In Photos: Nature Conservancy’s Global Photo Contest Winners 2019

The global conservation body Nature Conservancy, working in 72 countries to tackle climate change and to conserve lands, waters and oceans, has announced its latest photo winners, selected from more than 100,000 entries.

Check them out for more information and start to see our world through photos!


People’s choice winner

Wanayo Waterfall by Diyanto Sarira, Indonesia: a small waterfall and stream in Wasior, West Papua.

Grand prize winner

Burst by Tyler Schiffman, United States: California sea lion framed by kelp beds in Monterey Bay.

Winner – wildlife

Hope by Fernando O’Farrill, Mexico: polar Bear in Svalbard, Norway.

Second place – wildlife

Singing Silhouette by Raymond Hennessy, USA: a chestnut-sided warbler sings out while silhouetted against the bright forest.

Third place – wildlife

The Grevy’s Illusion by Yaron Schmid, USA: a Grevy’s zebra staring at the camera in Lewa, Kenya.

Winner – people in nature

Dance in the Sea by Le Van Vinh, Vietnam: fisherman in Hon Yen, Phu Yen, Vietnam.

Second place – people in nature

Portrait in Guanabara Bay by Fabio Teixeira, Brazil: a young African refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo floating in the waters of Guanabara Bay, Ramos Beach.

Third place – people in nature

Bathing Time by Apratim Pal, India: two swimmers enjoy the water in West Bengal, India.

Winner – cities and nature

Golden Bridge Alignment by Jay Huang, United States: Golden Gate Bridge during a low fog event.

Second place – cities and nature

Gold of Svaneti by Yevhen Samuchenko, Ukraine: Mestia, a small city in Georgia, at night.

Third place – cities and nature

California Sea Lions by Robert Potts, USA: docks in Astoria taken over by California Sea Lions.

Winner – water

Big Fish in a Big Ocean by Alex Kydd, Australia: a whale shark swimming in the depths off of Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia.

Second place – water

To the Lightning by Hao Jiang, USA: a flock of flamingos fly over the colorful salt lake, the floating foam pattern looks like lightning on lake Magadi in Kenya.

Third place – water

A Rare Encounter with Cownose Rays by Alex Kydd, Australia: a large grouping of Cownose Rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) taken on Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia.

Winner – landscape

Taking the Plunge by Colin Ronald, Austria: skier heading down a mountain slope in Slovenia.

Second place – landscape

Pink Lake by Leigh Miller, Australia: drone photo showing the pink hues of a pink lake called Hutt Lagoon, Western Australia.

Third place – landscape

On the Brink by Guilherme Gomes de Mesquita, Brazil: Trolltunga in Norway.

Honourable mention – water

Gimme Shelter by Michael Gallagher, United Kingdom: an anemonefish shelters in the tentacles of a closed up reef anemone.

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  1. Helga says

    What a beautiful world is there, glad someone saw it and shared it. Awesome!

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