Nationwide winners impress in the 2022 Sony Planet Photography Awards

A breathtaking selection of photos kick off the 2022 Sony Planet Photography Awards, with the Countrywide & Regional Awards announcement spanning everything from daring drone pictures and beautiful animal portraits to transcendent cityscapes.

In its 15th 12 months, the Sony Globe Images Awards has sent a compelling snapshot of worldwide modern images from a massive 340,000 picture submissions. This 1st wave of award winners focuses on the ideal single photographs from 61 international locations.

The 13.5-km Penang Bridge highway is the second-longest bridge in Malaysia. It was crafted in 1985 and until eventually 2014 it was the only street link involving Peninsular Malaysia and Penang Island.

Yih Chang Chew, Malaysia, Winner, Countrywide Awards, Architecture, 2022 Sony Globe Images Awards

Every National & Regional Award is picked from the Open up group in the competitors. The Open category is cost-free for all to enter and spans 10 thematic types. This year’s Open up competitors attracted a lot more than 170,000 entries.

Above. Strapped in and standing above a big cliff. Watching the glacier go over the edge and fall 200 meters to the ground.

Above. Strapped in and standing above a significant cliff. Looking at the glacier go more than the edge and fall 200 meters to the ground.

Viktor Einar Vilhelmsson, Iceland, Winner, Countrywide Awards, Landscape, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

Highlights from this year’s remarkable crop involve Yih Chang Chew’s aerial shot of the Penang Bridge freeway. Profitable the Malaysian countrywide award, the image cleverly frames the shot to resemble a horizontal Eiffel Tower.

Profitable the prime shot for Iceland is a scary snap from Viktor Einar Vilhelmsson that frames a very small figure strapped to the edge of a cliff looking at significant glaciers drop to the ground.

Bike With Flowers. Hanoi.

Bicycle With Flowers. Hanoi.

Thanh Nguyen Phuc, Vietnam, Winner, National Awards, Travel, 2022 Sony Earth Images Awards

Other highlights include Jenny Zhao winning the leading United States shot for a charming snap of a polar bear cub, a fantastically timed snap of a bike in Vietnam leaving a path of flowers, and a dynamic image of two sumo wrestlers flying out of a ring.

Sumo Wrestling 10.

Sumo Wrestling 10.

Chin Leong Teo, Singapore, Winner, Countrywide Awards, Motion, 2022 Sony Globe Images Awards

Acquire a look via our gallery at more outstanding shots from this batch of Countrywide & Regional winners in the Sony Planet Photography Awards.

Source: Globe Photography Organization