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We are proud to announce the 2024 NATURE'S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL AWARDS competition. Photographers of all ages and backgrounds worldwide are invited to submit their favorite images, videos, and stories of wildlife and wild places to win cash awards, publication of their work, and prizes totaling $20,000 (US).


Click on the 2024 NBP Awards Entry Guidelines to see all the prizes, rules, deadlines, and categories. Be notified of contest and deadline updates by emailing to be added to our list.

Throughout 2024 we will be developing new platforms that involve website upgrades, online and print publication strategies, improved photo competition access, exciting nonprofit and corporate alliances, social media enhancements, extended exhibition opportunities, and the integration of a new team of Nature's Best Ambassadors to help grow NBP operations and public engagement.


This ambitious effort is only possible through your ongoing interest, patience, and support for NBP programs as we carry out these important steps to deliver strategic growth and future sustainability. Our visual approach to conservation through the art of photography and film is unique and long-lasting and we truly appreciate your help in making a difference in the way the public views, enjoys, and stewards nature.


If you would like to participate in our plans through funding support, in-kind operations assistance, partnership development, and more, please contact NBP's President, Steve Freligh at


The Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards competition is no longer accepting entries. It was a wonderful two-year program run in alliance with the African Wildlife Foundation that involved spectacular exhibitions and events in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, the UK, and China.

A selection of prints from this impressive collection is now touring the USA. The first showing ran from April 26 to June 4 at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida. The second display was hosted by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County from July to Oct. 9th. Currently, the exhibition is on display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming through April 21, 2024.


The last NBP International Awards winners have been published in the current edition of Nature's Best Photography magazine now being shipped to subscribers. We are so impressed by these winners and apologize for the delay in our announcement as the new Awards platforms and responsive website were being implemented. All entrants have been notified by email.

Single issues of the 2023 Winter Special Awards Edition are available online at for $18 plus shipping (cost to be determined upon receipt of mailing address). Or SUBSCRIBE NOW.

2023 Winter Nature's Best Photography Special Awards Edition

We hope you are as excited as we are in reimagining our celebration of nature through the art of photography, films, and public storytelling.

Questions? Want to become part of our NBP team? Email Editorial and Operations Manager, Amanda Gaquin at


Our NBP Awards Exhibition Program for children's hospitals and clinics continues to deliver uplifting visual storytelling to those who may benefit the most—inspiring healing and joy to patients, visitors, and dedicated staff alike. Click on the button below to learn more and help support the growth of this important wellness program.


The Nature's Best Photography Fund is supported through nonprofit alliances, foundation grants, corporate partnerships, program sponsorships, and individual donations. YOUR support will help us do the following:

  • Enhance ways in which we communicate the beauty, diversity, and importance of conservation through the art of photography and films.
  • Allow us to grow our NBP Awards competitions and online presentations.
  • Help us produce presentations of award-winning quality that support all NBP program initiatives and activities.
  • Help us develop, produce, and travel multi-media exhibitions, making them available to museums, hospitals, universities, and public galleries worldwide.
  • Allow us to develop and grow our public programs for mental health and wellness.
  • Allow us to educate, involve, and deliver positive encouragement for outdoor awareness and enjoyment for all ages.

It is an exciting time ahead for Nature's Best Photography and we have been busy working with new supporters, new partners, and new solutions to bring the very best of nature right to your doorstep in upcoming issues.

We have never wavered from our early commitment to maintain the highest standards in design and photo reproduction. In this modern world of evolving technology, we feel it is more important than ever to enjoy the simplicity of a single moment in nature or a compelling story as revealed by people with deep passion and purpose. —My very best, Steve Freligh, FB: @SteveFreligh, President, Nature's Best Photography Fund