Two equine images feature among the open competition winners in the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.
The awards, open to all photography enthusiasts, were judged by a jury chaired by Nigel Atherton, group editor of IPC Photos in Britain.
The Nature and Wildlife category was won by Gert van den Bosch, of the Netherlands, for his image of a pony in the snow.
Valerie Prudon, of France, won the Arts and Culture division with her rodeo image.
Each of the category winners receives a Sony a6000 camera and will have their work exhibited at Somerset House, London, from May 1-18.
The ten winners will now compete for the Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of the Year title and $US5000, to be announced in London on April 30.
Atherton said: “Photography is a language that transcends national borders and cultures, race, gender and social background.
“Its poetry touches the hearts and minds of people all over the world, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than in these awards.
“No two of this year’s Open category winners are from the same country, but all share the ability to visually interpret the world around them in a unique and captivating way. The winning and shortlisted images demonstrate this gift with aplomb.”