National Geographic has revealed the winners of its acclaimed Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 competition. The grand prize was awarded to Mexican photographer Sergio Tapiro Velasco for his incredible “The Power of Nature” photograph which captures the incredible moment when a lightning bolt hit an ash cloud erupting from Mexico’s Colima volcano in 2015.

Check out the other runner’s ups on National Geographic’s official website.


  1. Some cracking photos, although I am disappointed mine didn’t make the cut. Apparently voyeurism is frowned upon at National Geographic!


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