Breathtaking Nature Pics That Won The 2020 International Photography Awards

The winners of the 2020 International Photography Awards have been announced, and the nature photographs last year have shown us the scary power and incredible beauty of nature. Compete in the award this year! The submissions are open!


“Clouds were flowing above Mt. Fuji. The long-exposure shooting and the result of finishing with blue ink gave me an image as if I were in a different world. When I saw the finished image, I heard JAZZ.” (Takahashi/International Photography Awards)

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The Dark Hedges

One of the highlights in Northern Ireland for friends of “Game of Thrones” is the alley Bregagh Road in Antrim County. (Judith Kuhn/International Photography Awards)

Lone Tree, Not Lonely

The Lone Tree of Lake Wanaka is a very famous viewpoint in New Zealand. Actually, the Lone Tree is not lonely at all. Many birds are always perched on it. (Hsiaohsin Chen/International Photography Awards)

Little Moments Of Magic

A pair of baby swans waddling up onshore and cuddling in the Lakefront Promenade of Toronto, Canada. (Marlon Porter/International Photography Awards)

First Snowfall

A change over of the seasons, capturing the first snowfall at Moraine Lake. (Timo Heinz/International Photography Awards)


Highly detailed image of an iris, created from 25 separate exposures to create this hyper-sharp composition. (Dana Hursey/International Photography Awards)

An Unexpected Journey

The photographer took a flight to Langkawi to photograph the highest suspension bridge on the planet. Once he arrived, the days were filled with fog and rain, obstructing the entire view from above. Not to be disheartened, he decided to end the day by taking a trip to a lighthouse recommended to him by one of the locals atop the bridge. He told him it was often left alone by tourists but that it was truly a sight to behold, and it was. (International Photography Awards)

Bloody Gongar Mountain

This is the highest peak, 7756 m, named Gongar Mountain, in Sichuan. (Jinyi He/International Photography Awards)

Last Best Place

It’s known as Big Sky County; an eerily beautiful Montana spring storm looms over a sea of wildflowers, contrasting red and turquoise shades. (Scott Blair/International Photography Awards)

Carl At The Schoolhouse

Driving in northern Colorado near Steamboat Springs. Carl, my son’s dog, put his head out the window near an abandoned 1-room schoolhouse. (Jeffrey Weiser/International Photography Awards)

Two Worlds

“You can not plan such conditions—it was pure luck because I was supposed to be shooting 2 km from the spot when this storm started. I saw the red glow above the mountain and ran to my car to reach the western side of the mountain.” (Maciej Karpinski/International Photography Awards)

Tateyama Milky Way

Tateyama is one of the snowiest places in Japan. This picture was taken at the beginning of May, but it was all snow-covered. (Masahiro Hiroike/International Photography Awards)

Ice Cave Abstract

After crawling into this ice cave on my hands and knees, I made my way to the end and shot this image, looking back at the entrance. (Jim Guerard/International Photography Awards)


A diver is in awe in front of a huge ball of jack fishes in the waters of Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, Mexico. (David Salvatori/International Photography Awards)

Women Harvesting Chamomile

Baluch women harvesting chamomile in an organic farm in Baluchabad Village, north of Iran. Some of these ethnic Baluch families migrated from their homeland, in the south of Iran’s drylands, to the northeast of Iran nearly 90 years ago. (Kaveh Seyedahmadian/International Photography Awards)

Colors Of Norwegian Paradise

Little fishing villages of Norway. (Olivier Jarry-Lacombe/International Photography Awards)

Insect Portraits

Macro photography allows you to see amazing portraits of these insects, damselflies, wasps, spiders, and horseflies. (Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz/International Photography Awards)

Sunset Wonders

“Throughout my photographic career, I have always sought opportunities to incorporate the sun into my wildlife images. It is a challenge to find the ideal position where the subject, landscape, and sun align in a perfect composition.” (Bence Mate/International Photography Awards)

Dancing Fog

Dancing fog around the trees and mountains a short time before sunset. (Simone Cmoon/International Photography Awards)

Eye Of The Giant

Eye contact with a humpback whale can be a powerful experience. They are intelligent, curious, social animals with unique personalities and moods. (Karim Iliya/International Photography Awards)

