Thursday, January 21, 2021
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The best of the 2020 wildlife photography awards

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Winning images from the year’s national and international competitions

Station Squabble by Sam Rowley, UK (voting for the people’s choice award 2020 is still open)

Mammal Photographer of the Year and Mammal Society members’ prize winner

2020 GDT nature photographer of the year: overall winner and mammals category winner

A Hare’s Dream by Peter Lindel
Photograph: Peter Lindel/2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year

2020 Sony world photography awards nature and wildlife category first prize

Pangolins in Crisis by Brent Stirton
Photograph: Brent Stirton

Nature photographer of the year 2020 man and nature category winner

Hope in a Burned Forest by Jo-Anne McArthur
Photograph: Jo-Anne McArthur/NPOTY 202O


2020 British Ecological Society photography competition
 overall winner

The Art of Flight by Alwin Hardenbol
Photograph: Alwin Hardenbol/British Ecological Society photography competition

Ocean photography awards community choice winner

Flipper in Flipper by Tobias Baumgaertner
Photograph: Tobias Baumgaertner/Ocean Photography Awards/PA

Ocean photography awards overall winner

Mobula Rays Off the Baja California Sur by Nadia Aly
Photograph: Nadia Aly/Ocean Photography Awards/PAMobula Rays Off the Baja California Sur by Nadia Aly


Wildlife photographer of the year 2020
 behaviour, birds category winner

Great Crested Sunrise by Jose Luis Ruiz Jiménez, Spain
Photograph: Jose Luis Ruiz Jiménez/2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife photographer of the year 2020 overall winner and animals in their environment winner

The Embrace by Sergey Gorshkov, Russia
Photograph: Sergey Gorshkov/2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

2020 Luminar bug photographer of the year ‘all the other bugs’ category winner

Tug of War by Reynante Martinez
Photograph: Reynante Martinez/2020 Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year

2020 Luminar bug photographer of the year winner

A Red Palm Weevil by Mofeed Abu Shalwa
Photograph: Mofeed Abu Shalwa/2020 Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year

2020 World Press photo contest environment single first prize

Polar Bear and Her Cub by Esther Horvath
Photograph: Esther Horvath/2020 World Press Photo

2020 World Press photo contest nature singles second prize

Roadrunner Approaching the Border Wall by Alejandro Prieto
Photograph: Alejandro Prieto/2020 World Press Photo

2020 World Press photo contest nature stories first prize and nature singles first prize

Final Farewell by Alain Schroeder, Belgium
Photograph: Alain Schroeder/2020 World Press Photo

2020 GDT European wildlife photographer of the year underwater world category winner

2020 GDT European wildlife photographer of the year underwater world category winner

Bird photographer of the year winner and best portrait category winner

End of the Day by Majed Al Za’abi, Kuwait
Photograph: BPOTY/Cover Images


2020 World Press photo contest
 and wildlife photographer of the year 2020, wildlife photojournalist story award highly commended

The Tigers Next Door by Steve Winter

We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did! Let us know your favourites in the comments. While you are here, why not check out The Comedy Wildlife Awards! Our Picks! Remember, sharing helps us a lot!

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