The photo contest Sony World Photography Awards 2017 handpicked the best single image for each of these 10 categories: architecture, culture, enhanced, motion, nature, portraits, still life, street photography, travel and wildlife. This year’s contest attracted 227,596 entries from photographers from 183 countries this year, including more than 105,000 entries for the Open Competition alone.

After the amazing photos from the shortlist, here are the winning images.

Alex Andriesi

Alex Andriesi

Alexander Vinogradov

Alexander Vinogradov

Andreas Hemb

Andreas Hemb

Constantinos Sofikitis

Constantinos Sofikitis

Emrah Karakoc

Emrah Karakoc

Ewa Cwikla

Ewa Cwikla

Hiroshi Tanita

Hiroshi Tanita

Homare Hamada

Homare Hamada

Jelena Jankovic

Jelena Jankovic

Jian Seng Soh

Jian Seng Soh

Jianguo Gong

Jianguo Gong

Jonatan Banista

Jonatan Banista

Khalid Alsabat

Khalid Alsabat

Kyaw Win Hlaing

Kyaw Win Hlaing

Lester Koh

Lester Koh

Lise Johansson

Lise Johansson

Meniconzi Alessandra

Meniconzi Alessandra

Mohammad Amir Hamja

Mohammad Amir Hamja

Natsumi Handa

Natsumi Handa

Patrick Ems

Patrick Ems

Petar Sabol

Petar Sabol

Ralph Graf

Ralph Graf

Sergey Dibtsev

Sergey Dibtsev

Simona Nalepkova

Simona Nalepkova

Tim Cornbill

Tim Cornbill

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