Journey photography award puts the lens on conservation and sustainability

A hanging shot of Najin, one particular of the world’s past two remaining northern white rhinos, and her keeper, Zachary Mutai, is what clinched Slovenian photographer Matjaz Krivic the leading location as Vacation Photographer of the Calendar year 2022.

It was taken in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya, and demonstrates the effects of the long-functioning eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands, serving as a “powerful reminder of the pressure of nature”, according to the announcement.

For this year’s awards, virtually 20,000 photographs were submitted by amateur and expert photographers spanning 154 nations around the world.

Now, the profitable photographs are going on display screen in a free-to-check out outside exhibition in Bristol, England, from Could.

Other winners incorporate two contrasting shots of polar bears in Svalbard, taken by Israeli photographer Roie Galitz, who received The Art of Monochrome portfolio category.

One shows the bears in courtship throughout a blizzard, though the other exhibits an emaciated mom with her two cubs, which died a handful of days after the impression was taken.

Czech photographer Jaroslav Hora gained the Deserts to Rainforests class, with photos depicting the abstract curves of Namibia’s Namib desert, which was shot from a helicopter.

Fellow Czech artist Magdalena Strakova took 1st prize in the Cultures group for her monochrome portfolio documenting the dying custom of horse fishermen seeking for shrimp at small tide in Oostduinkerke, Belgium.

The awards are judged by an international panel of skilled photographers and specialists in the industry, who will not know the identification or nationality of any of the photographers guiding the submissions.

Our most recent winners form a fascinating collection of photos,” stated Journey Photographer of the Calendar year founder Chris Coe. “From the intensely powerful to the exquisitely delicate, delicate and attractive, they access every corner of the environment and address just about every aspect of travelling with a digicam.

“Conservation and sustainability permeate the collection and illustrate the purpose which pictures can enjoy in developing consciousness of the challenges dealing with our planet.”

Overall winner Krivic stated: “This level of competition is distinctive to me since I have been with it from its starting in 2003, when I was supplied a Judges’ Favourite Award. Now, 20 decades later on, I obtained their greatest award, which can make me incredibly very pleased and usually means a good deal to me.”

Krivic’s prize contains the new Fujifilm X100V digicam, a £1,000 ($1,230) income bursary, a personalised leather-based portfolio reserve, Radiant Image imaging program, and membership of the Royal Photographic Culture and Tonic journal.

Up-to-date: January 31, 2023, 12:17 PM