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    “Face to Face in a River in Borneo” by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan, the grand prize and the first place winner in the “Wildlife” category of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year.

    Check out the prize-winning images and honorable mentions of this year’s annual photo competition in Sputnik’s gallery.

    More than 11,000 entries were submitted to the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year in four categories: wildlife, landscapes, aerials, and underwater. Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan from Singapore took the grand prize of $10,000 and a chance to have his image of an orangutan peeking out from behind a tree published in an upcoming issue of National Geographic magazine and featured on the NatGeo's Instagram account.

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