Here are the amazing winning and finalists photos of the 2022 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition.
The California Academy of Sciences puts together the event to celebrate Earth’s biodiversity.
Karine Aigner was the winner this year for her image capturing the mating ritual of cactus bees.
Grand Prize: Bee Balling By Karine Aigner
Aquatic Life, Winner: Sea Lion Fall By David Slater
Aquatic Life, Finalist: Goliath in Lilliput by Tom Shlesinger
Terrestrial Wildlife, Winner: Spider Web by Bence Mate
Terrestrial Wildlife, Finalist: The Stoat’s Game by Jose Grandio
Winged Life, Winner: Frame Within A Frame by Sitaram Raul
Winged Life, Finalist: Hey, Good Lookin’ by Benjamin Olson
Landscapes, Waterscapes, and Flora, Winner: The Hidden Beauty Beneath Our Feet by Tom St. George
Landscapes, Waterscapes, and Flora, Finalist: City of Angels by Silvano Paiola
Art of Nature, Winner: Insect Diversity by Pål Hermansen
Art of Nature, Finalist: Life Vessels by Armand Sarlangue
Human/Nature, Winner: Sickening Delicacy by Bence Mate
Human/Nature, Finalist: Face To Face by Fernando Constantino Martínez Belmar
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