Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

The Nature TTL Photographer of the Year Awards has released the winning images from the Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 contest. Now in its second year, the competition is organized by the online nature photography resource Nature TTL and has brought forth the splendor of the natural world.

Over 8,000 images were submitted by photographers across the world to compete in eight categories – Animal Behavior, Camera Traps, Landscapes, Small World, The Night Sky, Underwater, Urban Wildlife and Wild Portraits. The title of “Nature TTL photographer of the Year 2021” also earns the overall winner a grand prize of $2,120.

Sleepy Sleeperson here is enjoying a sunbath in Svalbard, Norway, after climbing a ridge.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Wild Portraits, Category Winner | Image: Dennis Stogsdill

This mother rhino and calf are on their way to a watering hole after resting in the scorching heat of the day.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Wild Portraits, Runner-Up | Image: James Gifford

Titled “A Predator’s Playground” – A lion cub playing on the carcass of a giraffe.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Wild Portraits, Highly Commended | Image: Charl Stols

A Western lowland gorilla at the Lesio-Louna Wildlife Reserve, Republic of the Congo.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Wild Portraits, Highly Commended | Image: Tomasz Szpila

An orangutan climbs a tree trunk in Borneo, while the sky and canopy is mirrored in the water below.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Animal Behaviour, Winner & Overall Winner | Image: Thomas Vijayan

A little crimson sunbird taking a bath in the dew captured by a banana flower.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Animal Behavior, Highly Commended | Image: Mousam Ray

To capture this image, the photographer stayed flat on the sand, watching one Manta consumed large amounts of plankton and crustaceans.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Underwater Category, Winner | Image: Grant Thomas

A playful Steller sea lion plays with a starfish near Hornby Island, Canada.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Underwater Category, Highly Commended | Image: Celia Kujala

The photographer took multiple shots to capture the fungus-growing termite colonies leave their nest on a nuptial flight.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Small World Category Winner | Image: James Gifford

This acorn weevil readies itself to take flight from a flower petal.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Small World Category, Highly Commended | Image: Christian Brockes

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This highly commended photograph from the Small World category shows the attention to detail.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Small World Highly Commended | Image: Fabian Dubessy

A beewolf wasp, which is also known as bee-killer wasps, grasps yet another honeybee.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Small World, Highly Commended | Image: Simon Jenkins

Silhouetted wood mouse captured by a camera trap earned the category winner position for John Formstone.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Camera Traps Category Winner | Image: John Formstone

A family of foxes was regularly passing through the photographer’s garden, giving him a perfect opportunity to capture this shot.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Camera Traps Category, Highly Commended | Image: Thomas Cawdron

The shadow of an ancient Camel Thorn tree reaches out, to the delicate tracings of Namibia’s Tsauchab River in this barren landscape.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Landscapes Category Winner | Image: Jay Roode

Patterns formed by mineral deposits trapped in lagoons won Fanny Reed the runner-up position.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Landscapes category Runner-up | Image: Fanny Reed

These barn swallows building their nest right inside this shop in the Himalayas, shows that wildlife and humans can indeed live in harmony.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Urban Wildlife Category Winner | Image: Kallol Mukherjee

A barn owl playing peek-a-boo through the door of an abandoned house.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Urban Wildlife Category, Highly Commended | Image: Jose Luis Ruiz

13-year-old Thomas Easterbrook of the UK won the title of the Young Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021 with this image of a peregrine falcon tackling a starling murmuration.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Under 16 Category Winner & Young Overall Winner | Image: Thomas Easterbrook

Geological strangeness on Uttakleiv Beach, Norway, with rocks looking like eyes in this picture creates a whimsical vibe.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

The Night Sky, Category Winner | Image: Ivan Pedretti

Wading birds illuminated by flashes of forked lightning makes up for a brilliant shot.

Winning Images from Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

The Night Sky Category, Highly Commended | Image: Bence Mate

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