Message from the Director Nature's Best Photography Updates

it's time to finish your uploads to the national Parks contest!

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ENTERED THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION ON TIME! If you started an entry to the photo contest and have requested help or extra time to complete uploads for various good reasons—the platform remains open until 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, Jan. 14—before Judging begins.

Need help? deb@naturesbestphotography.com or awards@naturesbestphotography.com.

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 have been examining the high resolution Tiffs and Raws, reading the stories behind the shots, reviewing the videos, and designing the magazine. The Winners and Highly Honored finalists are being chosen with the help of our Judging Panel. 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, office furniture, 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 hands-on press inspections that are key to our high-quality reproduction. In the meantime, we are also researching the production of a digital edition of the current magazine so that everyone may start enjoying the amazing images, portfolios, the last Best Backyards and National Parks contests finalists, and other 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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