2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Winners

See the photo contest finalists and learn who won the competition.

Which photo won grand prize in the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest? Photographers submitted images of scenes from around the world, from sardine hunts to powerful tornadoes. Nat Geo editors and expert judges reviewed thousands of images before selecting the finalists. Browse this gallery of winners to find out which images won top prizes and visit our contest homepage to explore even more photography.