The Sony World Photography Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
To mark the occasion, more than 277,000 photographs have been submitted from 183 countries around the world.
Suffice to say, those that have made Sony's coveted shortlist are breathtaking and thought-provoking.
Overall winners will be revealed April 20 whereafter they will be exhibited with shortlisted and commended entries at Somerset House in London.
The following shortlisted entries are taken from the Professional and Open competitions — both of which entail 10 categories.
'Silent Kingdom' — Christian Vizl (Mexico), Professional, Natural World