Each of the finalists of the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Awards is a revelation

All photos: Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021

This WildArt Photographer of the Year competition showcases the interactions between animals and the water they need to live

Squirrels have never looked so good

All photos: Niki Colemont

These are the delicate, joyful, and life-affirming winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year competition

All photos: Bird POTY

Daniel Kordan’s photos of firefly mating season in a bamboo forest are utterly enchanting

All photos: Daniel Kordan via Instagram

There’s something totally mesmerizing about Alex Pick’s “Humanimals” transformations

All Photos: Apicollo Draws, via Instagram

The winners of the Tokyo International Foto Awards are a gorgeous celebration of nature in all its variety

All Photos: TIFA Awards

Simon Needham uses his gorgeous photographs of lions to raise awareness about conservation

All photos: Simon Needham via Instagram

The winners of the Northern Lights photography competition capture the magic and mystery of the Aurora Borealis

All photos via Capture the Atlas

Even the greatest works of art look even better with a nice Australian Shepherd

All photos: Eliza Reinhardt via Instagram

Jack Shepherd

Formerly editorial director @BuzzFeed. Currently editor @Tenderly and writer at large. Email: JackAShepherd at gmail

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