We’ve had some glorious images of nature and wildlife submitted to the TPOTY awards over the past 18 years, and this four-image portfolio category is your chance to see your images included amongst those amazing shots!
Give us a glimpse into the worlds of the non-human residents of this planet and the environments in which they live – from plankton to whales, from insects to elephants and from the smallest green shoots to giant forests. Take us into the ocean depths with colourful and fascinating fish and other marine life, help us ‘take flight’ with birds, make us feel we’re out there on that African plain with the pride of lions, or waiting silently for the arrival of a tiger in an Indian forest.
Share the beauty, the conflicts, the family life, the courtship of these creatures. And show us plants, trees, lichen, funghi, flowers – their component parts or en masse. Open our eyes to tiny micro-organisms we wouldn’t normally even notice – fascinate us! Help share the message that so much of our living world is now endangered, whether that’s through poaching, illegal trading, deforestation, humanity encroaching on habitats, or the sheer carelessness of humans who dispose of plastics without a thought of the lives they could harm. And show how life – plant or animal – gets a foothold in even the most unpromising of situations.
By entering this category twice, or entering this category once plus one of the other four-image portfolio categories, you will automatically be considered for the top award and the title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2021.
The winner of this category will receive a Fujifilm X-T4 camera with 16-80mm lens and membership of The Royal Photographic Society. The Winner and Runner-up will also receive both a print and digital copy of JRNY travel magazine. Highly Commended and Commended will receive a digital copy of JRNY. The judges will also select their favourite image from all the submitted portfolios. The winner of the Best Single Image award for each portfolio category receives a Genesis Imaging giclée exhibition print.