Wildlife & Nature Photography

In Spain's Granada province Iberian ibex are skilled climbers capable of jumping over canyons, sheltering on tiny ledges and walking on sharp ridges. Photographer Ugo Mellone spent time documenting (and trying to keep up with) these wild goats. 

Orangutans are Critically Endangered primates, found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. They spend the majority of their time in trees, usually as solitary animals (with the exception of a mother and her dependent offspring). Ian Wood has spent years photographing them and other local wildlife in Borneo. 

An area of ocean twice the size of India hosts an astonishing array of marine animals and is vital to life in the Indo-Pacific. Wildlife filmmaker Ellen Husain has dived the reefs of the Coral Triangle. 

The Rann of Kutch has one of the largest salt deserts in the world. Dhritiman Mukherjee spent 170 days photographing its unique flora and fauna.

Category: Professional, Natural World. 1st Place.

View the winning and shortlisted images from nature and wildlife categories of the Sony World Photography Awards.

Brown bear mother and cubs

The European brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) is Europe's largest land predator, growing to between 100-350kg.

Pine marten

View the winning and shortlisted images from The Mammal Society annual photo contest. 

Members from the Young Wildlife Photographers UK project share some their best photos, and discuss how they captured them. 

Dancing octopus

See the results from the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 competition.

Overall winner: Cuban Emerald humming bird

View the winning images from the British Ecological Society annual photo contest. 

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