Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist (14 pics)




That’s dance. © Hasan Baglar, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

Lightsnake. © Holger Schmidtke, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Lightsnake. © Holger Schmidtke, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

In your youth, nothing can stop you from enjoying time with your friends, especially not a simple ma

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. © Samantha Fortenberry, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

A baby Orangutan peeking out from his mother's embrace. © Chin Boon Leng, 2014 Sony World Photo

A baby Orangutan peeking out from his mother’s embrace. © Chin Boon Leng, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

Homebound. © Ata Mohammad Adnan, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

Homebound. © Ata Mohammad Adnan, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

In July each year, this heart-pounding scene of wildebeests migration repeats itself in Kenya. &copy

In July each year, this heart-pounding scene of wildebeests migration repeats itself in Kenya. © Bonnie Cheung, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

Aerial image of river delta in Iceland. © Emmanuel Coupe, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

Aerial image of river delta in Iceland. © Emmanuel Coupe, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

Pilgrims and devotees cross pontoon bridges at the Maha Kumbh Mela - the largest spiritual gathering

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, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

An overhead view, from the skies above Poland. © Kacper Kowalski, 2014 Sony World Photography A

An overhead view, from the skies above Poland. © Kacper Kowalski, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

Interior of an abandoned cooling tower. © Jan Stel, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

Interior of an abandoned cooling tower. © Jan Stel, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

China, Jiangyin, Jiangsu. Rows of identical houses with a playground seen in the middle in the city

China, Jiangyin, Jiangsu. Rows of identical houses with a playground seen in the middle in the city of Jiangyin. © Kacper Kowalski, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

A muddy face from the mud bath, going into the lake. © Alpay Erdem, 2014 Sony World Photography

A muddy face from the mud bath, going into the lake. © Alpay Erdem, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

The knight and his steed, a tropical capture in Costa Rica. © Nicolas Reusens, 2014 Sony World

The knight and his steed, a tropical capture in Costa Rica. © Nicolas Reusens, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

Disaster Zone. © Alison Crea, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. The World Photography Organiz

Disaster Zone. © Alison Crea, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. The World Photography Organization just announced the shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards . This year’s contest received more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The judges will announce the final winners in March and April of this year, but for now here are a selection of highlights from the shortlist courtesy the World Photography Organization. (via Next Draft )




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