Our pick of the most spectacular images up for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021

From beluga whales to a fox sat on a volcano

Travel is still not an option right now, but you can explore the world through photography – and the work of finalists and shortlisted photographers in the professional competition for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021, is a good place to start.

The pros showcase “rewards a remarkable body of work for technical excellence and a fresh perspective on contemporary subjects” – including portraiture, landscape and environment.

The winner will be announced on April 15. Until then, enjoy these…

From the series Ampelio and I

A floating building

Luigi Bussolati, Italy, Finalist

A Fox from the series Volcano

Fox on a volcano

Fyodor Savintsev, Russian Federation, Finalist

From the series Gas Chamber Delhi

Two men on a boat in polluted New Delhi

Alessandro Gandolfi, Italy, Shortlist

Pink Dream

A woman stood in pink water

Sergio Aparicio OKOBÉ, Spain, Shortlist

I Wanna Be Messi

A child eing pushed in a wheelchair against a backdrop of others playing football

Antonio Aragon Renuncio, Spain, Shortlist

Urban training

A person swimming in the ocean

Florian Gruet, France, Shortlist

Minimalistic still life with a cat and chamomile

A cat and a daisy

Igor Kryukov, Russian Federation, Shortlist

From the series Saving Chimps in the Congo

A woman holding two chimpanzees

Brent Stirton, South Africa, Shortlist


A man touching head with a beluga whale

Aleksander Nordahl, Norway, Shortlist

Hymn of the building site-6

Colourful Chinese architecture from above

Guanghui Gu, China, Finalist

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Icehouse al65
27th Feb 2021
Thanks for voting!
I think therfore i am .
26th Feb 2021
Thanks for voting!
Interesting photos, thank you for posting!

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