Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Photo Contest 2019

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The global conservation body Nature Conservancy, working in 72 countries to tackle climate change and to conserve lands, waters and oceans, has announced its latest photo winners, selected from more than 100,000 entries.

Hope by Fernando O’Farrill, Mexico: polar Bear in Svalbard, Norway. Winner – wildlife. (Photo by Fernando O’Farrill/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

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Wanayo Waterfall by Diyanto Sarira, Indonesia: a small waterfall and stream in Wasior, West Papua. People’s choice winner. (Photo by Diyanto Sarira/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

Burst by Tyler Schiffman, United States: California sea lion framed by kelp beds in Monterey Bay. Grand prize winner. (Photo by Tyler Schiffman/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

Singing Silhouette by Raymond Hennessy, USA: a chestnut-sided warbler sings out while silhouetted against the bright forest. Second place – wildlife. (Photo by Raymond Hennessy/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

The Grevy’s Illusion by Yaron Schmid, USA: a Grevy’s zebra staring at the camera in Lewa, Kenya. Third place – wildlife. (Photo by Yaron Schmid/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

Dance in the Sea by Le Van Vinh, Vietnam: fisherman in Hon Yen, Phu Yen, Vietnam. Winner – people in nature. (Photo by Le Van Vinh/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

Portrait in Guanabara Bay by Fabio Teixeira, Brazil: a young African refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo floating in the waters of Guanabara Bay, Ramos Beach. Second place – people in nature. (Photo by Fabio Teixeira/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

Bathing Time by Apratim Pal, India: two swimmers enjoy the water in West Bengal, India. Third place – people in nature. (Photo by Apratim Pal/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

Golden Bridge Alignment by Jay Huang, United States: Golden Gate Bridge during a low fog event. Winner – cities and nature. (Photo by Jay Huang/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

Gold of Svaneti by Yevhen Samuchenko, Ukraine: Mestia, a small city in Georgia, at night. Second place – cities and nature. (Photo by Yevhen Samuchenko/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

California Sea Lions by Robert Potts, USA: docks in Astoria taken over by California Sea Lions. Third place – cities and nature. (Photo by Robert Potts/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

Big Fish in a Big Ocean by Alex Kydd, Australia: a whale shark swimming in the depths off of Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Winner – water. (Photo by Alex Kydd/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

To the Lightning by Hao Jiang, USA: a flock of flamingos fly over the colorful salt lake, the floating foam pattern looks like lightning on lake Magadi in Kenya. Second place – water. (Photo by Hao Jiang/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

A Rare Encounter with Cownose Rays by Alex Kydd, Australia: a large grouping of Cownose Rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) taken on Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Third place – water. (Photo by Alex Kydd/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

Taking the Plunge by Colin Ronald, Austria: skier heading down a mountain slope in Slovenia. Winner – landscape. (Photo by Colin Ronald/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

Pink Lake by Leigh Miller, Australia: drone photo showing the pink hues of a pink lake called Hutt Lagoon, Western Australia. Second place – landscape. (Photo by Leigh Miller/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

On the Brink by Guilherme Gomes de Mesquita, Brazil: Trolltunga in Norway. Third place – landscape. (Photo by Guilherme Gomes de Mesquita/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

Gimme Shelter by Michael Gallagher, United Kingdom: an anemonefish shelters in the tentacles of a closed up reef anemone. Honourable mention – water. (Photo by Michael Gallagher/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019)

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