National Geographic Announces Nature Photographer of the Year Winners

Greg Lecoeur’s “Sardine Run” (photo credit: Greg Lecoeur)
Greg Lecoeur’s “Sardine Run” (photo credit: Greg Lecoeur)

Greg Lecoeur’s photo of Cape Gannets, sardines and dolphins has won the grand prize of National Geographic’s Nature Photographer of the Year contest.

Scott Portelli’s “Jellyfish Feast” — a photo of sea turtles eating jellyfish — won Honorable Mention in the “Action” category.

Lecoeur took the award-winning photo off Port Saint John’s, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Lecoeur told National Geographic:

“I captured this image during the migration of the sardines along the wild coast of South Africa. Natural predation, sardines are preyed upon by cape gannet birds and common dolphins.”

To read the full caption and see more photos from the contest, check out National Geographic’s website at photography.nationalgeographic.com.

Scott Portelli’s “Jellyfish Feast” won Honorable Mention in the “Action” category of National Geographic’s Nature Photographer of the Year contest.
Scott Portelli’s “Jellyfish Feast” won Honorable Mention in the “Action” category of National Geographic’s Nature Photographer of the Year contest. (Photo credit: Scott Portelli/National Geographic)