The Nature Conservancy Announces 2018 Global Photo Contest Winners

Today, The Nature Conservancy unveiled the winners of its 2018 Photo
Contest. Selected from more than 50,000 entries, a photo of two wild
horses, “Stallions Playing” in Camargue, France taken by Camille
Briottet of Lyon, France won the Grand Prize. Second place, “The End is
Near,” featured a photo of a broken piece of the Vatnajokull Glacier at
Jokulsarlon Bay in Iceland by Andre Mercier of Los Angeles, CA. And,
third place went to Terra Fondriest of St. Joe, Arkansas for a photo
titled “Frog Hug,” of a young girl holding a bullfrog.

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Grand Prize: STALLIONS PLAYING | CAMARGUE, FRANCE “The power of the animal kingdom.” Photo by Camille Briottet, Lyon, France.

“The quality of entries this year is stunning. It was very difficult to
select the winner,” said Bill Marr, director of photography for The
Nature Conservancy and one of the contest’s judges. “TNC’s Photo Contest
is a wonderful intersection for those who love nature and those who love
photography. We have wonderful entries from all over the world, from
beautiful Western landscapes to squirrels in a backyard in Austria.
Photography is a common language for all.”

This year’s photo contest received a record number of entries: 57,489
from 135 countries. Winners received prizes including gift cards and
packages from Backcountry, Patagonia, Tom’s of Maine, Lokai, and the
grand prize winner received a digital camera package.

Additional awards in the following categories were given to:

People and NatureTanner Latham,
Bozeman, MontanaHarry Randell, Bulawayo, ZimbabweGeorge
Bufan, Timisoara, Romania

LandscapeHernando Alonso Rivera
Cervantes, Villa de Alvarez, MexicoAline Fortuna, Rio Grande do
Sul, BrazilPaul Zizka, Banff, Alberta, Canada

WaterJeremy Stevens, Fallsington,
PennsylvaniaJorge André Diehl, Distrito Federal, BrazilAristo
Risi, Shelharbour, Australia

WildlifeRoberto Moccini Formiga, Rio
de Janeiro, BrazilMegan Lorenz, Etobicoke, Ontario, CanadaFlorian
Ledoux, Brasles, France

Cities and NatureKwok Kui Andus Tse,
Hong Kong, ChinaYonca Ables, Fort Lauderdale, FloridaJesse
Yang, Fort Lee, New Jersey

Judges’ Special RecognitionDuncan
McNaught, Castle Douglas, United KingdomElyse Butler, Honolulu,
HawaiiRuben Dario Mejia, Barranquilla, Colombia

To view the winning photos please visit nature.org/photocontest

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization
dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our
world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive
together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and
oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably
and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we
use a collaborative approach that engages local communities,
governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more,
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