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This list of the best nature photographers in the world has been ranked by the community to determine the greatest photographers who focus their work on photographing the natural world. This list includes portfolios and additional information such as biographical information, when available. These nature photographers travel extensively to get the perfect shot, or find rare animals to photograph. Who are the world’s best nature photographers?
 
This list includes only the best nature photographers in the world – many of these artists have been featured on the covers of national magazines and many have received multiple awards for their work as well.
 
This list features the most popular nature photographers in the world and includes photographers such as Ansel Adams, Carr Clifton, Joseph Holmes, Nick Brandt, Frans Lanting, Gregory Colbert, Philip Hyde, and William Neill. Cast your votes for the greatest nature photographers below, rerank the list to reflect your own opinions, or add a nature photographer you think is the best but isn't already on the list.
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28 3
Ansel Adams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Ansel Adams 1902-02-20

2
24 3
Sean McClutchey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
SeanMcClutchey added Sean McClutchey 1967

3
22 4
Thomas D Mangelsen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Thomas D Mangelsen

4
8 3
Jack Dykinga is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Jack Dykinga 1943-01-02

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9 5
Art Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Art Wolfe 1951-09-13

6
11 8
Frans Lanting is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Frans Lanting 1951-07-13

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5 2
Galen Rowell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Galen Rowell 1940-08-23

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5 4
Joseph Holmes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Joseph Holmes 1952-01-01

9
4 3
James Balog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
James Balog 1952-07-15

10
2 1
John Sexton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
John Sexton 1953-01-01

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1 0
Björn Groß is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
BjörnGroß added Björn Groß http://www.photocircle.net/de/fotografen/575/bjrn-gro https://www.flickr.com/photos/damescalito

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1 0
Martin Harvey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Martin Harvey 1941

13
6 6
Carr Clifton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Carr Clifton 1949

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6 6
Nick Brandt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Nick Brandt 1966-01-01

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15
5 5
Freeman Patterson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Freeman Patterson 1937

16
4 4
Gregory Colbert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Gregory Colbert 1960-01-01

17
3 3
Richard Van Hoesel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Richard Van Hoesel

18
3 3
John Shaw is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
John Shaw

19
3 3
Charles Cramer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Charles Cramer

20
3 3
Charlie Waite is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Charlie Waite 1949-01-01

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3 3
Philip Hyde is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Philip Hyde 1921-01-01

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22
2 2
Arthur Haseltine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Arthur Haseltine 1919

23
2 2
Gerard Laurenceau is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Gerard Laurenceau 1899

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2 2
Ernst Haas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Ernst Haas 1921-03-02

25
2 2
Geoff Kirby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Geoff Kirby

26
1 1
Jeremy Jowell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Jeremy Jowell 1961

27
1 1
Koos Van Der Lende is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Koos Van Der Lende 1955

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1 1
M Plonsky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
M Plonsky

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1 1
Robert-Glenn Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Robert-Glenn Ketchum 1947

30
1 1
Heinrich Van Den Berg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Heinrich Van Den Berg 1971

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1 1
Clyde Butcher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Clyde Butcher 1942-01-01

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1 1
Mark Gray is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Mark Gray 1952

33
0 0
Hougaard Malan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Hougaard Malan

34
0 0
David Du Chemin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
David Du Chemin

35
0 0
Eric Meola is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Eric Meola 1946-01-01

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0 0
David-Marc Muench is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
David-Marc Muench 1936

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0 0
Bas Hoeben is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Bas Hoeben 1956

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0 0
Joel Sartore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Joel Sartore 1962-06-16

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0 0
Tim Fitzharris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Tim Fitzharris 1948-01-01

40
4 5
William Neill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
William Neill

41
2 3
Werner Bollmann is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Werner Bollmann 1966

42
1 2
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nature Photographers

43
1 2
Steve McCurry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Steve McCurry 1950-04-23

44
1 2
Stephen Robinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Stephen Robinson 1955-10-26

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0 1
Brian Skerry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Brian Skerry 1962

46
0 1
Andy Nixon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Andy Nixon

47
0 1
David Noton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
David Noton 1957-01-01

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0 1
Subhankar Banerjee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Subhankar Banerjee 1967-01-01

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0 2
Peter Watson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nature Photographers
Peter Watson 1952-01-01