The eighth annual Nature inFocus Photography Awards have announced the winners for the year 2022. With more submissions every year, the judges had a difficult task choosing the winning images. But hey, it has to be done – and we bring you the best of the best for 2022. And just like last year, you’ll see the colors, beauty, and drama of the natural world around us.
Striking street shot from Iran wins top prize of 2022 ColorPro Award
A striking minimal street shot with contrasting warm and cool tones has won the coveted 2022 ColorPro Award. The first prize photograph by Alireza Bagheri Sani from Iran is titled “No.3” and creates a serene and simple image. The image is carefully executed to highlight the different door colors and architectural nuances.
This year’s theme was “Breakthrough.” As the world seeks full recovery from the pandemic, “Breakthrough” represents overcoming an obstacle and permission for further progress, says the Award website. Two times more submissions and three times more countries participated in the contest over the previous year, with artists from 139 countries submitting 11,165 artworks. Take a look at the top 10 winning images below.[Read More…]
See the breathtaking photoshop-free winning images from this year’s Natural Landscape Awards
USA-based landscape and nature photographer Brent Clark has won the 2022 Natural Landscape Photography
Awards. His images of sweeping sands and autumn forests wowed judges with their slightly abstract feel and cohesive umber color palette.
The award is the very first international photography competition of its kind. Now in its second year, the competition was created to promote the very best landscape photography by digital and film photographers who value realism and
authenticity in their work. The competition established a set of important rules to avoid the excessive digital
editing techniques that have become commonplace in landscape photography. Here are the rest of the winning images.
Close and personal portrait of pensive gorilla wins 2022 African Wildlife Photography Awards
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Nature’s Best Photography (NBP) have announced the winners of the 2022 Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards. This contest “Brings Africa to the World, and the World to Africa,” and it introduces us to diverse African wildlife through a series of stunning images.
Dramatic underwater image of hippo family wins European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022
The European Wildlife Photographer of the Year has announced its winners for 2022. Every year, the German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) chooses the best photos and selects a winner of this prestigious contest. And this year, the overall winner is Russian photographer Mike Korostelev.
Mike’s image titled Hippo World enthralled the judges, bringing him the first prize in the contest. But there are also category winners and special prize winners, and I’m sure you’ll love them just as much.
2022 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists will give you a massive serotonin boost
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards never fails to make me smile with its selection of winners or finalists. And not just smile, but downright laugh my head off. And this is exactly what happened when I saw this year’s finalists.
The contest has announced the final selection of images, one of which will soon be chosen as the overall winner. And in case you need a serotonin boost for today – look no further! Scroll down and have a good laugh like I did when I first saw this year’s Comedy Wildlife finalists.
Nikon Small World winners show the giant beauty of the microscopic world
Nikon has announced the winners of its annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. For almost five decades, Nikon has shared the best microscopic images from this contest, and just as always – they are absolutely marvelous.
This year’s first-place prize was awarded to Grigorii Timin for his remarkable image of an embryonic hand of a Madagascar giant day gecko. But Nikon also recognizes the best 20 images from the contest, so let’s take a look and enjoy them together.
A buzzing ball of bees wins 2022 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year never fails to impress us with awe-inspiring photos of flora and fauna, both above and below water, even up in the sky. And this year, a swarm of tiny creatures won the big prize.
Photographer Karine Aigner has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022. Her image shows a buzzing ball of cactus bees spinning over the hot sand on a Texas ranch. Taken at the bee level, it depicts the behavior of these creatures, but also reminds us of how important it is to protect them.
Powerful image of Storm Eunice wins 2022 Weather Photographer of the Year
The Royal Meteorological Society has announced the winners of the 2022 Weather Photographer of the Year competition in association with AccuWeather.
Like every year, there are so many awe-inspiring photos that will just take your breath away. But you know the drill – there can be only one winner. This year, it was Christopher Ison for his dramatic, powerful image Storm Eunice. And since there are plenty more amazing images awarded in different categories, let’s check them all out and enjoy them together.
Monster wave surf image wins Ocean Photographer of the Year 2022
French Polynesia-based photographer, Ben Thouard, has been announced as the Ocean Photographer of the Year 2022.
Ben’s incredible image is beautifully composed and full of texture and action. It shows a surfer battling against
one of the heaviest waves in the world, Teahupo’o, which translates as ‘place of skulls’. Chosen from thousands of submissions from around the world, it was the unanimous winner.
The Ocean Photographer of the Year has a simple mission: to shine a light on the beauty of the ocean and the
threats it faces. Category winners include images of posing pods of pilot whales, humans exploring the farthest reaches of the ocean, and recovered reefs booming with biomass. Read on to see more of the winning images.
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