The jaw-dropping winning images of The Nature Conservancy’s 2019 Photo Contest

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 

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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 in the cities and nature category goes to American Jay Huang for this image of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during a low fog event

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 in the landscape category for this beautiful picture of a skier in Slovenia

Colin Ronald from Austria has been awarded first prize within the panorama class for this lovely image of a skier in Slovenia

First prize in the water category goes to Australian Alex Kydd for this mesmerising shot of a whale shark swimming in the depths off Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

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 image of a polar bear in Svalbard, Norway, was taken by Fernando O'Farrill. It's the winning image in the wildlife category

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 people and nature category winner is this shot by of fisherman in Hon Yen, Phu Yen, Vietnam. It was taken by Vietnamese photographer Le Van Vinh

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 also takes third place in the water category for this extraordinary photo of a large grouping of cownose rays on Ningaloo Reef

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 gets an honorable mention in the people in nature category for this amazing shot of a storm over Varadero in Cuba

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 in the landscape category goes to Brazilian Guilherme Gomes de Mesquita for this knock-out snap taken in Trolltunga, Norway

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 in the cities and nature category for this picture of Mestia, a small city in Georgia, at night

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 image of his city's world-famous Victoria Harbour under the clouds in the early morning - and it has landed him an honorable mention in the cities and nature category

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 gets the people's choice award for this image of a small waterfall and stream in Wasior, West Papua

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 mention in the wildlife category goes to Giuseppe Bonali from Italy for this remarkable image of three damselflies after a storm, which he took in his home country

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 mention in the landscape category goes to Carlos Eduardo Goulart for this shot of Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile

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 gets an honorable mention in the wildlife category for this thrilling image of baboons in Botswana

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