Believe it or not, all these stunning photographs were taken using a smartphone. Metro presents the best images from this year’s iPhone Photography Awards, a global contest for pictures taken only with iPhones.

This year’s winning entries were submitted by 54 photographers from 17 countries.

1. Photographer of the Year


Patagonian glacier is the winner


2014 Photographer of the Year at the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards IPPA, Photography, iphone, instagram Julio Lucas Bradenton, FL United States1st Place - 2014 Photographer of the Year at the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards.Photo credit: Julio Lucas/IPPA

"We had to walk about six hours on ice in full trekking gear,” says photographer Julio Lucas from Florida.

 

2nd Place


Striking black-and-white photo brought to light


photography, iphone, black and white, insatagram, IPPA, The 2014 iPhone Photography Awards. JOSE LUIS BARCIA FERNANDEZMadrid, Spain2nd Place - 2014 Photographer of the YearPhoto credit: Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez/IPPA

Madrid-based digital artist Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez plays with light and darkness in his Instagram shots of people.

3rd Place


Dalmatian dog plays disappearing act in photograph


The 2014 iPhone Photography Awards. JILL MISSNERRidgefield, CT United States3rd Place - 2014 Photographer of the YearPhoto credit: Jill Missner/IPPA The 2014 iPhone Photography Awards. JILL MISSNERRidgefield, CT United States3rd Place - 2014 Photographer of the YearPhoto credit: Jill Missner/IPPA

Top dog photog is Jill Missner from Connecticut.

Other categories


Smiling fox photo wins the animals category


fox, smiling, cute, animals, photo, instagram, winner, adorable The 2014 iPhone Photography Awards. Michael O'Neal.San Francisco, California.1st Place – Animals category.Photo credit: Michael O'Neal/IPPA

His website says adventurous San Francisco-based art director and photographer Michael O’Neal “is still trying to figure out what ‘No Trespassing’ really means.”

Winning snap in architecture


Architecture, lines, symmetry, photo, design, perspective The 2014 iPhone Photography Awards.Yilang Peng.Madison, WI United States.1st Place – Architecture category.Photo credit: Yilang Peng/IPPA

Journalist Yilang Peng from Wisconsin tops the architecture category with this lofty photograph.

Striking shot in nature


beach, beauty, sand, clouds, pretty, photo, photography, ocean, best pics, storm The 2014 iPhone Photography Awards.Felicia Pandola.Providence, RI United States.1st Place – Nature category.Photo credit: Felicia Pandola/IPPA

Felicia Pandola, from Rhode Island takes the nature category by storm.

Snowy scape wins travel


travel, snow, house, glacier, frozen, beauty, ice, destinations The 2014 iPhone Photography Awards.Adrienne Pitts.London, United Kingdom.1st Place – Travel category.Photo credit: Adrienne Pitts/IPPA

Adrienne Pitts from London wins the travel category with a cottage in the snowy landscape.

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