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About Nature Photographer of the Year

This is already the ninth year of the Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY) contest, a worldwide nature photo competition. Besides the prestigious title “Nature Photographer of the Year 2024” there are some fantastic prizes to win, including our top prize of € 3000 cash for the overall winner, and other great cash prizes and cool photo equipment. 


In 2023 people from all over the world, over 96 countries, competed to become the winner of this contest. Our judges reviewed 21,474 images which was a tough but great job. They saw the most amazing images, some sad and cruel, some full of wonder. It was clear that nature photography is alive and kicking in all its forms.

Nature Photographer of The Year

The award ceremony where we present all the winning images of the Nature Photographer of the Year contest will take place during the Nature Talks Photo Festival in the Netherlands. This nature photography festival is a yearly two day event where visitors attend to enjoy presentations from more than 50 top nature photographers. On the 9th of November 2024 we expect about 3250 visitors. During Nature Talks there’s also a 2000 m2 exhibition floor with all the top brands, you can attend different photo workshops, masterclasses, see nature movies, the photo exhibition of the winners and much more.


The Nature Photographer of the Year competition is open to residents of every country and to almost all ages starting from 10 years old. There are 12 different categories to enter and you can also submit photos for the portfolio award.



If you enter our contest you automatically support the Nature Talks foundation (Stichting Nature Talks). This non profit organization contributes to various conservation projects in the Netherlands and Belgium. By doing this we give something back to the nature we love so much. So besides the chance to win great prizes, you also give nature a hand. Read here which project(s) will we be supporting this year.


So, enough said, rush to your image bank, select your finest photos and enter our competition. We are very much looking forward to seeing your images and hearing your stories. We wish you all the best!

Kind regards,

Team Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY)


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