The shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards has been revealed.
Photographers from 166 different countries have submitted almost 144,000 images for the annual competition held by the World Photography Organisation.
Orangutans, Holi celebrations and a crying bride are among the images that made the cut.
Judges are set to announce the winners of the Open, Professional and Open categories next month. Here are some of the images competing for the top accolades:
All the shortlisted images will go on show at Somerset House, London, from 1-18 May as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.
The winners of the Open and Youth categories will be announced on 18 March.