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Giant Pandas at Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China By Juan Carlos Muñoz, Cantabria, Spain

Giant Pandas
Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China
By Juan Carlos Muñoz, Cantabria, Spain

“Part adventurer, part artist, [nature photographers] travel the world to capture the beauty and mystery of its farthest reaches. We spend our days and nights amid the mud and the bugs, searching for those fleeting moments of magic that reveal glimpses of our planet and illustrate the wonders of life.”

—Patricio Robles Gil, 2009 Conservation Photographer of the Year, from his book Celebration of Life


The annual Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards competition recognizes this passion and dedication to nature. This celebration of creative talent and discovery has become one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind, uncovering new photographers and new perspectives from around the globe.

Dedicated to the memory of the accomplished nature photographer and conservation advocate, Windland Smith Rice, the Awards program continues her work by engaging the public through the art of photography and using this creative and educational medium to rekindle a passion for outdoor enjoyment, knowledge, and stewardship. Share your favorite moment; tell us your story. Your image and your voice can make a difference. Go to www.NaturesBestPhotography.com and enter your own nature photos!

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