The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards honor the best images snapped in 2013. There are over a dozen different subject categories within the three divisions of professional, open, and youth. A true global competition, photographers from 166 countries submitted nearly 140,000 to be judged. The shortlist of finalists have been announced. The images will be judged anonymously with the winners announced in London on April 30.
These are some of the finalists from all three skill divisions. They are not featured here in any particular order and the complete collection of finalists can be seen on the website.