20 Most Stunning Images From The Budapest International Foto Awards 2022

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The 2022 Budapest International Foto Awards has announced its winners and the images are quite breathtaking this year. This competition was established to showcase the exceptional talent and creativity of photographers from around the world.

This award recognizes photos that are capable of evoking powerful emotions through exploring the diversity of our world. Check out some of the most powerful winning images selected this year in the gallery below.

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#1 Bronze 2022 Nature / Seasons, “Sakura Tea Garden”

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Overlooking the cherry blossom road on both sides of the tea garden from the air, the pink cherry blossoms are beautiful and romantic.

Photographer: Shirley Wung

#2 2nd Place 2022 People, “The Creator”

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Photographer: Foteini Zaglara

#3 Gold 2022 People / Culture, “Reign Of The Eagle Hunters”

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I had been on a journey to the border between Kazakstan and Mongolia, among the Altai’s mountain, heading to the local Kazakhs Muslim community in search of a certainer person…. The honorable “Burgedchins” in Kazakhs word…. “Burgedchin” or “Eagle Hunters” are pride hunters who inherit their hunts with their Golden eagle for more than 250 years. Trained to hunt since 10 years old in a harsh extreme environment with their eagles on a horse back. At -40 Celsius degree, only strong survives. This became the bond between hunters and his predators. With Kazakhs superb hunting skills experience a

Jatenipat Ketpradit(1984) is a photographer, outdoor traveller who always seeking for an exciting experience. He lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Most of his work is about exotic tribal culture and landscape by more than 10 years experience in photography. Published worldwide by National Geographic(ESP), Digital SLR Magazine, Practical Photography and Digital Camera World magazines.

Photographer: Jatenipat Ketpradit

#4 Silver 2022 Nature / Wildlife, “Divine Beauty Of An Arctic Fox”

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In one of the most inhospitable climates on earth, the beautiful arctic fox enjoys a moment of relaxation and dozes in the snow of the Svalbard Islands, between Norway and the North Pole. Its sweet muzzle and soft coat, make it look delicate but actually it is incredibly strong and survives the most drastic temperatures.

Marcello Galleano, an entrepreneur in the field of nutraceuticals and herbal medicine, has always been a lover of nature and adventure trips. He has visited more than 85 countries worldwide and collaborates with non-profit associations in Africa and South America. Passionate about wildlife photography, he loves to capture the most incredible moments that the various environments offer and share the beauty of the world.

Photographer: Marcello Galleano

#5 2nd Place 2022 Nature, “Horsescapes”

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Ferocity, serenity, elegance. For me these qualities are characteristic for horses and each photo encompasses an aspect of one of these. In combination with their individual character we can see a huge range of characteristics which makes every horse unique and perfect just as it is.

Hey, my name is Nina. I’m a 22 year old pet photographer based in Germany. Photos are the most beautiful memories you can have. They manage to put you right back into the moment they sprang from. That’s why I made it my mission to capture the most beautiful moments of our companions – portraiting their elegance either by themselves or in the interaction with us as their trusted partners. It is particularly important to me to work out their individual personality and characteristics. I want the owners to see their animal in my pictures exactly as they are.

Photographer: Nina Spiekermann

#6 Silver 2022 Nature / Landscapes, “Laguna Amarga”

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A beautiful and cold morning in Laguna Amarga, where the fist light hits Torres del Paine in Patagonia, Chile.

Photographer: Marco Bautista

#7 Bronze 2022 Nature / Seasons, “Flying Fireflies”

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Summer nights always feel magical and beautiful when the glowing light spots of fireflies appear!

Photographer: Chen Chung Hua

#8 Silver 2022 Nature / Sunset, “Seljalandsfoss”

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Double luck at Seljalandsfoss: after a cloudless day there were a few decorative clouds in the sky again at sunset and there was no wind that you could actually take photos behind the waterfall without soaking all your equipment (and without drops on the lens all the time)

Hello! I am Judith… I would like to call myself an “ambitious amateur photographer”. My main focus is nature and landscape photography, but I also like to make detours to other genres. Everything I know about photography is self-educated. A few books here, some internet research there, inspiration from the works of other photographers and a lot, really a lot of trying things out has brought me to where I am today. My great happiness is my home on beautiful Lake Constance. I have a lot of photo spots right on my doorstep and the way to the Austrian, Swiss and Italian Alps is not too far.

Photographer: Judith Kuhn

#9 Bronze 2022 Advertising / Travel / Tourism,

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Linchupi kapok flowers are in full bloom from Feb.22 to March 15 in Taiwan . The Linchpin Kapok Road, known for its blooming orange flowers inn spring was listed as one of the 15 most scenic flower streets in the world in 2015.

