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A Collection of Award Winning Photos

 You're in for a treat today. We've just eliminated your need for anything beautiful added to your day! All you need is right here, the most fantastic natural photos from around the globe, each one an award winner. I mean, where can you go wrong? Each of these photographs has days and weeks of careful and patient planning by extremely talented nature photographers, covering all aspects of natural life, from big to small. Click on any of the titles below to be taken to the full photo series. Enjoy!
 
The UK-based Society of Biology held its third annual photography competition in October 2014. The theme of the competition was ‘Home, Habitat, and Shelter”. The competition drew hundreds of contestants from around the world and from various age groups. The resulting pictures are delightful and captivating.
Every year, the National photography contest in Russia gets incredible submissions, and this year was no different. From amazing urban shots to beautiful nature and human expression - these photos capture the stunning side of Russia and Europe, whether in the cities, in nature or among their people.
In preparation for the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest, thousands of aspiring and professional photographers have sent their best works, hoping to gain both notice, as well as a $10,000 prize. The 14 images below are some of the most impressive entries so far.
The National Geographic has always been a showcase for the world's best photography. Each year it holds prestigious competitions, attracting the most talented photographers from around the world, and this year is no exception. The 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year has been named, and both the winner and runners-up have captured spectacular and memorable photos. The photos were selected from more than 10,000 entries. Check out their breathtaking photos below, along with the photographer's brief explanation of how the photo was taken.
These are some of the most awesome photographs you will ever see, being the winners of Wikipedia's tenth annual photography contest. All of these images are freely licensed, so they are like free gifts for the world to enjoy. It's time to say a big thank you to these 12 charitable photographers as we share with you their incredible offerings. Which is your favorite?
The photographers that take part in the National Geographic Photographer of the Year contests never cease to amaze, and the photos you're about to see are no exception. Take a look at the breathtaking shots they each capture. Which of the following is your favorite? One thing is certain, our world is truly one incredibly amazing place!
 
The Siena International Photo Awards are one of the most prestigious photography competitions to be held anywhere in the world. In the last edition to take place, there were submissions from over 100 countries. Here are all the stunning winning entries, runners-up and honorable mentions for your viewing pleasure.
 

Sony World Photography Awards Photos

Every year, the Sony World Photography Awards bring us the most awe-inspiring photos from around the globe, and 2017's freshly announced winners will definitely leave you speechless. We have selected 15 of our favorite winning photos for you to marvel at. If you would like to see more winners, click here. 
 

Once a year, The Kennel Club, one of the longest-running canine institutions in the world, delights us all with an incredible collection of pictures from their ‘Dog Photographer of The Year’ contest. This prestigious competition has been taking place for the past 12 years, and has received close to 10,000 submissions from 74 different countries! Below, you’ll find 30 stunning winning entries, starting with the overall winner, Maria Davison Ramos, and her dog, Yzma.

 
If you ever catch yourself feeling blue and thinking that the world's a dull and lifeless place, it might be time to take a trip to somewhere amazing. As you'll see from the image gallery below, our planet is absolutely bursting with color, no matter where you go. Whether it's the deep red chili fields of Bangladesh or the brightly painted buildings of Havana, we're sure you'll agree that these award-winning photographs are truly works of art.
 
Over the past couple of years, drone technology has drastically affected the landscape of photography, so much so that numerous competitions have sprung up, specifically to cater for the drone photography crowd. One of the most prestigious is Dronestagram's International Drone Photography Contest. Below, you'll find 20 of the greatest entries from the 4th edition of this brilliant contest, which were handpicked from literally thousands of entries.
 

Creative community EyeEm has just announced its top 100 images from its annual photography competition. 590,000 submissions were made from more than 88,000 photographers in over 150 countries. Below are 15 of our favorite images.

 
For almost half a century, Nikon has recognized that photographs of tiny and microscopic things can be just as impressive as photos of massive mountains and enormous whales. That's why they hold an annual 'small world' contest, and here are the top ten winners from the 2017 edition.
 
It's that time of year again when the 'Underwater Photographer of the Year' competition has announced its winners, and this year's entries are even more spectacular than before. Below, you'll find a list of some of the most outstanding entries, which will make you wonder just how many other wonders and horrors are lurking deep beneath the surface of the ocean.
 
The Nikon International Small World Competition began all the way back in 1975. It was intended to recognize the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. During the time since it has become one of the world's leading showcases for photomicrography and features images from the widest array of scientific disciplines. Here are this year's finalists and winners.
 
 
The ocean can be described in an endless number of ways - it is refreshing, beautiful and humbling, it is vast, mysterious and terrifying. It is magnificent, so much so that is has inspired countless novels, films, documentaries, and songs. The sea attracts many devoted disciples, from divers to scientists, to surfers, biologists and of course, ocean-going enthusiasts. All are in constant awe of its power and beauty. These breathtaking photos illustrate just that.
 
Every year, the Natural History Museum in London holds the largest international wildlife photography competition on the planet within the initiative to determine the absolute best photos from hundreds of thousands of contestants across 16 categories, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards. We showcase the winning image, as well as 21 winners and honorable mentions across categories below for your viewing pleasure.
 
The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition is in its 45th year now, zooming in on some of the tiniest living (and non-living) objects of our world. From a tiny alligator getting his nervous system to the smallest snowflake, more than 2000 photos were submitted from 100 countries. Here are 16 images that made it to the finals, including the winners themselves. Feast your eyes on some of the best macro-photography in all the land.
 
The following photo series was taken from submissions to a photography competition hosted by National Geographic. As you can see, only the most beautiful of photos made it to final judgment, and are each amazing in its own right!
 
The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards have finally published the winners of their worldwide photo competition. This year, 139,554 images from 70,000 entries made it into the competition. The winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards have finally been announced, picked from over 130,000 images from 70,000 photographers. Here are my favorite finalists and winners, definitely a talented and original crowd! 
 
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