The Inspiring Photographs by the Winners of the 2016 Monochrome Awards (NSFW)

The winners of the 2016 Monochrome Awards were announced today. Of course, lots of the images are also really incredible. We’ve got a bunch of them rounded up right here.

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Wildlife 3rd Place Winner on the forest floor by Arkadiusz Kikulski (Poland)

1st Place Winner – Abstract Photographer of the Year 2016 Spoon by Oksana Moroziuk (Russian Federation)

1st Place Winner – Architecture Photographer of the Year 2016 Torre di Pisa by Ronny Behnert (Germany)

1st Place Winner – Conceptual Photographer of the Year 2016 Reincarnation by Dmytro Sobokar (Ukraine)

1st Place Winner – Fashion : Beauty Photographer of the Year 2016 (untitled) by Piotr Musial (Poland)

1st Place Winner – Landscapes Photographer of the Year 2016 Behind the Wall by Grant Galbraith (Australia)

1st Place Winner – Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 (untitled) by Francesco De Leonardis (Israel)

1st Place Winner – Nude Photographer of the Year 2016 Look at me by Vassilis Pitoulis (Greece)

1st Place Winner – People Photographer of the Year 2016 Cuban school of classical ballet by Fulvio Bugani (Italy)

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1st Place Winner – Photomanipulation Photographer of the Year 2016 The Bright Side of Earth by Alice Zilberberg (Canada)

1st Place Winner – Portrait Photographer of the Year 2016 Portrait of Elena by Agata Serge (Poland)

1st Place Winner – Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 Go for fight by PANOS LASKARAKIS (Greece)

Abstract 2nd Place Winner Concrete Cross by Florian W. Mueller

Abstract 3rd Place Winner Stuttgart Library by HEIKO HELLWIG (Germany)

architecture 3rd Place Winner Towers by Artur Sikora (Ireland)

Archtecture 2nd Place Winner Order within chaos – Sêrtar by Fong Tsz Kin Rick (Hong Kong)

Conceptual 2nd Place Winner the Game by Michel Kirch (France)

Conceptual 3rd Place Winner Cleaning the Buddha by Gunarto Gunawan (Indonesia)

Fashion 2nd Place Winner Disappearing Dress by Aleksey Dovgulya (Russian Federation)

Fashion 3rd Place Winner Romi3 by Martin Krystynek (Slovakia)

Fine art 2nd Place Winner CELLO #2 by Melanie-Jane Frey (France)

Fine art 3rd Place Winner Bass Rock by rohan reilly (Ireland)

Landscape 2nd Place Winner The magic of the night by Isabella Tabacchi (Italy)

Landscapes 3rd Place Winner structures by alexandre manuel

Nature 2nd Place Winner Humanity by john gubertini (Italy)

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Nude 3rd Place Winner Echospace by Paulius Stefanovicius (Lithuania)

People 2nd Place Winner chimney sweep by Marzena Kolarz (Poland)

President Obama departs the White House- DC

Photojournalism 2nd Place Winner John Doe by olga severin (Germany)

Photojournalism 3rd Place Winner Search And Rescue- A Hand Coming Out Of The Sky by Alessandro Barteletti (Italy)

Photomanipulation 2nd Place Winner Grass, from the series A Micro Odyssey by Marco Castelli

Photomanipulation 3rd Place Winner Archinomie by Anna B Gregorczyk (Poland)

Portrait 2nd Place Winner Eliza by Susanne Middelberg (Netherlands)

Portrait 3rd Place Winner Mama by Ewa Cwikla (Netherlands)

Pure by Mikhail Shestakov (Russian Federation) Amateur grand prize winner

Grand Prize winner: Vertical Horizon by Michel Kirch (France)

Wildlife 2nd Place Winner Racing The Storm by Tom Way (United Kingdom)

All images used with permission from the Monochrome Awards.