Spectacular Winning Images from The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2020

Photographer Sergey Gorshkov’s picture wins the Wildlife Photographer of the Year grand title with an ethereal image of a Siberian tiger scent-marking a gnarled fir tree in the Russian Far East.

The picture, titled The Embrace, shows the intimate moment an endangered Siberian tiger hugs an ancient Manchurian fir tree to mark it with her scent. It took Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov over 11 months to capture using motion sensor cameras. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge announced the image as the grand title winner in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, which received over 49,000 entries.

Winner – Animals in their Environment and Garand Title Winner: The embrace by Sergey Gorshkov, Russia Winner 2020
Spectacular Winning Images from The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2020
With an expression of sheer ecstasy, a tigress hugs an ancient Manchurian fir, rubbing her cheek against bark to leave secretions from her scent glands. She is an Amur, or Siberian, tiger, here in the Land of the Leopard National Park. Gorshkov installed his first proper camera trap in January 2019, opposite this grand fir. But it was not until November that he achieved the picture he had planned for, of a magnificent tigress in her Siberian forest environment. (Sergey Gorshkov/Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

The Majesty Of The Animal Kingdom in Amazing Photographs by Simen Johan

The Majesty Of The Animal Kingdom in Amazing Photographs by Simen Johan

Simen Johan’s nature photography is majestic and enchanting, and right now it’s helping me to remember the beauty and magic of Mother Nature. Black Men are being hunted down like prey in the streets of America by racist police, but the way humans have set up this system doesn’t reflect the natural world we all come from. While looking at these photos, I’m daydreaming about a world without racism of any kind, where human unity reigns supreme! Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2020

The fifty-sixth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Explore some of the world’s richest habitats, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know some extraordinary species. Go deeper and discover the surprising – and often challenging – stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis. Each image has been selected by a panel of international experts and showcases some of the best wildlife photography in the world.

Wildlife photojournalism, single image category: Amazon burning by Charlie Hamilton James, UK
Spectacular Winning Photos from The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2020
A fire burns out of control in Maranhão state, north-eastern Brazil. A single tree remains standing – ‘a monument to human stupidity’, says Charlie, who has been covering deforestation in the Amazon for the past decade. Photograph: Charlie Hamilton/2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Continue reading »

Magical Macro Worlds of Georgi Georgiev

Magical Macro Worlds of Georgi Georgiev

According to Georgi Georgiev: “I live in Sofia, Bulgaria. I am passion photographer and traveler. I love street and travel photography but my big passion is macro photography. I am spending all the time I have in nature, capturing the amazing macro world.” Continue reading »

“Back To The Nature”: Artist Combines Everyday Objects With Plants To Create Intriguing Sculptures And Installations

"Back To The Nature": Artist Combines Everyday Objects With Plants To Create Intriguing Sculptures And Installations

Christophe Guinet, known as Monsieur Plant, is a French artist who creates intriguing and unique sculptures and installations of plants and other organic materials. He masterfully brings them together with everyday objects, making unique works of art. Guinet was born in Paris, but spent his adolescence between the city and the countryside, where he developed a strong interest in the world of plants, which became his passion and work. Continue reading »

The World’s Most Romantic Gallery Of Insect Sex

The World’s Most Romantic Gallery Of Insect Sex

Since our bumblebee butt gallery was a roaring success, we decided to show you the often overlooked side of insect lovemaking. Scroll down and enjoy! Continue reading »

Beautiful Winning Photos From The GDT Nature Photographer Of The Year 2020

The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) has selected its Nature Photographer of the Year 2020. Due to corona pandemic, voting was not carried out during the annual general meeting, but was completed online for the first time ever in the GDT’s history with great participation by members.

