‘ Nature Photographer of The Year ‘ , a prestigious annual contest organized by National Geographic is an international showcase where photographers from around the globe participate. They show their talents by putting mother nature in the frame. This competition has four categories : Animal portraits, Landscape, Action and Environment issues .
For the year 2016, G. Lecoeur from France emerged as the winner for his underwater image of migration of Sardines. Varun Aditya, an Indian photographer also won the first position in Animal Portraits category.
He has captured a jaw-dropping picture of a green vine snake and titled the picture as ‘Dragging You Deep Into The Woods’.
After winning the award Varun shared the news on facebook.
Thank you NatGeo for awarding me with the First place and the 2500$ cash Prize.
THANK YOU EVERYONE ! THE KEY IS COMPOSITION ! “
Here are the eye-catching photos taken by other winners.
1. Action – Sardine Run by G. Lecoeur (Grand Prize winner)
2. Landscape- Struggle of Life by Jacob Kaptein
3. Environmental Issues- Life and Death by Vadim Balakin
Undoubtedly these pictures are amazing. We hope the hard works of these brilliant photographers raises the awareness of the beauty and fragility of the natural world.