Andy Parkinson is passionate about giving animals a voice through his images and revealing the daily challenges they overcome every day just to survive. A feature contributor to National Geographic, Parkinson has won over 50 prestigious awards including Wildlife Photographer of the Year, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Bird Photographer of the Year.
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Andy Parkinson| Crich, England
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Greg Lecoeur is a wildlife photographer who uses the art of digital storytelling to raise awareness about ocean conservation. Growing up on the French Riviera, Lecoeur learned to scuba dive in the Mediterranean Sea where he developed his passion for the marine world and underwater photography. Lecoeur was named Nature Photographer of the Year in 2016 by National Geographic.
Cheetah Hunting in Maasai Mara
An amateur photographer, Yi Liu enjoys traveling and photography, both of which heighten her appreciation of nature’s magnificence. Liu relies on patience and luck to witness rare moments in the natural world and capture the anticipated photograph.
Piotr Naskrecki is an entomologist, conservation biologist, and photographer working in Mozambique to support local conservationists in their efforts to rebuild Gorongosa National Park after setbacks from the recent civil war. At the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard, Dr. Naskrecki’s scientific research focuses on the evolution of communication in insects. He has been published in dozens of peer-reviewed papers as well as national magazines.
Winged Life winner
Piotr Naskrecki | Cambridge, United States
Edwin Giesbers has been a professional nature photographer for 15 years. Represented by Nature Picture Library, Giesbers has won leading international photo competitions and his work has appeared in publications like BBC Wildlife Magazine and National Geographic. In 2014, Giesbers launched the “Frogs Life Project” to highlight endangered amphibians and support organizations working to protect them with proceeds from his imagery.
Landscapes, Waterscapes, and Flora winner
Edwin Giesbers | Nijmegen, Netherlands
Juan Jesús González Ahumada
Juan Jesús González Ahumada is a self-taught photographer based in Málaga, Spain. He spent his childhood immersed in nature, filling sketchbooks with local flora and fauna, which seeded his passion for wildlife photography. After 25 years of making images, he still sees these harmonious moments with nature as enriching journeys that open his mind and comfort his soul.
Art of Nature winner
Juan Jesús González Ahumada | Málaga, Spain
Caught by Cats
Jak Wonderly believes the interaction between humanity and nature is the greatest news story of our generation. His award-winning photography supports conservation causes like The Nature Conservancy, Natural Resources Defense Council, and The Snow Leopard Conservancy. Represented by the National Geographic Image Collection, his work has appeared in numerous publications like the Los Angeles Times, Sunset Magazine, National Geographic, and bioGraphic.
Caught by Cats
Jak Wonderly| Sebastopol, United States
Ami Vitale has traveled to over 100 countries on assignment where she has witnessed civil unrest and violence but also surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. She has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.” Vitale is a photographer for National Geographic and a Nikon Ambassador. Among her numerous awards, Vitale is a five-time recipient of World Press Photo awards.
Photo Story: Coexistence winner
Ami Vitale| Missoula, United States