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Captivating Photographs From This Year’s WildArt Photographer Of The Year Contest

Amy Marques – Eyes Category
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“Nature and wildlife photography has the power to change lives for the better, not only by making the wonder of nature accessible to so many, but by improving awareness of conservation issues across the globe,” says Rob Read, the founder of WildArt Photographer of the Year contest. The contest has 4 categories (Wet, Light, Silhouettes, and Eyes) and is a great platform for talented photographers to get recognition for their work. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 2022 BigPicture Natural World Photography Contest

Grand Prize: Bee Balling By Karine Aigner
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Here are the amazing winning and finalists photos of the 2022 BigPicture natural world photography contest. As always, the California Academy of Sciences puts together the event to celebrate Earth’s biodiversity. This year’s big winner, Karine Aigner, took home the top prize for a rare look at the bizarre mating ritual of cactus bees. Continue reading »

Illustrator Documents The Things She Observed In England’s Countryside

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UK-based Illustrator Jo Brown documents the things she observed in England’s countryside. She documents the discoveries she makes during outdoor excursions in her colorful Nature Journals. Each notebook spread contains exquisite drawings and notes of plants and animals that she sees in the Devon countryside. Continue reading »

The Space Between: Stunning Acrylic Paintings of Micah Ofstedahl

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As with so many of us, еhe American artis Micah Ofstedahl’s early recollection of how art fit into his life began with a strong gravitational pull and natural enthusiasm for the creative process. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Two Bees Sleeping in Flowers And It’s So Cute

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Bees play an important role in our lives. They are the world’s most important pollinator of food crops. It’s estimated that one-third of the food we consume each day relies on pollination mainly by bees. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The World Nature Photography Awards 2021

Celebrating the world’s best nature photographers, as they highlight the wonders of our planet. When great science and great art combine, amazing things can be achieved. That’s the philosophy behind the World Nature Photography Awards, a global nature and wildlife photography contest for planet Earth.

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A scuba diver with a school of mackerel in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico, wins the silver prize in the people and nature category of the 2021 World Nature Photography awards. (Photo by Mike Eyett/World Nature Photography Awards) Continue reading »

Photographer Captures The Magical Beauty Of Winter In The Ukrainian Carpathians

According to Olha Balandiukh aka OLVIA, an Ukrainian model, singer, musician, photographer, artist and interior designer: “Have you ever wandered the snowy Ukrainian Carpathians? Have you ever taken a breath of nice, frosty air? Or maybe Coldness has tickled your eyes and your cheeks have been kissed by Winter? Continue reading »

Artist Makes a Unique Ceramic Sets with a Love of Nature

“Amanita-inspired teacups and saucers for a fairy tea party”

According to Miss Wondersmith: “I made all of these vessels and tea sets out of clay because I wanted to honor my love of nature in a way that was both beautiful and functional. Continue reading »

Photographer Visited Remoted Chinese Provinces And Took Aerial Pictures Of The Most Picturesque Landscapes

According to Florian Delalée: “With the complexity of traveling out of China during the pandemic, I kept traveling and meeting the diversity of the Chinese landscape as a break between industry and city to reconnect to nature. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The 2021 Nature Photographer Of The Year Awards

Birds: Overall Winner by Terje Kolaas

Here are the 2021 winners and runner-ups of the Nature Photographer of the Year Competition. An initiative of Nature Talks, the organization is behind an annual photo festival as well as organizes masterclasses and portfolio reviews. Continue reading »

“Nature Under Threat”: The winning Images of The Cop26 Photographic Competition 2021

The Earth Project, in collaboration with Nature Picture Library photography competition, aims to raise awareness of the huge challenges faced by nature, as well as the impacts of climate change on global ecosystems. Some of the world’s leading photographers came together to illustrate nature under threat, linking to one of the main goals of Cop26: to help protect and restore ecosystems in countries adversely affected by the climate crisis.

The overall winning images, by Rivoni Mkansi of a rhino being dehorned to deter poaching; by Doug Gimesy of little blue penguins silhouetted against Melbourne city, and by Jo-Anne McArthur of pigs in an industrial farm, were selected by an online vote for three galleries.


Little blue penguins standing on rocks at night, silhouetted against Melbourne city lights (St Kilda breakwater, Victoria, Australia) Photograph: Doug Gimesy/naturepl.com/LDY Agency Continue reading »

Campaign for National Parks Photography Competition 2021

This year’s competition focused on documenting the climate crisis, with stark images of extreme weather, wildlife in decline and pollution accompanied by images of hope and nature recovery.


