With this image of a pelican perched on a city street lamp, Antoine Weis of Switzerland is the winner of the Nature and Wildlife (Open) category of this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. Titled Wildlife in the city, Antoine’s image depicts a grey pelican (Pelecanus philippensis) in front of the skyline of Colombo, capital city of Sri Lanka. The shot was taken in January 2014 at the end of a three-week trip through the island’s national parks and rainforests.
This image will be on show along with other category winners at the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition from April 24 to May 10, at Somerset House, London. More than 173,000 entries from 171 countries were received to the 13 professional categories, 10 open categories and three youth categories comprising this year’s awards.
Image: © Antoine Weis, Switzerland, Winner, Nature and Wildlife, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards