The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards are now taking entries, and the organisers have been shared some of the early entries with The Atlantic to tease us to what may be coming in the future. Last year’s competition attracted over 173,000 entries from 171 countries. Entries are still open and will be accepted until January 5, 2016.

The picture was taken near Three Peaks refuge, located in the heart of the Dolomiti di Sesto, Italy. I used a graduated neutral density in combination with a neutreal density filter to extend the exposure time up to 66 seconds.

A group of red flamingos arguing. Their noisy encounter accompanies their red bodies as they were ballet dancers with tutus.

Hello London Isadora and her first smiles to the world

I captured this photo of a crocodile and lizard battling. The crocodile was sunbathing when the lizard suddenly attacked.

Old smartly dressed man laughing towards the heavens after some good fortune.

Motocross rider surfing dunes in Villa Gesell, Argentina.

Ineffable

Pelicans competing for food at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore.

In late summer the European hamster gets ready for hibernation. He fills up his pouches with grains, roots, plants or insects and transports them into his food chamber (that's why he is running).

A young boy training hard in the pool to participate in the yearly triatlon while other kids are playing. The image is taken at Sandsbeach resort pool in Lanzarote.

Landscape in Nothern Norway