Best shots: Nature TTL Photographer of the Year Awards 2021

Photographers explore ocean depths and wild terrains in 2021 awards

From orangutans climbing trees in Borneo to the Northern Lights illuminating the sky over Norway, photographers across the world excelled themselves in this year’s Nature TTL Photographer of the Year competition.

The judging panel had more than 8,000 entries and nine categories to deliberate over before naming the winners of both the Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year awards. First prize went to Canadian Thomas Vijayan, who spent many hours in a tree in Borneo waiting for an orangutan to cross his path to capture his topsy-turvy trophy shot. The young photographer prize went to 13-year-old Thomas Easterbrook from Buckinghamshire, who was an age-group winner at the Natural History Museum (NHM)’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 .

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