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See The Shortlisted Entries For The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

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1 of 20|"The secret of his eyes" by Daniel Arranz Molinero
2 of 20|"Running Away with the Circus" by Stephanie Sinclair
3 of 20|"Selfportrait" by Ivana Pejak
4 of 20|"Bryce Amphitheater at Golden Hour" by Anasuya Mandal
5 of 20|"Fight for your dreams - The boxers of Bukom" by Patrick Sinkel
6 of 20|"Blue Moon" by Simona Tedesco
7 of 20|By Alessandro Penso
8 of 20|"The death of migratory birds" by Yong An He
9 of 20|"Chess / Youth Tournaments" by Michael Hanke
10 of 20|"In Mexico, Mennonite Farmers Struggle With Water Shortage" by Daniel Berehulak
11 of 20|"Bird Hunter" by Nikunj Rathod
12 of 20|"California Drought From Above" by Lucy Nicholson
13 of 20|"Protection" by Mohammed Youef
14 of 20|"Enchanted Bamboo Forest" by Kei Nomiyana
15 of 20|"Lucha Libre Extrema" by Annick Donkers
16 of 20|By Kajan Madrasmail
17 of 20|"Selfie Nero Lake" by Stefano Guerrini
18 of 20|"Wake up call" by Alexander Ingle
19 of 20|"Nomadic Life Threatened on the Tibetan Plateau" by Kevin Frayer
20 of 20|"Stairways from Heaven" by Martin Seraphin

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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