The winners of the world’s largest photography contest have been revealed.
The 2017 Sony Photography Awards, which received over 227,000 entries from 183 countries, crowned Belgian snapper Frederik Buyckx as the Photographer of the Year for his snowy series, dubbed Whiteout.
Winners and two runners up for each of the ten categories – from news and wildlife to sport and landscape – were also unveiled at the awards ceremony, held at London’s Somerset House.
Standouts included Alessio Romenzi’s harrowing photo of Libyan fighters locked in battle with ISIS in the war-torn country’s Al Jiza neighbourhood – which won in the news and current affairs category.
Others capture a panda cub in China’s Bifengxia breeding base, a brothel worker in Bangladesh and a ten-year-old bullfighter in Mexico City.
Here, MailOnline Travel presents some of the most compelling shots from the winners.
An exhibition of all the winning and shortlisted work will run at Somerset House, London, from 21 April – 7 May.