Tournament Earth - Best of EO: Final

After five rounds and more than 56,000 votes, the readers have chosen their favorite. Ocean Sand, Bahamas—the runnerup in our 10th anniversary contest—has been crowned the winner of Tournament Earth 2020. The artistic false-color rendering of sand and seaweed beds in the shallows collected 66.2 percent of the votes in the final round.

Thank you to everyone who visited the site and shared in the fun. But don't leave just yet. We publish a new compelling image of Earth every day of the year. Who knows when we might publish the next winner.

To celebrate Earth Observatory’s 20th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we asked readers to pick our all-time best image. If you want to read more, view a larger version of an image, or see complementary images, click on the image or headline.

View the results.