2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

by ChinaBambi

The knight and his steed, a tropical capture in Costa Rica. © Nicolas Reusens, Sweden – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Open Competition, Nature & Wildlife Subcategory.

The shortlist for the Sony World Photography Awards 2014 has just been announced by the World Photography Organization. This year, the contest received nearly 140,000 photos from 166 countries,  breaking its seven-year history record.

The final winners will be announced in March and April later this year. As for now, take a tour through the brightest highlights of this year’s photography –shots taken by the world’s best emerging and established photographic talents in the categories of Professional, Open and Youth.

Source: worldphoto.org / demilked.com

A muddy face from the mud bath, going into the lake. © Alpay Erdem, Turkey – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, Open Category, Smile subcategory.

A baby Orangutan peeking out from his mother’s embrace. © Chin Boon Leng, Singapore – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, Open Category, Nature subcategory.

Group cow race, Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia, which has 400 years of history. © YongSheng Zheng, China – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, Professional Category, Sport subcategory.

Aerial image of river delta in Iceland. © Emmanuel Coupe, Greece – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, Professional Category, Landscape subcategory.

An overhead view, from the skies above Poland. © Kacper Kowalski, Poland – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Professional Category, Landscape Subcategory.

Rows of identical houses with a playground seen in the middle in the city of Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China. © Kacper Kowalski, Poland – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Professional Category, Contemporary Issues subcategory.

A polar bear at Svalbard, Norway. © Wilfred Berthelsen, Norway – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Professional Category, Travel subcategory.

Destiny Pierman, 13 collects belongings from the damaged bedroom of her home after tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. © Melissa Golden, USA – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, Professional Category, Current Affairs subcategory.

Pilgrims and devotees cross pontoon bridges at the Maha Kumbh Mela – the largest spiritual gathering on the planet, held every 12 years in India. © Wolfgang Weinhardt, Germany –  2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, Open Category, Travel Subcategory.

Big Cat, Little Cat – is an advertising campaign for Whiskas cat food. © George Logan, UK – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, Open Category, Campaign Subcategory.

That’s dance. © Hasan Baglar, Cyprus – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, Cyprus , Open Category, Nature & Wildlife Subcategory.

Yellow Fellow. A young boy celebrating the Indian Holi festival of colours. © Anurag Kumar, India – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, Open Category, Smile Subcategory.

Homebound. Homeless children in Chittagong, Bangladesh. © Ata Mohammad Adnan, Bangladesh – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, Open Category, Split Second Subcategory.

The Mongol. © Simon Morris, U.K. – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, Open Category, Travel Subcategory.

Amazing shortlist images! I am so glad the Whiskas Advert image is included!

Which is your favourite?

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