A fog-shrouded Golden Gate Bridge and a magical shot of a sea lion: The jaw-dropping successful photographs chosen from 120,000 entries to a prestigious nature photograph contest
- Photographers from 152 nations submitted photographs to The Nature Conservancy’s 2019 Picture Contest
- An unbelievable underwater shot of a California sea lion in Monterey Bay has gained the Grand Prize
- Right here we current the unbelievable class winners and a number of the jaw-dropping runners-up
From a staggering 121,774 entries, an unbelievable underwater shot of a California sea lion has gained the Grand Prize in a prestigious nature photograph contest.
The picture, by photographer Tyler Schiffman, from California, has scooped the gong in The Nature Conservancy’s 2019 Picture Contest.
Mr Schiffman stated: ‘I had framed this shot ready for a sea lion to swim by. After 5 minutes, one swam up and paused for just a few seconds. I took three pictures and as uncommon because it was, the second left in a blink of a watch.’
Photographers from 152 nations submitted photographs throughout 5 classes – wildlife, water, individuals in nature, panorama, and cities and nature.
‘The pure world conjures up a way of surprise in all of us,’ stated Richard Loomis, Chief Advertising and marketing Officer for The Nature Conservancy. ‘Certainly, on the very soul of conservation is a deep awe of nature. These pictures are a robust reminder of the significance of sharing our imaginative and prescient of nature and dealing collectively to avoid wasting the lands and waters on which all life relies upon.’
Right here we current the class winners and a number of the jaw-dropping runners-up.
The Grand Prize winner in The Nature Conservancy’s 2019 Picture Contest is Californian Tyler Schiffman for this shot of a California sea lion framed by kelp beds in Monterey Bay, California. Mr Schiffman stated: ‘I had framed this shot ready for a sea lion to swim by. After 5 minutes, one swam up and paused for just a few seconds. I took three pictures and as uncommon because it was, the second left in a blink of a watch’
First prize within the cities and nature class goes to American Jay Huang for this picture of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco throughout a low fog occasion
Colin Ronald from Austria has been awarded first prize within the panorama class for this lovely image of a skier in Slovenia
First prize within the water class goes to Australian Alex Kydd for this mesmerising shot of a whale shark swimming within the depths off Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
This picture of a polar bear in Svalbard, Norway, was taken by Fernando O’Farrill. It is the successful picture within the wildlife class
The individuals and nature class winner is that this shot by of fisherman in Hon Yen, Phu Yen, Vietnam. It was taken by Vietnamese photographer Le Van Vinh
Alex Kydd additionally takes third place within the water class for this extraordinary photograph of a giant grouping of cownose rays on Ningaloo Reef
Brazilian Giovani Cordioli will get an honorable point out within the individuals in nature class for this superb shot of a storm over Varadero in Cuba
Third place within the panorama class goes to Brazilian Guilherme Gomes de Mesquita for this knock-out snap taken in Trolltunga, Norway
Yevhen Samuchenko from Ukraine has been awarded the runner-up spot within the cities and nature class for this image of Mestia, a small metropolis in Georgia, at evening
Tsz Ho Tse from Hong Kong took this picture of his metropolis’s world-famous Victoria Harbour below the clouds within the early morning – and it has landed him an honorable point out within the cities and nature class
Diyanto Sarira from Indonesia will get the individuals’s selection award for this picture of a small waterfall and stream in Wasior, West Papua
An honorable point out within the wildlife class goes to Giuseppe Bonali from Italy for this exceptional picture of three damselflies after a storm, which he took in his house nation
An honorable point out within the panorama class goes to Carlos Eduardo Goulart for this shot of Torres Del Paine Nationwide Park in Chile
José David Altamirano González from Costa Rica will get an honorable point out within the wildlife class for this thrilling picture of baboons in Botswana