The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) has announced the winners of the 2024 edition of its flagship photo contest, the NANPA Showcase. Featuring 24 beautiful winning images across six categories, the 2024 Showcase delivers some of the most spectacular nature photography of the year.
The contest’s judging panel selected “Best in Category,” “First Runner Up,” and a pair of “Judges’ Choice” selections across each of the six categories: Birds, Mammals, ‘Scapes, Altered Reality, Conservation, and Macro/Micro/All Other Wildlife. The top four images in each category are featured below. Some photographers also provided additional information about their winning photos, which is included in the captions.
Macro, Micro, and All Other Wildlife
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Alongside the images above, the judges also selected Top 100 and Top 250 photos from each category, all of which can be seen on the NANPA 2024 Showcase website.
All Top 250 winners will be featured in both digital and printed editions of NANPA’s Expressions publication, the organization’s showcase retrospective. The organization says Expressions will be available early next year.
Update: Two image captions (Heather Valey’s winning image in Conservation and Joyce Harman’s First Runner-up photo in Altered Reality) have been edited.
Image credits: All images courtesy of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). Individual photographers are credited in the photo captions.