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Stunning photo series showcases people, animals and landscapes from across the globe as national award winning photographers compete to be crowned the best in the world.
Thousands of photographers representing dozens of countries have converged to form a stunning photo series documenting the beauty, tragedy and raw power of our world and its inhabitants.
These pictures are the winners of the Sony World Photography National Awards - the single best images taken by photographers from individual countries.
Included among the images are a dazzling array of landscapes, moments of human tragedy and hope, and the beauty of nature - all of which are pulled together in a stunning representation of our planet.
Documenting the entire breadth of visual experience, from human interest to landscape via nature and social justice, the 173,444 entries from 171 countries were the most in the competition's history.
With winners crowned from more than 50 countries, the pictures were entered in the awards' open categories and will now compete for the Overall Open Photographer of theYear title next month.
Along side this, a $25,000 prize and the coveted L’Iris d’Or/ Photographer of the Year title to is also set to be handed out.
These national winners, as well second and third placings from each country, will also be shown as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London from 24th April - 10th May.