The 2016 World Press Photo Contest announced the best photos of last year on February 18, 2016, which included images of a cloud tsunami, whale whisperers, and ivory wars in the nature categories for press photography.
The winning images are selected from both single entries as well as story ones, which consist of 2 to 10 photos, in the 59th annual prestigious competition honoring photojournalism and documentary photography. Entries have been taken across the globe by 5,775 professional photographers from 128 different countries.
Nature, 1st prize singles "Storm Front" by Rohan Kelly
A massive 'cloud tsunami' looms over Sydney as a sunbather reads, oblivious to the approaching shelf cloud on Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia on 06 November 2015. The enormous shelf cloud rolled in from the sea, turning the sky almost black and bringing violent thunderstorms in its wake. The phenomena is a spectacular weather event seen only a few times a year.