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Sony World Photography Award Winners

If you're craving a holiday, best look away now - the following gallery isn't going to help things.

These stunning images are just some of the winners of the Young, Open and National sections of the Sony World Photography competition. A judging panel from the World Photographic Academy and Sony sifted through a staggering 139,554 images, selecting some of the finest travel photography we've ever seen.

Professional category winners and the L’Iris D’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year title will be announced in London on 30 April, with a collection of shortlisted and winning photographs going on display at London's Somerset House from 1-18 May. Book your tickets here and check out all of the winners here.

(Images: World Photography Organisation)

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    Going Home

    Neville Jones, Australia National Award – 1st Place

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    Confesiones

    Luis Chandi Páez, Ecuador National Award – 1st Place

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    Lightsnake

    Holger Schmidtke, Germany National Award – 1st Place

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    Jump of Life

    Cheung Lai San, Hong Kong National Award – 1st Place

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    Not Superman

    Irwansyah, Indonesia National Award – 1st Place

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    Sahara Express

    Rafael Gutiérrez Garitano, Spain National Award – 1st Place

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    The Mongol

    Simon Morris, United Kingdom National Award – 2nd Place

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    Smile

    Alpay Erdem, Turkey Winner Open

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    Travel

    Chen Li, China Winner Open

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    Nature & Wildlife

    Gert Van Den Bosch, Netherlands Winner Open

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    Split Second

    Hairul Azizi Harun, Malaysia Winner Open

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    Panoramic

    Ivan Pedretti, Italy Winner Open

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    Low Light

    Vlad Eftenie, Romania Winner Open

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    What are you staring at !?

    Chin Boon Leng, Singapore, 1st place, Singapore National Award

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    A touch of a 17th century Dutch painting

    Theo de Witte, Netherlands National Award – 1st Place