The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards are accepting entries in the professional category until January 10, 2017.
However, these stunning images give us a preview of what’s in store for the tenth anniversary of the competition.
A manta ray swimming in the Indian ocean, Indonesia
There are four sections for entry—Professional, Open, Youth, and Student—which allow for a wide range of photographers to expose their talents to the international photography community.
Zelda Cheatle, a UK-based curator chairing the professional competition, shares that in judging the work, “I will be looking for originality of thought and execution, clarity of vision—a clear concept that translates well into pictures on the wall or on the screen.
Part of the series ‘The Flower Keepers’, a personal series exploring my imagination and thoughts, creating whimsical characters in a world filled with flowers.
Simplicity, good craftsmanship and sometimes its wit, or compassion, ingenuity, luck or good judgement—but a good picture always stops you in your tracks.
“The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in April 2017.
In addition, all winning and shortlisted images will be exhibited at the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House in London.