Young photographer of the year. Species decline: Stonechat in New Forest national park by Fletcher Foot, aged 14. Continue reading »

“A Nature Unknown”: Couple Created a Series of Illustrations Inspired By the Outdoors

Kourtney and Richard Jossy met at Portland State University where they both received bachelors in fine arts. After graduating they began collaborating on illustration projects, married, and started a nature unknown – a personal illustration series inspired by their shared interests in the outdoors, the unexplained, and introversion. Continue reading »

Jim Naughten’s Digital Paintings: The Artist Creates Worlds that Seem Both Familiar and Fictional

Jim Naughten (previously featured) is an artist exploring historical and natural history subject matter using photography, stereoscopy and painting. He was awarded a painting scholarship to Lancing College and later studied photography at the Arts Institute of Bournemouth. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2021

The Nature Conservancy is proud to announce the winners by category of our 2021 contest. Check out the images that amazed our judges the most—and the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award, selected by you!


People’s choice award: Prathamesh Ghadekar, India. Just before monsoon, fireflies congregate in certain regions of India. Sometimes milllions of these insects can be found on a few special trees like this one. Thirty-two photographs of this tree were taken and later stacked in Adobe Photoshop, creating this image. (Photo by Prathamesh Ghadekar/TNC Photo Contest 2021) Continue reading »

Photographer Captures The Mystical Beauty of Czech Forests

Czech photographer Petr Sýkora takes beautiful shots of the local forests: morning, fog, silence and a mystical atmosphere. Continue reading »

Incredible Winning Images of The Nature Conservancy Australia 2021 Photo Contest

The Nature Conservancy is proud to announce the winners by category of our 2021 contest.


“Life Colour”. During the wet season the Gulf of Carpentaria in tropical north Queensland holds a myriad of winding rivers, estuaries, creeks and streams that create one of nature’s intricate vivid landscapes. Lush green mangroves line the mud flats accentuated by the tidal waters and months of rain filling the artesian basin. (Photo by Scott Portelli/Nature Conservancy Australia 2021 Photo Contest) Continue reading »

Winning Images Of The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Lunettes: Landscape By Callie Chee

Here are the winners and finalists of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 competition. The South Australian Museum announced the results. Over 2,200 images were submitted from photographers around the country. An image of a leafy seadragon hiding in shallow reefs located in the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, was declared the Overall Winner. Continue reading »

The Best 16 Photos Of The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2021

Storm Fox By Jonny Armstrong (USA), Highly Commended In Animal Portraits

From triumphant conservation stories to devastating fishing disasters and everything in between, the new Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition demonstrates the sheer resilience of the natural world. The latest competition received a record-breaking number of entries from professional and amateur photographers from 95 countries around the world. Continue reading »

The Art of the National Parks: Beautiful Posters Celebrating Famous US Parks

Great Smoky Mountains by Chris Turnham

ART OF THE NATIONAL PARKS is a beautiful art book that displays the unique beauty of each U.S. National Park, as captured by the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series. Continue reading »

Wildlife Shines Bright in the 2021 Nature TTL Photographer of the Year

The winners of the 2021 Nature TTL Photographer of the Year have been revealed, highlighting a stunning set of images that showcase the diversity and eccentricity of wildlife in all its glory. A mind-bending shot of an orangutang scaling a tree in Borneo took out the top prize, while other highlights include wild dog pups dancing in the dust and some incredible closeups of insects in action.

Canadian photographer Thomas Vijayan took out the grand prize in the 2021 Nature TTL Photographer of the Year awards, beating out more than 8,000 other entries with a striking image of a large orangutang that appears to have been shot looking upwards at the sky.


A pine marten investigates a toilet in an abandoned cottage in the Scottish Highlands. (James Roddie) Continue reading »

Introducing The World’s First Bee Influencer

The world’s first insect influencer @bee_nfluencer has taken to Instagram to make a buzz around an important cause – saving bees from possible extinction. Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Captures Breathtaking Shots of Shrine in A Swirling Sea of Fireflies

Early summer is the season for fireflies in Japan. The sight of fireflies floating in the air with their soft lights in the dark is just so magical. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos of Sakura Blooming in Japan by Hidenobu Suzuki

Spring is the best season to visit Japan. You will be surprised to see the beauty of its nature. It is full of blooming trees and that for sure is a breathtaking view. I photographed this mesmerizing season of cherry blossoming. It truly looks like a dream. Continue reading »

French Artist Creates Surrealistic Images That Show A Post-Apocalyptic World Overtaken By Nature

Imagine if, what if, at the beginning of the 21st century, humanity ceased to exist, leaving room for nature to reign fully? What if the Earth was completely empty of people? For most of us, it may sound like an apocalyptic fantasy script for a new upcoming Hollywood movie. However, the idea behind Chris Morin’s work is not pessimistic at all as he whisks us away to a peaceful world where humanity ceased to exist a long time ago. Continue reading »