National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

Explore the prize-winning photos and download stunning wallpapers for all your devices. Share your favorite pictures with your friends and see the judge’s top picks.

Grand Prize Winner
The power of nature
by Sergio Tapiro Velasco
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Second Place Winner, Nature
To live.
by Hiromi Kano
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Third Place Winner, Nature
Crocodiles at Rio Tarcoles
by Tarun Sinha
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Honorable Mention, Nature
Marble Caves
by Clane Gessel
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People’s Choice Winner, Nature
Buff Tailed Coronet
by Hymakar Valluri
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National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
Our panel of judges reviewed thousands of incredible images from around the world to select this year’s grand prize winner. See the spectacular travel photos that bested the competition and earned the top awards in each of the three categories.

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Alex Noriega | Featured Photographer

Photography Masterclass Magazine speak to USA Landscape Photographer Of The Year and International Landscape Photographer Of The Year, Alex Noriega, whose incredible images have been featured in numerous publications worldwide.

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Alex Noriega | Featured Photographer
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2017 Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year

Amateur and enthusiast photographers from all around the country have gathered their best images and submitted them to the expert judgement of our panel of industry leaders — Brett Stanley, Charles Howells, Katherine Williams, Kaye Davis, Mark Gee, Michael Miller, Richard Wood, Peter Robertson, and Simon Devitt.

For several years, the Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year has been the country’s largest amateur photography contest and certainly the most popular online gallery of its kind. Each year, the quantity of entries increases, and so, too, the calibre of images improves. 2017’s contest received a record 9337 submissions across the 11 categories, many of which prove that advanced photographic technologies and techniques, such as focus stacking, aerial imaging, and timelapse, are no longer reserved for the pros.

Grand Prize Winner
Sarah Caldwell / Houston Main Street Metro
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Landscape Category 1st place
Andy Thompson / Hawea Iinversion
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Travel Category 1st place
Javan NG / Morning Rush Hour at Grand Central Terminal in New York
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Action Category 1st place
Bill Hodges / Surfboat Chaos
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Macro Category 1st place
Murray McCulloch / Vespula Vulgaris
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Congratulations to the winning images of our 2017 Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year competition.

more in D-Photo Issue 79

Dog Photographer of the Year

Dogs are more popular than ever. In the hearts and minds of people everywhere, dogs are true companions and make a real difference to our lives.

Overall Winner and Man’s Best Friend 1st Place Winner Maria Davison Ramos, Portugal
Title of image: ‘A Girl’s Best Friend’
Dog: Yzma, cross breed and rescue dog
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Dogs at Play Category 1st Place Winner Kaylee Greer, USA
Title of image: “Splash!”
Dog: Petey, Wheaten Terrier
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Dog Portrait 1st Place Winner, Anastasia Vetkovskaya, Russia
Title of image: ‘Black Beauty’
Dog: Sisley- Shou Gerat Grant Ahtiar Ak Jar, Afghan Hound
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Oldies Category 1st Place Winner John Liot, UK
Title of image: “Kelly in her spot.”
Dog: Kelly, Unknown Breed, Cross Breed
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Puppies Category 1st Place Winner Mirjam Schreurs, Netherlands
Title of image: ‘Full Concentration’
Dog: Tyson, boxer
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Rescue Dogs Charity Category 3rd Place Winner Kaylee Greer, USA
Title of image: “Home.”
Dog: Joshua, Pitbull Terrier (cross breed)
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GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2017

There is a society or association for wildlife and nature photography in almost every European country. In Germany this is the Society of German Nature Photographers (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen e.V. – GDT), a registered non-profit organisation since 1971 and one of the world‘s largest nature photography associations. In addition to members from Germany, Europe and overseas, numerous sponsors from the photographic industry including many well-known camera manufacturers, specialist suppliers in nature photography, publishers and agencies, support the goals and the work of the GDT by their sponsor membership. The GDT‘s 15 regional groups and the group of young photographers meet regularly several times during the year for slide shows, the exchange of information and experience and to socialize and talk with people of the same interest. Guests are very welcome!

Winner: Dominik Janoschka (Germany) – “Birdies”
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Radomir Jakubowski (Deutschland) – Intim
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Stephan Fürnrohr (Deutschland) – Das Lächeln der Dame
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Florian Smit (Deutschland) – Kampf
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Volker Bohlmann (Deutschland) – Im Bruch
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Sandra Bartocha (Deutschland) – Leberblümchen
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Uwe Hasubek (Deutschland) – Morgenspaziergang
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GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2017

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The People’s Choice 2017

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year
The People’s Choice 2017 is now open. Vote for your favourite image or film in each of the 3 People’s Choice categories.
Each person can only vote once in each category. Voting ends 5th April 2017 so vote now!

Olivia Williamson, United Kingdom
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Athena Constantinou, Cyprus
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Jonathan Gregson, United Kingdom
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Tim Clinch, Bulgaria
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Maja Danica Pecanic, Croatia
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Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

These award-winning photos show planet Earth in ways you’ve never seen it

It’s easy to get caught up in worrying about how crazy the world is. But sometimes it’s important to stop and remember that it’s also beautiful. …

Hougaard Malan of South Africa won the single image “International Landscape Photograph of the Year” award with this shot of Ruacana Falls in Northern Namibia.
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The second-place single image award was won by Simone Cmoon for this shot from Lofoten, Norway.
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Eberhard Ehmke came in third in the single image contest with this overhead shot of Hessen, Germany.
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There’s something haunting in Poppe’s shot from Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia. A third image from the third-place winner of the “Photographer of the Year” contest.
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And the contrast in texture here in this other shot from Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia, is fascinating. A fourth image from the third-place winner of the “Photographer of the Year” contest.
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Ignacio Palacios won the “Square Arial” award with this painting-like image from Marismas del Guadalquivir, Spain.
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These award-winning photos show planet Earth in ways you’ve never seen it
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