Xposure Wildlife Photography Awards

Holding Together

The golden monkey, a first-class protected animal in China. It was cold and golden monkeys leaned together to keep warm. (wild environment, no bait). Shaanxi, China, November 2020.

Minqiang Lu

Guangzhou City, China

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Life In Light!

This Cheetah is a poser, while her cubs playing with themselves, they were looking like shining stars shimmering in the sunlight!

Anuradha Muthukumar

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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The World Is Going Upside Down

I wanted to capture 4 key elements in one frame; the sky, water, the habitat they live in and the subject facing me. The only way I could combine these elements in one frame was to be above the orangutang and position downwards to capture the face and the perfect reflection of the sky in the still water below it. The image is taken from a tree deep inside the jungle, for shooting this image we began our journey with a c3-hour boat ride.

Thomas Vijayan

Ontario, Canada

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Strong Maternal Love

Hoopoe’s nests are usually built in tree holes. The photo shows a Daisheng bird’s mother feeding the four chicks in the nest. The flying posture of adult birds when they prey and return to the nest, coupled with the hoopoe’s legendary shape and gorgeous feathers, is particularly beautiful.- Shouguang, Shandong, China, July 6, 2021

Wei Wang

Nanchang, China

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The Kraken

The Kingfisher is a small and incredibly skilled bird that enchants with its hunting abilities as well as its beauty. The Kingfisher is always a hungry bird due to its extremely fast metabolism. It feeds on small fish, sometimes smaller amphibians, but with a few exceptions, it can catch fish the size of itself. By watching the fish from the branch on which it is waiting, it crashes into the water at lightning speed and catches its prey with its long and thin beak. The whole process takes place in an incredibly short time, an average of one and a half seconds from the moment you throw off the branch, dive into the water and return back to the branch. On this occasion, he caught two fish at once, in the winter months where snow covered the landscape and the branch from which he fished.

Petar Sabol

Gorican, Croatia

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Crested Goshawks are widely distributed in China. They are very vigilant and good at hiding. They often hide among the leaves. This photo shows the wonderful moment when the crested eagle catches the snake. Guangdong Province, China. 23 October,2021

Weinong Duan

Beijing, China

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Gecko Fight

I had set out to photograph birds near my home when the croaking and hissing of a red-spotted tokay gecko caught my attention. I watched the drama for nearly five minutes until the golden tree snake eventually squeezed the gecko to death Tokay geckos are large, feisty and vocal. They are the preferred prey of golden tree snakes, one of five species of flying snake, the only limbless animals that can ‘fly’ through the air, gliding further horizontally than vertically. The image was taken in King Rama 9 park Thailand on 1, April 2020

Wei Fu

Bangkok, Thailand

Awards Committee Review

After the Jury completesd their scoring the shortlist was automatically generated and submitted to the Awards Committee who applied additional scoring criteria that either added points or deduct points thus creating the final seven Nominees published on this page.

In each category, there will be awarded:

One Winner
One Runner-up
Five Certificates of Merit

The Winner and Runner-up from each category will be invited to the Xposure Festival Awards Ceremony on 11 February 2023, where the final outcome of the position will be announced.

The 2022 Jury consisted of 32 professional photographers. The Xposure Awards and Oversite Committee comprises 7 leading Industry Expert Picture Editors