Photos from the winners of the seventh annual iPhone Photography Awards have been posted on the IPPA website, offering a look at some of the best pictures taken with the iPhone over the course of the past year.

Like last year, the photos include a range of subjects, from landscapes and animals to people and macro shots. The winning photo, featuring a hiker on a snowy mountain comes from photographer Julio Lucas. The second and third place photos feature a shadowed man and a spotted dog on a matching background.

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Along with three top winners, the IPPA also has awards for several different categories, including animals, architecture, children, flowers, food, landscape, nature, and more. A closeup snapshot of a fox won in the animal category and a fantastic shot of an incoming storm won in the panorama category.

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According to the rules of the contest, all of the photos were taken with an iPhone. While photo editing apps like Instagram, VSCO, and Snapseed were permitted, no external manipulation was allowed.

Apple's iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s continue to be, by far, the most popular cameras on photo sharing site Flickr and Apple has remained committed to improving the iPhone's camera with each new iteration. Several camera improvements were introduced with the iPhone 5s, including a True-Tone flash and an improved sensor, and even more camera improvements are expected with the upcoming iPhone 6.

Photos from all of the winners of the iPhone Photography Awards can be found on the IPPA website.

Top Rated Comments

Michaelgtrusa Avatar
131 months ago
The iPhone has changed the way you take photos. I love it.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wild Warg Avatar
131 months ago
Beautiful pictures. iPhone really does take amazing photos.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
carjakester Avatar
131 months ago
The iphone still takes the best photos, i dont care what other people say. Fantastic.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
enigma2118 Avatar
131 months ago
I'd love to see a side by side of each of these photos. One, the way they are now. And the other what they looked like when originally taken. A good deal of the artistry is in the processing.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icyrock1 Avatar
131 months ago
It takes good enough photos. I personally don't take many pictures (I'd rather enjoy the moment), but it's nice to see that my phone can take great shots if need be.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The Bad Guy Avatar
131 months ago
Some truly stunning images in there. Not really a surprise (a good photographer will take good photos), but still nice to see something besides self indulgent selfies and photos of food.

The iphone still takes the best photos, i dont care what other people say. Fantastic.

Haha...what?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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