Bolted

The annual Sony World Photography Awards are open to a range of photographers, from working professionals to amateurs and keen enthusiasts.

Six Australians were shortlisted, with Adam Pretty and Ryan Pierse making it through to the finalist stage in sports photography. Overall, the entire competition received over 122,000 entries from 170 countries around the world.

Click through to see the work of all the Australian photographers who were shortlisted or made it to the finals in the competition.

Usain Bolt races in the Mens 100 metre final at the 2012 London Olympics. Finalist in the Professional Competition.

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Photo by: Bolted image © Adam Pretty, Australia, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards/Getty Images / Caption by:

Fish out of water

The Australian Mens Olympic Waterpolo Team at Bondi Icebergs. Finalist in the Professional Competition.

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Photo by: Fish out of water image © Ryan Pierse, Australia, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards/Getty Images / Caption by:

Late Night Stop

A lone service station in South Australia. Shortlisted in the Open Competition.

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Photo by: Late Night Stop image © Chris Round, Australia, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards / Caption by:

Polar Bear

Shortlisted in the Open Competition.

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Photo by: Polar Bear image © Danny Cohen, Australia, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards / Caption by:

UFO

Australian Melissa Wu practices during a diving training session at the 2012 London Olympics. Finalist in the Professional Competition.

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Photo by: UFO image © Adam Pretty, Australia, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards/Getty Images / Caption by:

Jaranan (pentulan)

Shortlisted in the Youth Competition.

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Photo by: Jaranan (pentulan) image © Julia Merrick, Australia, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards / Caption by:

Protection

Shortlisted in the Youth Competition.

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Photo by: Protection image © Michael Wilkie, Australia, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards / Caption by:

Colours of Patagonia

Hiking and camping in El Chalten, Argentina. Shortlisted in the Professional Competition.

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Photo by: Colours of Patagonia image © Sandra Herd, Australia, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards / Caption by:

Beneath the horizon

Shortlisted in the Open Competition.

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Photo by: Beneath the horizon image © Nathan Wills, Australia, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards / Caption by:

Fish out of water

The Australian Mens Olympic Waterpolo Team at Bondi Icebergs. Finalist in the Professional Competition.

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Photo by: Fish out of water image © Ryan Pierse, Australia, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards/Getty Images / Caption by:

Tradition and honour never died

Shortlisted in the Youth Competition.

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Photo by: Tradition and honour never died image © Julia Merrick, Australia, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards / Caption by:

Colours of Patagonia

Hiking and camping in El Chalten, Argentina. Shortlisted in the Professional Competition.

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Photo by: Colours of Patagonia image © Sandra Herd, Australia, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards / Caption by:
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