The 1st runner-up in the Photographer of the Year 2017 is Peter Dorr from Soest in the Netherlands for this beautiful, ethereal interpretation of the Jiayuguan Fortress in China, taken on Better Moments’ Silk
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of Better Moments' Photographer of the Year 2016 competition. With an emphatic win, the photographer with the majority of the votes is Ross Brown from England.
Tom D. Jones commented: "It is quite a challenge to take an aerial picture in such a complex scenery. Ross created a lot of depth by using the pattern of iceblocs in the center of the image, that is leading you to infinty."
The first runner-up in Photographer of the Year 2016 is Jürgen Wettke from Germany.
Expert photographer Hans Strand commented: "A vivid photograph of a vivid place. Where on earth will you find something as colorful and complex like this? The answer is Iceland. Mr. Wettke has captured the situation and interpreted this very colorful and complex river delta through a perfect composition".
The final runner-up in the Photographer of the Year 2016 finals is Lucy Mohr - thanks to this excellent shot.
Expert photographer Steve Bloom commented: "Lucy Mohr captured the moment of joy and sense of achievement in the winner’s face has he is carried aloft. The hands reaching up behind him and patting his back add to the picture, showing the support and admiration from the crowd."