Winners of the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2024 (20 photos)

This post is by Pierre-Louis Ferrer from The Atlantic Photo

The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) just announced the winning images in its annual members-only photo competition, selected from more than 8,000 entries in seven categories, including Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Plants & Fungi, Landscapes, and Nature’s Studio. Contest organizers were kind enough to share some of the winning and honored photographs with us below.

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A penguin swims just beneath the surface of an ocean wave as it is about to crash.
Surfing the Wave. First Place, Birds. Gentoo penguin, Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands. Gentoos are the fastest swimmers among penguins and agile enough to surf breaking waves.

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Levi Fitze / GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2024)