Entries for the 2017 Nature’s Best Photography Africa competition open 2 January 2017 at 06:00 CAT.


Nature’s Best Photography originated in the United States with ambitious goals to celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature through the art of photography and to use this vivid medium as a creative tool for encouraging greater public interest and involvement in outdoor enjoyment and conservation.

A robust Awards program evolved from this mission to become one of the most highly-respected nature photography competitions in the world and now run in exhibition partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.



“We are scatterlings of Africa – You and I” - Johnny Clegg
Nature’s Best Photography Africa is a new extension of this globally recognized program with ambitious plans to become the premier African focused photographic competition of today, bringing special attention to the spectacular diversity of Africa’s flora and fauna.
Natures Best Photography Africa is proudly run in association with the prestigious Iziko South African Museum, located in Cape Town.  Join us on this photographic journey into wild Africa. Selected images will be featured in publications, museum exhibitions, and online presentations.

Our Objectives:

“Promote photographic excellence amongst existing photographers”
“Attract new audiences to photography as an art form”
“Encourage an appreciation for and conservation of our natural heritage”
“Market the continent of Africa to a massive global audience”