20 Amazing Winning Photographs From The Nature Photography Contest 2023

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Nature has an unparalleled ability to captivate us with its breathtaking beauty and awe-inspiring moments. The Nature Photography Contest 2023 showcased the talent of photographers who skillfully captured the essence of the natural world.

From majestic landscapes to intimate wildlife moments, the winning photographs offered a visual feast for nature enthusiasts. Let’s delve into some amazing winning photographs that stood out in this year’s competition.

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#1 “Maldive 01” by Alain Schroeder, Photographer of the Year

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#2 “Sea Lion in Los Islotes” by Glenn Ostle, Photography of the Year

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“A Sea Lion stops to pose for the camera before diving through the large schools of fish that surround the islets of Los Islotes close to LaPaz, Mexico.”

#3 “Puffin in Iceland” by Alessio Calviani, Winner, Birds

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“Puffin walking on the cliff in Iceland.”

#4 “The Dreamer – Philaeus chrysops” by Adrian Truchta, Winner, Macrophotography

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“Morning dew, sun and beautiful Philaeus chrysops female walking around her nest. Photo shoot in natural environment. Natural light.”

#5 “Pandora” by Marcio Cabral, Winner, Plant Life

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“This panorama shows the beauty of Chapada dos Veadeiros, a Brazilian national park that hosts a rich biodiversity and breathtaking landscapes.
The white flowers that stand out in the foreground are a rare species of Paepalanthus, a genus of plants endemic to the region.
They were illuminated by a scurion lamp to create a contrast with the dark sky.
In the background, the Milky Way curves over the hills, revealing the colors and shapes of stars and nebulae.
This pano was taken with a specialized camera for astrophotography, which allows capturing more details of the universe.”

#6 “Burning Flower” by Marek Biegalski, Winner, Natural Landscape

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“One of my favorite things when exploring Iceland is the incredible glacial river perspective seeing from up high. They’re called ‘braided river’ systems, as they often resemble an intricate jumble of patterns, intertwining in an almost inexplicable fashion. These networks of river channels flow from the glaciers toward the sea, carrying vital nutrients for the ecosystem along the way, in the form of sediment. When the flow of the rivers decreases, the sediment gets deposited on the river bed, leaving behind small temporary islands of dark volcanic sand that cause the channels of the rivers to split. Its remarkable colors are very original and mesmerizing.”

#7 “Monday” by Panisara Sripratoom, Winner, Funny Nature

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“A spotted owlet (Athene brama) emerging from a hollow within a yellow flame tree situated in the university campus. This species of owl is characterized by its small size, primarily nocturnal feeding behavior, and frequent occurrence in urban environments. Without a sharp eye, this spotted owlet goes unnoticed. The meaning of this photograph is in the presence of the large trees around the campus. All branches from these trees were cut and removed as a precautionary measure to prevent potential dangers, such as branch breakage during the rainy season, which could cause risks to passersby. Despite this, these spotted owlets, somehow, have shown their adaptability, finding a habitat within this modified urban environment.”

#8 “Dark Spider” by Laetitia Larquier, Macrophotography, Finalist

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#9 “Saving Orangutans 01” by Alain Schroeder, Winner, Sharing the Planet

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“Sibolangit, SOCP Quarantine Centre, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
The whole SOCP team works together to prepare Brenda, an estimated 3-month-old female orangutan (she has no teeth yet), for surgery. A sedative is administered, the arm is shaved, her temperature is taken, while others hold her head or her hand out of compassion for the baby.
During the three-hour procedure, Dr. Andreas Messikommer, a renowned orthopedic surgeon invited from Switzerland, will place a pin and screws to secure the damaged humerus. Brenda was confiscated from a villager in Blang Pidie on the west coast of Aceh who was keeping her as a pet.”

#10 “Stories in the sand” by Soumya Ranjan Bhattacharyya, Winner, Wildlife

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“The scorpion is widely distributed across various terrains in India. In jaisalmer once the evening falls, the scorpions emerge across the dunes to feed for the night. I shot this image of the scorpion in the sand dunes at jaisalmer.. The scorpions when lighted by faint uv light, emit bright blue luminescence from its body. The image was captured using flashlight which lit up the wind created streaks of the dunes. The scorpion was illuminated by a UV flashlight.”

#11 “Tangle” by 家 住, Winner, Underwater

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“Larval Moray Eel when feeling threatened.”

#12 “Los arcos y la cueva” by Marc Marco, Winner, Night World

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“Panoramic night photograph in which I could capture the arch of the Milky Way passing behind the natural arch called Es Pontàs. In the photograph, I could also capture a small cave in front of the arch.”

#13 “Carefree tigresses” by Turgay Uzer, Wildlife, Finalist

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#14 “Predatore e Preda Occhi Negli Occhi” by Giulio Ilari, Birds, Finalist

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#15 “Our Saviors” by Harris Lynch, Environmental Impact, Finalist

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#16 “Parallel World” by Radoslav Sviretsov, Sharing the Planet, Finalist

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#17 “Water lilies farewell” by Geir Ludvigsen, Plant Life, Finalist

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#18 “Snowy desert in wind” by Ningtai Yu, Natural Landscape Finalist

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#19 “Connection” by Charlotte Piho, Underwater, Finalist

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#20 “Hard to Reach” by Florian Kriechbaumer, Funny Nature, Finalist

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