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Photographer of the Year – 2017 winners

 Click here to read a full roundup of the 2017 Photographer of the Year competition


♦ Number of photographs submitted: 15,171  (main competition: 7,995 + Instagram: 7,176)

♦ Number of votes cast: 217,461 (Facebook: 76,965 + Instagram: 140,496)

♦ Unique webpage views generated: 848,657

♦ Facebook impressions: 69,298,418

♦ Facebook accumulated reach: 45,230,905

♦ Facebook accumulated unique engagements: 2,449,828

The 2017 Photographer of the Year winners are:

Overall winner and Wildlife category winner : 

“Circles of protection” at Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

Read the judge’s comments here

Travel category winner: 

Quiver trees in the Richtersveld, South Africa © Willem Kruger

Read the judge’s comments here

Culture category winner: 

“Proud” in Omo Valley, Ethiopia © Christophe Lapeze

Read the judge’s comments here

Facebook competition

As voted by our Facebook community

Overall winner and Wildlife category winner – 3034 votes

“End of the rainbow” in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Björn Persson

Travel category winner – 517 votes

Star trails over Chapman’s baobab in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana © Beverly Houwing

Culture category winner – 518 votes

“Gift of life” in Kalahari Desert, South Africa © Ferdinand Veer

Instagram favourite

As voted by our Instagram community – 1657 votes

Sunset over the grasslands in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda © luv4sol

Read this blog post about the tough decisions facing the judges when they had to choose an overall winner.

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