Grumpy owls and posing seals among The Nature Photo Contest's winners

The Nature Photo Contest 2024
Monday (Image credit: Panisara Sripratoom)

Puppy-dog-eyed seals and grumpy little owls are among the winners of the second-ever Nature Photography Contest. After a successful launch in 2023, the environmentally-focused contest fuses people's love for photography and a passion for the planet in a competition that raises environmental awareness and showcases the diverse beauty of Earth. 

Taking home the Photography of the Year award and a $1,087 /  £858 / €1,000 cash prize is Glee Ostle with his image, Sea Lion in Los Islotes (below). Ostle's uncanny ability to capture the sea lion seemingly posing against a backdrop of a school of fish left the judging panel awestruck. The image not only showcases the natural beauty of the animal, but also underscores the critical importance of preserving our seabeds and their diverse species. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.