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.
This mother rhino and calf are on their way to a watering hole after resting in the scorching heat of the day.
Titled “A Predator’s Playground” – A lion cub playing on the carcass of a giraffe.
A Western lowland gorilla at the Lesio-Louna Wildlife Reserve, Republic of the Congo.
An orangutan climbs a tree trunk in Borneo, while the sky and canopy is mirrored in the water below.
A little crimson sunbird taking a bath in the dew captured by a banana flower.
To capture this image, the photographer stayed flat on the sand, watching one Manta consumed large amounts of plankton and crustaceans.
A playful Steller sea lion plays with a starfish near Hornby Island, Canada.
The photographer took multiple shots to capture the fungus-growing termite colonies leave their nest on a nuptial flight.
This acorn weevil readies itself to take flight from a flower petal.
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This highly commended photograph from the Small World category shows the attention to detail.
A beewolf wasp, which is also known as bee-killer wasps, grasps yet another honeybee.
Silhouetted wood mouse captured by a camera trap earned the category winner position for John Formstone.
A family of foxes was regularly passing through the photographer’s garden, giving him a perfect opportunity to capture this shot.
The shadow of an ancient Camel Thorn tree reaches out, to the delicate tracings of Namibia’s Tsauchab River in this barren landscape.
Patterns formed by mineral deposits trapped in lagoons won Fanny Reed the runner-up position.
These barn swallows building their nest right inside this shop in the Himalayas, shows that wildlife and humans can indeed live in harmony.
A barn owl playing peek-a-boo through the door of an abandoned house.
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.
Geological strangeness on Uttakleiv Beach, Norway, with rocks looking like eyes in this picture creates a whimsical vibe.
Wading birds illuminated by flashes of forked lightning makes up for a brilliant shot.
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