The best Estonian nature and wildlife photos of 2018

Estonian World brings you the best Estonian nature and wildlife photos of the 2018 “Nature Photography of the Year” contest.

The annual “Nature Photography of the Year” competition, organised by the magazine “Eesti Loodus” (Estonian Nature), took place for the 19th time in 2018.

Everyone who is interested in photography and has managed to capture the essence of wild nature, could participate. Indeed, the competition has become very popular – this time, 228 photographers sent a whopping 1,170 images.

The winner was Roger Erikson with a photo of a bearded reedling – a small bird living by the wetlands.

Martin Vesberg won in the “young photographers” category with an image of a horned grebe – a small waterbird.

With the permission of “Eesti Loodus”, Estonian World publishes the highlights of the best nature photos selected by the competition’s jury.

Photo by Andres Vimm.

Photo by Geteli Hanni.

Photo by Grete Johanna Korb.

Photo by Grete Johanna Korb.

Photo by Henri Ilustrumm.

Photo by Ingmar Muusikus.

Photo by Ireen Trummer.

Photo by Jan Lepamaa.

Photo by Janek Joab.

Photo by Kairi Kokkota.

Photo by Kalle Pihelgas.

Photo by Karl Adami.

Photo by Kristjan Madalvee.

Photo by Lilian Õis.

Photo by Lisandra Kuik.

Photo by Marianne Lapin.

Photo by Marianne Lapin.

Photo by Marianne Lapin.

Photo by Martin Vesberg.

Photo by Martin Vesberg.

Photo by Martin Vesberg.

Photo by Mihkel Palmi.

Photo by Peep Loorits.

Photo by Peeter Anijalg.

Photo by Peeter Karask.

Photo by Peeter Karask.

Photo by Peter Lind.

Photo by Remo Savisaar.

Photo by Tiina Gill.

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Cover photo by Edgar Karofeld (“Nature Photography of the Year” 2018 contest).