The German Society for Nature Photography have just announced the winners of the Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 contest, and the shots are absolutely beautiful.

“Due to the coronavirus pandemic, voting was not carried out during the annual general meeting but was completed online for the first time ever in GDT’s history with great participation by its members,” the organization told votreART in a statement.

The photographers competed in 7 categories: Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Plants and Fungi, Landscapes, Nature’s Studio, and the special category — Water.

Winner, Other Animals. Danger In The Mud. Crocodile In A Drying Pool By Jens Cullmann


Winner, Other animals. Jens Cullmann – Danger in the Mud. Crocodile in a drying pool. (Photo by Jens Cullmann/2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year)

Overall Winner, Mammals. A Hare’s Dream By Peter Lindel


Peter Lindel – A Hare’s Dream. European hare in the north of Dortmund

4th Place, Other Animals. Toad King By Kevin Prönnecke

 

3rd Place, Other Animals. School Of Mackerel, Cocos Island By Henry Jager

Third place, Other animals. Henry Jager – School of mackerel, Cocos Island. (Photo by Henry Jager/2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year)

2nd Place, Mammals. Glowing Fox. Arabian Red Fox In Kuwait City By Mohammad Murad

Second place, Mammals. Mohammad Murad – Glowing Fox. An Arabian red fox kitten explores Kuwait City at night just outside its den. (Photo by 2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year)

Winner, Plants And Fungi. New Life In A Dead Forest. Dead Forest, Bavaria By Radomir Jakubowski

5th Place, Mammals. Eyelashes By Herman Hirsch

8th Place, Plants And Fungi. Raso De La Bruma By Stefan Pütz-Cordes

4th Place, Nature’s Studio. Stargazer By Christian Wappl

4th Place, Mammals. Curious Glances. Raccoons, North Hesse By Jan Piecha

Fourth place, Mammals. Jan Piecha – Curious Glances. Raccoons, North Hesse. (Photo by Jan Piecha/2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year)

7th Place, Mammals. Close-Up By Dr. Siegmar Bergfeld

Winner, Special Category: Water. The Play Of Water. Hraunfossar, Island By Britta Strack

Winner, Special Category Award: Water. Britta Strack – The Play of Water. Hraunfossar Island. (Photo by Britta Strack/2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year)

2nd Place, Nature’s Studio. The White Coastline. Meltwater Lake, Greenland By Stephan Fürnrohr

Second place, Nature’s Studio. Stephan Fürnrohr – The White Coastline. A meltwater lake in Greenland. (Photo by Stephan Fürnrohr/2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year)

5th Place, Birds. Song Of The Dawn By Maximillian Hornish

Winner, Birds. Take-Off. Coyote Panics Geese By Flurin Leugger


The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) has selected its Nature Photographer of the Year 2020. Here: Winner, Birds. Flurin Leugger – Takeoff. A coyote panics geese. (Photo by lurin Leugger/2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year)