Photos: Stunning Shots of the Natural World and Wildlife

Face to Face

dark birds, Sony World Photography Awards

(Image credit: Manuel Enrique González Carmona/Sony World Photography Awards)

Using a double exposure, Manuel Enrique González Carmona, of Spain, created this photo of common murre in two positions in Carmona in Saltee Islands, Ireland, the BBC reported

Dusk of the Jellyfish

jellyfish, Sony World Photography Awards

(Image credit: Angel Fitor/Sony World Photography Awards)

Angel Fitor, Spain, with a surreal image of a jellyfish right at the water's surface.


salmon, Sony World Photography Awards

(Image credit: Yung-sen Wu/Sony World Photography Awards)

Yung-sen Wu, of Taiwan, captured these Pacific salmon during their annual migration.

Jeanna Bryner
Live Science Editor-in-Chief

Jeanna served as editor-in-chief of Live Science. Previously, she was an assistant editor at Scholastic's Science World magazine. Jeanna has an English degree from Salisbury University, a master's degree in biogeochemistry and environmental sciences from the University of Maryland, and a graduate science journalism degree from New York University. She has worked as a biologist in Florida, where she monitored wetlands and did field surveys for endangered species. She also received an ocean sciences journalism fellowship from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.