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Feel like you’re stuck indoors too much these days? These stunning images from the winners of the Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY) contest will satisfy your wanderlust—and maybe encourage you to get outside with your own camera, be it a DSLR or your phone. This year’s award winners are the fifth batch of talented photographers chosen by the annual competition which held its inaugural contest in 2016. Run by the nature & photography organization Nature Talks, the contest draws the best and brightest of outdoor photography from around the world.
This year, the overall winner—now known as the Nature Photographer of the Year—is Roberto Marchegiani of Italy. The experienced landscape photographer has been shooting since he was 14 years old. To get his dreamy winning shot of a giraffe in Nakuru National Park, Kenya, Marchegiani had to arrange for a special safari in dreary weather.[…]