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The winners of the most recent Ocean Photography Awards are utterly mesmerizing

A photograph of a shark with bared teeth swimming in clear, gradient blue ocean water, another shark appears in the background
A photograph of a shark with bared teeth swimming in clear, gradient blue ocean water, another shark appears in the background
Photo: Tanner Mansell. All photos courtesy of Ocean Photography Awards

The recently announced winners of the Ocean Photography Awards, organized by Oceanographic Magazine, are truly incredible achievements in this field. Seven major awards were granted, in categories for Ocean Conservation…


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…


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 photo of a typical bank office showing a grey carpet and office furniture, plus two raccoons looking slightly caught
A photo of a typical bank office showing a grey carpet and office furniture, plus two raccoons looking slightly caught
Photos: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

The one thing we really wanted to avoid in 2020


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…


The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards show a different, more relatable side of nature

Two brown bear cubs pose, one looking serious and the other collapsing with a wide open mouth and his paws in the air
Two brown bear cubs pose, one looking serious and the other collapsing with a wide open mouth and his paws in the air
Photo: Yarin Klein; all photos via Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

In fact, for every picture where these guys are being majestic and proud and flat-out awe-inspiring, there’s one where they’re just as awkward and absurd as we are. And the CWPA is committed to uncovering the very best of those moments…


Many Great Dusky Swifts flying above a misty waterfall.
Many Great Dusky Swifts flying above a misty waterfall.
Photo: Francesco Filippo Pellegrini. All photos via Bird Photographer of the Year.

The breathtaking winners of the prestigious 2020 Bird Photographer of the Year competition

This year’s competition, which seeks to be a “celebration of avian beauty and diversity,” has produced a stunning array of images, showcasing birds in various habitats, from the forests of Norway to the mountains of Ecuador to the capital of Sri Lanka. …


Infuriating, un-American, and unacceptable

Four unique animals on a grid — a pink and orange moth, a brightly colored bird, a red and black snail, and a strange bat
Four unique animals on a grid — a pink and orange moth, a brightly colored bird, a red and black snail, and a strange bat
Photos: Shutterstock

But sadly, that’s not true of Mother Nature’s other contrivances, which are infuriating, un-American, and unacceptable. And all of this is particularly…

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