London, Feb. 26 (CNA) A photograph shooting two Pacific salmon swimming beneath a violent modern-day earned underwater photographer Wu Yung-sen (吳永森) the top prize for Taiwan at the 2019 Sony World Photographer Awards on Tuesday.

Wu, a eager diver, said he felt proud to win first area within the National Award class for Taiwan and turned into thankful for the popularity.

He might be invited to attend the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, to be held from April 18-May 6 in Somerset House, London.

Wu’s picture was additionally certainly one of 14 entries that made the shortlist for the awards’ Open Competition prize within the herbal world and natural world category, but it did now not win.

One of the world’s maximum prestigious images contests, the Sony World Photography Awards are exceeded out in four competitions: Professional, Open, Student and Youth.

The Open Competition singles out the world’s pleasant images every year, and recognizes and rewards the 3 great local photographic talents in each area and nation round the world through the National Awards program.

The 2d- and third-prize winners for Taiwan have been Li Po-yi (李柏毅) with a picture of a coastal entertainment park on Batam, Indonesia, and Kuo Zei-yang (郭子揚), for a photo displaying the breathtaking landscape of the Gorner Glacier in Zermatt, Switzerland.

More than 327,000 pix entered the four competitions of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards, called one of the world’s most celebrated and various images competitions.

Now in its 12th yr, the awards’ goal is to showcase the first-class contemporary photography global, consistent with its host, the World Photography Organization.