World Nature Photography Awards 2020 Gives Stunning Glances into Planetary Beauty

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the art of photography has become much popular and refined. Various photography contests have inspired many photographers to immortalize astounding scenes through the lens. Celebrating the world’s best nature photographers, the World Nature Photography Awards has announced its winners for the year 2020, as they highlight the breathtaking wonders of the planet.

A relatively new global nature photography contest, the inaugural World Nature Photography Awards has delivered a brilliant collection of amazing photographs exhibiting the natural wonders of the planet. Across 13 categories, a panel of judges voted on images submitted by wildlife and nature photographers around the world. The judges decided the winners based on the image’s artistic merit, originality, subject, and style.

The Grand Prize was won by the winner of the “Animals in their Habitat” category, Canadian photographer Thomas Vijayan for his winning image of a Bornean orangutan. Here are the other winners of the World Nature Photography Awards 2020.

Animals in their Habitat: The Canadian photographer, Thomas Vijayan climbed on a tree that was in the water to get a perfect frame and waited hours for this winning shot of a Bornean orangutan.

World Nature Photography Awards 2020 - Thomas Vijayan

Image: Thomas Vijayan

Animal Portrait: A Bengal Tigress captured in a watering hole, with beautiful light and shadow providing a perfect photograph.

World Nature Photography Awards 2020 - Nick Dale

Image: Nick Dale

Behavior – Amphibians and Reptiles: These two European common brown frogs were photographed in Aveto, Italy, during the spring mating season.

World Nature Photography Awards 2020 - Vittorio Ricci

Image: Vittorio Ricci

Behavior – Birds: Pictured near High River, Canada, this Great Horned Owl forms a beautiful flying saucer while thrusting its wings forward to gain momentum.

World Nature Photography Awards 2020 - Dale Paul

Image: Dale Paul

Behavior – Invertebrates: Dr. Tze Siong Tan was lucky to capture the conspicuous mating event of dragonfly and damselfly at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.

World Nature Photography Awards 2020 - Dr Tze Siong Tan

Image: Dr Tze Siong Tan

Behavior – Mammals: An intruder lioness approaches a watering hole in the Serengeti, but a small pride that already claimed this territory, attacks the lioness in order to drive her away.

World Nature Photography Awards 2020 - Raymond Nowotny

Image: Raymond Nowotny

People and Nature: Taken in the Pacific Ocean, this photograph features a diver underwater, surrounded by fish.

World Nature Photography Awards 2020 - Christa Funk

Image: Christa Funk

Plants and Fungi: Captured from a kayak at one misty dawn in a lake in East Texas, this photograph features large bald cypress trees growing out of the water, with enchanting November fall foliage.

World Nature Photography Awards 2020 - Doron Talmi

Image: Doron Talmi

Urban Wildlife: A songbird pulls at a construction tape to tear a thread.

World Nature Photography Awards 2020 - Lawrence Worcester

Image: Lawrence Worcester

Planet Earth’s Landscapes and Environments: The stunning winter landscape features the beautiful clouds in the sky around Mount Cimon de la Pala, in the Pale San Martino Range, Italy.

World Nature Photography Awards 2020 - Alessandro Gruzza

Image: Alessandro Gruzza

Black and White: Ulysses, one of the last remaining great tuskers was photographed by Harry Skeggs.

World Nature Photography Awards 2020 - Harry Skeggs

Image: Harry Skeggs

Nature Art: Dipanjan Pal captured this gorgeous natural beauty – a glacial river gracefully flowing through the black sand to the Atlantic.

World Nature Photography Awards 2020 - Dipanjan Pal

Image: Dipanjan Pal

Nature Photojournalism: This photograph is a sad, hard-hitting reality, where the conservationists had to cut the horns of a white rhino to protect it from poachers.

World Nature Photography Awards 2020 - Gunther de Bruyne

Image: Gunther de Bruyne

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