The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers have announced the winners of their 2017 Image of the Year Competition, and they're nothing short of absolutely stunning. This dramatic moment during a home water birth won Best in Category: Labor. Katie Mathis Photography / Via katiemathisphoto.com "Determination" is by Katie Mathis Photography. This amazing capture of an amniotic sac breaking won Best in Category: Delivery. Elizabeth Farnsworth Photography / Via elizabethfarnsworthphotography.com "With a Splash" is by Elizabeth Farnsworth Photography. This peaceful postbirth shot won Best in Category: Postpartum. Natasha Hance – Birth Unscripted / Via birthunscripted.com "Straight From Heaven" is by Natasha Hance of Birth Unscripted. This stunning photo — featuring a strategically placed placenta — won Best in Category: Birth Details. Kourtnie Scholz – KEDocumentary / Via kedocumentary.com "Pieces of Me" is by Kourtnie Scholz of KEDocumentary. And this unforgettable shot of a mom laboring en route to the hospital (hopefully they got there in time!) was named the first-place winner. Jaydene Freund – Cradled Creations / Via cradledcreations.com "Road to Deliverance" is by Jaydene Freund of Cradled Creations. The contest's honorable mentions are unforgettable too — like this photo of the moment a baby entered the world via a water birth. Birth In Focus / Via birthinfocus.com "Before the First Breath" is by Birth in Focus. Or this one of a mom meeting her baby born via surrogate. Leilani Rogers Photos By Lei / Via photosbylei.com "Catching Her Baby, Born Via Surrogacy" by Leilani Rogers. Look at this staggering shot of a baby being born via cesarean. Belle Verdiglione Photography / Via belleverdiglionephotography.com.au "Gentle Caesarean Birth" is by Belle Verdiglione Photography. This photo of a mom's determination and grit is something special. Stephanie Entin / Via littleplumphoto.com "She Believed She Could" is by Little Plum Photography. This scary shot is of a baby with the umbilical cord wrapped around their face. Cat Fancote – Capturing Birth / Via birthphotographyperth.com.au "Entangled In The cord That Ties Us" is by Cat Fancote of Birth Photography Perth. And this photo captured something very rare — a baby born en caul (still fully inside the amniotic sac). Kim Eckhardt / Via kimberlyephotographymt.com "En Caul, Posterior, Nuchal Hand Surprise Babe" is by KimBerly E. Photography. This mom's joy in meeting her baby is off the charts. Elise Hurst / Via elisehurstphotography.com "Joyful Finale" is by Elise Hurst Photography. This photo captures the perspective of a little girl watching her little sibling enter the world (and probably learning a thing or two about biology in the process). Albany J Alvarez / Via publickiss.com "Alondra´s Birth – Future Big Sister" is by Public Kiss Photography. And this capture frames another little girl meeting her baby sister for the first time. Rebecca Coursey / Via awonderedlife.com "A Sister Is Born" is by Rebecca Coursey. This shot beautifully captures the quiet reflection of a new mom. Cat Fancote / Via birthphotographyperth.com.au "Birth of a Mother" is by Cat Fancote of Birth Photography Perth. Also special? This photo of a mom and her twins. Snap Life Photography / Via snaplifephotography.com "Three's Not A Crowd" is by Snap Life Photography. Wow — this unforgettable shot shows a baby on the verge of entering the world. Deborah Elenter / Via deborahelenter.com "Approaching Life" is by Deborah Elenter. And this lovely shot is a beautiful tribute to the bliss of new motherhood. Katie Mathis Photography / Via katiemathisphoto.com "Rapture" is by Katie Mathis Photography. You can see all of the competition's entries here.