“The Old Teacher In Hanoi, VietNam.” Photo by Bao Vu, Vietnam.
“A Hindu monk is walking in a foggy winter morning of a mango garden of Dinajpur.” Photo by Jubair Bin Iqbal, Bangladesh.
“Blue Tit Looking at it’s Reflection in Some Water.” Photo by Georg May, Germany.
“Woman suspended in a mass of feathers.” Photo by Ahmad Zikri Mohamad Zuki, Malaysia
“A staircase in Berlin, reduced to the essential.” Photo by Ralf Wendrich, Germany.
A Hamer man collecting wood to build a defensive fence for the cattle in the Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia.” Photo by Diego Arroyo Méndez, Spain.
“A white fallow deer standing in the morning mist an early morning in Eifel National Park, Germany. One hardly dares to move – can only look fascinated.” Photo by Georg May, Germany.
“Cube houses (Dutch: Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”: high density housing with sufficient space on the ground level. Blom tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees, and rested it upon a hexagon-shapedpylon. His design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest.” Photo by Cor Boers, Netherlands.
“Hindu devotees throw vivid color at each other to celebrate the start of spring during Lathmar Holi Festival. Hindu brahmans from the village of Nandgaon are covered in colored powder as they sit and sing on the floor during prayers.” Photo by Ioulia Chvetsova, France.
“Fina (the girl in the picture) is the younger of my two daughters. Fina used to be scared of cat, which was the reason why we decided to adopt two kittens. We wanted Fina to learn how to live with cats, how to hold them, how to care for them and how to treat them as family members to help her overcome her fear. Now we can proudly say she did! Day by day, 7 months passed by and today Fiona and the cats are best friends, and love and care for each other. In this picture I wanted to show how gracefully they’re together in a frame with Leon, one of her babies.” Photo by Arief Siswandhono, Indonesia.
“This is exactly the moment when Romanian YAK Team is breaking the formation just in front of the public at Bucharest International Air Show. At that moment they look just like they are haunting each other.” Photo by Cioplea Vlad, Romania.
“About 30 minutes after sunrise a hot air balloon is captured in the distance beginning it’s decent to land in a camel farm. The image was shot while floating over the dunes in a chase balloon.” Photo by Gareth Lowndes, New Zealand.
“The mother and the cub are Spirit Bears or Kermode bear a subspecies of the North American Black Bear living in the Central and North Coast regions of British Colombia, Canada. These bears are rarer than the Panda Bear in the wild.” Photo by Kyle Breckenridge, Canada.
“King Penguins live in large colonies in South Georgia, a speck of an island in the South Atlantic Ocean and just below the Antarctic Convergence. They are very beautiful, gracious and yet almost comical birds and a true delight to observe. This image aims to capture and reflect how gracious and colorful wildlife can be even at the ends of the Earth.” Photo by Lisa Vaz, Portugal.
“A man washes his feet before bathing in the early morning in the Hooghly River, part of the holy Ganges River in Kolkata, India.” Photo by Nick Ng, Malaysia.
“I was taking pictures of some Orangutans in Bali and then it started to rain. Just before I put my camera away, I saw this Orangutan took a banana leaf and put it on top on his head to protect himself from the rain! I immediately used my DSLR and telephoto lens to preserve this magic moment. Image location: Bali, Indonesia.” Photo by Andrew Suryono, Indonesia.
The Sony World Photography Awards are one of the greatest and most respectable annual photography competitions for amateurs and professionals in the field. We are glad to present you with 18 of the best entries from the Open category.
The Sony World Photography Awards, first launched in 2008, have three major competitions: Open, Youth, and Pro. If you have a photo you believe in, you too can take part in the Open competition, which, together with the Youth competition, is open for entries until 5 January 2015. The Pro competition will be available for entries until 8 January, 2015.