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30 Stunning Photos That Won The 2021 World Nature Photography Awards

The World Nature Photography Awards (WNPA) has announced their 2021 winners. There are fourteen categories in this competition and photographers submitted their images from all around the world. All of them capture the beauty of our planet.

The title of World Nature Photographer of the Year and a cash prize of $1,000 went to Amos Nachoum from the United States for his image ‘Facing reality.’ The image shows the amazing moment of a leopard seal about to capture a defenseless Gentoo penguin. Nachoum waited patiently for the low tide to arrive along a shallow lagoon on a remote island off the Antarctic Peninsula to capture this pic.

Many congratulations to all the winners! For your chance to have your work seen by millions of people around the world, enter 2022’s competition here. Here are the 30 stunning winning photos of The 2021 World Nature Photography Awards. Please scroll down and inspire yourself!

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#1 Animal Portraits, Bronze: Amit Eshel, Israel

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#2 Black And White, Gold: Vince Burton, UK

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#3 Behaviour Amphibians And Reptiles, Silver: Massimo Giorgetta, Italy

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#4 Urban Wildlife, Silver: Mohammad Murad, Kuwait

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#5 Behaviour Mammals, Gold Winner And Grand Prize: Amos Nachoum, USA

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#6 Animals In Their Habitat, Gold: Thomas Vijayan, Canada

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#7 Animal Portraits, Silver: Neelutpaul Barua, India

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#8 Behaviour Mammals, Bronze: Buddhilini De Soyza, Australia

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#9 Behaviour Invertebrates, Gold: Chin Leong Teo, Singapore

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#10 Behaviour Birds, Silver: Robert J. Ross, USA

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#11 Behaviour Amphibians And Reptiles, Gold: Shayne Kaye, Canada

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#12 Animal Portraits, Gold: Tom Vierus, Fiji

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#13 Black And White, Silver: Avanka Fernando, Sri Lanka

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#14 Behaviour Mammals, Silver: William Fortescue, UK

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#15 Black And White, Bronze: Michael Stavrakakis, Australia

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#16 Behaviour Birds, Bronze: Robert Maynard, UK

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#17 Planet Earth’s Landscape And Environments, Gold: Sam Wilson, Australia

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#18 Nature Art, Bronze: Gabriel Barathieu, Mayotte

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#19 Plants And Fungi, Bronze: Jan Czeczotka, Germany

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#20 Animals In Their Habitat, Bronze: Christian Tuckwell Smith, UK

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#21 Nature Photojournalism, Gold: Alain Schroeder, Belgium

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#22 People And Nature, Gold: Sabrina Inderbitzi, Switzerland

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#23 Urban Wildlife, Gold: Matthijs Noome, USA

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#24 Animals In Their Habitat, Silver: Celia Kujala, USA

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#25 Nature Art, Silver: Monika Schneider, Germany

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#26 Behaviour Birds, Gold: Ashok Behera, India

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#27 Nature Art, Gold: Federico Testi, Italy

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#28 People And Nature, Silver: Mike Eyett, Switzerland

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#29 Urban Wildlife, Bronze: Alex Pansier, Netherlands

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#30 Planet Earth’s Landscape And Environments, Bronze: Rie Asada, Japan

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