Water Drops by Takeshi Marumoto, 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Nagano, Japan. The Water Drops of melted snow.
Dawn Admiring in the Frozen Continent by Edson Vanderia, 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
It was very early in the Antarctic morning and I was walking along the beach admiring the sunrise, then suddenly I had a wonderful surprise: meet this Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) already looking at the sun that was just on the horizon. At that moment I had the sensation that, like me, he had woken up very early to contemplate such a beautiful dawn. King George Island, Antarctica.
Mediterranean Jelly by Stefano Spezi, 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year. Cotylorhiza Tuberculata, aka Mediterranean Jelly or (more friendly…) Fried Egg Jelly, is pretty common throughout Mediterranean Sea. Its stings are totally harmless to humans yet its beauty is absolutely contagious.