Dramatic images from around the world make the shortlist for a top photography award, including an overcrowded jail in the Philippines and a snow-covered canyon in Utah

The Sun 16 months ago

INCREDIBLE images from around the world have been shortlisted for a prestigious photography award.

The photographs are among 100 selected from a total of more than 590,000 submissions battling it out for the top spot at the EyeEm Festival in Berlin, Germany, in September.

Awe-inspiring images from around the world will be battling it out for the top spot at the EyeEm Festival in Berlin, Germany, in September

This stunning shot was taken from above the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. It was captured while the photographer was living on a ship in Mexico as part of a marine conservation campaign to protect endangered marine life from illegal fishing ships

A female explorer looks incredibly peaceful as she is captured floating in a secluded lagoon. The woman is wearing a black bikini and has her arms stretched to the sides

Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah, America, was captured by Michael Lynch while covered in snow

Glowing tents perched high on Mount Tsubakurodake in Japan were captured by photographer Tasaki Sato

They include pictures of a packed prison cell in the Philippines as the government cracks down on the war on drugs, the snow-covered Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah and tents glowing in the dark on the side of a mountain in Japan.

Other awe-inspiring images include a lone fishing boat sailing off the coast of Mexico and women wearing protective coats while on a water-themed rollercoaster in Tokyo.

Prizes will be handed out for categories including photojournalism, portraits, street photography, the great outdoors and architecture.

Earlier this week, we reported on Victorian portraits that have been brought to life thanks to vivid 21st Century colourisation.

Three thrill-seekers are seen wearing protective coats while enjoying a water-themed rollercoaster in Japan

The roads and architecture of Chicago, Illinois, were captured by keen snapper Scott Firestone

Zane ​Jēkabsone’s photo, taken in Skogar, Iceland shows an abandoned U.S. Navy Douglas Super DC-3 aircraft. The plane was forced to crash land on the black sand beach in 1973

Michael Schauer took this stunning image shows the mountains Vestrahorn and Eytrahorn in Iceland. He used a drone to capture the landscape in its full glory

Ritesh Shukla’s striking photograph, taken in Hanumanganj, India, shows Rupesh Kumar, who weighs just over three stone and has aged eight times faster than normal due to his rare condition, Hutchison-Gilford progeria

This image of a smartly-dressed woman looking out of a window was taken in Paris, by Francis Malapris

This photographer was taken at an overcrowded prison in the Philippines. The government is trying to crack down on the country’s war on drugs

Taken in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this image shows the city’s breathtakingly unique architecture

This picture was taken during the final moments of a Hindu wedding, known as Vidai, in Etawah, India. Traditionally, the bride leaves her parents’ house to live with her husband’s family. It is symbolic as the end of her being a loved child of the family and to take on the duties of a wife and a daughter-in-law in her new house

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