Best iPhone Photos of 2016

The winning photographs in the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards, an international photography contest that fosters iPhone and mobile photography, have been unveiled. Selected from thousands of entries submitted by iPhone photographers from 139 countries around the world, the top four winners are joined by dozens more who received First, Second and Third prizes in 19 different categories.


The grand prize winner this year was the photo above, titled “The Man and the Eagle” and captured by 36-year-old Siyuan Niu of Xinjiang, China. The image captures a tough man with a weather-beaten face who shares a tender companionship with his wild, trained bird.

Here is a selection of our favourite pictures from this year's competition.


Patryk Kuleta

Warsaw, Poland

1st Place, Photographer of the YearRobin Robertis

Robin Robertis

Carlsbad CA, United States

2nd Place, Photographer of the YearCarolyn Mara Borlenghi

Carolyn Mara Borlenghi

Coral Gables FL, United States

3rd Place, Photographer of the Year


Jiayu Ma of Dallas, Texas, United States


Erica Wu of San Francisco CA, United States


Jian Wang of Beijing, China


K K of Changsha, China


Lone Bjørn of Zurich, Switzerland


Andrew Montgomery of Hampton Wick, United Kingdom


Vasco Galhardo Simoes of Lisbon, Portugal


Yuki Cheung of Hong Kong


Junfeng Wang of Shanghai, China


Loulou d’Aki of Säter, Sweden


Kevin Casey of Pemulwuy, Australia


Glenn Homann of Ipswich, Australia


Xia Zhenkai of Guangdong, China


Elaine Taylor of Leeds, United Kingdom


Valencia Tom of Short Hills NJ, United States

Still Life

Wen Qi of Guangdong, China


Nicky Ryan of Sydney, Australia


Fugen Xiao of Guangdong, China



Victor Kintanar of Cebu City, Philippines

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