The winners of this year’s International Photography Awards (IPA) have been announced.
Open to professional, non-professional and student photographers around the world, the competition received more than 13,000 submissions across its 13 categories.
Winners of the professional categories will be entered into the IPA’s Photographer of the Year competition, with the chance to win a $10,000 (£7,750) prize.
Winners of the non-professional and student categories will be considered for the Discovery of the Year award, with a $5,000 prize.
Here is a selection of some of the winning images from this year’s awards, with descriptions by the photographers.