Take a few minutes to absorb this sampling of incredible finalist photos from the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards — widely recognized as one of the leading global photographic awards program of its kind. Each year, participants from around the world, from amateurs to professionals, can enter their images for a chance to have their unique talent exposed.
As a result, we’re able to experience dynamic stories from around the world – captured from behind the lens – that demonstrate a variety of photographic styles, techniques and subjects. This year, the competition saw over 112,000 entries submitted from 171 different countries across the globe. Though the finalists won’t be revealed until the Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony in London on April 26, 2012, we couldn’t wait to share some of our favorite finalist photos below. To see the image captions, view in full screen mode and select “Show Info” in the upper-right corner of the slideshow.
Which photos give you goose bumps? Which ones inspire you, or leave you in awe? Which ones are just generally awesome? Leave your reactions in the comments below.
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