Into the wild

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language,” wrote the philosopher Martin Buber. So what are these animals trying to tell us? The shortlist for the Sony World Photography Awards has been announced, including wildlife shots from around the world. From an inquisitive seal to a rare Ethiopian wolf, the creatures all have stories to tell.

In Pictures:

Into the wild

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All images © the photographer/Sony World Photography Awards, Natural World & Wildlife shortlist (Open competition)