The best images from a fine-art photography competition have been plucked from around 4,000 submitted worldwide.

© Valentina Abinanti

Photographers David Tortora and Jaime Travezan triumphed in the professional category of the Fine Art Photography Awards, claiming the $3,000 top prize with their series of nudes entitled ‘Flora (2015)’.

Nudes - Professional - 1st Place - Jaime Travezan and David Tortora - Grand Prize© Jaime Travezan and David Tortora

Florian Ruiz was named Amateur Fine Art Photographer of the Year for his series ‘Mirage cities’ captured in China. Florian won $2,000.

Cityscape - Amateur - 1st Place - Florian Ruiz - Grand Prize.web© Florian Ruiz

The Fine Art Photography Awards competition was set up last year to discover emerging talent from around the world.

To view all the winning pictures, visit http://fineartphotoawards.com/

Landscape - Amateur - 1st Place - Jayanta Roy.web© Jayanta Roy

Seascape - Professional - 1st Place - Yigal Pardo.web© Yigal Pardo

Poland, Village of "Biala Wies" close to Grodzisk Wlkp.Here inside the company “Nutrex” one of the most important intensive breeding of minks in all Poland.In this warehouse came the lifeless bodies of the minks, killed by gas fumes. Mink will be subsequently placed on a conveyor belt and transported to the various rooms where mantles will be separated from their bodies.© Paolo Marchetti [Professional Photojournalism winner]

Wildlife-Animals - Amateur - 1st Place - Pedro Jarque.web© Pedro Jarque

VULCANO© Alexis Acosta