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Some of the Amazing Winners of the Sony World Photography Awards

Capturing the Beauty of Costa Rican Rainforest

Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica, Shortlist, Latin America National Awards

THIS stunning collection of images highlighting the magnificence and diversity of nature are some of the remarkable winners in the 2023 Sony World Photography Awards competition, which received entries from around the world.

Thien Nguyen Ngoc, Vietnam, Winner, National Awards

Thien Nguyen Ngoc won first place in the Vietnam category for his serene photograph of a sea turtle and diver swimming harmoniously together off the coast of the Perhentian Islands, Malaysia (pictured above). Below it is the winning entry for Bangladesh – a captivating shot of a spotted owlet with its yellow eyes peeking out from a tree trunk nest in Bangladesh’s National Botanic Garden, captured by Protap Shekhor Mohanto.

Protap Shekhor Mohanto, Bangladesh, Winner, National Awards

Another striking image features the captivating red-eyed tree frog in its natural Costa Rican rainforest habitat, capturing Manuel Rodriguez’s place in the Latin America category shortlist.

Andres Novales, Guatemala, Shortlist, Latin America National Awards

Andres Novales from Guatemala also made it to the Latin America category shortlist with his ominous photograph (pictured above) of a crocodile on the muddy banks of the Usumacinta river, taken at the end of Guatemala’s rainy season. The presence of crocodiles signifies a thriving ecosystem.

Huazheng Hong, Singapore, Winner, National Awards

The awards also recognized the stunning natural landscapes, including Huazheng Hong’s photograph above, which won in the Singapore category. The image beautifully captures the vastness of the Ilulissat icebergs off Greenland. Below it is a shortlisted photograph by Vlatko Rafeski from North Macedonia, showcasing the two-headed peak of Peitlerkofel in the Dolomites mountain range in Italy.

Vlatko Rafeski, North Macedonia, Shortlist, Regional Awards

An exhibition featuring these award-winning photos will be held at Somerset House in London from April 14 to May 1.

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