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.
Image: Deveni Nishantha Manjula
Tabular iceberg by Josselin Cornou, France, got the first prize.
Image: Josselin Cornou
Cautelosa/Cautious by Jonatan Banista, Panama, features a iguana clinging to a small twig.
Image: Jonatan Banista
This picture of hunting dolphins was captured in Bimini Biological Field Station in the Bahamas by 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.
Image: Matt Lance Draper
Cliff view with an owl by Husain Hakin Alfraid, Saudi Arabia.
Image: Husain Hakin Alfraid
The Hunt: Peregrine has caught a Ruff by Markus Varesvuo, Finland.
Image: Markus Varesvuo
Escape by Mohammad Alnaser, Saudi Arabia, features giraffe and zebras supposedly escaping a predator.
Image: Mohammad Alnaser
Garland By Karolis Janulis, features an aerial shot of a beach in San Augustin, Maspalomas.
Image: Karolis Janulis
Light from Above by Peter Svoboda, features a fields bathed in mist and light in Santa Maddalena, Dolomiten, Italy.
Image: Peter Svoboda
Mystic Island by Aleš Krivec is shrouded in a beautiful color palette and morning mist.
Image: Aleš Krivec