapest's Nyugati Station remains deserted after a train, carrying fervent Hungarian fans, departed for the Romania-Hungary football match in Bucharest.
A 19-year-old photographer captured the bright skies as seen from her grandmother's backyard in Malaysia.
The photographer snapped away as he went paragliding over a German schoolhouse. The evening rain coloured the pavement a stark shade of charcoal.
These two great construction cranes, named Samson and Goliath, have become icons of the Belfast, Northern Ireland, skyline. Each can lift loads of up to 840 tons.
The photographer stylised his subject as the fictional character, Don Bohlul, the Don Quixote of the Orient. 'Many people consider him as crazy, but he made philosophical and meaningful statement,' Saleh Rozati says.
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