For years, Nature’s Best Photography USA hosted an African Wildlife category within the Windland Smith Rice Awards. Below are representatives from 2008 to 2014. With the launch of Nature’s Best Photography Africa, 2015 winners will be selected from a combination of NBP USA and NBP Africa entries and include a larger group of African related topics.


2014AfricanWildlifeWinner_RichardPetersAfrican Wildlife Winner – Richard Peters
“African Lioness”
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

2014YouthWinner_JuanvandenHeeverYouth Award Winner – Juan van den Heever
“African Elephant”
Chobe National Park, Botswana

2013AfricanWildlifeWinner_AndyRouseAfrican Wildlife Winner – Andy Rouse
“Masai Giraffe Silhouette”
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

2012AfricanWildlifeWinner_BenCrankeAfrican Wildlife Winner – Ben Cranke
“African Elephant”
Chobe National Park, Botswana

2011GrandPrize_FedericoVeronesiGrand Prize Winner – Federico Veronesi
“Cape Buffalo Fight”
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Lion, (panthera leo), Kgalagadi, South Africa, BotswanaAfrican Wildlife Winner – Lee Slabber
“African Lion and Cub”
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

Matriarch - KenyaAfrican Wildlife Winner – Ingrid Vekemans
“African Elephant”
Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

2009GrandPrize_JohnReiterGrand Prize Winner – John Reiter
“Mountain Gorilla”
Volanoes National Park, Rwanda

2009WildlifeWinner_JohnReiterAfrican Wildlife Winner – John Reiter
“Burchell’s Zebra and Lion”
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

2008GrandPrize_BrianHamptonGrand Prize Winner – Brian Hampton
Okavango Delta, Botswana

2008YouthWinner_MattBurrardLucasYouth Award Winner – Matt Burrard-Lucas
“Leopard Cub”
Okavango Delta, Botswana