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Spectacular Panoramic Winners of the 2017 EPSON International Pano Awards

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‘Good Morning Damian Shan,' China, Major Open overall winner. (Photo: Jesus M. Garcia/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

For the eighth year, the EPSON International Pano Awards celebrates the best panoramic photography from around the world. The 2017 contest saw more entries than ever, receiving over 5,000 panoramic photos from 1,300 photographers in 71 countries. The recently announced winners were awarded more than $50,000 in cash and prizes.

As the world's largest panoramic photography competition, the EPSON International Pano Awards looks to reward technical skill, creativity, and storytelling across its open and amateur competitions, as well as a section for VR/360 imagery. Photographers submitted their work in two categories (Landscape and Built Environment) with the overall winner of the Open competition—Jesus M. Garcia capturing a magical sunrise over the Li River in Guangxi province, China.

“This photo was taken in China. We get up early about 3am for climbing at the top of the mountain, between trees and vegetation,” the Spanish photographer shares. “After 1 hour of climbing and carry all the photographic gear we arrived at the top of the mountain. This image is the result of 7 vertical stitched images. Nowadays when I see this photo, I remember a great effort to get this picture, but I remember too…one of the most beautiful sunrises of my life.”

In addition to category winners, the Pano Awards gives out numerous specialty prize, such as the Carolyn Mitchum Award. The special awards is given to photographers who succeed in conveying emotion and a narrative, in addition to technical excellence. This year's winner, Wojciech Kruczynski, won for his carefully crafted image taken in Iceland showing the intimate balance in the relationship between man and nature.

Over 1,300 photographers entered the 2017 EPSON International Pano Awards, which highlights the best of panoramic photography. Here are some of the incredible winning images.

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‘Eye of Stokksnes,' Iceland, winner Carolyn Mitchum Award (Photo: Wojciech Kruczynski/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘The Image of Fear,' Chile, 2nd open landscape (Photo: Francisco Negroni/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘Temperate Breeze,' Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 3rd place Carolyn Mitchum Award (Photo: Adam Gibbs/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘Across The Universe,' California, 3rd place open landscape (Photo: Luca Benini/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘Ten Huts,' United Kingdom, Major Amateur overall winner. (Photo: Darren Moore/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘Flying Shanghai,' Shanghai, winner open built environment (Photo: Javier de la Torre/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘Freedom,' Tonga, 2nd place Carolyn Mitchum Award (Photo: Rita Kluge/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘Lake Windamere NSW Australia,' Lake Windamere NSW Australia, winner amateur landscape (Photo: Ray Jennings/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘Consumer,' Death Valley National Park, California, Epson Digital Art Prize 3rd (Photo: Peter Coskun/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘Stranger Things,' Boeun, South Korea, Curators Award, 2nd place amateur landscape (Photo: Nate Merz/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘Marina Flow,' Dubai Marina, UAE, 3rd place open built environment (Photo: Sebastian Tontsch/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘Festive attire Patagonia,' Patagonia, 9th place amateur landscape (Photo: Valeriy Shcherbina/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘The Glass Castle,' Moscow, Russia, 5th place amateur built environment (Photo: Ivan Turukhano/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘Dream of Tuscany,' Italy, 7th place, open built environment. (Photo: Pavel Oskin/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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‘Silent Soldiers,' Deadvlei, Namibia, 7th place amateur landscape (Photo: Stuart Bellamy/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

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My Modern Met granted permission to use images by the EPSON International Pano Awards.

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