Best Photos Of The Sony 2017 World Photography Contest

Nagano-ken, Japan

This fairytale-like photo was taken at 1,700 meters altitude in February, which is the coldest month of the year in Japan. Apparently, capturing diamond dust like this took the photographer four years of trying!

Photo: Masayasu Sakuma


The only place giant pandas can still be found is central China; however, even here, they are on the verge of extinction. This panda breed is particularly shy and difficult to breed and willing to receive help – this one, though, was a success.

Photo: Ami Vitale

Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands are well known for the pristine reefs and crystal clear water that creates a unique diving experience. Also, this archipelago is one of the few left where indigenous tribes still live throughout the entire territory.

Photo: Pier Mane

Changchun, China

Photographer Li Song’s entry for the Contemporary Issues category captured the agonizing pain of a strange weight loss procedure. Here, an 11-year-old boy suffering from the rare Prader-Willi Syndrome (which makes him gain extra weight) is attending a medical procedure of burning belly flat.. literally.

Photo: Li Song


What looks like a fish tornado is actually the photographer’s successful attempt of keeping a bank of fish together enough to capture their beauty.

Photo: Christian Vizl

Stratford, Texas

If you wanted to see a real tornado, though, this is one of the best entries for the Open Competition, Nature category. The strange colors of the storm and the way clouds are gathering is simply chilling.

Photo: Maximilian Conrad

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