These are the best photos taken on iPhones this year ...

ALEXIS KLEINMAN, THE HUFFINGTON POST:

"This year's winners of the iPhone Photography Awards were just announced, and the photos are incredible.

"A jury chose the winners from iPhone photos submitted by photographers from more than 80 countries around the world.

"The annual competition started in 2007, when the first iPhone was released. Today there are multiple categories, ranging from Abstract to Food to Flowers, as well as overall winners.

"The rules are simple: All photos must be taken by an iPhone, iPad or iPod; the photographer can use add-on lenses and photo editing iOS apps, but no desktop software like Photoshop.

"Looking at these gorgeous photos, it's hard to believe they were taken with the same phone many of us use on a daily basis, but the jury can (and sometimes does) verify that the photos were taken with the proper device."

Take a look at the amazing iPhone photos, here.