What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Best Shortlist


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Bee Eaters Mating, Petar Sabol, Croatia

I’m always a fan of photography contests, and these shortlist photo entries in the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards are some of the most amazing I’ve ever seen. Shortlist indeed!

This is the contest’s 11th year, and this time, judges had the unenviable job of poring over 320,000 photo entries from amateur and professional photographers from more than 200 countries. You know what? I take that back. I’ll bet it was big fun, if a lot of work. The categories range from current news and affairs all the way to my fave, nature and wildlife. Winners will be announced on April 19, 2018, and judging by these images, it’s anybody’s game!

You can see all the shortlist photos on

Lin Chen, China

Kevin Frayer, Bangladesh

Neil Aldridge, Botswana

Sphiwo Hlatshwayo

Wiebke Haas

Manuel Armenis, Hamburg, Germany

Daniel Biber

Fredrik Lerneryd, Kibera

Mark Edward Harris, Indianapolis, Indiana

Adam Pretty, Australia

Marcelo Portella, Brazil

Eric Madeja, Switzerland

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

19 thoughts on “The Best Shortlist

  1. These pictures are wonderful. Thank you.

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  2. Each one, you had to be at the right place at the right time. Beautiful — Hal

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  3. Well it can’t be easy.

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  4. Wow, all of these inspire me to fully live each day!

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  5. Oh, that little rhino……

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  6. Utterly spectacular. My Dad is going to love that orangutan portrait.

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  7. Gorgeous! Sharing this post on FB!!

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