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30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
‘Black and White' © Valentina Morrone, Italy, Shortlist, Open, Portraiture (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

The Sony World Photography Awards has announced the shortlist photographs for its 2018 photo competition.

Photographers from over 200 countries entered 320,000 photographs into the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards contest. The Sony photo contest covers a wide range of categories for professionals, amateurs, youth, and students.

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
‘Black and White’ © Valentina Morrone, Italy, Shortlist, Open, Portraiture (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards




© Lin Chen, China, Commended, Open, Travel (Open competition)

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Slum Ballet’ © Fredrik Lerneryd, Sweden, Shortlist, Professional, Contemporary Issues (Professional competition)

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Waterpolo Warriors’ © Adam Pretty, Australia, Shortlist, Professional, Sport (Professional competition)

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Bee eaters mating’ © Petar Sabol, Croatia, Shortlist, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Horsestyle’ © Wiebke Haas, Germany, Shortlist, Professional, Natural World & Wildlife (2018 Professional competition).

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The Phalanx’ © Xiaoxiao Liu, China, Shortlist, Open, Culture (Open competition)

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Storm Systems’ © Mitch Dobrowner, United States of America, Shortlist, Professional, Natural World & Wildlife.

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Temporary Serenity of a Sea Lion Pup’ © Will Clark, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Shapes of Lofoten’ © Mikkel Beiter, Denmark, Shortlist, Open, Travel (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Els Enfarinat’ © Antonio Gibotta, Italy, Shortlist, Professional, Discovery

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Dead Lilies’ © Seizo Mori, Japan, Shortlist, Professional, Still Life (Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Cenote II’ © James Monnington, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Open, Landscape & Nature (2018 Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Salivating Giraffe’ © Pedro Jarque Krebs, Peru, Shortlist, Open, Wildlife

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Dancing In The Air’ © Norbert Hartyanyi, Hungary, Shortlist, Professional, Sport

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Check Point 300; (in)human borders’ © Eduardo Castaldo, Italy, Shortlist, Professional, Creative

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Suspension’ © Stefano Morelli, Italy, Shortlist, Professional, Contemporary Issues (Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘From the Ends of the Earth (part 1)’ © Dan Welldon, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Professional, Landscape

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Stuffy Shell’ © Paul D’Haese, Belgium, Shortlist, Professional, Discovery (Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Yemen: Victims of War’ © Giles Clarke, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Professional, Current Affairs & News (Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Patterns of Glacial River’ © Manish Mamtani, India, Shortlist, Open, Travel (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Tjentiste’ © Anastasia Riakovskaia, Russian Federation, Shortlist, Professional, Architecture (Professional competition),

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Very Impressive Starling Murmurations’ © Daniel Biber, Germany, Shortlist, Professional, Natural World & Wildlife (2018 Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. Starling murmuration shaped like a giant bird.

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Redivine’ © Sphiwo Hlatshwayo, South Africa, Shortlist, Open, Portraiture (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. A portrait of a woman with freckles taken earlier in 2017.

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Like owner, like dog’ © Krister Sørbø, Norway, Shortlist, Professional, Portraiture (Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. How often have you not passed a dog and its owner on the street thinking “wow! No wonder those two found each other!” Well, I have, and wanted to document this phenomenon, and searching dog shows with a makeshift studio, I found the myth to be (partially) true.

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The Great wall of Namib’ © Paranyu Pithayarungsarit, Thailand, Shortlist, Open, Landscape & Nature

Also announced was the commended list, which highlights the top 50 photographs from each category of the Open competition.

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Intake tower, Blowering Reservoir NSW, Australia’ © Chris Round, Australia, Commended, Open, Architecture (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

 

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Walking’ © Suphakaln Wongcompune, Thailand, Commended, Open, Travel (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Award. U-Bein Bridge, Myanmar.

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘A Wave of Fish’ © Eric Madeja, Switzerland, Commended, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

30 Incredible Shortlisted Photos from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

‘Sunset Double Exposure’ © Poppy Cornell, United Kingdom, Commended, Open, Enhanced (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

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