Radomir Jakubowski (DE) Runner-up category Plants and Fungi NPOTY 2016

Mike Korostelev (RUS) overall winner NPOTY 2017

Britta Jascinski (UK/DE) runner-up man and nature NPOTY 2017

Bastien Riu (FR) Winner category Nature Art NPOTY 2016

Remio Savisaar (EST) Winner category Landscape NPOTY 2017

Shane Gross (CAN) Runner-up category Underwater NPOTY 2017

Corné Koopmans (NL) Highly Commended category Young 10-17 years NPOTY 2016


About Nature Photographer of the Year

This is already the third year of the Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY) contest, a worldwide nature photo competition. Besides the prestigous title “Nature Photographer of the Year 2018” there are some fantastic prizes to win, including our top prize of €3,000 cash for the overall winner, and other great cash prizes and equipment.


In 2017 people from all over the world competed to become the winner of this contest. Our judges reviewed almost 10.000 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 naturephotography 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. This year on the 10th and 11th of November we expect more than 3500 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 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 9 different categories to enter, a portfolio award and a young NPOTY award.


Entry fees competition

Standard 25 euro (max 20 images)

Portfolio 15 euro (8-12 images)

Young 10-17 years (free of charge)

Standard + Portfolio 40 euro

For terms read here and for the rules read here


If you enter our contest you automatically support the Nature Talks foundation (Stichting Nature Talks). This non profit organisation 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)


Enterance fee of €25.
Upload max 20 Images in Categories C1 to C9

Entrance fee of €15. Upload max 12 photos in Category C11, for the Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award


Entrance fee of €40. 
Upload max 20 Images in Categories C1 to C9+  Upload max 12 images to Category C11

No entrance fee. 
Images can be uploaded to Category C10. Young photographers between 10-17 years can enter this contest

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