Beautiful Winning Photos From The GDT Nature Photographer Of The Year 2020
Winner, Birds. Flurin Leugger – Takeoff. A coyote panics geese. (Photo by lurin Leugger/2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Majestic Natural Landscape Photography By Alexandros Malapetsas

Majestic Natural Landscape Photography By Alexandros Malapetsas

Outstanding travel and outdoor landscapes by Alexandros Malapetsas, a talented self-taught photographer, and adventurer from Zagori, Greece. Alexandros focuses mainly on landscapes, nature, travel, and architecture photography. He travels all over Greece to capture magical nature landscapes. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Rare Ethereal Heavenly Clouds In Siberia

Photographer Captures Rare Ethereal Heavenly Clouds In Siberia

Svetlana Kazina recently captured a series of stunning iridescent clouds above Belukha mountain, which is Siberia’s highest peak (4,506 metres/14,783ft). Svetlana lives in the Altai Mountains which is a mountain range in Central and East Asia where Russia, China, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan come together. Continue reading »

Use “Roadside Wildflowers At Full Speed” To Identify Plants Without Leaving Your Car

Use "Roadside Wildflowers At Full Speed" To Identify Plants Without Leaving Your Car

What’s a road trip without checking out the scenery? Chris Helzer, aka The Prairie Ecologist, has put together a new guide for those who want to know a little bit more about the wildflowers they see along the roadside but don’t want to leave their moving vehicles. Continue reading »

This Russian Artist Dresses Herself And Her Models In Surreal And Weird Costumes Made Out Of Vegetables, Fruits And Plants

This Russian Artist Dresses Herself And Her Models In Surreal And Weird Costumes Made Out Of Vegetables, Fruits And Plants

Everyone has a hobby, right? Well, some are weirder than others. Meet this artist from Russia, her name is Katya and she creates unique makeup looks using vegetables, fruits, plants and many other fragments of nature. You can say she’s all-natural. Continue reading »

This Artist Creates Detailed Glass And Ceramic Artwork Inspired By Nature

This Artist Creates Detailed Glass And Ceramic Artwork Inspired By Nature

According to an artist Miss Wondersmith: “Wouldn’t it be amazing to stumble on a fairytale picnic in the woods and be invited to join? Have you ever wanted to go on a *real* treasure hunt for buried treasure hidden by codes and clues? Those examples may sound fantastical, but as Miss Wondersmith, it is my goal to make them a reality!” Continue reading »

The Best Winning Pictures From The 2019 Nature Photographer Of The Year

A picture of a pair of rabbits bounding through the air has been awarded a top prize in the annual Nature Photographer of the Year Awards. Csaba Daroczi won the top prize of €3,000 for his photograph entitled “Jump”, a black and white image of leaping rabbits taken at dawn near the village of Bocsa in Hungary

The Best Winning Pictures From The 2019 Nature Photographer Of The Year
Overall winner and black and white category winner: Jump by Csaba Daróczi (Hungary). (Photo by Daroczi Csaba/2019 Nature Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Nature’s Dystopian Nature: An Artist Creates Images That Show Nature Taking Over Our Civilization

Nature's Dystopian Nature: An Artist Creates Images That Show Nature Taking Over Our Civilization

According to Charlie Davoli: “I made this photo project by producing a series of imaginary pictures in which human beings are distractedly immersed in a reality that is likely to be possible, where the symbols of the modern civilization are inevitably swallowed by the spontaneous vegetation. Continue reading »

Digital Artist Turns Nature’s Images Into Animals

Digital Artist Turns Nature’s Images Into Animals

Digital artist Martijn Schrijver likes playing with Photoshop and he seeks his inspiration in the beauty of Mother Nature. In his brilliant work, the Amsterdam-based Schrijver turns drops into ladybugs, waterfalls into bears, rocks into giant rhinos, while toucans get pealed banana-shaped beaks. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2019

The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been announced during a ceremony at London’s Natural History Museum.

Yongqing Bao, who hails from the Chinese province of Qinghai, scooped on Tuesday the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 award for The Moment, a striking image that frames the standoff between a Tibetan fox and a marmot, seemingly frozen in life-or-death deliberations.

Fourteen-year-old Cruz Erdmann was named Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 with his serene portrait of an iridescent big fin reef squid captured on a night dive in the Lembeh Strait off North Sulawesi, in Indonesia.

The two images were selected from 19 category winners, depicting the incredible diversity of life on Earth – from displays of rarely seen animal behaviour to hidden underwater worlds.

