The winners of this year's Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. The winners were selected from over 700,000 entries and feature everything from skydiving selfies and lightning flashes to hummingbirds and starry nights. Twisted Sifter has put together a spectacular gallery featuring some of the best images.

Top image: Starry lighthouse, Ivan Pedretti, Italy, Open Panoramic – Winner.

Exit, Michael Nordqvist, Sweden, Nordics National Award – 1st Place:

Lightning, Lise Sundberg, Nordics National Award – 3rd Place

Much more at Twisted Sifter.