Chaos Over Kansas

Mesocyclone pierced by lightning under an incredible supercell in the great plains of the Tornado Alley. (Frédéric Couzinier/International Photography Awards)

The Depths Of Winter Forest

In the winter forest, an enchanting atmosphere when fog had just started to retreat a bit, revealing icy trees standing strong in icy conditions. (Ales Krivec/International Photography Awards)


Humans and nature coexisting together to create beauty. (Dipanjan Pal/International Photography Awards)

A Volcano Of Colors

“I took this picture of an autumn-colored forest and a blue alpine lake with my drone. When I saw it from above, it immediately reminded me of a volcano, exploding with colors!” (Veronika K. Ko/International Photography Awards)

Healing Landscape: A Damaged World In Transition

Once home to an array of wildlife and plants, the San Francisco Bay Area salt ponds are now a world of blazing colors and patterns when viewed from above. (joSon/International Photography Awards)

Best Friends

To take this photo, the artist made his dogs run together, starting at a different point so that the faster one could reach the slower one exactly on the log. It’s one shot that required a lot of preparation to understand their behavior running side by side. (Claudio Piccoli)

Spanish Beauty

A beautiful Spanish stallion with the name Doncel the Aymaran. (Natascha Meijndershagen/International Photography Awards)

Hybrid Solar Eclipse And Maasai Warrior

“This photograph is my tribute to Geoffrey Lowa. He was a friend that I never met in person. He was planning to be my host, driver, and photo model for a hybrid solar eclipse in Kenya. Sadly, he was killed just one week before I arrived. His friend Peter Nakua, who tried to save his life, is standing on a hill during 11 seconds of totality.” (Eugen Kamenew/International Photography Awards)


Watching the “Nordlys” (Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis) dance across the sky is an unforgettable and moving experience. (Mieke Boynton/International Photography Awards)

White Light

By arranging flowers by themselves in the relationship of relative yin and yang, such as natural objects and human-made objects, buds and blooms, and the front and back sides of leaves, they create an “empty” space (a space in which beauty is born). (Keiichiro Muramatsu/International Photography Awards)

Peony Study

The beauty of nature, up close. (Saori Kurioka/International Photography Awards)

Extreme Panoramic Landscapes

Traveling around the world, the photographer captures the beauty of nature with extreme panoramic shots. (Alessandro Cantarelli/International Photography Awards)

Overstepping Bounds

A few years ago, with hummingbirds being a passion of mine, I set forth on a project to photograph them doing their natural habits, with a black background to show the beautiful colors and acrobatics they possess. (Donald Van Horn/International Photography Awards)

Kings & Queens

The African lion is one such animal that is facing a dire threat to its existence. Canned hunting, specific breeding for the “cub petting” trade, and the illicit lion bone market are genuine threats to the African lion’s continued existence. (Victoria Carlson/International Photography Awards)

Pink On Pink

Pink anemonefish on the pink anemone. There are 12 species of anemonefish in Australia and 30 in the world. Anemonefish have a mutualistic relationship; they cannot survive without anemones, which provide them with shelter, protection, delimit their territories, ward off potential predators, and serve as spawning grounds. (Paula Gomes Vianna/International Photography Awards)

Black Mountain

In January 2019, Canberra had one of the most spectacular lightning storms ever. It passed the city from west to east over the black mountains and continued towards Brindabella mountains. (Ari Rex/International Photography Awards)

Blue Insularis 7

The blue insularis is an endangered, venomous pit viper subspecies indigenous in Indonesia. This is a shot taken of two intertwined blue insularis, with one of them making a meal out of a frog. (Chin Leong Teo/International Photography Awards)

In The Bubble

Bubble coral shrimp in the bubbles. Also called crustaceans, carid shrimps, commensal shrimps, bubble anemone shrimp, Philippine shrimp, or anemone shrimp. (Atsushi Adachi/International Photography Awards)

Colossal Shadows: Super Tuskers Of East Africa

There are only an estimated 24 super tusk elephants left on Earth. These giants appear pulled from the pages of a bygone era, nearly out of place in today’s day and age. (Andrew Doggett/International Photography Awards)


There are many robber flies in the park, so the photographer took his camera, waited slowly, and finally photographed the moment when the robber fly was feeding. (West Jiang/International Photography Awards)

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