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Wild PHOTOS: World Nature Photography Awards’ 2021 Winners Revealed– And the Pictures Are Jaw Dropping

Wild PHOTOS: World Nature Photography Awards’ 2021 Winners Revealed– And the Pictures Are Jaw Dropping

Spectacular images drawn from all corners of the earth by a few of the world’s finest professional photographers include the unrivaled charm of nature in this year’s World Nature Photography Awards. From remote Antarctic lagoons, where leopard seals hunt their penguin victim, to beautiful ice falls in main Japan; from half-submerged scenes of American crocodiles stealthily skulking listed below sun-kissed tropical waters in Cuba, to the amazing power of bull elephants sparring in Kenya; the majesty and marvel of the earth, and all its animals, are showcased in the competitors winners’ submissions from throughout 6 continents. The leading reward for World Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 went to Amos Nachoum from the United States, whose vibrant undersea photo of a ferocious-looking leopard seal playfully penguin searching in the Antarctic likewise won the Gold reward for the “Behavior– Mammals” classification. For his picture, Nachoum took house a prize money of $1,000 Leopard seal chasing after a Gentoo penguin, Amos Nachoum, U.S.A. (Courtesy of Amos Nachoum/World Nature Photography Award) “For hours, I awaited the low tide to get here along a shallow lagoon on a remote island off the Antarctic Peninsula,” Nachoum stated. “Like clockwork, the leopard seal showed up in the lagoon right before low tide. It put its head in the water and looked much like a rock being in the declining water. The young Gentoo penguins just attempt to get in the water when it is shallow and when they got close sufficient to the seal, it turned its head at warp speed, capturing among the penguins by its feet and taking it to deep water. As soon as the seal reached open water, I followed it and swam parallel to it, observing its actions. To my surprise, it released the penguin two times. Each time, the seal chased the penguin once again, as if it was delighting in the video game. The frightened penguin attempted to get away as the video game continued. Quickly, the end came.” Red ants, Chin Leong Teo, Singapore. (Courtesy of Chin Leong Teo/World Nature Photography Award) Long-tailed macaques, Tom Vierus, Fiji. “Three long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) take pleasure in the heat of each other throughout a hot day in Bali, Indonesia. These animals reveal really comparable habits to us people, consisting of delighting in each others business. The macaques are utilized to people and are typically discovered around temples where they tend to eat food sacrifices contributed by the temple visitors.” (Courtesy of Tom Vierus/World Nature Photography Award) Other winning entries include a row of red ants naturally forming an ant bridge in order to cross a period of water in Indonesia; a union of male cheetahs daringly crossing a raving river in the Maasai Mara; and an intimate scene of a mom long-tailed macaque and her children depicting the primate household delighting in a cuddle on a hot day in Bali, Indonesia. Like windows into another world, these scenes expose a few of the magic and secret of our world. “We think in the power of photography to put a spotlight on the majesty and marvel of the natural world around us,” World Nature Photography Awards specified. “The objective of the World Nature Photography Awards is to commemorate the world’s finest nature professional photographers whilst showcasing nature’s charm to a broader audience.” And in an effort to maintain the beautiful vigor of our world, the competitors has actually devoted to plant a tree each time somebody gets in the competitors. Here are more highlights including the WNPA winners: Silver: Behavior– Mammals: Two bull elephants sparring with one another, William Fortescue, UK. (Courtesy of William Fortescue/World Nature Photography Award) Bronze: Behavior– Mammals: Five male cheetahs, Buddhilini de Soyza, Australia. (Courtesy of Buddhilini de Soyza/World Nature Photography Award) Silver: Behavior– Amphibians and Reptiles: American crocodile, Massimo Giorgetta, Italy. (Courtesy of Massimo Giorgetta/World Nature Photography Award) Bronze: Animal Portraits: Female puma and her cubs, Amit Eshel, Israel. (Courtesy of Amit Eshel/World Nature Photography Award) Bronze: Planet Earth’s Landscapes and Environments: Ice falls, Rie Asada, Japan. (Courtesy of Rie Asada/World Nature Photography Award) Bronze: Nature Art: Lettuce coral by Gabriel Barathieu, Mayotte. (Courtesy of Gabriel Barathieu/World Nature Photography Award) Gold: Animals in Their Habitat Bornean orangutan, Thomas Vijayan, Canada. (Courtesy of Thomas Vijayan/World Nature Photography Award) Gold: Behavior– Amphibians and Reptiles Pacific Tree Frog, Shayne Kaye, Canada. (Courtesy of Shayne Kaye/World Nature Photography Award) Gold: Black and White Rare blue morph arctic fox, Vince Burton, UK. (Courtesy of Vince Burton/World Nature Photography Award) Gold: Nature Art Landscape with trees, Federico Testi, Italy. (Courtesy of Federico Testi/World Nature Photography Award) Gold: Photojournalism Three-month-old female orangutan Alain Schroeder, Belgium. (Courtesy of Alain Schroeder/World Nature Photography Award) Gold: People and Nature Ice cavern, Sabrina Inderbitzi, Switzerland. (Courtesy of Sabrina Inderbitzi/World Nature Photography Award) Gold: Planet Earth’s Landscapes and Environments Landscape, Sam Wilson, Australia. (Courtesy of Sam Wilson/World Nature Photography Award) Gold: Plants and Fungi Abandoned home, Gautam Kamat Bambolkar, U.S.A. (Courtesy of Gautam Kamat Bambolkar/World Nature Photography Award) Gold: Urban Wildlife Humpback whale, Matthijs Noome, U.S.A. (Courtesy of Matthijs Noome/World Nature Photography Award) Share your stories with us at emg.inspired@epochtimes.com, and continue to get your day-to-day dosage of motivation by registering for the Inspired newsletter at TheEpochTimes.com/ newsletter
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