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 »
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 »
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 »
The May full moon, known as the flower moon, coincided with it being at its closest to the Earth during its orbit, making it appear larger and brighter. May’s supermoon also coincides with a lunar eclipse in which the moon will turn red, but that will be visible only in parts of South America, Australia and south-east Asia. This celestial incident, known as super flower blood moon, is the only full lunar eclipse of this year. Continue reading »
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 »
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 »
These are a selection of the finalists of the prestigious Bird Photographer of the Year 2021 Photo Competition. With species from around the world, the shortlist offers a stunning look at birdlife across the planet. Highlights range from a face-off between a white-tailed sea eagle and fox in Japan, to a nuthatch landing in a garden in Solihull, UK. Continue reading »
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. Continue reading »
Lake Baikal in Siberia is the deepest freshwater lake in the world, and its particular relationship to the land that surrounds it produces fascinating natural phenomenon—frozen waves of ice, ice caves dripping with long fingers of icicles, frozen methane bubbles, and something called “Baikal Zen,” which is the balancing of rocks on thin pedestals of ice. Continue reading »
“Poetic Dance in Nature”: The Pastel and Romantic Universe of The Photographer Alexandre Delamadeleine
Alexandre Delamadeleine is a French photographer who captures nature. His gallery is filled with delicate images reflecting everyday moments and travel memories. Continue reading »
American artist Hillary Waters Fayle creates intricately patterned artworks by delicately stitching colourful threads into leaves. “I want this work to ask people to slow down and think about this leaf – what beauty can be achieved when working with care.” She collects the leaves from her yard or from parks and maps out the design on each one before stitching. Continue reading »
Choose the People’s choice award for Wildlife Photography of the Year. Browse the 25 photographs featured below and vote for the one you think should win this year’s People’s Choice Award.
More than 49,000 images are entered into Wildlife Photographer of the Year every year, but our panel of judges can only award 100 winners. Each year the Natural History Museum chooses an additional 25 of the best images from the latest competition shortlist. We then ask the public to help us select the recipient of the People’s Choice Award.
The winner will be announced on 10 February 2021.
Andy spent five weeks watching the mountain hares near Tomatin in the Scottish Highlands, waiting patiently for any movement – a stretch, a yawn or a shake – which typically came every 30 to 45 minutes. Continue reading »
Two grizzly bears fighting, a group of bison plowing through a field of snow and the stars lighting a hiking trail are among the pictures selected as the 20 finalists in a photography competition showcasing images from US national parks. All 20 images were the winners of the first ever annual Nature’s best Photography National Parks Photo competition and were the top 20 placed images chosen from more than 3,000 entries.
‘Grizzly Bears’: This stunning photo by Thomas Vijayan shows the brutality of nature as two grizzly bears duel in Katmai National Park, Alaska. Continue reading »
The Montana Wilderness Association has announced the winners of the 12th annual Picture Wild Montana Photo Contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “The Joy of the Wild.” Continue reading »
“The Hunt’s Reward” By Ben Maze Tasmania, Australia
Nature is a beautiful place and in these hard times when everything seems kinda sad and dull, it’s always nice to look at some amazing things. These photographers managed to capture one of the wonderful things nature has given us—aurora borealis. This beautiful phenomenon occurs in the high-latitude regions because of the disturbances in the magnetosphere caused by the solar wind. Continue reading »
9 Artists Teamed Up To Create Art And Raise Money For Non-Profit Organizations In Hopes Of Raising Awareness Of Important Issues Our Planet Is Facing
According to Andreas Häggkvist: “Hi, I’m Andy, an artist who has always had a passion for using creativity as a way to make a change, even to the point that I’ve made it my whole life. As long as I have been an artist, each and every artwork I’ve made has told a story and focused on raising awareness about an issue the world is facing. Continue reading »
Simon Needham is a humanitarian and a wildlife photographer. He takes pictures of white lions to show the world the beauty of this rare color mutation of the lion. Continue reading »
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. Continue reading »
The Natural History Museum in London has announced this year’s People’s Choice Awards, where fans of wildlife photography are asked to submit their pick for the top image. The winner will be showcased alongside the other winners of the competition in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition in the Natural History Museum until July 4, 2021. Continue reading »
Images of a jumping spider, an elusive gecko and battling birds are among a selection of amazing photos to have been picked in this year’s British Ecological Society photography competition. The overall winner of the competition is an image of a flying dalmatian pelican by Alwin Hardenbol. Hardenbol said he took thousands of pictures trying to perfect the shot.
“I gave this image the title ‘The art of flight’ because of how impressive this bird’s wings appear in the picture, you can almost see the bird flying in front of you despite it being a still image,” Hardenbol said.
Overall winner: The Art of Flight by Alwin Hardenbol (University of Eastern Finland). A panning shot of a Dalmatian pelican in flight. The picture was taken on Lake Kerkini in Greece. (Photo by Alwin Hardenbol/2020 British Ecological Society Photography Competition) Continue reading »
It’s the prime season for enjoying beautiful foliage here in Japan. All across the country, leaves are turning into all shades of red and orange, and it makes scenes of nature all the more stunning. Continue reading »
The Passion of Trees is a collection of photographs taken in Iran and Azerbaijan s stunning nature. However, this is a collection of nature photographs with a difference. Over the years, Ali has witnessed the beauty of the forests that he has loved since his childhood severely decline. Continue reading »
Winners Of The 2020 International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Competition Have Been Announced And They’re Mesmerizing
From lush green forests to dramatic star-studded skies, the stunning winner shots of the 2020 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have finally been announced. Based in Sydney, Australia, the competition received over 3800 entries from professional artists hoping to win the prize. But there can be only one winner for the “Photographer of the year” category and this year, it went to the 24-year-old artist from Hong Kong Kelvin Yuen, who entered with mesmerizing mountain snaps taken at various locations. Continue reading »
Isn’t nature full of wonders? No matter where we are, we can always appreciate its beauty. Have you ever sat near a quiet lake in a mountain, watched sparrows nesting in your garden or a tiny herb seedling grow on your kitchen windowsill? Taking in nature in all its beautiful shapes and forms can bring us a lot of joy – now possibly more than ever.
A praying mantis, a huddle of butterflies, Galician horses and an alpine sunset are the winners of this year’s European Environment Agency’s “Rediscover Nature” photo competition.
Green Road by Daniele Giannetti, finalist in the category Close-up of Nature. (Photo by Daniele Giannetti/REDISCOVER Nature/EEA) Continue reading »
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