The Winners of World Press Photo 2017

The Dive

Sports – Second Prize, Singles Gaël Monfils of France dives for a forehand in his fourth round match against Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia during the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park, Australia. The Australian Open holds the record for the highest attendance at a Grand Slam event.

Medics Assist a Wounded Girl

Spot News – Second Prize, Singles A Syrian girl cries out as a wounded child lies next to her at a makeshift hospital on 12 September 2016. She had been injured in reported government airstrikes on the rebel-held town of Douma, east of Damascus, Syria


Caretta Caretta Trapped

Nature – First Prize, Singles A sea turtle entangled in a fishing net swims off the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.


Big Cat In My Backyard!

Nature – Second Prize, Singles A wild leopard strolls through Sanjay Gandhi National Park, a protected area in the northern part of Mumbai city, India. The leopard is on its nocturnal prowl in the adjacent human settlements in search of food, which in these areas is typically dogs or pigs.

Monarchs In The Snow

Nature – Third Prize, Singles A carpet of monarch butterflies covers the forest floor of El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary, in Michoacán, Mexico. The storm hit the mountains of Central Mexico, creating havoc in the wintering colonies of monarch butterflies just as they were starting their migration back north to the USA and Canada.

Rhino Wars

Nature – First Prize, Stories A black rhino bull is seen dead, poached for its horns less than 8 hours earlier at Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. Inside Kruger National Park, the largest rhinoceros reserve in the world, along the border of Mozambique and South Africa, there exists a battle between poachers and small NGOs trying to protect this rare species.


Pandas Gone Wild

Nature – Second Prize, Stories Ye Ye, a 16-year-old giant panda, lounges in a massive wild enclosure at a conservation center in Wolong Nature Reserve


Now You See Me

Nature – Third Prize, Stories Buffalos at the drinking station. These photos combine a well-known natural phenomenon: the starry sky and portraits of wild animals not visible to the naked eye. The series needed very accurate planning, research, and preparation as the photos were made with remote control, and no modification was possible while capturing the photos.

What ISIS Left Behind

People – First Prize, Singles Five-year-old Maha and her family fled from the village Hawija outside Mosul, Iraq, seven days ago. The fear of so-called Islamic State and the lack of food forced them to leave their home, her mother says. Now Maha lays on a dirty mattress in the overcrowded transit center in Debaga’s refugee camp.

Praying for a miracle – mental health problems in disabling environments in Africa

People – Second Prize, Singles Hellen (41) lives with a mental health problem. Her illness developed later in life. In developing countries, over 80 percent of people living with mental health problems do not receive any treatment. In African countries, treatment often comes in the form of prayer from a pastor or traditional healer. Modern medicine is available to very few.

Fidelity

People – Third Prize, Singles A woman strokes a girl’s head as she rests on her lap whilst sitting on a sofa in a police station in Camaguey, Cuba, on 12 February 2016, with a portrait of Fidel Castro hanging above them.

Enfarinat

People – Second Prize, Stories On 28 December each year, the “Floured War,” a 200-year-old tradition, takes place in Ibi in the province of Alicante, Spain. During the festival, the citizens are divided into two groups: the ‘Enfarinat’ (the floured) group simulates a coup d’etat and a second group tries to calm the rebellion. The teams play with flour, water, eggs, and colored smoke bombs

Grand National Steeplechase

Sports – First Prize, Singles Jockey Nina Carberry flies off her horse, Sir Des Champs, as they fall at The Chair fence during the Grand National steeplechase, during day three of the Grand National Meeting at Aintree Racecourse.

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