The 2013 Winners Of The Nature Conservancy’s Annual Photo Contest

Published February 4, 2014
Updated January 30, 2014

Over the past seven years, the Nature Conservancy has received over 100,000 incredible photos of the world’s natural marvels in its annual digital photo contest. This year’s entries were no less remarkable, as subjects and compositions were as diverse as they were beautiful. Featured below are the contest’s honorable mentions and finalists. This year’s winner comes courtesy of Tulus Simatupang, who captured a Great Blue Heron flying in tandem with a Red-winged Blackbird.

Nature Conservancy Contest Chameleon

A Parson’s chameleon catching a snack in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Madagascar. Photo credit: © Giovanni Mari

Nature Conservancy Contest Bear Water

Grizzly bathing in Crescent Lake, Alaska. Photo credit: © Burgess Lewis

Nature Conservancy Contest Sand

Death Valley National Park, near San Bernardino, California. Photo credit: © Joseph Pincus

Nature Conservancy Contest Fire

Controlled burn of dead winter grasses in Shawnee County, Kansas. Photo credit: ©2013 Colin MacMillan

Nature Conservancy Contest Mountain Lake

Elk Lake near North Hudson, Adirondack Park, New York. Photo credit: © Gary D. Paige