Seal photo wins Photograph of the Year

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The winners of the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2020, competition have been announced.

The winning image was an amazing picture of a group of seals on an ice floe. It was taken using a special drone.

French photographer Florian Ledoux took the winning photo, entitled Above the Crabeater Seals, in Antarctica.

Mr Ledoux beat 7,000 other entries from 117 different countries to win

Here are other category winners and runners-up in the competition, with descriptions by the photographers.


Landscape category winner: Shadow Game, by Marek Biegalski, taken in Italy

An aerial view of a field with sheep standing in the long shadow of a tree

Macro category winner: Chinese Painting, by Minghui Yuan, taken in China

A silhouette of a damselfly on a thin leaf

Youth category: Phoenix, by Saptarshi Gayen, taken in India

A black bird flies over flaming branches

People’s Choice Award: I’m not going easy, by Robert Ferguson, taken in Singapore

A Great white pelican bird tries to swallow a spiky black fish in its beak

Wildlife category, highly commended: Badger Blues, by Dave Hudson, taken in the UK

A baby badger walking through bluebells in a wood

Wildlife category, highly commended: Sleeping the fall off, by Terje Kolaas, taken in Norway

A dove sits on a branch with snow on its head and wing

Wildlife category, highly commended: Breathing, by Bence Mate, taken in Romania

A silhouette of a bear and the condensation from its breath

Landscape category, runner-up: Viking Rainbows, by Alessandro Cantarell, taken in Iceland

A mountain landscape view of a sunrise and a rainbow

Landscape category, highly commended: Flower Power, by Brandon Yoshizawa, taken in USA

A landscape scene showing mountains at night with a large rocket exhaust plume in the sky
An aerial view of the ground showing dark sand with a blue river cutting through it

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