The iPhone Photography Awards Prove You Don’t Need An Expensive Camera For Incredible Pictures

Can you believe they were shot on a phone?

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When people aren’t being too self indulgent and taking selfies all day, they often discover that their smart phones are actually capable of taking some pretty great photographs. We’re far past the days when you needed a complex and expensive camera to take a memorable snap, and although it’s still great to embrace the art of photography with traditional methods, you can get some great results with just an app on your phone. Very recently, the 9th Annual IPPAWARDS ended, with the winners of the competition now being announced. From epic landscapes to stupidly cute animals, many of the entries were pretty breathtaking. It’s undeniable that the iPhone photography awards prove you don’t need an expensive camera for incredible pictures.

Yongmei Wang From Chongqing, China, 2nd Place, Sunset. With just an iPhone and a simple editing app, Yongmei elevated the overall effect of this jaw dropping sunset shot of a fisherman on the waters…

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Fugen Xiao From Guangdong, China, 1st Place, Travel. This particular shot of two Chinese farmers is so stunning that it’s truly difficult to believe that it was taken on an iPhone…

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Siyuan Niu From Xinjiang, China, Grand Prize Winner. This bird trainer was getting pretty cosy with his eagle pal, a winged companion who helps him to track and capture his meals…

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Erica Wu From San Francisco Ca, United States, 1st Place, Animals. There’s simply no denying that these American foxes are ridiculously cute, so hats off to Erica for managing to get a snap before they all scurried off!

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Xia Zhenkai From Guangdong, China, 1st Place, People. The black and white effect in this particular shot makes it look like this guy is swimming through some kind of liquid metal, but we doubt that was actually the case…

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Shiyang Han From Beijing, China, 3rd Place, Travel. Shiyang took this incredible photo of a clearly tight knit community in Beijing. The population density in this particular area is pretty staggering…

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Junbiao Cai From Guangdong, China, 3rd Place, Animals. This is what every park across the globe looks like at the moment due to the crazy phenomenon that is Pokemon Go!

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Junfeng Wang From Shanghai, China, 1st Place, Nature. Junfeng went on what looks like a pretty great expedition to capture this incredible shot in the snow…

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Nazaret Sanchez Rodriquez From Tarragona, Spain, 2nd Place, Landscape. Winding down these roads in a classic car is definitely on our bucket lists…

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Junfeng Wang From Shanghai, China, 1st Place, Nature. Everybody tries to take a great shot from the window seat on an aeroplane, but they rarely pull it off like this…

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Yuki Cheung From Hong Kong, 1st Place, Lifestyle. This image captures a few women enjoying a dip in the bool on a beautiful summer’s day.

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#10 Jian Wang From Beijing, China, 1st Place, Architecture

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#21 Jinsong Hu From Kunming, China, 3rd Place, Abstract

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#24 Rithwik V.j From Tamil Nadu, India, 3rd Place, Lifestyle

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