Hot on the heels of the 2016 World Press Photo Contest comes another collection of inspiring photography. The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has announced its shortlist of winners for 2016.
This year’s contest saw 230,103 entries come from 186 countries. Photographers of all abilities are invited to submit their best single shots or series of work. The images are then judged by the World Photography Organisation and a specially selected jury from the World Photographic Academy, made up of the photographic industry’s most esteemed individuals.
The overall winners of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards are scheduled to be announced on April 21. In the meantime, check out a selection of the entrants above and view more at The Atlantic.
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"The secret of his eyes" by Daniel Arranz Molinero
"Running Away with the Circus" by Stephanie Sinclair
"Selfportrait" by Ivana Pejak
"Bryce Amphitheater at Golden Hour" by Anasuya Mandal
"Fight for your dreams - The boxers of Bukom" by Patrick Sinkel
"Blue Moon" by Simona Tedesco
"The death of migratory birds" by Yong An He
"Chess / Youth Tournaments" by Michael Hanke
"In Mexico, Mennonite Farmers Struggle With Water Shortage" by Daniel Berehulak
"Bird Hunter" by Nikunj Rathod
"California Drought From Above" by Lucy Nicholson
"Protection" by Mohammed Youef
"Enchanted Bamboo Forest" by Kei Nomiyana
"Lucha Libre Extrema" by Annick Donkers
"Selfie Nero Lake" by Stefano Guerrini
"Wake up call" by Alexander Ingle
"Nomadic Life Threatened on the Tibetan Plateau" by Kevin Frayer
"Stairways from Heaven" by Martin Seraphin