Sony World Photography Award finalists 2014

18 March 2014 Last updated at 13:59 GMT

Check out a selection of the amazing winning snaps from this year's Sony World Photography Awards.
Poor God by Arup Ghosh, India, Winner, Open People, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
The winners of the open and youth categories in this year's Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. They were selected from more than 70,000 entries from around the world. Poor God, by Arup Ghosh from India, won the people category.
The Cold Pony by Gert van den Bosch, Netherlands, Winner, Open Nature & Wildlife, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Gert Van Den Bosch from the Netherlands was the winner in the nature and wildlife category, with this image of a pony in the snow.
Rain in an ancient town by Chen Li , China, Winner, Open Travel, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
"My photo Rain in Ancient Town was shot in southern China and shows the scene of people travelling during the rainy season," said Chen Li, winner of the travel category.
Under the staircase by Holger Schmidtke, Winner, Open Architecture, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Holger Schmidtke, from Germany, was the winner in the architecture category, with an image called under the staircase.
Starry Lighthouse by Ivan Pedretti, Italy, Winner, Open Panoramic, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Starry Lighthouse, by Ivan Pedretti, was judged the best entry in the panoramic category.
Rescue operation by Kylli Sparre, Estonia, Winner, Open Enhanced, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Rescue operation by Estonian Kylli Sparre was the winner of the open-enhanced (computer enhanced) category.
Rodeo by Valerie Prudo, Open Arts & Culture, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Rodeo, taken by Valerie Prudon from France, triumphed in the arts and culture section. The photo was taken in Branxton, Australia, in October 2013.
First Snow by Vlad Eftenie, Romania, Winner, Open Low Light, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
First Snow, captured at the 41 tram station at Turda Boulevard in Bucharest by Vlad Eftenie, was placed first in the low-light category.
Paulina Metzscher, Germany, Winner, Youth Portraits, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
The competition is also open to photographers under the age of 20 and focuses on finding new talent. There were three winners. Paulina Metzscher won the portraits category with this image made on a night train in China.
Turjoy Chowdhury, Bangladesh, Winner, Youth Environment, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Turjoy Chowdhury, from Bangladesh, came first in the youth environment category. The 10 open winners and the three youth winners will compete for two overall prizes announced 30 April, with the winning work to be exhibited at Somerset House, London, 1-18 May 2014.