Our pick of the most spectacular images up for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021

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By Ella Walker, PA

Travel is still not an option right now, but you can explore the world through photography – and the work of finalists and shortlisted photographers in the professional competition for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021, is a good place to start.

The pros showcase “rewards a remarkable body of work for technical excellence and a fresh perspective on contemporary subjects” – including portraiture, landscape and environment.

The winner will be announced on April 15th. Until then, enjoy these…

1. From the series Ampelio and I by Luigi Bussolati

(Luigi Bussolati, Italy, Finalist, Professional, Creative, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

2. A Fox from the series Volcano by Fyodor Savintsev

(Fyodor Savintsev, Russian Federation, Finalist, Professional, Landscape, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

3. From the series Gas Chamber Delhi by Alessandro Gandolfi

(Alessandro Gandolfi, Italy, Shortlist, Professional, Environment, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

4. Pink Dream by (Sergio) (Aparicio) OKOBÉ

((Sergio) (Aparicio) OKOBÉ, Spain, Shortlist, Professional, Portfolio, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

5. I Wanna Be Messi by Antonio Aragon Renuncio

(Antonio Aragon Renuncio, Spain, Shortlist, Professional, Sport, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

6. Urban training by Florian Gruet

(Florian Gruet, France, Shortlist, Professional, Sport, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

7. Minimalistic still life with a cat and chamomile by Igor Kryukov

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(Igor Kryukov, Russian Federation, Shortlist, Professional, Still Life, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

8. From the series Saving Chimps in the Congo by Brent Stirton

(Brent Stirton, South Africa, Shortlist, Professional, Wildlife & Nature, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

9. Love by Aleksander Nordahl

(Aleksander Nordahl, Norway, Shortlist, Professional, Wildlife & Nature, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

10. Hymn of the building site-6 by Guanghui Gu

(Guanghui Gu, China, Finalist, Professional, Architecture & Design, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

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