Swirling tornadoes, glittering ice caves and a breaching killer whale: The world's largest photography awards disclose its stunning shortlist. There’re some of the entries to have made the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, now in its 10th year. You can see a vast tornado over a deserted highway in Texas, whereas another captures of an almighty killer whale breaches off the northern coast of Hokkaido in Japan, tossing silver shards of glimmering water into the air as it breaks the surface.
Thus, the 49 countries are represented in the shortlist, with the winners to be revealed on April 20 in London. These are just some of the moment’s judges for the Sony World Photography Awards have picked out for this year's shortlist. For the 2017 competition, the largest in the world, now in its 10th year - photographers from across the planet entered a record 227,596 images across the awards' Professional, Open and Youth categories. This was indeed a truly global reach to the Sony World Photography Awards judging this year - the images were more diverse and broad ranging than have ever seen before.