Nature comes in all shapes and forms. It's in huge national parks and landscapes filled with mountains and forests; it’s also in underwater seascapes and concrete metropolises. Anywhere where there’s plants and animals, there’s nature.
The annual Nature Photographer of the Year awards demonstrate just how diverse nature really is. Run by photography festival Nature Talks, the NPOTYs celebrate all kinds of nature, from mammals and birds to plants, fungi and landscapes.
The NPOTYs always have some of the most epic shots of the year (see the 2021 edition’s winners here) – and 2022 is no different. The spectacular aerial snap above, which was taken by photographer Tamani Cédric and features an ‘airport’ for flamingos, was only a runner-up!
You can take a peek at all the NPOTY 2022 winners on the official website here but, in the meantime, below are a few of our favourites.
‘House of Bears’ by Dmitry Kokh
‘Iberian Lynx Family Portrait’ by Alessandro Beconi
‘Lightning up the Grand Canyon’ by Raul Mostoslavsky
‘My City Whale’ by Jomtup Charoenlapnumchai
‘Observer’ by Jens Cullman
‘Resilient Tree’ by Gianluca Gianferrari
‘Sunrise at Brunssummerheide’ by Brenda Heyvaert
‘The Rain I’ve Been Waiting For’ by Kazushige Horiguchi
‘Twisted Freeze’ by Juan Garcia Lucas
‘Wings on Fire’ by Nitin Sonawane
Did you see that this hilarious snap took the crown at the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards?
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