The 2017 Sony World Photography 'Best Photos' Are Simply Stunning

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The annual Sony World Photography Awards are in full flow and some of the photos that have already been shortlisted are out-of-this-world. Some of the categories include; Current Affairs & News, Daily Life, Contemporary Issues, and Natural World, and each category is littered with some stunning photos. Check out a few of the shortlisted photos before and head here for more.

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1. Masayasu Sakuma, Japan (Open Competition, Nature)

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2. Barry Tweed-Rycroft, United Kingdom (Open Competition, Architecture)

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3. Rob Wilson, Canada (Open Competition, Travel)

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4. Andreas Hemb, Sweden (Open Competition, Wildlife)

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5. Francesco Russo, Italy (Open Competition, Nature)

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6. Zhu Jianxing, China (Open Competition, Travel)

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7. Christian Vizl, Mexico (Professional, Natural World)

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8. Meniconzi Alessandra, Switzerland (Open Competition, Wildlife)

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9. Luo Pin Xi, China (Professional, Sport)

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10. Lars Sivars, Sweden (Open Competition, Architecture)

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11. Nigel Hodson, United Kingdom (Open Competition, Wildlife)

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12. Eugene Kitsios, Netherelands (Open Competition, Wildlife)

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13. Dina Alfasi, Israel (Open Competition, Street Photography)

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14. Alexander Vinogradov, Russia (open Competition, Portraits)

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15. Eugene Kitsios, Netherlands (Open Competition, Wildlife)

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16. Maximilian Conrad, Germany (Open Competition, Nature)

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17. By Ami Vitale, United States (Natural World, Professional)

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18. Hiroshi Tanita, Japan (Open Competition, Nature)

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19. Stacy Anguiano Cain, United States (Open Competition, Motion)

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20. Tom Jacobi, Germany (Professional, Landscape)

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21. Fan Chen, China (Open Competition, Wildlife)

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22. Achim Thomae, Germany (Open Competition, Travel)

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23. George Mayer, Russia (Professional, Portraiture)

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24. Pier Mane, Italy (Open Competition, Culture)

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25. Sorin Rechitan, Romania (Open Competition, Nature)

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26. Lester Koh Meng Hua, Singapore (Open Competition, Architecture)

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