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The Nature TTL (Through The Lens) Photographer Of The Year Awards celebrate the very best in nature photography, and this year, more than 8,000 images competed in categories ranging from animal portraits to underwater and landscape. Thomas Vijayan took home the top prize for his heartbreaking panoramic of the Austofonna Ice Cap cracking and emitting gushing waterfalls into the sea. Covering more than 8,000 square kilometres, Austoffana is rapidly melting in a region experiencing the disastrous effects of warming temperatures and rising sea levels. It is melting at alarming rates due to global warming and contributing to rising sea levels, a grave concern.
Image Credit: Thomas Vijayan/Nature TTL
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Lucy Monckton, “House Hunting,” Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Lucy Monckton was crowned the Young Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2023 with her image of a honey bee swarm during their search for a new hive.
Image Credit: Lucy Monckton/Nature TTL
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Fernando Constantino Martínez Belmar, “Crossing Barriers,” Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Image Credit: Fernando Constantino Martinez Belmar/Nature TTL
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Igor Mikula, “Caring Parent,” Czech Republic.
Image Credit: Igor Mikula/Nature TTL
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Rowan Dear, “Depth Perception,” Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia.
Image Credit: Rowan Dear/Nature TTL
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California sea lion, Los Islotes, La Paz, Mexico.
Image Credit: Simon Biddie/Nature TTL
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Andy Schmid, “Crowd Control,” Skjervøy, Norway.
Image Credit: Any Schmid/Nature TTL
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Jane Hope, “Fighting Robins,” Scotland, United Kingdom.
Image Credit: Jane Hope/Nature TTL
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Josselin Cornou, “Strong Solar Storm Through an Icelandic Cave,” Iceland.
Image Credit: Josselin Cornou/Nature TTL