The winner of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year has been announced.
The coveted prize went to Sergio Tapiro for the image you see above. He called it “The Power of Nature,” which is a very apt description. This image was selected as the winner from over 15 000 photographs submitted to National Geographic.
The volcano in question is called Volcán de Colima, situated near Colima in Mexico. Tapiro had been studying it for years and just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
The photo was shot from 12km away. Tapiro only realised that he got the perfect shot once he started reviewing the images later on.