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 Iziko Museum of South Africa.


“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.
NBPA is now entering the third year of the competition and has shown substantial growth from its launch in 2015. The size of the awards exhibition will grow substantially in 2017 when NBPA moves into a much larger renovated area.
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”

The Owners of Natures Best Photography Africa are determined to build a world class judging panel of current working professionals operating at the cutting edge of their preferred genre. Fundamentally this requires that the judging panel is not changed every year but it is slowy expanded to include more specialists as the competition grows. This is primarily a photographic competition judged by photographers.
Please purchase the 2015 & 2016 Catalogue to not only support the developing NBPA program but also to have an inside look on what impressed the judges in the previous competitions.