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The winners of the Northern Lights photography competition capture the magic and mystery of the Aurora Borealis

All photos via Capture the Atlas

These 25 gorgeous photos of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights (borealis is Late Latin for “North Wind”) were selected by the…


On depression and sunshine

Wildflowers in Valley Spring, Texas. Photos: Summer Anne Burton

Editor’s note: I’m the editor and founder of Tenderly, Summer Anne Burton. If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that we haven’t been publishing as often as usual lately. Mostly, that’s been because of my personal problems, some of which I talk about here, and some of which are private. But, we’re coming back! I’ll be blogging here on a near-daily basis and we’ll be bringing in new contributors and your favorite columns are all coming soon. I’ll be writing a bit more next week about what Tenderly has in store and how you can be part of…


And some pigeons. Honestly, if you’re a bird, you can audition to be this nice dog’s best friend.

A black duck and a german shepherd dog touch beak to nose in a photograph of the two friends
A black duck and a german shepherd dog touch beak to nose in a photograph of the two friends
Photos: Vendetta and Lemony via Instagram

As any self-respecting duck/dog dynamic duo with pigeon…


From beloved pets to wild creatures, a series of stunning photos of the amazing animals we share our world with

Photo: JJNMatt; all photos via Agora

From an absolutely charming shot of an arctic fox cub trying (and adorably failing) to look tough to a magical image of a highland cow storming through a misty heather field in the Netherlands to a heartbreaking photo of a devoted dog…


An arctic fox huddles against the snow.
An arctic fox huddles against the snow.
All photo via NPOTY 2020

These gorgeous images are the winners of the Nature Photographer of the Year competition

This image has a fairy-tale quality that goes far beyond a wildlife document. The contrast of the dark forest with branches like flashes of lightning and the little giraffe, who…


A fine art photograph of bare tree branches framing a moon and lake setting with purple clouds and stars
A fine art photograph of bare tree branches framing a moon and lake setting with purple clouds and stars
All photos: International Landscape Photographer of the Year

The winners of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition will make you long to travel

Out of the 3,800 submissions, 101 photos were singled out for special recognition, and this selection of images—which ranges from volcanoes in Indonesia to icebergs in Greenland to canyons in Utah—makes for an…


A fine art photograph of a starry sky and the silhouettes of beautiful and almost alien trees
A fine art photograph of a starry sky and the silhouettes of beautiful and almost alien trees
All photos: The 11th EPSON International Pano Awards

The results of the Epson 2020 Pano Awards for best panoramic photographs are truly stunning

The selection, from the winners and runners up in the “Nature” category, comprises a breathtaking array of panoramas from the frigid coast of the Barents Sea in Teriberka, Russia, to the stunning reefs of Hon Yen Island in Vietnam to the beautiful Quiver Tree Forest of Namibia. …


The powerful, expressive photo is truly remarkable, and stands out amongst a field of impressive entries — see them all for yourself

A dramatically-lit photograph of an adult female tiger who seems to be locked in a loving embrace with a tree in the forest
A dramatically-lit photograph of an adult female tiger who seems to be locked in a loving embrace with a tree in the forest
All photos: Wildlife Photographer of the Year


A gecko “smiles” in the darkness behind a bright green leaf, his eyes sparkling with a mischievous air
A gecko “smiles” in the darkness behind a bright green leaf, his eyes sparkling with a mischievous air
All photos courtesy of CPOTY

The breathtaking results of this year’s Close-Up Photographer of the Year competition

The overall winner was a photograph by French marine molecular ecology professor Galice Hoarau, who captured a stunning image of eel larva near the Indonesian island of Lembeh during a blackwater dive. Each of the featured images uses…


Two possums peek from under a metal roof with cute, almost-cartoon like expressions of curiosity on their faces
Two possums peek from under a metal roof with cute, almost-cartoon like expressions of curiosity on their faces
Photo: Gary Meredith. All photos via The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Powerful selections from The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

From a 13-foot male gharial crocodile giving a lift to his dozens of offspring in India…

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