With just days left to enter the world's largest photography competition, the World Photography Organisation has released ten entries from the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards. If these images inspire you to enter this free competition, you can find out how at www.worldphoto.org.

Professional and amateur photographers can compete in a range of categories for cash prizes and Sony digital imaging equipment. Last year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 21 April. All winning and finalist photographers will have their work exhibited at Somerset House in London from 22 April to 8 May and published in the 2016 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book, giving them global exposure.

Sony World Photography Awards 2016
A boat carries a group of tourists under a rainbow at Niagara Falls, by Fahad Abdualhameid, Saudi ArabiaFahad Abdualhameid/Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Sony World Photography Awards 2016
A boy rides a buffalo into the woods, by Mohd Firdaus Zulkefili, MalaysiaMohd Firdaus Zulkefili/Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Sony World Photography Awards 2016
A wild red squirrel eating raspberries, by Geert Weggen, SwedenGeert Weggen/Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Flamingos gather at Miankaleh Lagoon, a protected area in northern Iran, by Hadi Mohsentabar, IranHadi Mohsentabar/Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Sony World Photography Awards 2016
People dance the Viennese waltz, by Dmitri Izosimov, RussiaDmitri Izosimov/Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Sony World Photography Awards 2016
A portrait of a baby gorilla at Melbourne Zoo, by Peter Willingham, AustraliaPeter Willingham/Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Sony World Photography Awards 2016
The view from a beachside hotel room in Waikiki, by Joel Stafford, AustraliaJoel Stafford/Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Young novice monks pray for peace at a monastery in Bagan, Myanmar, by Chan Kwok Hung, Hong KongChan Kwok Hung/Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Baby fur seal near the Commander islands in the Bering sea, by Andrey Narchuk, RussiaAndrey Narchuk/Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Children having fun, by Kyaw Win Hlaing, MyanmarKyaw Win Hlaing/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

One professional photographer will be awarded the title of L'Iris d'Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year. The 2015 title was awarded to Getty Images photojournalist John Moore for his hard-hitting series documenting the Ebola crisis in Liberia.