28/02/2018 11:02 PM AEDT | Updated 28/02/2018 11:02 PM AEDT

27 Downright Amazing Photos From The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

It’s an impressive shortlist.

Manish Mamtani/Sony World Photography Awards

Now in its 11th year, the Sony World Photography Awards highlight the best images from amateur and professional photographers from around the globe. 

This year’s shortlist images are no exception. Judges pored over nearly 320,000 images to make their selections in categories ranging from Nature & Wildlife to Current News & Affairs. 

The winning images will be released on April 19. Take a look at this year’s shortlist images below.