National Geographic has just released the results of its 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year competition, and the winning images are a fantastic representation of Mother Earth. Overall, 11,000 shots were submitted, competing in four different categories: landscapes, aerials, underwater, and wildlife.
The grand-prize winner will receive $7,500 and their winning shot will be published in the upcoming issue of National Geographic. Also, one first place winner was selected from each of the remaining three categories, all winning $2,500. These prize winners, along with some of our favorite other entries can be seen below.