The shortlist has been announced for the Sony World Photography Awards, which aims to recognise the best contemporary photography from the past year.
The shortlist has been drawn from nearly 175,000 entries across the professional, youth and open categories.
Those in the professional shortlist will now compete for a $25,000 prize, while the youth and open category winners will get $5,000 each.
The winners in all categories will be announced on 23 April.
Take a look at some of the amazing photographs that are in th competiton!