The best photos from 66 countries, according to the largest competition in the world

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2001_4215_KhalidAlsabt_SaudiArabia_NationalAwards_2017 Sony World Photography Awards Saudi Arabia, Khalid Alsabt.

The Sony World Photography Awards is the largest photo competition in the world. Now celebrating its 10th year, the awards program has received more than a million submissions since its inception.

One of the contest's top honors is the National Award. For this particular award, photographers are judged against others from their country of origin, regardless of which of the 10 categories the photo was submitted to. This creates competition across various "open" categories, including portraits, architecture, nature, still life, and travel. Ultimately, the panel of judges must choose the best photo from each country, regardless of its subject matter.

There are 66 qualifying countries, and awards are given to first-, second-, and third-place winners.

Ahead, see the 66 first-place winners of this year's National Awards. Captions include where the photographer is from - which is not necessarily where the photo was taken - along with their name.

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Slovenia, Aleš Komovec

Slovenia, Aleš Komovec

Indonesia, Fajar Kristianto

Indonesia, Fajar Kristianto

Portugal, Luís Godinho

Portugal, Luís Godinho

Province Of China, Jim Chen Taiwan

Province Of China, Jim Chen Taiwan

Switzerland, Alessandra Meniconzi

Switzerland, Alessandra Meniconzi

Norway, Henning S. Pettersen

Norway, Henning S. Pettersen

Malaysia, Jian Seng Soh

Malaysia, Jian Seng Soh

Thailand, Polpich Komson

Thailand, Polpich Komson

Slovakia, Peter Svoboda

Slovakia, Peter Svoboda

Mexico, Tania Franco Klein

Mexico, Tania Franco Klein

Poland, Arek Rataj

Poland, Arek Rataj

Hong Kong, Chun Kin Tong, TOMY

Hong Kong, Chun Kin Tong, TOMY

Vietnam, Ngoc Mai Nguyen

Vietnam, Ngoc Mai Nguyen

India, Nikunj Rathod

India, Nikunj Rathod

Spain, Santos Moreno Villar

Spain, Santos Moreno Villar

Colombia, Camilo Diaz

Colombia, Camilo Diaz

United States of American, Argus Paul Estabrook

United States of American, Argus Paul Estabrook

Russian Federation, Alexander Vinogradov

Russian Federation, Alexander Vinogradov

Latvia, Katerina Annenkova

Latvia, Katerina Annenkova

Netherlands, Ewa Cwikla

Netherlands, Ewa Cwikla

New Zealand, Miriam Strong

New Zealand, Miriam Strong

Greece, Constantinos Sofikitis

Greece, Constantinos Sofikitis

Republic Of Korea, Seung Jong Lee

Republic Of Korea, Seung Jong Lee

Ecuador, Cesar Augusto Gaitan Cortez

Ecuador, Cesar Augusto Gaitan Cortez

Belgium, Katrijn Van Giel

Belgium, Katrijn Van Giel

Romania, Alex Andriesi

Romania, Alex Andriesi

Panama, Jonatan Banista

Panama, Jonatan Banista

Saudi Arabia, Khalid Alsabt

Saudi Arabia, Khalid Alsabt

Egypt, Mohamed Roushdy Eldor

Egypt, Mohamed Roushdy Eldor

Kenya, Austin Odunga

Kenya, Austin Odunga

Venezuela, Kala Madriz

Venezuela, Kala Madriz

Cambodia, Ly Min

Cambodia, Ly Min

Hungary, Edina Csoboth

Hungary, Edina Csoboth

Czech Republic, Simona Nalepkova

Czech Republic, Simona Nalepkova

Chile, Francisco Ubilla

Chile, Francisco Ubilla

Germany, Ralph Gräf

Germany, Ralph Gräf

Sweden, Andreas Hemb

Sweden, Andreas Hemb

Peru, Carloman Macidiano Céspedes Riojas

Peru, Carloman Macidiano Céspedes Riojas

Australia, Evan George

Australia, Evan George

France, Josselin Cornou

France, Josselin Cornou

Italy, Salvatore Mazzeo

Italy, Salvatore Mazzeo

Estonia, Annela Samuel

Estonia, Annela Samuel

Bangladesh, Mohammad Amir Hamja

Bangladesh, Mohammad Amir Hamja

Ukraine, Zani Arkadina

Ukraine, Zani Arkadina

Qatar, Firos Syed

Qatar, Firos Syed

Canada, Harley Yang

Canada, Harley Yang

Finland, Antti Hallakorpi

Finland, Antti Hallakorpi

Myanmar, Kyaw Win Hlaing

Myanmar, Kyaw Win Hlaing

Denmark, Lise Johansson

Denmark, Lise Johansson

Philippines, Mark L. Vicente

Philippines, Mark L. Vicente

Japan, Homare Hamada

Japan, Homare Hamada

Turkey, Emrah Karako

Turkey, Emrah Karako

Pakistan, Shabir Mian

Pakistan, Shabir Mian

Ireland, Bernard Ward

Ireland, Bernard Ward

Sri Lanka, Deveni Nishantha Manjula

Sri Lanka, Deveni Nishantha Manjula

United Kingdom, Tim Cornbill

United Kingdom, Tim Cornbill

Austria, Julian Walkner

Austria, Julian Walkner

Argentina, Jose Maria Perez Nuez

Argentina, Jose Maria Perez Nuez

Croatia, Petar Sabol

Croatia, Petar Sabol

Serbia, Jelena Jankovi

Serbia, Jelena Jankovi

Lithuania, Tadas Kazakevicius

Lithuania, Tadas Kazakevicius

United Arab Emirates, Mustafa Jindi

United Arab Emirates, Mustafa Jindi

Singapore, Lester Koh Meng Hua

Singapore, Lester Koh Meng Hua

Bulgaria, Ivan Miladinov

Bulgaria, Ivan Miladinov

China, Jianguo Gong

China, Jianguo Gong

Nepal, Shashanka Chitrakar

Nepal, Shashanka Chitrakar
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