Press Photo of the Year 2016

Every year the the largest independent news agency in the UK supplies newspapers and magazines around the world with some of the most fascinating, captivating and powerful photographs you could ever hope to see.

It’s your chance to vote for the SWNS Press Photo of the Year 2016…

VOTE FOR THE PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2016

Here you’ll find 100 of the most compelling images sent out by the news service this year, as chosen by their picture editors. Simply vote for your favourites by ticking the heart icon next to each photo, you can vote for more than one. The image that gets the most love will be crowned SWNS Press Photo of the Year 2016.

Here’s a small sample of the images competing for the top prize…

Mist is seen flowing off the cliff at West Bay, Dorset as the sun rises over the English channel, October 27 2016. The stunning footage was captured from a drone flying over the Jurassic Coast which is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. It stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, a distance of about 96 mi,cliffs

Mist is seen flowing off the cliff at West Bay, Dorset as the sun rises over the English channel, October 27 2016. The stunning footage was captured from a drone flying over the Jurassic Coast which is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. It stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, a distance of about 96 mi,cliffs

Afia, a six month old Gorilla - the first to be born by c-section at Bristol Zoo plays with her keeper Joanne Rudd. The young Western Lowland Gorilla clung on to her keeper as she would her mother and is said to be becoming strong, alert and vocal. August 10 2016.

Afia, a six month old Gorilla – the first to be born by c-section at Bristol Zoo plays with her keeper Joanne Rudd. The young Western Lowland Gorilla clung on to her keeper as she would her mother and is said to be becoming strong, alert and vocal. August 10 2016.

Geoff Chrisp's incredible photo of a group of seals in the water in front of Lindisfarne Castle.  This remarkable image showing dozens of seals popping their heads out of the sea and looking right at the camera has split opinions over whether it's real or not. Geoff Chrisp, 58, captured the unique moment at Ross Sands in Northumberland, with iconic Lindisfarne Castle in the background. But his stunning image has sparked a debate on social media with users arguing over whether it is fake. Geoff said he was enjoying a day out with his wife Sandy, 58, and friends when they came across more than 100 inquisitive seals on the shores.

Geoff Chrisp’s incredible photo of a group of seals in the water in front of Lindisfarne Castle.
This remarkable image showing dozens of seals popping their heads out of the sea and looking right at the camera has split opinions over whether it’s real or not. Geoff Chrisp, 58, captured the unique moment at Ross Sands in Northumberland, with iconic Lindisfarne Castle in the background. But his stunning image has sparked a debate on social media with users arguing over whether it is fake. Geoff said he was enjoying a day out with his wife Sandy, 58, and friends when they came across more than 100 inquisitive seals on the shores.

Mark Woods with Walnut the whippet on his last day. A bid has been launched to raise £10k to build a statue to remember Walnut the Whippet on the beach where hundreds joined the poorly pooch for his final walk. The 18-year-old pet captured the hearts of the nation after his owner Mark Woods posted an appeal for dogs and their owners to join him one last time. Mark, 53, of Newquay, Cornwall, who launched the #walkwithwalnut appeal on social media, said he had been overwhelmed by the response from across the world. And some of his many supporters have now launched a campaign for a permanent statue at Porth beach where dog walkers from across the country gathered on Saturdaymorning for Walnut's emotional last stroll.

Mark Woods with Walnut the whippet on his last day.
A bid has been launched to raise £10k to build a statue to remember Walnut the Whippet on the beach where hundreds joined the poorly pooch for his final walk. The 18-year-old pet captured the hearts of the nation after his owner Mark Woods posted an appeal for dogs and their owners to join him one last time. Mark, 53, of Newquay, Cornwall, who launched the #walkwithwalnut appeal on social media, said he had been overwhelmed by the response from across the world. And some of his many supporters have now launched a campaign for a permanent statue at Porth beach where dog walkers from across the country gathered on Saturdaymorning for Walnut’s emotional last stroll.

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on the morning after the EU Referendum when the British public voted 52% - 48% to leave the European Union. June 24, 2016.  Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he will step down by October after the vote.  In a statement outside Downing Street, he said he would attempt to "steady the ship" over the coming weeks and months but that "fresh leadership" was needed.

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on the morning after the EU Referendum when the British public voted 52% – 48% to leave the European Union. June 24, 2016. Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he will step down by October after the vote. In a statement outside Downing Street, he said he would attempt to “steady the ship” over the coming weeks and months but that “fresh leadership” was needed.

Edmund Burgess trapped in the Bugatti Type 51 as it overturned during the Chateau Impney Hill Climb. Edmund Burgess was trapped underneath his Bugatti Type 51 after it overturned during practice for this weekend's Chateau Impney hill-climb. Marshals righted the car and he walked to the waiting ambulance.

Edmund Burgess trapped in the Bugatti Type 51 as it overturned during the Chateau Impney Hill Climb.
Edmund Burgess was trapped underneath his Bugatti Type 51 after it overturned during practice for this weekend’s Chateau Impney hill-climb. Marshals righted the car and he walked to the waiting ambulance.

The stars are reflected in the still waters just after midnight over Stourhead Gardens near near Mere, Wiltshire. August 27 2016.

The stars are reflected in the still waters just after midnight over Stourhead Gardens near near Mere, Wiltshire. August 27 2016.

Tatau the Bornean orang utan peers out from a hessian sack at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon.  The three-year old’s couture outfit is courtesy of Coffeeman Devon Limited of Newton Abbot, who donated hessian sacks to the Zoo. Keepers at Paignton Zoo (a registered charity) give orang utans – and many other species – different things to play with in order to stimulate them mentally and physically.

Tatau the Bornean orang utan peers out from a hessian sack at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon.
The three-year old’s couture outfit is courtesy of Coffeeman Devon Limited of Newton Abbot, who donated hessian sacks to the Zoo. Keepers at Paignton Zoo (a registered charity) give orang utans – and many other species – different things to play with in order to stimulate them mentally and physically.

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