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Winners of the 2020 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition

Entrants in this year’s contest were invited to submit images showcasing the Earth’s biodiversity and showing some of the mounting threats to the natural world. These images originally appeared on bioGraphic, an online magazine about science and sustainability, and the official media sponsor for the California Academy of Sciences’ BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition.

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1. Grand Prize: ‘Hare Ball’ By Andy Parkinson

2. Photo Story: Coexistence, Winner: ‘Guardian Warriors’ By Ami Vitale

3. Human/Nature, Finalist: ‘The Last Goodbye’ By Ami Vitale

4. Photo Story: Coexistence: ‘Guardian Warriors’ By Ami Vitale

5. Terrestrial Wildlife, Winner: ‘Cheetah Hunting In Maasai Mara’ By Yi Liu

6. Aquatic Life, Finalist: ‘The Green Iguana’ By Lorenzo Mittiga

7. Photo Story: Coexistence: ‘Guardian Warriors’ By Ami Vitale

8. Landscapes, Waterscapes, And Flora, Finalist: ‘Rain’s Visitors At Dusk’ By Agorastos Papatsanis

9. Aquatic Life, Finalist: ‘Dancer’ By Heng Cai

10. Human/Nature, Finalist: ‘The Kitchen Elephant’ By Gunther De Bruyne

11. Aquatic Life, Winner: ‘Frozen Mobile Home’ By Greg Lecoeur

12. Photo Story: Coexistence: ‘Guardian Warriors’ By Ami Vitale

13. Landscapes, Waterscapes, And Flora, Finalist: ‘Caddo’ By Mauro Battistelli

14. Terrestrial Wildlife, Finalist, Yeye In The Mist By Ami Vitale

15. Winged Life, Winner: ‘A Sip’ By Piotr Naskrecki