24 Mar Slideshow: Winners of the 2020 World Nature Photography Awards

Source: DP Review

Winners of the 2020 World Nature Photography Awards

The World Nature Photography Awards (WNPAs) recently announced the winners and runners up for their 2020 competition. Thomas Vijayan, from Canada, was awarded a $1,000 cash prize for his photo of an endangered Bornean orangutan using a tree to cross over to another island.

‘We’ve been thrilled with the quality of work that was entered into the awards. It was such a privilege to see the competition’s philosophy come to life – our photographers really are shining a spotlight on the wonders of the natural world in a way that reminds us to do everything we can to protect the future of our planet,’ says Adrian Dinsdale, co-founder of the WNPAs.

Early bird entries are now open for the 2021 competition, through March 31st. While there is a fee, the WNPA site lists the Clean Air Task Force and Coalition for Rainforest Nations as two environmental charities that are supported. Organizers are also working with Ecologi to plant one tree for every entry received.

Gold Winner and Grand Prize: Thomas Vijayan (Canada)

Artist Statement: I had this frame in my mind so, to get this shot, I firstly selected a tree that was in the water so that I could get a good reflection of the sky which makes the image look upside down. Then, I climbed up the tree and waited for hours.

This is a regular path for the orangutans to cross to

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