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See our pick of the entries for the Sony World Photography Awards

THIS dynamic spread of images shows some of the entries to the professional competition of the 2023 Sony World Photography Awards, which were held on 13 April.

Among the finalists in the Wildlife & Nature category was Sriram Murali for his shot of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve near his hometown of Pollachi, India (main image). Though the area is a hotspot for bigger wildlife, it is the millions of fireflies that steal the show after dark, says Murali, who created the image by stacking several photos of this glowing congregation.

Pictured above is another finalist entry, by Adalbert Mojrzisch, displaying the remarkable colours of a hard-bodied tick revealed by the magnification and polarised backlight of a microscope.

The photo above, of a coyote framed by city lights, is part of Corey Arnold’s series Cities Gone Wild, which won the Wildlife & Nature category.

In the Landscape category, the shortlisted image above by Cesar Dezfuli shows a soccer field covered in ash in La Palma, Spain – the aftermath of a 85-day volcanic eruption that started in September 2021.

This photo is a shot of a submerged car in Mayendit village in South Sudan, taken by finalist Fabio Bucciarelli, showing the result of extreme floods.

Finally, George Steinmetz was shortlisted for his drone shot of an organic garden at the Château de Villandry, France (pictured above), part of his series exploring the challenge of feeding a booming population.

Selected images from the awards are on show at Somerset House, London, until 1 May.

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