WINNING PHOTOS OF 2017 NAT GEO TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

WINNING PHOTOS OF 2017 NAT GEO TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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A powerful eruption of the Colima volcano in Mexico on 13 December 2015. That night, the weather was dry and cold, and the friction in the ash particles generated a lightning bolt about 600 metres long between the ash and the volcano. Photograph: Sergio Tapiro Velasco/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

The results of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest are now in, with grand-prize winner Sergio Tapiro Velasco set to receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos Archipelago with National Geographic Expeditions, for his incredible shot of lightning striking the erupting Colima Volcano in Mexico.