A PHOTOGRAPHER has won the top prize at the the World Nature Photography Awards (WNPAs) with a spectacular image taken in Scotland.

Tracey Lund from England took the image - titled Underwater Gannets -while on holiday in Shetland.

Lund received the top award and cash prize of $1000 after the photograph was drawn from a pool of thousands of images.

The National: Tracey Lund / World Nature Photography Awards

This year, for the first time, a selection of the winning images from both this year's and previous years' winners is available to purchase as wall art in a dedicated online store - with every purchase going towards the planting of a tree.

Adrian Dinsdale, co-founder of the WNPAs, said: "Our winners never fail to take our breath away with their stunning images. As always, it’s such a joy to see the amazing calibre of entries into the awards.

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"We're thrilled that people will now have the chance to buy some of these images to grace the walls of their homes. What's more, we're planning to plant a tree for every piece of wall art we sell.”

Upon announcing the winners of the 202 4 competition, the team also officially opened call for entries for 2025. Early Bird rates are available until March 30, 2024.