Arlington, SANA- Global environmental organization, The Nature Conservancy, has unveiled the mesmerizing images from its latest 2022 photo contest. The critical importance of conservation has been highlighted through these top selected images, which stand as a stark reminder of the imminent climate change dangers that we face.
This year’s competition boasted the largest number of participants ever, with more than 100,000 entries received from 196 different countries. There were six different categories for photographers to enter, with two new categories for this edition.
Two new categories have been introduced; Plants & Fungi, and Climate, with an additional Celebrity Judge Award, and a Guest Judge Choice Award.
The grand prize winner of the competition was photographer Li Ping, from China, whose winning image featured a drone shot of an empty highway in Tibet, bordered on either side by gullies extending outward in the shape of a tree. Ping is said to have slept in a roadside parking lot overnight to capture the early morning shot.
While the image by Shafeeq Mulla, from Zambia, named “Ruthless kingdom”, received the Guest Judge award. This very raw image depicts a leopard known as Olimba, carrying the carcass of a female vervet monkey, while its baby is still hanging on for dear life. it did not take long, as the leopard ate the baby as well, after playing with it for some time.
Source: The Nature Conservancy
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