The Sony World Photography Awards 2022 are already looking incredible

Submitted to the lifestyle category of the open competition is this wonderful image by Arifayan Taiwo from Nigeria.  (image credit: © Arifayan Taiwo, Nigeria, entry, Open, Lifestyle, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)
 An entry into the portraiture category for the 2022 awards features two people with a love for cars. The photographer and the main man himself.  (image credit: © Tom Barnes, United Kingdom, entry, Open, Portraiture, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)
 The Sony World Photography Awards aren't just about taking awesome photos. They also feature some brilliant creativity. (image credit: © Hardijanto Budyman, Indonesia, entry, Open, Creative, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)
Wonderful views of architecture are also a prominent feature of the awards. Like Marat Ortega's image of the inside of the Cathedral of Morelia from Mexico.  (image credit: © Marat Ortega, Mexico, entry, Open, Architecture, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)
This incredibly colourful image by Ngoc Van Nguyen comes from Vietnam and shows a glimpse of daily life.   (image credit: © Ngoc Van Nguyen, Vietnam, entry, Open, Travel, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)
Another colourful entry to the open competition this time shows a taste of the lifestyle of dockyard workers in Bangladesh.  (image credit: © Takrim Ahmed, Bangladesh, entry, Open, Lifestyle, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)
From busy workers to peaceful cyclists. These photography awards have it all.  (image credit: © Marc Zetterblom, Sweden, entry, Open, Street Photography, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)
This image by Kyle Minar has been submitted to the Natural World & Wildlife category and speaks to the quality of images in that area already.  (image credit: © Kyle Minar, United States of America, entry, Open, Natural World & Wildlife, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)
This impressive view comes from the Teton mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. (image credit: © Jeff Bennett, United States of America, entry, Open, Landscape, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)
If straight lines are more your thing, then you'll appreciate this photo Jim Kateluzos,  (image credit: © Jim Kateluzos, United States of America, entry, Open, Architecture, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)
Portraiture with feeling. That's what we're getting with the latest from the Sony World Photography Awards.  (image credit: © Andi Abdul Halil, Indonesia, entry, Open, Portraiture, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)
 This is one well-timed photo and no doubt a painful kick to the face too. Certainly addition to the motion category.  (image credit: © Andre Durao, Brazil, entry, Open, Motion, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)