Every year The Nature Conservancy holds a contest to see who took the most beautiful photo in nature. Over 57,000 people submitted photos, from 135 different countries and these are the best ones.
The Conservancy tries to envision a “world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.”
I’m pretty sure that all these photos do that, let us know your favorites in the comments!
Third Place: FROG HUG | ARKANSAS
“Down at the mud puddles on our road, we found several young bullfrogs hopping around. Up on our hilltop, wet spots are few and far between, so our mud puddles are home to a constant flow of tadpoles, frogs and toads. My daughter loves all critters, her goal is to create a wildlife rehab center someday. She constantly inspires me with her care towards every living thing.” Photo by Terra Fondriest, Arkansas, USA.
Second Place: THE END IS NEAR | ICELAND
“This ice could be thousands of years old, and only recently broke off the Vatnajokull Glacier at Jokulsarlon Bay in Iceland, and will soon melt into the sea. Taken July 2017 in Iceland.” Photo by Andre Mercier, Los Angeles, California, USA.
First Place: STALLIONS PLAYING | CAMARGUE, FRANCE
“The power of the animal kingdom.” Photo by Camille Briottet, Lyon, France.