Winners of the “Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020” Warm Up Our Hearts

This year’s wildlife photographs have been overwhelming, bringing the beauty and chaos of the natural world to light in the most artistic way. Weeks ago, the highly commended entries in the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 revealed the best of nature and the cruelty of humankind inflicted on it, and now the winners of the contest have been announced and the picks are mesmerizing.

The winning photographs of the competition have been finally revealed this week and they exhibit nature’s beauty, and its more brutal side as well. The competition, which is run by London’s Natural History Museum, announced the winning entries across 17 categories, including the overall winner of the entire contest.

Let’s take a look at gorgeous pictures of miraculous nature thriving all around us from the winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020.

Love of Nature and Its Creations: This Amur tigress hugging an ancient Manchurian fir was photographed in the Land of the Leopard National Park, as the animal rubs its cheek against bark to leave secretions from its scent glands.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

The Embrace by Sergey Gorshkov | Winner – Animals in their Environment and Grand Title Winner

Gotcha!: This fox finally caught dinner for its little cubs in the city suburbs on the island of Lehtisaari.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

The Fox that Got the Goose by Liina Heikkinen | Winner – 15 to 17 years old, and Young Grand Title winner

Remarkably Beautiful: A red-banded sand wasp (left) and a cuckoo wasp, are photographed as they are about to enter next-door nest holes in Normandy, France.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

A Tale of Two Wasps by Frank Deschandol | Winner – Behavior, Invertebrates

Meditation: A young male proboscis monkey cocks its head slightly and closes its eyes as if in mediation. The pale blue eyelids complement its flawlessly groomed auburn hair.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

The Pose by Mognes Trolle | Winner – Animal Portraits

Mysterious Nature at Work: Tiny eyes of a ‘tongue-eating louse’ peeping out of the mouth of a clownfish really make one wonder the forces of nature and the wonderful mysteries behind it.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

A Mean Mouthful by Sam Sloss | Winner – 11 to 14 years old

Showing off Acrobatic Skills: This little stonechat sitting on a flower stem in the midst of a meadow is exhibiting the perfect balance one should acquire.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

Perfect Balance by Andrés Luis Dominguez Blanco | Winner – 10 years and under

Swift Like A Cat: This rare picture of a family of Pallas’s cats, or manuls, was captured after six years of work at high altitude, as these animals are quick and hard to find.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

When Mother Says Run by Shanyuan Li | Winner – Behavior, Mammals

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Snacking on A Spider: The first picture of the newly discovered Manduriacu glass frog feeding was captured in the foothills of the Andes, northwestern Ecuador.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

Life in the Balance by Jaime Culebras | Winner – Behavior, Amphibians and Reptiles

Feeding the Young: Beautifully captured, this intimate moment of feeding the young one of a great crested family is really precious, and something every living being can relate to.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

Great Crested Sunrise by Jose Luis Ruiz Jiménez | Winner – Behavior, Birds

River of Fire: Lava flowing within a huge lava tunnel from a great gouge on the southern side of Mount Etna gives an impression of a river of fire.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

Etna’ River of Fire by Luciano Gaudenzio | Winner – Earth’s Environments

Glowing in the Dark: This tiny diamondback squid paralarva was photographed in the blackness of the deep waters, and it graciously paused to pose for a while.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

The Golden Moment by Songda Cai | Winner – Under Water

Broken-Hearted: As humans destroy forests, these primates wander off into human settlements, where they are either shot dead or are captured to be sold into a life of solitary confinement as a pet, to a zoo or for biomedical research.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

Backroom Business by Paul Hilton | Winner –  Wildlife Photojournalist Story Award

The Cycle of Life: Two ferocious predators caught in one frame, the giant riverine tiger beetle and the weaver ant exhibit nature’s cycle, how one inhabitant of the planet depends on the other for sustenance and survival.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

The Last Bite by Ripan Biswas | Winner – Portfolio Award

Catching the Flycatcher: The photographer cleverly hid his camera behind a piece of bark on a tree in hopes to take a picture of the Cordilleran flycatcher that has set up its nest at this research cabin in Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

Watching You Watching Them by Alex Badyaev | Winner – Urban Wildlife

Dinner Date: Perched on the steep cliffs of a Sardinian island, a male Eleonora’s falcon brings dinner for its mate, which probably was snatched from the sky as it flew over the Mediterranean.

Winners of the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 Will Warm Up Your Heart

Eleonora’s Gift by Alberto Fantoni | Winner – 2020, Rising Star Portfolio

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