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Nature Photographer of the Year Awards 2023

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.


Male spectacled bear taking refuge in an old fig tree
Jacquie Matechuk | Overall Winner | 'He Looks to the Heavens' | 2023 Nature Photographer of the Year
 

Close up detail of the underside of a mushroom
J Fritz Rumpf | Winner, Nature Art | 'Fields of Dreams' | 2023 Nature Photographer of the Year

You're no doubt wondering what the image above could be. Well, it's a close up detail of the underside of a mushroom.

 

Pair of dolphins swimming side by side
Jodi Frediani | Winner, Black & White | 'Heads or Tails' | 2023 Nature Photographer of the Year
 

Finland lanscape of trees and lakes at sunset
Jens Lax | Runner-up, Landscape | 'Sunset' | 2023 Nature Photographer of the Year
 

Herd of bison running through snow
David Gibbon | Runner up, Black & White | 'The Charge' | 2023 Nature Photographer of the Year
 

Blue auto-fluorescing Star-shaped defensive hairs (Trichomes) covering the surface of a Deutzia leaf
David Maitland | Winner, Plants & Fungi | 'Star Spangled' | 2023 Nature Photographer of the Year
 

Polar bear shaking off the snow
Jeffrey Kauffman | Runner up, Mammals | 'Shaking Off The Cold' | 2023 Nature Photographer of the Year

If you would like to explore more collections of outstanding images, please see the OGN Photography archives.

 
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