The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) announced the winner of its contest for the best nature photo of the year.
Over 5,000 photos were submitted to the contest across 7 categories, with only 70 photos winning top prizes.
The winners include everything from sweeping landscapes to close-up shots of water droplets, and Peter Lindel won the overall award for 2020 for his photo "A hare's dream."
Let's take a look on some of the other winning photos:
The contrasting colors in Benjain Waldmann's "Magic Light" earned him first place in the landscape category.
This arresting photo of a crocodile earned Jens Cullmann first place in the other animals category.
Henry Jager's "School of mackerel" calls attention to the bustling nature of sea life.
Flurin Leugger captured the chaos of birds in flight, winning him first place in the birds category.
Radomir Jakubowski's photo of a dead forest coming back to life was awarded first place in the plants and fungi category.