It is the seventh year in a row that the California Academy of Sciences holds its BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition. The competition “encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it”. Now that the 2020 winners have been announced, it is safe to say that they stood up to the challenge.
If you’d like to see and decide for yourselves, take a look at some of the most impressive nature shots that were submitted.
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1. Grand PrizeWinner: 'Hare Ball' By Andy Parkinson, Scotland
2. Terrestrial Wildlife Winner: 'Cheetah Hunting In Maasai Mara' By Yi Liu
3. Photo Story - Coexistence Winner: 'Guardian Warriors' By Ami Vitale
4. Terrestrial Wildlife Finalist, 'Yeye In The Mist' By Ami Vitale
5. Terrestrial Wildlife, Finalist: 'The Queens Of Verticality' By Juan Jesús González Ahumada
6. Landscapes, Waterscapes, And Flora, Finalist: 'Caddo' By Mauro Battistelli
7. Terrestrial Wildlife, Finalist: 'Autumn Hide' By Emanuele Biggi
8. Landscapes, Waterscapes, And Flora, Finalist: 'Lilies In The Sun' By Henley Spiers
9. Winged Life, Finalist: 'Camouflage Between Ferns' By Ruben Perez Novo
10. Aquatic Life, Winner: 'Frozen Mobile Home' By Greg Lecoeur
11. Winged Life, Winner: 'A Sip' By Piotr Naskrecki
12. Terrestrial Wildlife, Finalist: 'Hippopotamus Group From Above' By Talib Almarri
13. Landscapes, Waterscapes, And Flora, Finalist: 'Rain’s Visitors At Dusk' By Agorastos Papatsanis
14. Human/Nature, Finalist: 'The Kitchen Elephant' By Gunther De Bruyne
15. Winged Life, Finalist: 'Blue Room By' David Merron
16. Human/Nature, Finalist: 'The Man Of The Jungle 3' By Thomas Vijayan
Image Source: Thomas Vijayan / BigPicture