Entries have opened for The Nature Conservancy’s 2022 Global Photo Contest with more than $20,000 worth of prizes on offer.

A winning entry in the 2021 competition:Against All Odds’ by Hannah Le Leu.

Photographers can submit their entries in the following categories: Plants or Fungi , Climate, People & Nature, Landscape, Water, and Wildlife. Winning images will be selected by a panel of world renowned judges that includes leading conservation photographer Ami Vitale as well as YouTube star and wildlife educator Coyote Peterson. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to enter. Lastyear’s contest received more than 100,000 photo submissions from a record-breaking 158 countries, with the top prize going to photographer Anup Shah of the United Kingdom for his photo of a western lowland gorilla walking through a cloud of butterflies in the Central African Republic.

This year’s Grand Prize will include a once-in-a-lifetime experience –  a trip to Punta del Este, Uruguay to attend an Extreme-Erace (www.extreme-e.com). Pool prizes will include a camera kit valued at $7,000. The contest will run throughout the month of August 2022. All winners will be announced in September. Click here for full details, terms and conditions, and to upload your photo entries.