The Nature's Best Photography concept began with simple yet dynamic goals: To celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature through the art of photography, and to use this far-reaching medium as a creative tool for encouraging greater public interest in outdoor enjoyment and conservation stewardship.
The annual Awards program evolved from this ambitious mission to become one of the most highly respected and visually compelling nature photography competitions in the world. More than 17,000 entries are judged every year.
Operating in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum
of Natural History in Washington, DC, the category Winners and selected Highly Honored photographs are exhibited annually to millions of Museum visitors.