A mother grizzly with her cub and some incredible close-ups: More jaw-dropping shots pour in for prestigious annual photography competition
- The Cewe Photo Award competition invites amateur and professional photographers to enter images
- Catering to all interests, there are 10 subject categories and the June 2 deadline is now looming
- Cewe has let MailOnline Travel offer a sneak preview of another set of images that have jumped out at judges
Yet more spell-binding images have emerged as photographers vie to win gold at a prestigious annual photo contest.
The Cewe Photo Award invites amateur and professional photographers from around the world to enter and to date, more than 175,000 snaps have been submitted covering 10 subject categories.
The competition’s organisers have let MailOnline Travel reveal the latest images that have come in as the June 2 deadline looms.
The standout shots for April include one showing a grizzly bear in the wilds of Russia, another that captures Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque by night and one photo that shows sheep being herded in the rural outskirts of Shanghai.
The overall winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony in Vienna on September 25.
To take a look at the latest selection of photos in the running to win, scroll down…
A grizzly bear stays close to her cub in Kamchatka, Russia, in this shot by Pierluigi Rizzato. The Kamchatka brown bear is one of the largest of all brown bear subspecies
As the month of Ramadan begins, the beautiful arches and pillars of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi are reflected in this shot by Gaurav Ghosh. It is the largest mosque in the country and during peak times it can accommodate more than 41,000 people
A flock of sheep in Shanghai are herded to their next destination in this photo by Yongsheng Yang
A female gymnast performs an impressive stunt in Antwerp, Belgium. Eric Tkindt, who captured the athlete in action, explains that the lights in the background are from mobile phones. This shot was deemed a monthly winner for April
A kangaroo puckers up in this photo, taken in Esperance, Australia, by Anna Weißenburg. The area, on the south coast, is known for its beautiful white sand beaches
Two girls look back towards the camera as they walk along a wooden pier in Myanmar. The candid shot was captured by Bing Huang
A European bee-eater caught the eye of Ales Komovec as it flapped its wings against a red wall in Brežice, Slovenia. The feathered creature is one of Europe’s most colourful birds
The curves of this retro building in Körmend, Hungary, make for an interesting effect in this photo by Richard Szerencsi
Two young monks run across a crumbling brick wall in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui. Jianming Hu captured them in action just as a bird entered the shot
A housefly gets up close and personal in this photo by Irina Petrova. Housefly eyes comprise thousands of individual lenses and they are capable of detecting both the polarization of light and colour spectrums unseen by humans
A young Iranian boy looks at photographer Shahab Naseri while dressed in traditional clothing. The child was out with his village celebrating the start of spring with the Nowruz ceremony at the time. This festival is considered the start of the New Year among Iranians
The parched landscape of Death Valley in California is captured here by Gerhard Bolz. It is one of the driest spots in America
Kopp Matthias landed the perfect shot of a mayfly on a still pond. Mayflies are aquatic insects and there are more than 3,000 species around the world. This shot was deemed a monthly winner for April
Czech photographer Jana Kupcakova captured this colourful shot of an antique dealer adjusting his shop window while wandering around the historic streets of Venice. This shot was deemed a monthly winner for April
Photographer Pierre Gable shows that you’re never too old to rock out in this black-and-white portrait shot
A butterfly straddles light and dark in this show-stopping abstract shot by Dozio Augusta