National Geographic has just announced the results of the 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year contest and the winning photos will blow your mind. As you can imagine, the judges had quite a hard time choosing the very best image, so the results have quite a few honorable mentions. Take a look at the final results below.
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1. Second Place Winner, Action: Approach, Wray, Colorado
2. Honorable Mention, Animal Portraits: Puffin Studio, United Kingdom
3. Honorable Mention, Environmental Issues: No Snow, No Ice? Barter Islands
4. First Place Winner, Landscape: Struggle Of Life, Netherlands
5. Grand Prize Winner: Sardine Run, South Africa
6. Honorable Mention, Environmental Issues: Wildfire At The Beach, Spain
7. Third Place Winner, Landscape: Pacific Storm, Pacific Ocean
8. Third Place Winner, Action: Changing Fortunes Of The Great Egret, Hungary
9. Honorable Mention, Animal Portraits: Crow Chasing Puffy Owl
10. Second Place Winner, Landscape: Wild Rink, Italy
11. First Place Winner, Environmental Issues: Life And Death, Svalbard And Jan Mayen
12. Third Place Winner, Animal Portraits: Friendship Knows No Colour, Spain
13. Second Place Winner, Animal Portraits: Proud Momma, Florida
14. Third Place Winner, Environmental Issues: Toxic Vanity, United Kingdom
15. Second Place Winner, Environmental Issues: The View Outside Facebook Hq, California
16. First Place Winner, Animal Portraits: Dragging You Deep Into The Woods!