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A man fans flames in Tanauan, Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded | Photo Credit: Dan Kitwood

Earlier this week, the World Photography Organisation unveiled the finalists for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. The images were selected from 139,544 submissions by photographers in 166 countries (the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven-year history), and they are characteristically superb.

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Damsels in Distress

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2014


While fly fishing with friend/guide Dean Whaanga in New Zealand when a combination of bad weather and good timing resulted in a fish giving an experience of a lifetime. The angler crawled on his stomach with his camera to the waters edge, hit record, and watched what was one of the coolest moments he had ever witnessed.

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This is what $425,659.59 in camera gear looks like

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2014

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These are all the cameras and lenses that the Getty Images photographers have brought to the Sochi Winter Games. Exactly $425,659.59, according to Robert Cianflone in Petapixel—”that’s the value of a house and more than a Lamborghini Aventador!”

Here’s the list:

20 Canon 1Dx cameras
3 Canon 5DmkIII cameras
1 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro lens
2 Canon 14mm fisheye lenses
2 Canon 15mm fisheye lenses
5 Canon 16-35mm zoom lenses
7 Canon 200-400mm zoom lenses
2 Canon 200mm f/1.8 lenses
2 Canon 300mm f/2.8 lenses
2 Canon 300mm f/4 lenses
2 Canon 35mm f/1.4 lenses
2 Canon 50mm f/1.2 lenses
2 Canon 400mm f/2.8 lenses
8 Canon 500mm f/4 lenses
10 Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses
7 Canon 8-15mm fisheye lenses
5 Canon 800mm f/5.6 lenses
2 Canon 85mm f/1.2 lenses
And a set of Tilt Shift lenses
It’s pretty impressive. Especially knowing that Getty Images is just one of the photography agencies covering the games.

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