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21 stunning, award-winning photos that will make you fall in love with the world

INSIDER Logo By Talia Lakritz of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 22: The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization, received over 57,000 entries from 135 countries for their annual  nature photography contest this year - the most they've ever received."We have wonderful entries from  all over the world, from beautiful Western landscapes to squirrels in a backyard in Austria," Bill Marr, director of photography for The Nature Conservancy and a judge in the competition, said in a statement. "Photography is a common language for all."  Here are the winning photos across the categories of People and Nature, Landscape, Water, Wildlife, and Cities and Nature, as well as the grand prize winner.

The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization, received over 57,000 entries from 135 countries for their annual nature photography contest this year - the most they've ever received.

"We have wonderful entries from all over the world, from beautiful Western landscapes to squirrels in a backyard in Austria," Bill Marr, director of photography for The Nature Conservancy and a judge in the competition, said in a statement. "Photography is a common language for all."

Here are the winning photos across the categories of People and Nature, Landscape, Water, Wildlife, and Cities and Nature, as well as the grand prize winner.

© Roberto Moccini Formiga/The Nature Conservancy
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