These stunning pictures showing gritty street scenes, dramatic landscapes and human suffering around the world have been included on a shortlist for a prestigious photography award.
The photos are among 100 selected from a total of more than 590,000 submissions vying for top spot at the EyeEm Festival in Berlin, Germany in September.
They include images of the giant, snow-covered Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah, in the US, a lone fishing boat sailing off the coast of Mexico and tents glowing in the dark on the side of a mountain in Japan.
Others show a teenage boy mourning the death of a friend in the Philippines and residents in Dhaka, Bangladesh desperately trying to board a packed train.
Prizes will be handed out for categories including architecture, the great outdoors, photojournalism, portraits and street photography.
Standing room only: MD Enamul Kabir took this picture in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Every year during EID festival, the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan, people leave Dhaka city to see family but due to a shortage of trains there is high demand for spaces. One man can be seen passing a young child out of the window into the arms of a waiting woman
Spectacular: Michael Lynch waited for a snowy day to take this incredible picture of the Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah, America
Guiga Pirá’s picture is taken from above the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. It was taken 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. Drones were used to locate, identify and document illegal fishing activities in a protected area
This image was taken by Tasaki Sato in Nagano, Japan and shows lights glowing in tents perched high on Mount Tsubakurodake
Julie Hrudova’s bizarre photo from her ‘Leisure’ series was taken in Tokyo, Japan and appears to show women wearing protective coats as they enjoy a water-themed rollercoaster ride
Adeolu Osibodu took this image in Ogun State, Nigeria and included it in the series ‘Finding Amos’. The self portraits are dedicated to Adeolu’s grandfather who recently passed away
Joanne Coates took this photo in Orkney, Scotland and included it in a series called ‘Greenvoe’ which tells the tale of changing island life. In this image, a woman stands in the shallow waters after braving a swim in the sea
Driving force: Scott Firestone was also named among the finalists for this photo of roads and architecture in Chicago, Illinois, USA
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 of Sólheimasandur in 1973
One of the finalists, Jatuporn Pateepaparnee, took this photo in Nonthaburi, Thailand showing someone wearing gloves hurling items in to the back of a truck
Kimberly dela Cruz’s photo shows a 16-year-old boy called AJ crouching by a candle in Pasay City, Philippines as he mourns at the crime scene where his neighbour Antonio Perez has been shot by unidentified assailants on January 3, 2017 outside their shanty house. Perez treated AJ like a son, the photographer revealed
David Schulman took this image of three women in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as part of his photo series called ‘Nasty Women and Bad Hombres of LA’. He commented that ‘post 2016 Presidential Election, the American paradigm has shifted in such a way to dangerously empower sexist, racist, and xenophobic factions. This project attempts to peacefully and principally counter this darkening storm by presenting the enduring light reflected by many Nasty Women and Bad Hombres of Los Angeles’
Daren Mauree’s photo, takenn in Port-Louis, Mauritius, shows a boat named ‘GRIFFON’ on fire April 19 this year. The blaze started when some men were renovating the boat and their welding equipment hit a gas pipe. One man died in the inferno
Claudia Solano’s image shows Santiago Calatrava’s City of Art and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. The photo is among the many finalists in the competition
Atmospheric: Michael Schauer took this stunning image in Stokknes, Iceland. It shows the mountains Vestrahorn and Eytrahorn cradling a beach of black sand, created by never ending waves and winds. He used a drone to capture the landscape in its full glory
Pau Buscató’s picture, taken in London, shows birds painted on to barriers at a building site. It is part of his series called Taken ‘Hopscotch’
Ramin Mazur’s atmospheric picture taken in Rezina in Moldova shows a performance of Hamlet within a jail. Moldova has one of the highest inmates per capita in Europe, including the highest rate of the long term convicted
Ritesh Shukla’s 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. Rupesh, from Hanumanganj in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, began to show signs of the condition as a young boy. Most people suffering from the condition die by the time they reach 13-15, but Rupesh has made it to 21. Rupesh’s parents have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for help and are still waiting for a reply, the photographer said
This image of a woman looking out of a window was taken in Paris, by Francis Malapris, as part of his IN SITU series and is on the short list of 100 pictures in the competition
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