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CEWE Awards share entries of photos capturing beauty of the natural world

From a hungry Alaskan bear catching lunch to a pair of owls sharing a tender moment, world’s largest photography competition CEWE showcases the beauty of nature

  • These are stunning photos taken by photographer that celebrate the best images of animals and nature 
  • Images have been submitted as entries to Animals and Nature categories of this year’s CEWE Photo Award
  • Clare Moreton, photo expert at CEWE UK, said: ‘As we find ourselves living quieter lives during lockdown, many people have been taking great comfort in animals and the natural world’

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When the world slowed down during the pandemic, many of us found solace in the natural world. Here are a selection of photos that celebrate the best images of animals and nature. 

From aerial shots and animals to landscapes, the stunning images have been submitted as entries to the Animals and Nature categories of this year’s CEWE Photo Award, the world’s largest photo competition, which aims to celebrate the best photography from across the globe.

The competition, which is open for submissions until May 31st, invites entrants to submit photos which celebrate the competition’s ‘Our world is beautiful’ theme.

The competition, now in its fourth edition, launched for entries in May 2020 and is open to everyone – from keen amateur photographers to established professionals.

Clare Moreton, photo expert at CEWE UK, said: ‘As we find ourselves living quieter lives during lockdown, many people have been taking great comfort in animals and the natural world. Whether it’s taking photos of our beloved pets or looking back on photos we took of wildlife on holidays abroad, engaging with photography of the natural world has been a great way to remind ourselves of the bigger picture.

‘We’ve really enjoyed seeing people’s entries to the CEWE Photo Award 2021 and are looking forward to seeing many more entries before the competition closes in May.’

Here, FEMAIL shares some of the top images from this year’s Animal and Nature categories.

A hungry bear in Alaska stands on the edge of a waterfall as it tries to catch lunch in this photograph by Doris Dörfler-Asmus

A pair of owls share a tender moment in this stunning snap captured by photographer Christian Mars

A pair of owls share a tender moment in this stunning snap captured by photographer Christian Mars

A snake emerges from the depths of the water in this incredible close up image taken by Radim Hlavá¿

A snake emerges from the depths of the water in this incredible close up image taken by Radim Hlaváč

A penguin cares for its chick in this adorable photograph by Christoph Bliem, which was taken in Antarctica

A penguin cares for its chick in this adorable photograph by Christoph Bliem, which was taken in Antarctica

Oops! A squirrel can be seen dropping its breakfast from the branch it is perching from in this photo by Doris Dörfler-Asmus

Oops! A squirrel can be seen dropping its breakfast from the branch it is perching from in this photo by Doris Dörfler-Asmus

A horse gets up very close and personal in this camera shot taken by photograher Jane Wintersohl

A horse gets up very close and personal in this camera shot taken by photograher Jane Wintersohl

This is the very moment a kingfisher stops for a snack. The perfectly-timed photo was captured by Thomas Hinsche

This is the very moment a kingfisher stops for a snack. The perfectly-timed photo was captured by Thomas Hinsche

What are you looking at? A cat gazes into the distance in this shot by Emese Madarász-Grasselly

What are you looking at? A cat gazes into the distance in this shot by Emese Madarász-Grasselly

This adorable puppy is unimpressed by its first experience of snow in this photo captured by Talina Lux

This adorable puppy is unimpressed by its first experience of snow in this photo captured by Talina Lux

A trio of meerkats are seen keeping a lookout in this photograph captured by Clemens Capek

A trio of meerkats are seen keeping a lookout in this photograph captured by Clemens Capek

Two butterflies show that sharing is caring as they perch on the same flower bud in this photo by Ruurd Visser

Two butterflies show that sharing is caring as they perch on the same flower bud in this photo by Ruurd Visser

Two dogs use blankets to wrap up in the cold in this autumnal image taken by René Brunda

Two dogs use blankets to wrap up in the cold in this autumnal image taken by René Brunda

A pigeon keeps cosy in the chilly winter months in this photo by Reinhold Fischer

A pigeon keeps cosy in the chilly winter months in this photo by Reinhold Fischer

Melanie Frey captured the moment two zebras decided to show off their patterned coats

Melanie Frey captured the moment two zebras decided to show off their patterned coats

Raindrops gather on a spider's web in this stunning close up photograph captured by Michael Konrad

Raindrops gather on a spider’s web in this stunning close up photograph captured by Michael Konrad

A crocodile tries to go incognito in this photo by Christopher Barnofsky, taken in America¿s Everglades

A crocodile tries to go incognito in this photo by Christopher Barnofsky, taken in America’s Everglades

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