20 images from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist

20 images from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist

This year’s Sony Wold Photography Awards, hosted by the World Photography Organization, have showcased a wide range of images taken from places around the globe.

There were a record number of entries this year with nearly 140,000 images submitted by photographers from 166 countries.

Sometimes a photo defies time by catching that split-second shot, and sometimes a photo shows us new ways of seeing through its imagery.

Below is a selection of our favorite images.

HorsemanMuhamad Saleh Bin Dollah
The Depth of WinterKacper Kowalski
Jump of LifeBonnie Cheung
SeanBatten_UnitedKingdom_Shortlist_Open_Architecture_2014Sean Batten
UntitledYongSheng Zheng
InfanciaPedro Londono
Young TalentsAnastasia Zhetvina
SamsaraWolfgang Weinhardt
Muddy SmileAlpay Erdem
The MongolSimon Morris
Upupa epopsAnna Vadász
The Ritual
Fabian Sixtus Körner
UntitledMateusz Baj
Red RoadSimon Butterworth
Lions MM7947Michael Nichols
UntitledInigo Cia Da Riva
Take Off!Adam Pretty
UntitledWilfred Berthelsen
UntitledLouise Porter
UntitledNgai Bun Wonh
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