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The Nature Photographs of the Year

The plant photograph ”Towards Light” by Pekka Tuuri from Espoo was chosen as the 2010 Nature Photograph of the Year. For the first time in the 30-year history of the competition, the award was given to a photograph shot under water. The awarded works of this competition – the biggest nature photograph competition in the Nordic countries – make a beautiful photograph exhibition, which is of the highest quality in terms of both colors, lightning and composition.

Mar 31, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
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The winning photograph on a white lily was taken on an August afternoon in Porraskoski, Lammi. The jury praised, for instance, the lyrical, delicate and considerate nature of the picture. The photographer, Pekka Tuuri, has taken an interest in nature photographing ever since he was a schoolboy and done underwater shooting from the year 1991 on. 

“The 2010 Nature Photographs of the Year” exhibition presents an impressive cross-section of the pick of Finnish nature photography. The competition attracted more than 9600 entries from 1100 photographers. The exhibition that tours around Finland presents the 40 best photographs of the competition, that is, the winners of all the nine categories and the photographs that were granted special mentions. The photographs contain gorgeous sceneries, fine details and funny meetings from the different seasons of the year. 

“The Nature Photograph of the Year” competition – which has been arranged already for 30 years – is the biggest nature photograph competition in the Nordic countries. The purpose of the competition is to tell about the varied features, views and events of Finnish nature and the experiences and perceptions that photographers have in the midst of it. 

“The 2010 Nature Photographs of the Year” exhibition has been produced by the Finnish Nature Photographers’ Association, and it is arranged by the Northern Lapland Nature Centre of Metsähallitus at Siida.

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