Message from the Director Nature's Best Photography Updates


we are in the final round of judging the 2020 NATURE'S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL AWARDS.

After reviewing the 30,000+ contest entries, we have emailed photographers who reached the Semi-final round of judging. We are now examining the high resolution Tiffs and Raws, reading the stories behind the shots, and reviewing the videos. The Winners and Highly Honored finalists will be chosen with the help of our Judging Panel and an announcement will be made in the next weeks.


We have begun a new exhibition initiative to deliver uplifting visual storytelling to those who may benefit from it the most—inspiring healing and joy to patients, visitors, and dedicated staff alike. Click on the button to learn more and support this program.

"This has been a year of challenges. We have moved out of our central office to follow safety measures due to the pandemic, clearing out 25 years of equipment, books, magazines, and prints. NBP staff is now operating from our home offices. Due to instances of COVID-19, the printing of our 2020 Summer issue was delayed, but we are planning to return in person as soon as it is safe for us to oversee the prepress management and press inspections that are key to our high-quality reproduction. In the meantime, we are also considering producing a digital edition of the Summer magazine so that everyone may start enjoying the amazing images and stories featured." —Steve Freligh, NBP Co-publisher and Director

It has been 25 years since our launch in 1995, and now we begin the next decade with ways to better support your efforts in the field. We want to reward your passion and purpose with funding through cash prizes, publication, and recognition. Whether you are traveling close to home or to the farthest reaches of the planet, we want to be part of your journey.

We have never wavered from our early commitment to maintain the highest standards in printing and presentation. In this modern world of evolving technology, we feel it is more important than ever before to enjoy the simplicity of a single moment in the wild or a compelling story revealed through the printed page or video and narrative.

Since our very first year, Nature’s Best Photography magazine has won awards in design, use of photography, printing, and been regarded as one of the best reproductions of nature photography in the world.

Like you, our team is committed to motivating public awareness of nature through vivid documentation of the Earth. Our goal is to invite immediate and long-term engagement to make a difference in how we see and protect the wildlife and wild places around us.

—My very best, Steve Freligh, Co-publisher and Executive Director, Nature's Best Photography

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