Here’s an incredible look at some of the finalists from the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards. There were over 122,000 entries from 170 countries, a record number of submissions, and judges selected these photographs based on quality, originality and modern appeal. Above, photographer Hudson Garcia captured these two species of tree frogs in southern Brazil with a high-speed laser sensor positioned immediately in front of the plant where the tree frogs were. Continue reading for more.

Professional category winners and the coveted L’Iris D’Or/ Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year title will be announced at a gala ceremony in London on 25 April. The L’Iris D’Or winner will receive $25,000 (USD) and the Open Photographer of the Year will receive $5,000 (USD). All winners, including category winners, will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.

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