Three photos from South Africa voted as some of the best nature photos in the world

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Winning image by © Thomas Vijayan

The World Nature Photography Awards recently announced it’s 2020 winning entries from across the globe. The top award went to Thomas Vijayan from Canada for his image of the endangered Bornean orangutan – shown above.

Three nature photos that also made the top pick all capture South African wildlife and were rated among the world’s top nature photos of 2020.

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Take a look at the winning shots taken in South Africa below as well as a few other winning shots from around the globe.

Shown above. South African Darren Donovan won a silver award for this picture of a white rhino bull in the North West province’s Madikwe Game Reserve.

Shown above. Belgian national Gunther de Bruyne won a gold award in the nature photojournalism category for this picture of a white rhino being dehorned in the Thanda Safari Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal.

Shown above. Heiko Mennigen won a bronze award in the black and white category for this picture of a Cape Buffalo in Hoedspruit, titled, Curiosity.

More World Nature Photography Winners below. View all winners, here.

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