Best Photographs of 2017

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Here is Radar's list of the best photographs from 2017:

 

The photo was taken by Laurent Ballesta under Antarctica, who documented how the life of penguins, seals and exotic creatures looks like. The penguins in the picture are heading for the open ocean in search of food. 

 

The photo of Renan Ozturk presents the man from the Kulung culture, Mauli Dhan, who climbs a hundred feet up a bamboo rope ladder in order to collect reddish fluid known as mad honey. The honey is worth roughly around £60 a pound. He spreads smoke from smouldering grass to disorient the bees which will reduce the number of stings he will suffer.  

 

Christian Vizl is a Mexican photographer who professionally takes photos of the sea and beneath the waves. He is very passionate about the environment and marine life and says his intention is "to capture the essence of being immersed in the experience and presence of the animal or habitat I am photographing and share with others their splendour and soul”.  

 

An elderly Chinese fisherman, who is wearing his traditional clothes, floats on a bamboo boat. He casts his net to catch the fish. The photograph was taken by Khalid Alsabat 

 

Two people caught by the photographer, Jelena Jankovic, while taking a selfie at a Massive Attack concert in Croatia.  

 

The photograph of the water polo team from Colombia made Camilio Diaz the first prize winner in the open ’motion’ category in the Sony Awards. 

 

This terrifying picture of a breaching whale was named by the author ‘Whale Dance’. This photo landed John Tao a third place for China in the National Awards. 

 

‘Unleashed Fury‘, the picture of a flicking elephant was taken by Dana Kennedy and was located in the top 30 of Nature Photos of National Geographic Traveler Contest.  

 

George Mayer from Russia secured first place in a Sony World Photography Awards under the category of portraiture. He created a series of photographs of a perfect woman, which is contradictory in nature, “on the one hand, it is monumental and complete, and on the other hand it is naked and vulnerable” he says.  The photographer plays with shadow and light to make it more mysterious.  

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