The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the shortlists for their youth and student categories, and entries range from the opera houses of China to the classrooms of Kwazulu-Natal. Submissions flooded in from across the world, but 10 student photographers and six youth photographers have now made their respective shortlists.

Here are there finest photos, from an Italian man helping injured birds to a particularly photogenic fox…

The Portrait of a Tibetan Man – Tianyang Wang, China

(Tianyang Wang, China, Youth Shortlist, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)
(Tianyang Wang, China, Youth Shortlist, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

Unnamed – Emil Holthausen, Germany

(Emil Holthausen, Germany, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)
(Emil Holthausen, Germany, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

Bàt-ti-to – Irene Facoetti, Italy

(Irene Facoetti, Italy, Student Shortlist, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)
(Irene Facoetti, Italy, Student Shortlist, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

My Local Leaders #1 – Coenraad Torlage, South Africa

(Coenraad Torlage, South Africa, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)
(Coenraad Torlage, South Africa, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

My Local Leaders #2 – Coenraad Torlage, South Africa

(Coenraad Torlage, South Africa, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)
(Coenraad Torlage, South Africa, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

Border1 – Matías Alejandro Acun~a, Argentina

(Matías Alejandro Acun~a, Argentina, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)
(Matías Alejandro Acun~a, Argentina, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

Internal Troops – Gosha Bergal, Russia

(Gosha Bergal, Russia, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)
(Gosha Bergal, Russia, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

Home – Tayla Nebesky, USA 

(Tayla Nebesky, United States, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)
(Tayla Nebesky, United States, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

Justice for George Floyd, New York City – Thomas Hengge, USA

(Thomas Hengge, USA, Student Shortlist, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)
(Thomas Hengge, USA, Student Shortlist, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

Unnamed – Matias Garcia, Ecuador

(Matias Garcia, Ecuador, Student Shortlist, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)
(Matias Garcia, Ecuador, Student Shortlist, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)

Inheritor – Yanan Li, China

(Yanan Li, China, Student Shortlist, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)
(Yanan Li, China, Student Shortlist, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards/PA)