Wildlife and human encounters among National Geographic Awards winners
Astonishing images of wildlife and everyday human encounters are among the winners of this year’s National Geographic Award
- Paul Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller, described images as full of drama, intimacy and warmth
- The winners include photographs taken in the Indian ocean, Richmond Park the ice fields of Greenland
A range of incredible images have been chosen as winners of the National Geographic Traveller Photography Awards 2023.
From astonishing photographs of deer roaming the woodland to a child running underneath a shower of water, the images across a number of categories depict the beauty of wildlife and everyday human interactions.
Other winners include a Joyous image of two women speaking to each other through a small window and a swarm of fish in the deep ocean.
Paul Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller, said: ‘These winners reflect some of the very best images taken around the globe. From the underwater world of the Indian Ocean to wildlife in Richmond Park and the delicacy of the ice fields in Greenland, the images are full of drama, intimacy and warmth.’
These are the images that are among the winners of this year’s National Geographic Awards:
A photograph from Serge Melesan’s victorious Portfolio category, a turtle swims along the seabed of the Mayotte lagoon with vast ocean filling the background. Melesan says his work is designed to show locals that the wildlife nearby to their homes requires protection from overpopulation
Among the winners is this photograph taken by Ed Hasler of a stag roaming a woodland in Richmond Park, south west London, shortly after sunrise in October. The picture saw Ed Hasler win the Wildlife category. He said: ‘Eventually this stag moved into position, with his fur catching the warm glow from the sun’
This joyous image of two women speaking to each other through a small window, taken by Renato Granieri, was named at the Grand Prize and People category winner. It shows Mariama Turay (left) and Marah Hawaengage (right), who are two eco-guards who help to protect chimpanzees in Sierra Leone’s Loma Mountains National Park. Judges said of the photograph: ‘We love the authenticity of shared laughter; the vibrancy of the colours juxtaposed against the white wall’
Taken by Serge Melesan, this winner of the Portfolio category shows a lionfish in its natural habitat. The picture was taken in Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and the coast of Mozambique. Malesan said: ‘I call Mayotte the lost paradise. People always talk about Fiji, French Polynesia, Seychelles, but Mayotte is still unknown’
This image of a woman preparing food, taken by Simon Urwin, came out victorious in the Food category of the National Geographic awards
From astonishing photographs of deer roaming the woodland to a child running underneath a shower of water, the images across a number of categories depict the beauty of wildlife and everyday human interactions. Picture taken by Richard Quirke
This photograph of a swarm of fish in the ocean, taken by Serge Melesan, has been named as a Portfolio category award winner
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