After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the photo contest has returned and attracted more than 100,000 entries from photographers in 158 countries around the world.

Anup Shah from the UK wins the Grand Prize for a photo featuring a female gorilla enjoying a sunny day, with hundreds of butterflies fluttering around her. The prize for the winner is a camera kit worth $4,000.

The People’s Choice award went to Prathamesh Ghadekar of India for a photograph of fireflies congregating around a tree before a monsoon.

In the Water category, Vietnamese photographer Vu Manh Cuong won the Honorable Mention Award for a photo of a woman rowing a boat in the middle of a lotus pond.

Below are prize winner photos of the Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2021:

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The Grand Prize goes to Anup Shah, the UK.

Western lowland gorilla female ‘Malui’ walking through a cloud of butterflies. Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Republic. 

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The Honorable Mention Award of the Water category goes to “Summer on the lotus pond” by Vu Manh Cuong.

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The First Place award of water categary goes to "Water and people" by Kazi Arifujjaman.


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People’s Choice Winner: "Just before Monsoon" by Prathamesh Ghadekar.

These fireflies congregate in certain regions of India and on a few special trees like this one, they are in crazy quantity which can range in millions. 

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First Place award of the Landscape category goes to Daniel De Granville Manço, Brazil. 

Carcass of a Pantanal alligator (Caiman yacare) in the dry soil on the banks of the Transpantaneira highway, municipality of Poconé (Mato Grosso).

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The Honorable Mention award of the Landscape category goes to Scott Portelli, Australia.

Lush green mangroves line the mud flats accentuated by the tidal waters and months of rain filling the artesian basin. Gulf of Carpentaria in tropical north Queensland.

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The Second Place award of the Landscape category goes to Denis Ferreira Netto, Brazil.

In a helicopter flight through the sea mountain range, I came across this white cloud cover, which resulted in this magnificent image that resembles the head of a dinosaur.

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First Place of the Wildlife category goes to Buddhilini de Soyza, Australia.

Five male cheetahs, were looking to cross this river in powerful currents. It seemed a task doomed to failure and we were delighted when they made it to the other side.


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The First Place award of the People and Nature category goes to Alain Schroeder, Belgium.

The whole SOCP team works together to prepare Brenda, an estimated 3-month-old female orangutan (she has no teeth yet), for surgery.

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The Honorable Mention award of the People and Nature category goes to Minqiang Lu, China.

THE WAY HOME - In Yunnan, China.

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The Second Place award of the People and Nature category belongs to Tom Overall, Australia.

SAND STORM: A guide in the Sahara Desert enduring a sand storm.

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The Honorable Mention award of the Wildlife category goes to Anup Shah, United Kingdom.

WILDEBEEST HERD ON THE MOVE - Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. During the frenzy of crossing the Mara River, the wildebeests were leaping, kicking, scampering and bucking.

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Honorable Mention award of the Wildlife category goes to Thomas Vijayan, Canada.

Orangutans are accustomed to live on trees and feed on wild fruits like lychees, mangosteens, and figs, and slurp water from holes in trees.

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Honorable Mention award of the Wildlife category goes to Kristhian Castro, Colombia.

Galapagos sea lion calf (Zalophus wollebaeki), waiting for its mother in the sand on the beach, San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.

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Third Place prize of the Wildlife category belongs to Viktor Vrbovsky, Czech Republic.

Pike has caught a large perch. How did it end up? I don’t know. The situation hasn’t changed much in an hour. I had to emerge because I was running out of air.

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Second Place prize of the Wildlife category belongs to Mateusz Piesiak, Poland.

This year due to a high water level a giant field of sunflowers could not been mown. In winter it attracted thousands of different species of birds.

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The Honorable Mention Award of the Water category goes to Jorge Andrés Miraglia, Argentina

As temperatures rise and glacial ice melts, air is released and caught inside. This air bubbles were caught by a frozen layer on top.

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The Honorable Mention Award of the Water category goes to Man Wai Wong, Hong Kong.

WINTER Iceland, 2019.

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The Second Place Award of the Water category goes to Joram Mennes, Mexico.

Three levels of leisure: swimmers, freedivers and divers enjoy their respective sport/recreational activities in a Fresh Water mass know locally as the Cenotes.

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The Honorable Mention Award for the People and Nature Category goes to Wax Leung, Hong Kong.

Space of Hong Kong.

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The Third Place Award of the People and Nature category goes to Sebnem Coskun, Turkey.

New danger to underwater life as medical waste used during the pandemic reaches the seas.

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The Honorable Mention Award goes to the Landscape category goes to Kim-pan Dennis Wong, Hong Kong.

At Hung Hom (Hong Kong), the rising of full moon could be found every month thanks to its facing the east.

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The Third Place award of the Landscape category goes to Jassen Todorov, United States.

If you have flown into San Francisco International Airport, you may have seen these colorful salt ponds over the bay. This aerial image was taken while flying my plane.

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(Source: The Nature Conservancy)

Fishing in Tam Giang lagoon wins int’l photo contest

Fishing in Tam Giang lagoon wins int’l photo contest

“Fishing in the Mangrove Forest” by Pham Huu Trung won the first prize in the “People” category of the 2021 Drone Photo Awards.

Vietnamese photographer wins international photo contest 2021

Vietnamese photographer wins international photo contest 2021

Local photographer Huynh Ha won a gold medal in the portrait awards for a photo titled “Cái nhìn” (a look) during the 11th International Photo Contest 2021 hosted by the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA).