This year's competition has once again provided some stunningly beautiful photography.
The competition attracted 21,400 entries from photographers in 96 different countries. And it was Canadian nature photographer Jacquie Matechuk that was crowned the overall winner of the 2023 Nature Photographer of the Year competition (as well as being the winner of the Mammals category) with her enchanting image of a male spectacled bear taking refuge in an old fig tree in the Andes Mountains.
This photo, plus OGN's selection of other winners and runner-ups can be seen. And, remember, if you are a nature photographer yourself, entries for the 2024 edition of the competition will begin being accepted on 20 December 2023.
You're no doubt wondering what the image above could be. Well, it's a close up detail of the underside of a mushroom.
If you would like to explore more collections of outstanding images, please see the OGN Photography archives.