Best of the best photos of 2017

• The best of the best pictures in 2017

Every year many prestigious photo contests held around the world. Look at all the winners. We can say, these photos were recognized jury best of the best in 2017.

Best of the best photos of 2017

Competition micrographs of Nikon small world is the oldest and most respected competition of its kind in the world. This is a demonstration of beauty, sophistication and perfection of nature as seen through a microscope.

The first place to get a photo of the skin cells with excessive amounts of keratin - a special protein, from which mainly consist of human hair and nails. (Photo Dr Bram van den Broek, Andriy Volkov, Dr Kees Jalink, Dr Nicole Schwarz & Dr Reinhard Windoffer):

Best of the best photos of 2017

The winner of the World Press Photo 2017. The main prize was awarded to Turkish Burhan Ozbilidzhi photographer who shot the killer Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in Turkey immediately after the attack December 19, 2016.

"The Russian Embassy in Ankara called the complete degradation of morals and values, the recognition image photo killed Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in Turkey.

Jury selection World Press Photo discouraging. Complete degradation of morals and values. Deeply we regret that in the pursuit of glory, bestowing rotten, in the course are any means. Propaganda horror of terror is unacceptable. "

(Photo by Burhan Ozbilici, The Associated Press):

Best of the best photos of 2017

The main winner of National Geographic Travel Photographer 2017. The eruption of the volcano of Colima in Mexico. Mexico's most active volcano, has erupted more than 40 times since 1576. (Photo by Sergio Tapiro Velasco | National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest):

Best of the best photos of 2017

Photographer Brent Stirton, who became the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year winner wildlife photos, held its investigation, how the deadly business - the hunt for rhino horn. Read more about this in the article "Deadly Business: hunt for rhino horn." (Photo by Brent Stirton | Wildlife Photographer of the Year):

Best of the best photos of 2017

Award Courage in Journalism Awards was established in honor of a German photojournalist Nidringhaus Ani, who was killed in April 2014 while working in Afghanistan. Because of the nature of this competition, the first place went to the photo 19-year-old schoolgirl from Sierra Leone, who lost his hand as a child during the civil war. (Photo by Stephanie Sinclair):

Best of the best photos of 2017

English contest macro shots and fauna - the best bio Photographer of the Year 2017. This is a winner. Mushroom and forest dweller on it. (Photo by Duncan McNaught | 2017 Royal Society of Biology Photographer of the Year):

Best of the best photos of 2017

Sony World Photography Awards 2017 International Competition is a prestigious event in the world of photography. He gives professionals a new and talented photographers a chance to show their best work. This year, the competition received 105 000 pictures from 66 countries.

Russia: Matilda. Not from the movie "Leon", but similar. First place in the category "Portraits". (Photo by Alexander Vinogradov | Sony World Photography Awards 2017):

Best of the best photos of 2017

The winners BigPicture Natural World Photography 2017, which represents the California Academy of Sciences and shows the rich diversity of life on Earth. The Grand Prix. Confiscated - the elephant legs. It turns out that such a product also in demand. Recent studies have shown that populations of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) is reduced by an average of 8 percent a year over the last decade. (Photo by Britta Jaschinski | BigPicture Photography Competition):

Best of the best photos of 2017

The competition for the best photography in the field of astronomy Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 - the biggest international competition of its kind.

The main winner of the contest for the best photo in the field of astronomy 2017 - Artem Mironov, Russia. Rho Ophiuchi molecular cloud, which is a dark nebula with inclusions of regions of ionized hydrogen, is named after the brightest star, which is part of the complex - ρ Ophiuchus. Exposure - 15 hours. The average distance is 420 to cloud communication. years (130 pc), making it one of the closest star-forming regions in the solar system. (Photo by Artem Mironov | Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017):

Best of the best photos of 2017

The winner of National Geographic Nature Photographer 2017. Shy orangutan in Borneo, Indonesia. (Photo by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan | 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Ye):

Best of the best photos of 2017

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - the most fun photo contest of the year, having a serious component - professional (and not) photographers. In fact, it was not a picture-winner, but a series of pictures falling owl, which is desperately trying to hold onto a branch. (Photo by Tibor Kercz | The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards):

Best of the best photos of 2017

Royal Society Publishing photography competition - the royal competition, established Royal Society of London. The winner of the entire contest was the aircraft and "sugar" the glaciers of the Antarctic Peninsula. (Photo by Peter Convey | PA Wire | Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition 2017):

Best of the best photos of 2017

The Best Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 sand molds at low tide in West Sussex, England. (Photo by Benjamin Graham | Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017):

Best of the best photos of 2017

The best photos taken on iPhone 2017 iPhone Photography Awards. Grand Prix took photographer Sebastiano Tomada. He took the picture in Iraq in November 2016: a boy and a girl standing near the wall on the background of a burning oil well. It is noted that the photographer used the iPhone 6S. The smartphone is equipped with a 12 megapixel camera. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada):

Best of the best photos of 2017

The international prestigious competition photos from Smithsonian magazine. Atmospheric shot of praying in a mosque in Jakarta took the Grand Prix. (Photo by Pradeep Raja Kannaiah):

Best of the best photos of 2017

The incredible beauty contest about Bird Photographer of the Year 2017 for the best "bird" photographer. This picture winner. Flamingos and chicks on Rio Lagartos lakes, Mexico. (Photo by Alejandro Prieto Rojas | 2017 Bird Photographer of the Year Awards):

Best of the best photos of 2017

Art of Building - an international competition of architectural photography. Here are pictures of the abandoned power to wind turbines and a stairway to heaven. The picture control room at an abandoned power plant in Hungary. (Photo Roman Robroek):

Best of the best photos of 2017

The international competition Epson International Pano 2017 dedicated to panoramic photography. This year, for the main prizes fought 1322 photographers from 71 countries. The winner was a landscape at dawn in Guangxi Province, China. (Photo by Jesus M. Garcia | The Epson International Pano Awards):

Best of the best photos of 2017

International Competition EyeEm Photography Awards 2017. 590 000 photos of applicants, 88 000 photographers in 150 countries. One winner - 19-year-old Alexander Dudkin from Moscow. (Photo by Sasha Dudkina):

Best of the best photos of 2017

Beautiful annual competition Audubon Photography Awards 2017 depicting the life of birds around the world. Gentoo penguin and its chick. After the emperor and king penguins, Gentoo - the largest penguin. Males reach a weight of 9 kg and females - 7, 5 kg, an increase of adults - 75-90 cm (Photo by Deborah Albert | Audubon Photography Awards):.

Best of the best photos of 2017

The best pictures from drones 2017. One Drone Photography Contest 2017 winner is not present, there are winners by category. First place in the category "City" took the concrete jungle of Dubai. (Photo BACHIRM):

Best of the best photos of 2017

The winner of the prestigious competition Outdoor Photographer with pictures of wildlife, travel and adventure around the globe. Hardangervidda National Park, Norway. Houses and traces of fox (right). (Photo: Stian Nesoy):

Best of the best photos of 2017

The best underwater photographer of the year competition with Underwater Photographer of the Year and an octopus. (Photo by Gabriel Barathieu | UPY2017):

Best of the best photos of 2017