The numbers hit record highs in the latest Sony World Photography Awards. There were over 327,000 submissions that tried their luck in 10 different categories, from portrait to wildlife.
Italian Federico Borella has won the Photographer of the Year award with the work of Five Degrees on rising suicides among Indian farmers in Tamil Nadu, a region south of the country, due to climate change.
The freelance photojournalist also won in the Documentary category. In second place in the same area was the work 'Akashinga – The Brave Ones' by Brent Stirton and third 'Palestinian Right of Return Protests' by Mustafa Hassona.
There are other outstanding works in categories such as Portraiture, Natural World & Wildlife, Landscape or Architecture.
You can see all the winning images, and their photographers behind the lens, from www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards.