header print

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries

Since they began in 2007, the Sony Photography Awards have become one of the leading photography competitions in the world. The contest is open to photographers of all ages, professionals and amateurs alike. With a total of over 700,000 entries, it’s quite hard to pick which ones to show you, but I feel that these 14 images are the best of the best.

 

To see a larger version, click on the image

“Orangutan in the Rain” by Andrew Suryono

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

Taken in Bali, Indonesia – Andrew says that he saw the Orangutan pick up a banana leaf and use it as an umbrella. He knew it was a moment that couldn't be missed.

“Dinner” by Kyle Breckenridge

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

Taken in British Columbia, Canada – This mother and cub are a pair of very rare species of bear called “Spirit Bears” or “Kermode” and are even rarer than pandas.

“Vigorous Touch of the Morning” by Jubair Bin Iqbal

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

Taken in Dinajpur, Bangladesh - A Hindu monk walking in the early morning through a mango garden.

“The Trace of an Ancient Glacier” by Miquel Art˙s Illana

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

Taken in Denali National Park, U.S.A. – Denali is a wild land, 6 million acres wide (24281km²), with incredible frozen tundra, glaciers and North-American grasslands. The most prominent point in the park is Mt. McKinley, which is the tallest mountain in North America 20,320ft (6190m).

“Dog Fight” by Cioplea Vlad

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

Taken in Bucharest, Romania – Part of an amazing performance during the Bucharest Air Show, this is the moment where the YAK team breaks formation, making it look as if they are engaged in an aerial battle.

“Covered” by Courtney Colantonio

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

We’re so used to seeing people’s faces we forget that we can learn so much about them through their movements, posture and behavior…

 

 “Blaak” by Cor Boers

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

Taken in Rotterdam, Netherlands – Designed by Piet Blom, these houses are called “Cube Houses” (Kubuswoningen). The odd shape is meant to provide more space inside, as well as represent a village inside a city.

 “Holi” by Ioulia Chvetsova

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

Taken in India – Hindu worshippers celebrating the start of spring during the Lathmar Holi Festival. The festival involves throwing colorful powders at each other. 

“In a Crowd of King Penguins” by Lisa Vaz

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

Taken in South Georgia Island – Located near Antarctica, this island is the home of the huge King Penguins which reach a height of 3.2ft (1m). A prime example of how powerful life is, even in such harsh areas.

“Step by Step” by Ralf Wendrich

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

Taken in Berlin, Germany – A photograph of a staircase that was stripped to its bare minimum.

 

“Desert Dawn” by Gareth Lowndes

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

A hot air balloon, landing in a camel farm.

“The Morning Ritual” by Nick Ng

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

Taken in Kolkata, India – A man washing his feet before entering the holy Ganges River.

“Timeless Affection” by Arief Siswandhono

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

The child in the photograph is the young daughter of the photographer, who tells us that the cat she’s holding used to scare her, but slowly they became the best of friends.

“Morning Hour” by Georg May

The 2015 Sony Photography Awards Entries are Amazing!

Taken in Eifel National Park, Germany – Georg saw the albino deer standing still in the morning mist and had a hard time photographing it, as he was mesmerized by the sight.

To learn more about the awards, go to the competition's official page.

H/T: distractify.com

Sign Up Free
Did you mean:
Sign Up Free
Did you mean: