13 Striking Winners From the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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Each year the Sony World Photography Awards bless us with some of the very best photos taken from around the world and as always 2017's newly announced winning photos are truly incredible.

The competition breaks down its awards into four different categories that include Professional works, open single images, youth which is for photographers aged between 12 and 19 and student focus. National awards are also handed out for the best photo from each participating country. Below is a roundup of our 13 favourite winning photos but to see the full list head over to the competitions official website.

1. Cautious by Jonatan Banista, Central America National Award

Jonatan Banista

Jonatan Banista

2. Fisherman in Yangzhou, China by Khalid Alsabat, Saudi Arabia National Award

Khalid Alsabat

Khalid Alsabat

3. Exist by Jelena Jankovic, Serbia National Award

Jelena Jankovic

Jelena Jankovic

4. Submerged by Camilo Diaz, Colombia National Award

Camilo Diaz

Camilo Diaz

5. Swirl by Petar Sabol, Croatia National Award

Petar Sabol

Petar Sabol

6. Light From Above by Peter Svoboda, Slovakia National Award

Peter Svoboda

Peter Svoboda

7. Buffaloes at Zimanga Private Games Reserve, South Africa by Andreas Hemb, Sweden National Award

Andreas Hemb

Andreas Hemb

8. Stork rocket launch by Homare Hamada, Japan National Award

Homare Hamada

Homare Hamada

9. Matilda by Alexander Vinogradov, Russian Federation

Alexander Vinogradov

Alexander Vinogradov

10. Sleeping Beauty by Deveni Nishantha Manjula, Sri Lanka National Award

Deveni Nishantha Manjula

Deveni Nishantha Manjula

11. Tai Chi by Jianguo Gong, China National Award

Jianguo Gong

Jianguo Gong

12. Transportation by Mustafa Jindi, Uae National Award

Mustafa Jindi

Mustafa Jindi

13. Tabular by Josselin Cornou, France National Award

Josselin Cornou

Josselin Cornou