World Nature Photography Awards 2024: Check out the spectacular winning images

World Nature Photography Awards 2024: Check out the spectacular winning images

Among thousands of submissions, Tracey Lund from the UK claimed the top prize with her stunning image of gannets hunting beneath the waves off the Shetland Islands.

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The winners of the World Nature Photography Awards have been revealed! 

From a thrilling action shot of two zebras falling victim to a cheetah’s chase, to a playful oxpecker making itself at home on a wild buffalo, the photographs span the globe, showcasing both the beauty and the rawness of nature.

Tracey Lund from the UK clinched the top prize, receiving a cash reward of $1,000, for her stunning photograph of two gannets hunting a fish beneath the waves off the shores of the Shetland Islands. 

Below are the winning images of the competition, along with a selection of our favourite runner-up snapshots: 

Behaviour – Birds

Winner: Tracey Lund – ‘Underwater gannets’

Animal portraits

Winner: Nicolas Remy – ‘Anger fish’

Behaviour – Mammals

Winner: Alex Brackx – ‘Those last seconds’

Underwater

Winner: Andy Schmid – ‘Crowd control’ 

People and nature

Winner: Pavlos Evangelidis – ‘Catch of the day’

Behaviour – Amphibians and reptiles

Winner: John Seager – ‘Head massage’

Nature art

Winner: Miki Spitzer – ‘Earth’s treasure’

Urban wildlife

Winner: Roy Wiesner – ‘Dragon’s nest’

Black and white

Winner: Richard Li – ‘Graceful turn’

Planet Earth’s landscapes and environments

Winner: Ivan Pedretti – ‘Winter in Stokksnes’

Nature photojournalism

Winner: Celia Kujala – ‘The Dangerous Toy’

Behaviour – Invertebrates

Second place: Panagiotis Dalagiorgos – ‘Not so silent hill’ 

Black and white

Second place: Tom Way – ‘Under a mother’s guidance’

Behaviour – Birds

Second place: Laskshitha Karunarathhna: Oxpecker and water buffalo 

Video editor • Theo Farrant

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