35 beautiful images from the national winners of Sony World Photography Awards 2017

Samantha J. Gross and Gareth Richman
Khalid Alsabat/2017 Sony World Photography

A UK photographer was one of just 10 open division winners of this year's annual Sony World Photography Awards.

Tim Cornbill, winner of the architecture category, was selected from more than 105,000 entries to the open division Awards, which is the world's largest photography competition.

Cornbill's stunning images of Berlin were joined by other winning photographic subjects from flamingos in Africa to a goal-scoring moment in an underwater rugby match.

Each winning photographer received a Sony camera with lens kit, and will now move on in the competition for the opportunity to win the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards’ Open Photographer of the Year title, a trip to the April awards ceremony in London and $5,000 in cash prizes.

“It has been a pleasure and an inspiration to be exposed to such a volume of great work, and a privilege too that I could share in the personal moments, the joys, tears, life and losses of photographers from all around the globe who recorded their experiences through their pictures," said journalist and photographer Damien Demolder, Chair of the Open competition.

The overall winner will be announced April 20 alongside the winners of the Professional competition. After the overall winners are revealed, the winning and shortlisted images will be on display at Somerset House until May 7, when the exhibit will go on a worldwide tour.

Further details about the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Photography Organisation can be found at worldphoto.org.