Nature Photographer of the Year 2018 Winners

 

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Category C1 BIRDS

 

 

Winner: Bence-Maté (HUN) with “Meeting-point”

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© Bence Maté © NPOTY 2018

 

 

 

Runner-up: Jayesh Joshi (IND) with “Freedom”

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© Jayesh Joshi © NPOTY 2018

 

 

 

Highly commended: Dimas Serneguet Belda (ESP) with “Fly”

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© Dimas Serneguet Belda © NPOTY 2018

 

 

 

Highly commended: Jonathan Lhoir (FRA) with “Crow

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© Jonathan Lhoir © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Pere Soler Isern (ESP) with “The meeting”

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© Pere Soler Isern © NPOTY 2018

 

Highly commended: Piet Haaksma (NED) with “I see you”

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© Piet-Haaksma © NPOTY 2018

 

 

 

 

Category C2 MAMMALS

 

 

Winner: Pere Soler Isern (ESP)  with “Orix escape”

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© Pere Soler Isern © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Runner-up: Kevin Morgans (GBR) with “The kingdom of stone”

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© Kevin-Morgans © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Runner-up: Marc Costermans (BEL) with “Catching fruits”

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© Marc Costermans © NPOTY 2018

 

 

 

Highly commended: Andreas Hemb (SWE) with “Old Buffalo and the moon”

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© Andreas-Hemb © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Marc Mol (BEL) with “Leopard scout”

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© Marc Mol_Leopard © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Marco Gaiotti (ITA) with “Storm”

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© Marco-Gaiotti © NPOTY 2018

 

 

 

Highly commended: Rupert Kogler (AUT) with  “His holiness”

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© Rupert Kogler © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Category C3 OTHER ANIMALS

 

 

Winner: Bastien Riu (FRA) with  “Flight”

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© Bastien Riu © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Runner-up: Radomir Jakubowski (GER) with  “Gomero wall gekko”

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© Radomir-Jakubowski © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Runner-up: Giuseppe Bonali (ITA) with “Parachute”

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© Giuseppe Bonali © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Rubén Pérez Novo (ESP) with “Novo Sinous Roadrunner”

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© Rubén-Pérez-Novo © NPOTY 2018

 

Highly commended: Young Miao (CHN) with “Hide”

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© Yong Miao © NPOTY 2018

 

 

 

Category C4 PLANTS & FUNGI

 

 

Winner: Bart Siebelink (NED) with “Protea”

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© Bart Siebelink © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Runner-up: Andrés Miguel Dominguez (ESP) “Thaw”

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© Andrés Miguel Domínguez © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Salavador Colvee Nebot (ESP) with “Magic forest”

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© Salvador Colvee Nebot © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Uge Fuertes Sanz (ESP) with “Foam in the river”

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© Uge Fuertes Sanz © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Csaba Daróczi (HUN) with “Twins”

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© Csaba Daróczi © NPOTY 2018

 

Category C5 Landscape

 

 

Winner:  Pere Soler Isern (ESP) with “Frozen world”

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© Pere Soler Isern © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Runner-up: Daisy Gilardini (CAN) “Arctic reflectionss”

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© Daisy Gilardini © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Uge Fuertes Sanz (ESP) with “Autumn river”

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© Uge Fuertes Sanz © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly Commended: Leonardo Papèra (ITA) with “The last breath of light”

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© Leonardo Papèra © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Audun Rikardsen (NOR) with “Colours after a storm”

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© Audun Rikardsen © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Fabrizio Moglia (ITA) with “Colostral salt pond”

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© Fabrizio-Moglia © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Jorge Ruiz del Olmo (ESP) with “Mountain Structures”

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© Jorge Ruiz del Olmo © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Category C6 Underwater

 

 

Winner: Marchione Giacomo (ITA)  with “The balcony”

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© Marchione Giacomo © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Runner-up: Songda Cai (CHN) with “Get out of my house”

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© Songda Cai © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Songda Cai (CHN) with “Bubbles”

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© Songda Cai © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Adriano Morettin (ITA) with “Unde the stars”

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© Adriano Morettin © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Audun Rikardsen (NOR) with “Killer whale in polar night”

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© Audun Rikardsen © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Category C7 Nature art

 

 

Winner: Uge Fuertes Sanz (ESP) with “Sisimbrium from above” 

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© Uge Fuertes Sanz © NPOTY 2018

 

 

 Runner-up: Hernan Bua (ESP) with “The green river”

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© Hernan Bua © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Csaba Daróczi (HUN) with “Two forests”

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© Csaba Daróczi © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Henri Koskinen (FIN) with “Crystals of citric acid”

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© Henri-Koskinen © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Jayesh Joshi (IND) with “Gemometry in nature”

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© Jayesh Joshi © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Category C8 Man and nature

 

 

Winner: Aaron Gekoski(GBR) with “Urang utang in bikini”

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© Aaron Gekoski © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Runner-up: Murcia Requena Francisco Javier (ESP) “Life among garbage”

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© Murcia Requena Francisco Javier © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Paolo Meroni (ITA) with “Kestrels window”

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© Paolo Meroni © NPOTY 2018

 

 

 

Highly commended: Terry Whittaker (GBR) with “The fox and the commuter train”

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© Terry Whittaker © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Tom Shandy (NOR) with “The tiger cub and the paparazzi”

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© Tom Shandy © NPOTY 2018

 

 

 

Category C9 black & White

 

 

Winner: Divir Barkay (USA) with “Shoebill”

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© Barkay Barkay © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Runner-up: Shane Kalyn (CAN)   with “Painted cormorans”

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© Shane Kalyn © NPOTY 2018

 

 

 

Category C10 Youth

 

 

Winner: Carla Rivas (ESP) with “Polar fox in evening light”

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© Carla Rivas © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Runner-up: Sitara Karthikeyan (IND) with “Sweet dreams

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© Sitara Karthikeyan © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Agasthya Karthikeyan (IND) with “Walking on cloud”

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© Agasthya Karthikeyan © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Carlos Perez (ESP) with “Naval jump in the canopy”

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© Carlos Perez Naval © NPOTY 2018

 

 

Highly commended: Grzegor Dlugosz (POL) with “Ballet dancer”

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© Grzegorz Długosz © NPOTY 2018

 

OVERALL WINNER NPOTY 2018

Bastien Riu (FRA)  with “FLY”

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Category C11 Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award 2018

Neil Aldridge (GBR)

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© Neill Aldridge © NPOTY 2018

 

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© Neill Aldridge © NPOTY 2018

 

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© Neill Aldridge © NPOTY 2018

 

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© Neill Aldridge © NPOTY 2018

 

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© Neill Aldridge © NPOTY 2018

 

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© Neill Aldridge © NPOTY 2018

 

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© Neill Aldridge © NPOTY 2018

 

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© Neill Aldridge © NPOTY 2018

 

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© Neill Aldridge © NPOTY 2018

 

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© Neill Aldridge © NPOTY 2018

 

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© Neill Aldridge © NPOTY 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for the 2019 edition of

“Nature Photographer of the Year” contest

 

…and of course the Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award

They will start March 2019