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Nature's Finest

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, and to promote this they have again ran their popular Photography contest so we the people can show the world how we connect with nature. Here are the inspiring winners.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organisation 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.
They 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, they use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.

So, to help promote themselves they chose to run what is proving to be their hugely successful annual Photo Contest.  And with The Nature Conservancy committed to a future for people and nature for the 2018 competition they wanted to know how you connect with nature.

Now in its 4th year they received 57,489 entries from 135 around the world.

The competition has 5 categories of which to enter – People and Nature, Landscape, Water, Wildlife, & Cities and Nature - with top 3 awards being given for each category as well as top 3 overall Grand Prize Winner and a People’s Choice Award, with images being judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.

The overall Grand Prize winner (seen above) was a photo of two wild horses entitled ‘Stallions Playing’ which was taken in Camargue, France by Camille Briottet.

The rest of the winners can be found below, and to find out more about The Nature Conservancy please head over to here.