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The winner of the Habitats & Landscapes category, the overall winner of the 2017 contest series and the $12,000 Ecuador and Galapagos Adventure, courtesy of Metropolitan Touring, is Ripan Biswas, a photographer from India.

In addition to the overall winner, there were two further category winners who each received an F-stop voucher, a Breakthrough filter, Skylum Luminar software and a Camtraptions PIR camera trap sensor. Wolfgang Schmitzberger won the Wildlife Portraits category with his beautiful silhouette of a gentoo penguin in South Georgia.

Tibor Kércz won the Animal Behaviour category with his spectacular photograph of a hunting kingfisher frozen in mid-air, surrounded by a burst of water droplets.