Behold The Best iPhone Photos of 2016

While you were taking photos of your food...

You may not know it, but the iPhone Photography Awards are real, and have running for for nine years. These photos may have been taken with iPhones and iPads but they are astounding and beautifully breathtaking sights.

These are the 23 best iPhone photos selected from the thousands of entries submitted from photographers in 139 countries around the globe in 2016:

 

“Man and his Eagle”
by Siyuan Niu, Xinjiang, China

Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year

 

“Modern Cathedrals”
by Patryk Kuleta, Warsaw, Poland

1st Place, Photographer of the Year

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“She Bends with the Wind”
by Robin Robertis, Carlsbad CA, United States

2nd Place, Photographer of the Year

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“Wonderland”
by Carolyn Mara Borlenghi, Coral Gables FL, United States

3rd Place, Photographer of the Year

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Jiayu Ma
Dallas, TX United States

1st Place – Abstract

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Erica Wu
San Francisco CA, United States

1st Place – Animals

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Jian Wang
Beijing, China

1st Place – Architecture

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K K
Changsha, China

1st Place – Children

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Lone Bjørn
Zurich, Switzerland

1st Place – Flowers

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Andrew Montgomery
Hampton Wick, United Kingdom

1st Place – Food

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Vasco Galhardo Simoes
Lisbon, Portugal

1st Place – Landscape

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Yuki Cheung
Hong Kong

1st Place – Lifestyle

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Junfeng Wang
Shanghai, China

1st Place – Nature

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Loulou d’Aki
Säter, Sweden

1st Place – News/Events

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Kevin Casey
Pemulwuy, Australia

1st Place – Other

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Glenn Homann
Ipswich, Australia

1st Place – Panorama

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Xia Zhenkai
Guangdong, China

1st Place – People

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Elaine Taylor
Leeds, United Kingdom

1st Place – Portrait

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Valencia Tom
New York NY, United States

1st Place – Seasons

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Wen Qi
Guangdong, China

1st Place – Still Life

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Nick Ryan
Sydney, Australia

1st Place – Sunset

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Fugen Xiao
Guangdong, China

1st Place – Travel

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Victor Kintanar
Cebu City, Philippines

1st Place – Trees

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Images courtesy IPPAwards