Nat Geo’s 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year Competition

Every year National Geographic holds its competition for Nature Photographer of the Year.

Open to keen photographers from anywhere in the world, this years categories are: Landscape, Environmental Issues, Action and Animal Portraits.

‘We’re looking for Powerful photos . . ‘

‘Nat Geo are looking for photos that showcase the awe-inspiring and diverse natural world around us. That could be a powerful wildlife shot, a stunning landscape, or a look at a complicated environmental issue—whatever nature means to you.’

Winners are grinners!

Submissions have to be in by November 4th 2016.

The winner will receive the Grand Prize of a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos with National Geographic Expeditions.

Each category will feature three winners: First Place: $2,500, Second Place: $750 and a signed National Geographic book, and Third Place: $500

Time to break out the Box-Brownie I reckon!

Below are some examples of submissions so far, and if you’d like to see the full set head to the NatGeo website.

Mediterranean jelly photo and caption by Stefano Spezi
Mediterranean jelly – photo by Stefano Spezi
Light of hope - photo and caption by Kyon J
Light of hope – photo by Kyon J
Lucky strike - photo and caption by Greg McCown
Lucky strike – photo by Greg McCown
Food fight - photo and caption by Jerry Am-Ende
Food fight – photo by Jerry Am-Ende
Fading into the sunset photo and caption by Jill Snyder
Fading into the sunset – photo by Jill Snyder
Let's picnic - photo and caption by Qian Wang
Let’s picnic – photo by Qian Wang
Bull race - photo and caption by Yh Lee
Bull race – photo by Yh Lee
Curious Lions - photo and caption by Kym Illman
Curious Lions – photo by Kym Illman
Priceless - photo and caption by Alison Langevad
Priceless – photo by Alison Langevad
Indomitable - photo and caption by Jonathan Huyer
Indomitable – photo by Jonathan Huyer
Daybreak at Monument Valley - photo and caption by Lidija Kamansky
Daybreak at Monument Valley – photo by Lidija Kamansky
Hunting for fish - photo and caption by Eric Esterle
Hunting for fish – photo by Eric Esterle
Battle of the Titans - photo and caption by S Dere
Battle of the Titans – photo by S Dere
Brown Bears - photo and caption by Aaron Baggenstos
Brown Bears – photo by Aaron Baggenstos
Swamp raccoon - photo and caption by Kim Aikawa
Swamp raccoon – photo by Kim Aikawa