Jaw dropping photography from the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

The Atlantic presents a selection of the best photos from the annual the Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition by the World Photography Organisation.

The competition received more than 122,000 entries from 170 countries and the final winner will be announced in March and April.

 Regis Boileau, France, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Regis Boileau, France, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

 Andrea Gjestvang, Norway, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Andrea Gjestvang, Norway, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

 Pawel Uchorczak, Poland, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Pawel Uchorczak, Poland, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards