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World Nature Photography Awards

The team at Park Cameras are huge fans of nature photography much like many of our customers. With this in mind we thought we would draw your attention to The World Nature Awards Photo Competition with 2020 winners announced and 2021 entries open.

Red deer stag roaring at dawn Danny Green

Danny Green - Red Deer at Dawn

Nature Photography Can Have a Positive Impact

Whilst the world reels from the impact of Coronavirus, many photographers are experiencing their local wildlife with fresh eyes. During lockdowns and with restricted travel options being outside has become more important than ever, whether that be in our garden, local park or local nature reserve. We are lucky to be surrounded by nature even in our UK cities, with foxes, squirrels, deer and birds living in close proximity. Nature, wildlife and bird photography as well as nature viewing with optics, binoculars and scopes really appeals to a lot of photographers. It helps to slow us down, takes us outside, away from distractions and brings great rewards if we capture successful images of the natural world around us.

Andy Rouse Toger Face On

Andy Rouse Toger Face On

World Nature Photography Awards Competition

The World Nature Photography Awards was set up in the UK to promote wildlife, whilst also doing something positive for the planet. The natural world is under threat to varying degrees just about everywhere and the founders of WNPA wanted to make a positive impact, whilst promoting and supporting photographers with their passion.

The photo competition is open to professionals and amateurs based anywhere in the world. Images in the gallery are truly inspiring and we urge anyone interested in wildlife to view the 2020 World Nature Photography Awards Winners here. Of course winners include exotic animals with lions and tigers, however there are also numerous possibilities attainable for photographers shooting in the UK. Aiming for a competition to enter presents the opportunity to make new goals or come up with a photo project to help our creative momentum.

Ben Porter Grey Seal

Ben Porter Grey Seal

2021 WNPA entrees are open with an ‘early bird’ discount applying until the end of March and a $1000 prize up for grabs. Categories include a broad range of natural world subjects and all apply to the UK, with several British photographers claiming prizes last year.

  • Animals in their habitat
  • Animal portraits
  • Behaviour - Amphibians and reptiles
  • Behaviour - Birds
  • Behaviour - Invertebrates
  • Behaviour - Mammals
  • Plants and fungi
  • Urban wildlife
  • Planet Earth's landscapes and environments
  • Black and white
  • Nature art
  • Nature photojournalism
  • People and nature

Nature Photography Inspiration and Tips

Gustav Kiburg Bird of Prey

Gustav Kiburg Bird of Prey

The photography tips and inspiration section of our blog features a few recent articles all about nature photography. These include:

We also put together a buying guide with ideas for The Best Gifts For Wildlife And Bird Photographers if you need some inspiration for the photographer in your life, or to treat yourself of course!

danny Green Goldfinches

Danny Green Goldfinches

Park Cameras Photo Competitions

Readers might also be interested in seeing the photo competitions Park Cameras are running, which span many genres and are open throughout the year. It’s our love of photography which motivates us so we love seeing the results which our customers come up with.

Wildlife Day With Sony

We are hoping to host more of our popular Wildlife Days in the coming months and years, but in the meantime why not watch our video from 2018 featuring Sony at Wildlife Day.

We hope this quick post is useful and inspires our readers to head out and capture local nature images as well as perhaps entering a competition.

Zebra by Chris Schmid

Zebra by Chris Schmid

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By Park Cameras on 16/03/2021

Trade in your old equipment

Fast and easy trade in service ensures your old gear is collected efficiently and you are paid quickly! It's very simple to trade in your unwanted photography gear. Just head over to our dedicated Sell or Part Exchange page, fill out the details, and we'll get back to you with an offer for your old gear. Take the cash, or put it towards the cost of your new gear. It's up to you! Find out more