Incredible Winning Photos From The Nature Photographer Of The Year 2020

Overall Winner: ‘Jurassic Park’ By Roberto Marchegiani

While traveling is not on the table at this point in our pandemic lives, looking at nature photography can also provide a form of mental escape. Various studies have shown that it has soothing effects and helps our brains that are on their way to 2020-induced overdrive to calm down.

But luckily, the annual Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY) has just announced its winners of the 2020 competition. The judges chose from 19,547 images submitted from over 95 different countries, which made it a record for this competition.

The winner of the contest became an Italian nature photographer, Roberto Marchegiani, who impressed the jury with a mystical image of a giraffe titled “Jurassic Park.” “This image has a fairy-tale quality that goes far beyond a wildlife document,” Magdalena Herrera, director of photography for Geo, France, and the chair of the jury praised the winner.

So let’s take a look at all the amazing winning photographs that show the spellbinding nature around us as seen through the lens of the artists.

More: Nature Photographer Of The Year h/t: boredpanda

Category Black & White: Highly Commended, ‘Birch Columns’ By Kirsi Mackenzie

Category Mammals: Highly Commended, ‘Heavenly Showers’ By Neelutpaul Barua

Category Birds: Highly Commended, ‘Lone Egret Among Fall Colors Of The Cypress Swamp’ By Rick Beldegreen

Category Mammals: Runner-Up, ‘Splash!!!’ By Antonio Leiva Sanchez

Category Animals Of ‘De Lage Landen’: Winner, ‘The Apocalypse’ By Bart Siebelink

Category Other Animals: Runner-Up, ‘Take Care’ By Yuhui Hu

Category Underwater: Highly Commended, ‘Big Blue’ By Paul Goldstein

Category Black & White: Highly Commended, ‘Caught In A Blizzard’ By David Gibbon

Category Animal Portraits: Runner-Up, ‘Contact With The Dwarf Minke’ By Craig Parry

Category Birds: Highly Commended, ‘Storm Brewing’ By Oscar Diez

Category Other Animals: Highly Commended, ‘A New Immersion’ By Ruben Perez Novo

Category Black & White: Runner-Up, ‘Black Walnut’ By Franka Slothouber

Category Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award: Winner, ‘Border Wall Project’ By Alejandro Prieto

Category Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award: Winner, ‘Border Wall Project’ By Alejandro Prieto

Category Black & White: Winner, ‘Constellation Of Eagle Rays’ By Henley Spiers

Category Plants And Fungi: Winner, ‘Dead Forest’ By Radomir Jakubowski

Category Mammals: Highly Commended, ‘Golden Light With Impala’ By Artur Stankiewicz

Category Man And Nature: Winner, ‘Hope In A Burned Forest’ By Jo-Anne Mcarthur

Category Animal Portraits: Winner, “I Can Pass?” By Adriana Claudia Sanz

Category Landscapes: Winner, ‘Il Bosco Incantato’ By Stanislao Basileo

Category Other Animals: Winner, ‘Nature’s Pitfall’ By Samantha Stephens

Category Man And Nature: Highly Commended, ‘Newspaper’ By Wei Fu

Category Animals Of “De Lage Landen”: Highly Commended, ‘Red Deer In Oostvaardersveld’ By Andius Teijgeler

Category Black & White: Highly Commended, ‘Red Deer In White’ By Kevin Berghmans

Category Underwater: Runner-Up, ‘Striped Hunter’ By Karim Iliya

Category Underwater: Highly Commended, ‘The Ice Grin’ By Dmitry Kokh

Category Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award: Winner, ‘Border Wall Project’ By Alejandro Prieto

Category Animal Portraits: Highly Commende, ‘Big Small’ By Manuel Enrique González Carmona

Category Birds: Winner ‘Brambling Togetherness’ By Andreas Geh

Category Landscapes: Runner-Up, ‘Electric’ By Joshua Cripps

Category Underwater: Winner, ‘In The Hiding’ By Miloš Prelević

Category Natural Art: Highly Commended, ‘Insect Diversity’ By Pål Hermansen

Category Yought 10-17 Years: Runner-Up, ‘Morning Lek’ By Levi Fitze

Category Birds: Runner-Up, ‘Restless Sea’ By Jiří Hřebíček

Category Natural Art: Highly Commended, ‘Sound And Vision’ By Alessandro Carboni

Category Man And Nature: Highly Commended, ‘Swans In A Bathtub’ By Napat Wesshasartar

Category Underwater: Highly Commended, ‘The Birds’ By Isoon Tepsaskul

Category Plants And Fungi: Highly Commended, ‘The Earthern Mattress’ By Swapnil Deshpande

Category Plants And Fungi: Highly Commended, ‘Timothy Polen Spread’ By Pål Hermansen

Category Natural Art: Winner, ‘Trapped’ By Andrea Pozzi

Сategory Man And Nature: Runner-Up, ‘Vigneti’ By Stanislao Basileo

Category Landscapes: Highly Commended, ‘Wild Is The Wind’ By Alessandro Carboni

Category Natural Art: Highly Commended, ‘Woods In A Pod’ By Yuan Minghui

Category Landscapes: Highly Commended ‘A World Away’ By Oliver Smart

Category Other Animals: Highly Commended, ‘Ant In Strange Landscape’ By Paulien Bunskoek

Category Yought 10-17 Years: Highly Commended, ‘Capercaillie’ By Levi Fitze

Category Other Animals: Highly Commended, ‘Cocos Island’ By Sergio Rivero Beneitez

Category Plants And Fungi: Runner-Up, ‘Enchanted Forest’ By Kevin De Vree

Category Yought 10-17 Years: Highly Commended, ‘Evening Walk’ By Giacomo Redaelli

Category Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award: Winner, ‘Border Wall Project’ By Alejandro Prieto

Category Landscapes: Highly Commended, ‘Flyover’ By Jie Fischer

Category Birds: Highly Commended, ‘Gannet Colony’ By Petr Bambousek

Category Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award: Winner, ‘Border Wall Project’ By Alejandro Prieto

Category Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award: Winner, ‘Border Wall Project’ By Alejandro Prieto

Category Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award: Winner, ‘Border Wall Project’ By Alejandro Prieto

Category Plants And Fungi: Highly Commended, ‘The Perfect Marriage’ By Andrea Pozzi

Category Natural Art: Highly Commended, ‘When The Wind Blows’ By Alessandro Carboni

Category Animals Of “De Lage Landen”: Runner-Up, ‘Enjoying The Early Morning Sun’ By David Pattyn

Category Animals Of “De Lage Landen”: Highly Commended, ‘Party Animal’ By Andrew George

Category Yought 10-17 Years: Highly Commended, ‘The Lynx King’ By Ismael Domínguez Gutiérrez

Category Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award: Winner, ‘Border Wall Project’ By Alejandro Prieto

Category Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award: Winner, ‘Border Wall Project’ By Alejandro Prieto

Category Yought 10-17 Years: Winner, ‘Tiny Details’ By Lili Sztrehárszki

Category Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award: Winner, ‘Border Wall Project’ By Alejandro Prieto

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