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See the Captivating Shots of the 2016 iPhone Photography Award Winners!

You would have a hard time believing these photos were captured by an iPhone camera

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Who says you need an overly-expensive camera to be able to capture high quality photos?

The first and longest running iPhone photography competition that was founded in 2007 by Apple,inc. itself, iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) has announced the winners for this year’s competition.

IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the artistry of iPhone photographers since the iPhone first began to engage users worldwide. IPPAWARDS selects the very best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from more than 130 countries around the world.There were 19 categories in the 9th annual IPPAWARDS. iPhone Photographers represented countries all around the world including Australia, Brazil, China, Chile, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Grand Prize Winner Photographer of the Year Award winner receives an iPad Pro. The First, Second and Third Place Photographer of the Year Award winners will each receive an Apple Watch Sport. The first place winner in each category will be awarded a Gold Bar and the Second and Third place winners will each get a Palladium Bar from the most recognizable private gold mint in the world.

Siyuan Niu From Xinjiang, China, Grand Prize Winner

Siyuan Niu From Xinjiang, China, Grand Prize Winner

Source: Siyuan Niu
Andrew Montgomery From Hampton Wick, United Kingdom, 1st Place, Food

Andrew Montgomery From Hampton Wick, United Kingdom, 1st Place, Food

Elaine Taylor From United Kingdom, 1st Place, Portrait

Elaine Taylor From United Kingdom, 1st Place, Portrait

Erica Wu From San Francisco Ca, United States, 1st Place, Animals

Erica Wu From San Francisco Ca, United States, 1st Place, Animals

Source: Erica Wu
Fugen Xiao From Guangdong, China, 1st Place, Travel

Fugen Xiao From Guangdong, China, 1st Place, Travel

Source: Fugen Xiao
Jian Wang From Beijing, China, 1st Place, Architecture

Jian Wang From Beijing, China, 1st Place, Architecture

Source: Jian Wang
Junfeng Wang From China, 1st Place, Nature

Junfeng Wang From China, 1st Place, Nature

Source: Junfeng Wang
K.k From Changsha, China, 1st Place, Children

K.k From Changsha, China, 1st Place, Children

Source: K.k
Junfeng Wang From Shanghai, China, 1st Place, Nature

Junfeng Wang From Shanghai, China, 1st Place, Nature

Source: Junfeng Wang
Lone Bjorn From Zurich, Switzerland, 1st Place, Flowers

Lone Bjorn From Zurich, Switzerland, 1st Place, Flowers

Source: Lone Bjorn
Nick Ryan From Sydney, Australia, 1st Place, Sunset

Nick Ryan From Sydney, Australia, 1st Place, Sunset

Source: Nick Ryan
Victor Kintanar From Cebu City, Philippines, 1st Place, Trees

Victor Kintanar From Cebu City, Philippines, 1st Place, Trees

Wen Qi From Guangdong, China, 1st Place, Still Life

Wen Qi From Guangdong, China, 1st Place, Still Life

Source: Wen Qi
Yuki Cheung From Hong Kong, 1st Place, Lifestyle

Yuki Cheung From Hong Kong, 1st Place, Lifestyle

Source: Yuki Cheung
Xia Zhenkai From Guangdong, China, 1st Place, People

Xia Zhenkai From Guangdong, China, 1st Place, People

Source: Xia Zhenkai
Patryk Kuleta From Warsaw, Poland, 1st Place, Photographer Of The Year

Patryk Kuleta From Warsaw, Poland, 1st Place, Photographer Of The Year

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In Bolivia, People Commute Through The Sky

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