Pictures tell a story of thousand words. A picture freezes time and lets you go back and remember things that happened in the past. A photographer is as good as an author because his/her photograph will tell a unique story to every viewer. National Geographic always has some breathtaking photographs of animals, birds and natural wonders that make you hit the pause button. The winning entries of 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year were all spellbinding but the results of 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year contest have been declared and they are really mesmerizing. We have brought to you all the winning entries from the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest here, see all the pictures below.

The pictures will definitely take your breath away and the descriptions associated with it will definitely propel you to marvel at the genius of the photographer. The winning entries have been classified into the following categories, wildlife, aerials, and landscape and underwater. All the entries are available for viewing on National Geographic website. These photos can be downloaded as wallpapers for all your devices. The grand-prize winner will be paid $7,500 and their winning image will be published in an upcoming issue of National Geographic magazine. One winner was selected from each category and they will receive $2,500 each. All the images are featured on the National Geographic Instagram account. Check out the winning entries below. Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017: These Funny Winning Pictures Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Wildlife:

1st Place and Grand Prize: Face To Face In A River In Borneo by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan

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2nd Place: Mother’s love by Alejandro Prieto

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3rd Place: White Fighters by Bence Mate

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Honorable Mention Award – Macaque Maintenance by Lance McMillan

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People’s Choice: Great Gray Owl by Harry Collins

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Aerials:

1st Place: Rock Pool by Todd Kennedy

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2nd Place: From above by Takahiro Bessho

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3rd Place: Drip by Greg C.

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Honorable Mention: Life after life by Agathe Bernard

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People’s Choice: Meandering Canyon by David Swindler

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Landscapes:

1st Place: Firefall by Karim Iliya

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2nd Place: DUSHANZI Grand Canyon by Yuhan Liao

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3rd Place: Illuminate by Mike Olbinski Photography

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Honorable Mention: Cold and misty by Gheorge Popa

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People’s Choice: Kalsoy by Wojciech Kruczyński

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Underwater:

1st Place: Fluorescent Anemone by Jim Obester

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2nd Place: In Your Face by Shane Gross

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3rd Place: Flying fish in motion by Michael Patrick O’Neill

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Honorable Mention: Jennifer ONeil Predators on a Bait Ball by Jennifer O’Neil

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People’s Choice: Drift by Matthew Smith

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Didn’t we tell you that the images were spellbinding? We’re sure that looking at these pictures definitely made your day, high time you go ahead and make these your wallpaper on your devices.