Sony World Photography Awards: Stunning Images from the Awards Shortlist

Photographers from more than 170 countries contributed to the 6th annual Sony World Photography Awards, whose winner is announced Feb. 5. Here are some of the shortlisted finalists.

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Photographers from more than 170 countries contributed to the 6th annual Sony World Photography Awards, whose winner is announced Feb. 5. Here are some of the shortlisted finalists.

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James38
James38

The ladybug on the dandelion is one of my favorites, but that is not the "last pollen spore", that is a fully formed seed, ready to fly on the lightest of breezes.  A clever strategy to allow the plant to colonize new spaces. 

MuhammadKhizirFarooqi
MuhammadKhizirFarooqi

It recalls my memory to the several award winning  suspencs/horror film 0f 1963 " THE BIRDS". Unfortunately Alfred Hitchcock is no with us, other wise he should had an opportunity to direct a film based on actual documentry. 

Juck
Juck

I love the ladybug Macro,,, but for my money the Samuel Jones photo of the African kid is the best. Although a very serious subject indeed, the 'dementia' shot looks too staged and a bit corny.

MarcosHardy
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Beautiful photo of Barack and Michelle Obama. Looks like a 1950's date in the soda fountain before going to the hop at the school gym.