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19 absolutely stunning Sony World Photography contenders

There is just one week left for entries in prestigious global contest – and the competition is fierce.

THERE IS JUST one week left for professional and amateur photographers to enter their images into the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards.

Already, the competition is fierce – you just have to look at the slideshow below of a small selection of entries so far.

Those wishing to enter should look at WorldPhoto.org – the deadline for the ten Open categories, for amateurs, is 4 January; the deadline for the 15 professional categories is 9 January.

19 absolutely stunning Sony World Photography contenders
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  • 'Apenfamilie': ©Jozef de Fraine, Belgium

  • 'Madonna from Nepal': ©Artem Zhushman, Russia

  • 'Stronger': ©Carlos Bermúdez, Uruguay

  • 'Protest Rap': ©Sean Batten, UK

  • 'Got to get it': ©James Chong, Singapore

  • 'Miner': ©Roman Shalenkin, Russia

  • 'La funeraria': ©Fernando Torres, Mexico

  • 'Intense boat race': ©Chaiyot, Thailand

  • 'Triple Red': ©Max van Son, Netherlands

  • 'Happiness': ©Eric Bettinger, Germany

  • '086': ©Ruel Maxphil Saligumba

  • 'Friends': ©Satyajit Saha, India

  • 'Heron bird': ©William Kass, Brazil

  • 'Waterfall Sofrudzhu': ©Sergei Shcherbakov, Russia

  • 'iPod': ©Wong Yu Liang, Malaysia

  • 'Crossroad': ©Andrew Jeric, USA

  • 'Midnight playground': ©Cemil Seyis, Turkey

  • 'Jumping spider': ©Raja Sekaran, India

  • 'Everything's (dis)connected': ©Christine Simpson, Ireland

    The image explores, technically, the photographic potential of creating surreal melded images from several different shots (sometimes as many as 30 photographs) onto one seamlessly constructed print. The aim is to harness the creative capabilities of photoshop but in doing so not to compromise the craft of photography.

All images courtesy Sony World Photography Awards 2013/Image.net

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