The Sony World Photography Awards 2014

The Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist has been announced, and some of these entries are so spectacular there are literally no words. The awards shortlist an be found at: http://worldphoto.org/about-the-sony-world-photography-awards/2014-shortlist/

The Official exhibition will be held at Somerset House in May, but until then here are our absolute favourites from all the categories … Check out all the entries at http://worldphoto.org/news-and-events/wpo-news/2014-sony-world-photography-awards-shortlist-announced

Nature & Wildlife Shortlist

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The knight and his steed by Nicolas Reusens
This picture is taken in a natural but controlled environment. There are pictures that can not be done in nature or that would imply a very high cost of both time and money, thats why photography workshops are run conducted at strategic locations and bringing
EVERYONE who is interested the basic notions (lighting, camera handling, composition, etc…) or the specimens, and afford them the opportunity to take pictures like this.

It’s hard to believe the next one is actually a real photograph and not a beautiful painting from a museum …

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Jump of Life by Bonnie Cheung
In July each year, this heart-pounding scene of wildebeests migration repeats itself. It’s wildlife’s most dramatic moment!

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What are you staring at !? by Chin Boon Leng
A baby Orang Utan peeking out from his mother’s embrace.

Travel Shortlist

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The Mongol by BURNBLUE
Taken Altai region of Western Mongolia..a eagle hunter rests on the steppe with golden eagle.

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Going home by Neville Jones

Low Light Shortlist

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Summertriangle by lightpix
Hiker at the Mobius Arch (CA, USA) at night. The Arch had been slightly illuminated with a headlight. Milky way in the background.

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Be Cheerful Even in the Darkest of Times by LashelleValentine
In your youth, nothing can stop you from enjoying time with your friends, especially not a simple matter of rain during summer fun. You may grow up and forget the names, but you’ll always remember the moments, the time on the dock with your friends during a surprise shower.

Landscape

Aerial Series by Emmanuel C Aerial image of river delta in Iceland.

Aerial Series by Emmanuel C
Aerial image of river delta in Iceland.

Nature & Wildlife Professional

White Horse. by Palani Mohan The Kazakhs living in Mongolia have a long history of riding horses. The nomadic tribes living in pre-historic Kazakhstan were said to be the first to domesticate and ride horses. Today, the tradition is still very much alive deep in the remote region of the Altai Tayan Bogd national park, which borders Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China.
White Horse. by Palani Mohan
The Kazakhs living in Mongolia have a long history of riding horses. The nomadic tribes living in pre-historic Kazakhstan were said to be the first to domesticate and ride horses. Today, the tradition is still very much alive deep in the remote region of the Altai Tayan Bogd national park, which borders Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China
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