2020 Big Picture Competition grand prize winner Andy Parkinson took this shot of a curled up hare in the snowy drifts of Scotland.
Patience, perseverance and a little luck have helped these extraordinarily talented photographers capture some of the world's most breathtaking photos.
Frenchman Greg Lecoeur won the Aquatic Life category with this image, named Frozen Mobile Home, taken off the Antarctic Peninsula.
The BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition is open to all photography enthusiasts and professionals worldwide and offers a $5,000 grand prize.
Patience was the key to capturing this action shot of a cheetah hunting in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Taken by amateur Chinese photographer Yi Liu, it won the Terrestrial Wildlife category.
This year, that prize went to Andy Parkinson for his extraordinary photo of a hare curled into a tight ball to ward off the cold and snowy weather around it.
Titled A Sip, this extraordinary picture of a bat swooping in for a drink in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique won the Winged Life category. Photographer Piotr Naskrecki, from Cambridge in the United States, is an entomologist, conservation biologist, a
The picture, taken in Scotland, will be featured in the annual exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences.
Dutchman Edwin Giesbers won the Landscapes, Waterscapes, and Flora category with this shot titled Sundew, taken in the Hatertse Vennen Nature Reserve, Netherlands.
Now in its seventh year, Big Picture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute work that both celebrates and illustrates the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspires action to protect and conserve it.
Juan Jesús González Ahumada, from Malaga in Spain, took this shot of the Spanish river Rio Tinto, entitled Snowbreak. It won the Art of Nature category.
First place winners of the seven official categories each received $1,000 in cash and will also have their winning images featured in the annual exhibit.
American Jak Wonderly took this mesmerising shot called Caught by Cats at the WildCare Wildlife Hospital, San Rafael, United States. It took out the Human/Nature category.
Winner of the 2020 Big Picture Competition's Photo Story: Coexistence category is Ami Vitale with this shot called Guardian Warriors taken at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya.