You wouldn’t want to get in the way of this guy. Towering above the camera, the elephant looks majestic, powerful, frightening – and we’re just lucky to get a glimpse of the fella.
The photograph, taken by Kuwait’s Mohammad Mirza, was one of the winners in the ‘national’ category of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022, which recognised one amazing photo per nation by photographers from more than 60 countries.
While we wait for the overall competition winners to be announced on April 12, we’ve picked out a few more of our fave shots from that category:
Slovakia: Filip Hrebenda
Colombia: Bernardo Del Cristo Hernandez
Thailand: Kunuch Chutmongkolporn
Russian Federation: Marianna Smolina
Slovenia: Matjaž Šimic
Saudi Arabia: Mazin Alhassan
Thailand: Thanh Nguyen Phuc
Japan: Yasuhiro Takachi
Looking for more epic photography? Check out these aerial shots from the Drone Photo Awards.