12 Amazing Photos From The National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest 2016

We love amazing photos of animals and nature! Today we are excited to share with you some of the winners from the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest

Photos were entered to four categories including Landscape, Action, Animal Portraits and Environmental Issues from August through early November and there are certainly some breathtaking photos that were submitted to this year's contest. Look below to see 12 of our favorites. 

 "Dragging You Deep Into the Woods!" Photo credit: Varun Aditya

"Dragging You Deep Into the Woods!" Photo credit: Varun Aditya

 "Hummingbird." Photo credit: Emily Riley

"Hummingbird." Photo credit: Emily Riley

 "Dancing In The Rain." Photo credit: Vladislav Kamenski

"Dancing In The Rain." Photo credit: Vladislav Kamenski

 "Pacific Storm." Photo credit: Santiago Borja

"Pacific Storm." Photo credit: Santiago Borja

 "Bathing In The Snow Flake." Photo credt: Hiroki Inoue

"Bathing In The Snow Flake." Photo credt: Hiroki Inoue

 "Moving At A Snail's Pace..." Photo credit: Samira Qadir

"Moving At A Snail's Pace..." Photo credit: Samira Qadir

 "Icescape." Photo credit: Samira Qadir

"Icescape." Photo credit: Samira Qadir

 "Puffin Studio." Photo credit: Mario Suarez Porras

"Puffin Studio." Photo credit: Mario Suarez Porras

 "Under The Waves." Photo credit: Christopher Markisz

"Under The Waves." Photo credit: Christopher Markisz

 "Mystic Woods." Photo credit: Andrew George

"Mystic Woods." Photo credit: Andrew George

 "Ocean Guest." Photo credit: Mike Korostelev

"Ocean Guest." Photo credit: Mike Korostelev

 "Alien Lights." Photo credit: Russell Wiltshire

"Alien Lights." Photo credit: Russell Wiltshire

To see the rules and other winning photos of the competition, visit National Geographic. If you love these nature photos, here are a few other blog posts we think you you will enjoy: 


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