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2019

Overall winner, and behaviour – mammals joint winner: The Moment by Yongqing Bao, China. It was early spring in the Qinghai–Tibet plateau, in China’s Qilian mountains. The marmot was hungry. It was still in its winter coat and not long out of its six-month winter hibernation spent underground with the rest of its colony. It had spotted the fox and sounded the alarm to warn its companions, but the fox had not reacted and was still in the same position, so the marmot had ventured out of its burrow. The fox continued to lie still, then suddenly it rushed forward. (Photo by Bao Yongqing/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Our Endless Numbered Days: Absolutely Magical And Beautiful Forest Photography By Martin Podt

Our Endless Numbered Days: Absolutely Magical And Beautiful Forest Photography By Martin Podt

Fantastic and mystery photos of Dutch forest by Martin Podt, a gifted photographer, forest lover from Holten, Overijssel, The Netherlands. Martin focuses mainly on adventures, outdoors, and nature photography. His main subjects are trees, forests and rural scenery. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Photo Contest 2019

The Nature Conservancy is tackling some of the toughest problems facing people and nature today, replicating good ideas to save many places and improve people’s lives. We are grounded by local experience and leverage our science, real-world solutions and partnerships to influence global decision-making.

The global conservation body Nature Conservancy, working in 72 countries to tackle climate change and to conserve lands, waters and oceans, has announced its latest photo winners, selected from more than 100,000 entries.

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Photo Contest 2019

Hope by Fernando O’Farrill, Mexico: polar Bear in Svalbard, Norway. Winner – wildlife. (Photo by Fernando O’Farrill/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019) Continue reading »

Beauty And The Beast: Storm Chaser Captured Stunning Images Of His Wife Poses In Front Of Epic Storms

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A man has photographed a stunning set of images of ‘beauty and the beast’ – as his wife poses in front of epic storms. Nicolaus Wegner snaps other half Daow dangerously close to tornadoes and lightning storms. Continue reading »

Where The Silence Rings: Absolutely Breathtaking Mountains Photography By Max Rive

Where The Silence Rings: Absolutely Breathtaking Mountains Photography By Max Rive

Max Rive is a talented and creative photographer. He is much inspired from nature so he traveled through the Europe with his camera to capture the nature photos. Continue reading »

2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Winners

The winning images from the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year contest have been revealed.

2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Winners

Overall winner. Fin whale’s demise. Fin whale.
The fin whale is sighted regularly in this region; seeing one beached, however, is rare. The whale sits less than 5m from shore and 100m from residential homes, giving whale researchers access to an unusual occurrence for this species. Bronze whalers and great whites feasted over the remains before removal. Photo Credit: Mat Beetson, Western Australia Continue reading »

An 80-Foot Steel Kraken Will Create An Artificial Coral Reef Near The British Virgin Islands

An 80-Foot Steel Kraken Will Create An Artificial Coral Reef Near The British Virgin Islands

One day, a young marine mechanic and photographer named Owen Buggy noticed a ship called the “Kodiak Queen” in a shipyard in Road Town, Tortola… rusting away amongst other ships waiting being scrapped for metal. Owen envisioned sinking the ship as an artificial reef and curious about the ship’s origins, started doing some research. He quickly discovered the Kodiak Queen wasn’t just a normal fishing trawler— but a missing piece of World War II history. Continue reading »

The City Of Utrecht In The Netherlands Turns 316 Bus Stops Into Bee Stops

The City Of Utrecht In The Netherlands Turns 316 Bus Stops Into Bee Stops
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According to statistics, 358 bee species live in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, more than half of them are already endangered and put on the Dutch Red List (RL). The Netherlands’ officials recognized the growing problem and found an ingenious solution – to transform the city of Utrecht’s bus stops into bee-friendly havens to support pollinating populations. Continue reading »

This Is A Tiny Prefab Cabin With A Retractable Curved Window

This Is A Tiny Prefab Cabin With A Retractable Curved Window

LUMICENE has recently launched LUMIPOD, a small and modern prefab cabin that’s designed around a curved window, allowing the interior of the cabin to be open to nature. Continue reading »

Artist Collects Rocks, Paint Eyes On Them And Return Them To The Landscape To Be Found Or Lost Forever

Artist Collects Rocks, Paint Eyes On Them And Return Them To The Landscape To Be Found Or Lost Forever

Jennifer Allnutt is a young artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Art has been a pivotal part of her life since childhood nurtured by her grandfather but it was 2007 when she first discovered her love for oil painting and since then she hasn’t been able to put her paintbrush down. She graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Honours) in 2011. Continue reading »