Photographer: Meichen Chang

#10 1st Place 2022 Science, “The Beauty Of Insects”

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Photographer: Marco Jongsma

#11 Gold 2022 Editorial / General News, “A Plea For Mercy”

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Kristina, a Ukrainian refugee and former nail salon owner from Kiev, who has been denied entry to the U.S. 3 times, pleads with a border officer to reconsider. She said she is “tired of all this, two weeks of this back and forth. I feel empty. There is no country to go back to in Ukraine” due to the Russian invasion of her country. Photographed at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico.

Photographer: Carlos Moreno

#12 Bronze 2022 People / Portrait, “Peter”

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The chemical plant producing fertilizers has been polluting the environment and the people living there in Targu Mures and its surroundings for decades. It is true that the pollution is no longer as great as it used to be. Peter is shepherd near the Romania’s largest fertilizer factory. He said he was already used to the characteristic smell of ammonia.

Photographer: Istvan Kerekes

#13 Gold 2022 Editorial / Environmental, “Tears Of Global Warming”

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This picture was taken from Satkhira , Khulna, Bangladesh which is low-lying coastal region nearby word largest mangrove forest ” Sundarban”. People living in this region, even 2/3 years back they never thought that they will lose their households, agriculture land, school, hospital, mosque etc. Now every 24 hours they submersed with 4/5 feet water twice for 8/9 hours. The island’s green belt is almost disappearing and new habitable land infrastructure is being lost to the sea every day due to rise of sea level and climate change caused by increase of global temperature day by day.

Photographer: Sharwar Apo

#14 Gold 2022 Architecture / Interiors, “Libraries – Inspiration In Past And Present”

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Libraries are amongst the world’s most important buildings as they preserve mankind’s cumulative knowledge and heritage for future generations. They are gateways to respective culture, shape new perspectives central to an innovative society and provide a connection to the world at large. Many libraries are architectural masterpieces of breathtaking beauty. But no matter how opulent or simple the design, these magnificent rooms are invaluable repositories of historically and culturally significant collections, many of which are not available anywhere else in the world.

Mario Basner creates experiential photographic art, providing the viewer with an immersive and emotional experience. Mario’s internationally celebrated World Heritage Collection has earned 71 awards of excellence and takes the audience on an evocative journey that profoundly touches the very essence of human characteristics and inner values. While celebrating culture, diversity and humanity, the collection is dedicated to offer inspiration, encouragement and intellectual merit. Mario Basner actively supports the community and continuously engages in philanthropy and educational initiatives.

Mario Basner

#15 Bronze 2022 People / Culture, “Offering Kumkma Water”

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Rituals are at the centre of everything we do, this is the way we all have lived and it will continue for generations to come. It is our responsibility to pass on our culture and all the rituals to the next generation so that it can live for many more years to come. This was shot in a small town of Karnataka, Shravanabelagola, where thousands of devotees especially from Jain religion come every month to offer their prayers to Lord Bahubhali. The priest was offering kumkma water (red) right onto the idol’s feet, a memorable moment.

A passionate & serious photographer who loves to capture nature, landscape, wildlife (incl macro), architecture & cityscape. For me, photography is one of the best ways to capture a moment that will neither reoccur naturally nor can be recreated by us artificially.

Photographer: Vinod Kulkarni

#16 1st Place 2022 Nature, “Over Easy Alien Egg Fry”

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Ice reflection at Sunrise in White Pocket,AZ visited in Winter.

Photographer: Bon Koo

#17 1st Place 2022 Editorial, “Aspects Of Everyday Refugees’s Life”

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Photographer: Sakis Vavalidis

#18 Gold 2022 Editorial / Environmental, “Melting Moon”

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The effect produced by the smoke from the industrial chimney makes it seem that it directly affects the moon and is heating it until it melts.

Photographer: Jesus Manzaneque Arteaga

#19 Silver 2022 Nature / Pets, “Never Give Up!”

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I recently met this wonderful elderly dog ??lady of saarloos wolfdog, who suffers from a disease that prevents her from walking with using her hind legs. I was very impressed by how despite the handicap he does not give up and with the help of his owners he still fights and moves forward. Thanks to the wheelchair, she has the opportunity to live a full life, which I am very happy about, because this lady enjoys every single step. Photo was taken by Sony Alpha A1 + Sony FE 135 mm f/1,8 GM (F/1.8, 1/640s, ISO-500)

Photographer: Lucia Drietomská

#20 Gold 2022 Nature / Underwater, “Yellyfish With Bodyguard”

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Red Sea Egypt, Night dive. Nikon D850 camera, Nikkor 105 Marco Lens, Ikelite Strobes.

Photographer: Ferenc Lorincz

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