National Geographic has just announced the results of the prestigious 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year contest. As you can see from the pictures below, the judges had a hard time choosing the very best image!
Honorable Mention, Environmental Issues: No Snow, No Ice? Barter Islands
Third Place Winner, Landscape: Pacific Storm, Pacific Ocean
First Place Winner, Landscape: Struggle Of Life, Netherlands
Honorable Mention, Landscape: Serendipitous Green Meteor, India
First Place Winner, Animal Portraits: Dragging You Deep Into The Woods!
Honorable Mention, Animal Portraits: Puffin Studio, United Kingdom
Grand Prize Winner: Sardine Run, South Africa
Third Place Winner, Action: Changing Fortunes Of The Great Egret, Hungary
Second Place Winner, Action: Approach, Wray, Colorado
Honorable Mention, Action: Jellyfish Feast, New South Wales, Australia