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    19 Glorious Photos From Entrants To This Year's Sony World Photography Awards

    Photographic eye-candy from this year's competition.

    1. "Happy in the Mud" by Alamsyah Rau, Indonesia

    Alamsyah Rauf / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    "A group of children playing in the mud after playing football in Indonesia." – Alamsyah Rau

    2. "Untitled" by Aashit Desai, India

    Aashit Desai / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    "In India, turmeric is not just a spice but it has also a religious connotation, since centuries ago. It is, if used for this purpose, to be considered as a purification agent. Purifying the body and soul. Manjal Neerattu, which means bathing with turmeric water, is a ritual followed by the people of Chengannur, Kerala, at the Vandimala temple. Boiling the water mixed with turmeric powder, they, using palm leaves, whip their bodies with the boiling hot concoction." – Aashit Desai

    3. "The Art of Eagle-Hunting" by Lisa Vaz, Portugal

    Lisa Vaz / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
    Lisa Vaz / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

    "This image of an Altaic Kazakh Eagle hunter was taken in Western Mongolia, where this art is still practised. The relationship of the hunter and his golden eagle is close and spans across the years." – Lisa Vaz

    4. "The Matriarch" by Roy Teo (left) and "Curve House" by Jan Vecera

    Roy Teo / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

    "The Matriarch", by Roy Teo, from Singapore

    Jan Vecera / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

    "Curve House" by Jan Vecera, Czech Republic

    5. "King Penguins" by Lisa Vaz, Portugal

    Lisa Vaz / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    "A colony of king penguins. These beautiful birds live together in rookeries of thousands and are great fun to watch. Photo taken in South Georgia, below the Antarctic Convergence." – Lisa Vaz

    6. "Best Friends" by Santu Mondal, India

    Santu Mondal / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    7. "Man With Amazing Hat" by Santu Mondal, India

    Santu Mondal / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    "A farmer collect some taro stem u can see on his head for his family lunch." – Santu Mondal

    8. "Tiger Sleeping" by Ryan Smith, UK

    Ryan Smith / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    "This magnificent creature was photographed catching some z's at one of my local zoos. It looked so comfortable and at peace that even a crowd of excited schoolchildren went amazingly quiet so as not to disturb such a rare and awe-inspiring sight." – Ryan Smith

    9. "Candid" by Ritwick Dey, India

    Ritwick Dey / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    10. "Traveler's Lighthouse" by Paolo Altomare, Italy

    Paolo Altomare / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    "An abandoned lighthouse in the foreground and lots of stars in the background. The contrast among the bright red of the lighthouse and the blue sky renders the scene a very particular one." – Paolo Altomare

    11. "Portugal Coastline" by Mitch Orr, UK

    Mitch Orr / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    12. "Staring in India" by Matteo Maurizio Mauro, Italy

    Matteo Maurizio Mauro / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    "Man and cow staring at each other in Karnataka, India." – Matteo Maurizio Mauro

    13. "Communist Spaceship" by Martin Smith, UK

    Martin Smith / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    "Located at the Buzludzha mountain peak in the Balkan mountains in central Bulgaria stands the now-abandoned concrete communist spaceship known as the Buzludzha Monument." – Martin Smith

    14. "Always First In Line for Rock 'n' Roll!" by Krystallenia Batziou, Greece

    Krystallenia Batziou / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    15. "Noble Falls" by Kate Jackson

    Kate Jackson / 2015 Sony World Photograpy Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    "Image of Noble Falls National Park [in Australia] in the dry season." – Kate Jackson

    16. "Walking by Water" by Faisal Husain, USA

    Faisal Husain / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    "A woman walks by the water's edge in a Wadi in Oman." – Faisal Husain

    17. "Trollstigen" by Christoph Schaarschmidt, Germany

    Christoph Schaarschmidt / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    18. "Owl on the Alert" by Carina Dumais, the Netherlands

    Carina Dumais / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    19. "Jökulsárlón Glacier" by Andrew Gibson, UK

    Andrew Gibson / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

    "A long tiresome drive, followed by what seemed like hours sitting in the cold waiting for the sunset to arrive at Jökulsárlón, Iceland. It all paid off and was worth while in the end." – Andrew Gibson

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