April 23, 2021

The Winners of ‘Nature Photographer of Then Year’ Contest Capture The Most Fairy-Tale Like Pictures of Wildlife

Starting from 2016 and on, there has been a tradition of annual photography contest for Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY). This year artist from all over the world summited their photographs, gathering in sum an amount of 19.547 submissions coming from people from over 95 different countries.

This year the Italian photographer Roberto Marchegiani, stole the show with his photo titles “Jurassic Park”, featuring a giraffe in the Nakuru National Park, Kenya.  His image was spotted for his fairytale quality that goes beyond of what the wildlife usually documents.

This year, the process of the competition was a little bit more challenging due to the pandemic, where most of the meeting had to be online, but in the end the organizers were able to pull it through.

Jury exclusively judge photos that are anonymous and show no name or personal watermark in the image. Moreover, manipulated images that are clearly exaggerated will be disqualified,” explained Lesley de Beer, a representative of the competition.

“Jury exclusively judge photos that are anonymous and show no name or personal watermark in the image. Moreover, manipulated images that are clearly exaggerated will be disqualified,” explained Lesley how the winning photos are selected. “We have seen images with animals that don’t live in particular parts of the world but have been taken on camera. Since that’s not possible, we deleted those fraud images which maybe, at first glance, we thought that the shot was outstanding.”

Below you can check a collection of the winning photos from  this year’s competition.

More info: NaturePhotographerOfTheYear.com

#1 Category Man And Nature: Winner, ‘Hope In A Burned Forest’ By Jo-Anne Mcarthur


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#2 Category Mammals: Highly Commended, ‘Heavenly Showers’ By Neelutpaul Barua


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#3 Category Black & White: Highly Commended, ‘Birch Columns’ By Kirsi Mackenzie


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#4 Category Mammals: Highly Commended, ‘Golden Light With Impala’ By Artur Stankiewicz


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#5 Category Man And Nature: Highly Commended, ‘Newspaper’ By Wei Fu


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#6 Category Birds: Highly Commended, ‘Lone Egret Among Fall Colors Of The Cypress Swamp’ By Rick Beldegreen


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#7 Overall Winner: ‘Jurassic Park’ By Roberto Marchegiani


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#8 Category Mammals: Runner-Up, ‘Splash!!!’ By Antonio Leiva Sanchez


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#9 Category Plants And Fungi: Runner-Up, ‘Enchanted Forest’ By Kevin De Vree


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#10 Category Black & White: Highly Commended, ‘Caught In A Blizzard’ By David Gibbon


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#11 Category Animals Of ‘De Lage Landen’: Winner, ‘The Apocalypse’ By Bart Siebelink


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#12 Category Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award: Winner, ‘Border Wall Project’ By Alejandro Prieto


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#13 Category Yought 10-17 Years: Highly Commended, ‘Evening Walk’ By Giacomo Redaelli


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#14 Category Mammals: Highly Commended, ‘The World Is Going Upside Down’ by Thomas Vijayan


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#15 Category Animal Portraits: Winner, “I Can Pass?” By Adriana Claudia Sanz


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#16 Category Black & White: Runner-Up, ‘Black Walnut’ By Franka Slothouber


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#17 Category Black & White: Winner, ‘Constellation Of Eagle Rays’ By Henley Spiers


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#18 Category Animals Of “De Lage Landen”: Highly Commended, ‘Red Deer In Oostvaardersveld’ By Andius Teijgeler


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#19 Category Birds: Highly Commended, ‘Storm Brewing’ By Oscar Diez


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#20 Category Natural Art: Highly Commended, ‘Sound And Vision’ By Alessandro Carboni


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More info: NaturePhotographerOfTheYear.com