Every year, the Siena International Photo Awards brings together the best photographers from around the world to share their perspectives of some of the most beautiful, striking places on Earth. The winner receives €1,500 (about $1,750) worth of photography equipment and the esteemed Pangea Prize.
The images range from stunning landscapes to subtle portraits and dramatic encounters in the animal kingdom in categories such as nature, sports, travel, and architecture, as well as a student division for up-and-coming photographers under the age of 20.
Here are some of our favorite images from this year’s contest. You can check out last year’s winners Hier.