Into the Wild with The World Nature Photography Award Winners

Grand Prize Winner, Gold – Animals in their Habitat. ‘The World Is Going Upside Down’. Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo

Thomas Vijayan

The inaugural World Nature Photography Awards has delivered a strong collection of images showcasing the breadth of the planet’s natural wonders. From unusual animal perspectives to spectacular landscapes, here is a selection of highlights.

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Silver – Animals in their Habitat. ‘Fox’. Red fox (Vulpes vulpes), Bohemian Forest, Czech Republic

Vladimir Cech

“We’ve been thrilled with the quality of work that was entered into the awards,” says Adrian Dinsdale, the competition’s co-founder. “It was such a privilege to see the competition’s philosophy come to life – our photographers really are shining a spotlight on the wonders of the natural world in a way that reminds us to do everything we can to protect the future of our planet.”

Bronze – Animals in their habitat. ‘Survival of the fittest’. Male kongoni. Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Arlette Magiera

As well as celebrating the art of nature photography, the competition was also founded to support climate change charities. All profits generated by the competition in 2021 go to a pair of organizations working to improve the future of the planet.

Gold – Behavior, Mammals. ‘Lion Fight’. Serengeti, Tanzania

Patrick Nowotny

Silver – Behavior, Mammals. ‘Muddy Rhino’. White rhino bull. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Darren Donovan

Bronze – Behavior, Mammals. ‘The Play Fight’. Sub-adult tiger cubs. Dhikala Corbett Tiger Reserve, India

Nabarun Majumdar

Gold – Animal Portraits. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, India

Nick Dale

Bronze – Animal Portraits. ‘The Inside Joke’. Eurasian red squirrel. Espelo, the Netherlands

Femke van Willigen

Gold – Behavior, Birds. ‘Flying Saucer’. Great horned owl. High River, Alberta, Canada

Dale Paul

Silver – Behavior, Birds. ‘Sedge Wren Splits’. Cape Pembroke, Stanley, Falkland Islands

Andy Pollard

Gold – Black and White. ‘Long Live the King’. Ulysses, one of the last remaining great tuskers. Kenya

Harry Skeggs

Silver – Black and White. Whitebark Pine, Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon

Robert Nowak

Silver – People and Nature. ‘We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat’. Northern giant petrel. Ningaloo Reef, Australia

Naomi Rose

Gold – Landscapes and Environments. ‘Spirit of the Ice’. Mount Cavallazza, Paneveggio-Pale San Martino Natural Park, Italy

Alessandro Gruzza

Silver – Landscapes and Environments. ‘Before the Storm’. Coast of El Pris, northern Tenerife. El Pris, Tenerife, Canary Island

Mustafa Demirors

Bronze – Landscapes and Environments. ‘Morning Solitude’. Sunrise at Green River Lake. Green River Lake in Wyoming, USA

Shawna Hinkel

Gold – Plants and Fungi. ‘Mist at the Swamp’. Bald cypress (AKA swamp cypress). East Texas, USA

Doron Talmi

Bronze – Plants and Fungi. ‘The Last Leaves’. Gutai Mountains, Maramures, Romania

Susanna Patras

Silver – Nature Art. ‘Burnt Place’. Surrey, UK

Jasper Goodall

Gold – Behavior, Invertebrates. ‘Heart Wheel’. Damselflies. Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Tze Siong Tan

Gold – Behavior, Amphibians and Reptiles. ‘The Kiss’. Two European common brown frogs. Aveto Regional Natural Park, Italy

Vittorio Ricci

Bronze – Behavior, Amphibians and Reptiles. ‘Burps’. Green crested lizard (Bronchocela Cristatella). Windsor Nature Park, Singapore

Endy

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