Shades of Nature From Best of 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

The winners 2017 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced and the images are stunning. Thousands of entries from 183 countries included impressive wildlife and nature photography, exhibiting the natural beauty at its best.

The winner depicted the impact of the climate change by capturing the icebergs that were part of the Larsen Ice Shelf. Other entries included a lioness sleeping on a high tree branch, hunting dolphins to marvelously colored landscapes. Take a look at the best 11 photos capturing nature and wildlife from the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards contest.

Sleeping beauty by Deveni Nishantha Manjula, in Lake Nakuru National Park, Sri Lanka.

Sleeping beauty by Deveni Nishantha Manjula

Image: Deveni Nishantha Manjula

Tabular iceberg by Josselin Cornou, France, got the first prize.

Tabular iceberg by Josselin Cornou

Image: Josselin Cornou

Cautelosa/Cautious by Jonatan Banista, Panama, features a iguana clinging to a small twig.

Cautelosa by Jonatan Banista

Image: Jonatan Banista

This picture of hunting dolphins was captured in Bimini Biological Field Station in the Bahamas by Eugene Kitsios.

Hunting dolphins vy Eugene Kitsios

Image: Eugene Kitsios

This Humpback Whale was shot by Matt Lance Draper, off the coast of the island Chain of Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga.

Character by Matt Lance Draper

Image: Matt Lance Draper

Cliff view with an owl by Husain Hakin Alfraid, Saudi Arabia.

Cliff view by Husain Hakin Alfraid, Saudi Arabia

Image: Husain Hakin Alfraid

The Hunt: Peregrine has caught a Ruff by Markus Varesvuo, Finland.

Peregrine has caught a Ruff by Markus Varesvuo

Image: Markus Varesvuo

Escape by Mohammad Alnaser, Saudi Arabia, features giraffe and zebras supposedly escaping a predator.

escape photo

Image: Mohammad Alnaser

Garland By Karolis Janulis, features an aerial shot of a beach in San Augustin, Maspalomas.

Garland By Karolis Janulis

Image: Karolis Janulis

Light from Above by Peter Svoboda, features a fields bathed in mist and light in Santa Maddalena, Dolomiten, Italy.

Light from above by Peter Svoboda

Image: Peter Svoboda

Mystic Island by Aleš Krivec is shrouded in a beautiful color palette and morning mist.

Mystic Island by Aleš Krivec

Image: Aleš Krivec

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