The winners of the 2017 World Press photo contest were announced today, and the winners were: 1.
John Hartnell, artist (Hartnell is known for his paintings and prints of nature and animals) 2.
Aya Buhari, photographer (Aya is a photographer from Nigeria who has been photographing animals for her own personal use for over 30 years) 3.
Marko Vucinic, journalist and blogger (Vucinic is the owner of The Journal of Wildlife Photography in Vienna, Austria.)
Alexey Kuznetsov, photographer and blogger, Russian republic (Kuznetov is a freelance photographer and conservationist based in Russia.)
Zara Ligeti, photographer, photographer & blogger (Liget.
is a digital photographer based in Venice, Italy.)
Svetlana Rovinescu, photographer based out of Prague, Czech Republic (Rovinesc.
is an award-winning wildlife photographer.)
Anja Wysztyk, photographer from Germany, and author (Wysztizt.
is the founder and editor-in-chief of Fauna magazine.)
Kalle Nätterberg, wildlife photographer basedout of Germany (Nachtterberg.
is based in Germany and has won a number of awards including one for Best Wildlife Photographer.)
Alexei Povtsev, photographer(Povtss.
is known as a world-class photographer of birds, animals, and plants.
He has also won a variety of prestigious awards for his photography of nature.)
Maren Oksanen, photographer for the Berlin Zoo, Germany (Oksan.
is best known for her work on animals and wildlife in the city of Berlin.
She has won several prestigious awards including Best Wildlife Photography, Best Photography of the Year and Best Magazine cover.)
The judges also praised these images for their ability to convey an important message about nature and its natural world: 1.)
John Hartell, artist(Hartnell, who has published more than 2,000 pieces of art, including sculptures, landscapes and landscapes-related art, is the recipient of the John Hartill Award in the field of landscape photography, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in the Art of Nature, the European Photographic Union, and a Pulitzer Prize for his photo essay “Paintings of Nature” published in the New Yorker magazine.
Marko, photographer 4.)
Alexey, photographer 5.)
Zara, photographer 6.)
Svetla, photographer 7.)
Anja, photographer 8.)
Maren, photographer 9.)
Kalle, photographer 10.)
Alexei, photographer 11.)
Menno, wildlife Photographer of the year.
“The most interesting man in the world,” John Hartley Hartnell told The Washington Post.
He said he was inspired to create these photographs because he believes that animals are the best ambassadors for our species.
“Nature and nature’s creatures have been a great inspiration to me and have always been a big part of my life,” he said.
“I think that if I have one or two more of these, maybe I will go out and see the natural world a bit more.”