Skip to content

Nature Picture Library: winning images of 2018

Young White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) in a reinforced steel boma, blindfolded and partially drugged after a long journey from South Africa, before being released into the wild in Botswana. September 2017. Winner of the Environment Singles category in the 2018 World Press Photo contest. Highly commended in the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2017. Highly Commended in the Natural World Category of the Sony Photography Awards 2018. Gold Winner of the Nature Category, and Third place in the Press category of the Paris Photography Prize 2018. Runner up in the Science & Natural History category Picture of the Year International (POYI) 2018. Winner of the Environmental Picture Story Category of the NPPA Best in Photojournalism contest.

Nature Picture Library’s photographers were successful in many of the major photographic competitions of 2018.

Neil Aldridge won the Environment Singles category in the World Press Photo competition, as well as portfolio awards at NPPA and Nature Photographer of the Year, Jen Guyton won the Plants and Fungi category of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Andrew Parkinson and Neil McIntyre were both category winners at the British Wildlife Photography Awards, Andy Rouse and Claudio Contreras both won categories at Nature’s Best, Espen Bergersen won the Threatened Nature section of the Nordic Photo Contest, Bence Mate took first prize in the Birds category of Nature Photographer of the Year and Markus Varesvuo was runner-up in the GDT Birds section, while Andres Dominguez won the macro category of the Montphoto competition.

You can see the full gallery of all our winning and commended images here.

Congratulations to those photographers who had competition success in 2018 and good luck for the new awards season in 2019!

Picture credit: Young White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) in a reinforced steel boma, blindfolded and partially drugged after a long journey from South Africa, before being released into the wild in Botswana. September 2017. Winner of the Environment Singles category in the 2018 World Press Photo contest. Highly commended in the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2017. Highly Commended in the Natural World Category of the Sony Photography Awards 2018. Gold Winner of the Nature Category, and Third place in the Press category of the Paris Photography Prize 2018. Runner up in the Science & Natural History category Picture of the Year International (POYI) 2018. Winner of the Environmental Picture Story Category of the NPPA Best in Photojournalism contest. © Neil Aldrige / naturepl.com