Here are the best photography winners from the various photo contest held in 2022.
Winner of the 2022 Bird Photographer of the Year Competition
Overall Winner and Birds in the Environment Gold Award Winner – Erlend Haarberg, “Rock Ptarmigan Flight.” Erlend Haarberg | Bird Photographer of the Year
Winner of the 2022 Epson International Pano Awards
“The Vein” by Jinyi He (China) courtesy of the 13th Epson International Pano Awards. 2022 Open Photographer of the Year
2022 iPhone Photography Awards
“The Kid of Mosul” by Antonio Denti, Italy. Grand Prize Winner. Shot on iPhone 11.
The 2022 Weather Photographer of the Year contest
“Departing Storm Over Bembridge Lifeboat Station” by Jamie Russell (UK). Public Favorite.
Winner of the 2022 Audubon Photography Awards
“White-tailed Kite” by Jack Zhi. Grand Prize Winner. Location: Costa Mesa, California, USA
“A large, mostly white White-tailed Kite hovers in mid-air with wings and tail feathers spread wide and directly faces the camera with its underside exposed. It clutches a vole in its yellow talons. Another raptor flies above the forward-facing kite, its profile visible in front of a cloudless blue sky.”
2022 Fat Bear Week champion
Chonky Bear / National Park Service/Courtesy of L. Law
2022 Ocean Photographer of the Year, Overall Winner
Ben Thouard, A surfer battles one of the heaviest waves in the world following a wipe-out.
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Winner of the 2022 Nature Conservancy Photo Contest
“Untitled” by Li Ping (China). Grand Prize Winner.
Guest Judge Vitale Choice, Shafeeq Mulla
Winners of the 2022 Comedy Pet Photography Awards
“Boom Boom” by Kenichi Morinaga (Japan). Overall Winner and Cat Category Winner.
“Cats are bumped on the wall suddenly. It was like a cartoon bamped boom boom. Such a funny moment.”
“Nilo’s Love for water” by Jose Bayon (Spain). Dog Category Winner.
Winner of the 2022 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest
Disconnection Event” by Gerald Rhemann. Overall winner and Planets, Comets, & Asteroids Winner
Location: Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm, Khomas, Namibia, 25 December 2021
2022 Black and White Photo Awards
Absolute Winner – Johan Willems, “Cheetah with cubs”
Winner of the 2022 Drone Photo Awards
“Big Bang” by Armand Sarlangue. Photo of the Year.
“In the picture, a secondary fissure happening a few hundred meters from the main crater of Fagradalsfjall volcano during the very last eruptive phase. It was captured as a storm was hitting west Iceland, with rain and strong winds. Due to the difficult conditions, a drone capture like this is unique.”
Winners of the Minimalist Photography Awards
“Forms of murmurations” by Daniel Dencescu. Winner, 2022 Minimalist Photographer of the Year. Winner, Abstract Category.
Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
“Lockdown but Not Disconnected” (© Sinsee Ho. All rights reserved.) Grand Prize Winner
I took this photo in February 2021 during Chinese Lunar New Year. It was lockdown in Malaysia and social gatherings were limited, with travel restricted to within a 10-kilometer radius. Although staying at home, we remained connected to family and friends.
Winner of the 2022 Nature TTL Photographer of the Year Contest
“A Cat and Its Prize” by Dennis Stogsdill (USA). Overall winner and Winner, Animal Behavior
Photo location: Ndutu, Republic of Tanzania
World Sports Photography Awards
David Gray, Winner, Tennis.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka removes a butterfly from her dress as she plays against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur during their women’s singles match on day five of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on February 12, 2021.
Winner of the 2022 BigPicture Natural World Photography Contest
“Bee Balling” by Karine Aigner. Grand Prize Winner.
Winner of the 2022 All About Photo Awards
“Afghanistan’s air force is a rare U.S.-backed success story. It may soon fail.” by Marcus Yam (USA). All About Photo Photographer of the Year.
Food Photographer of the Year
“Kebabiyana” by Debdatta Chakraborty (India). Overall Winner and Winner, Street Food.
WildArt Photographer of the Year competition
“The Successful Hunt” by Vicki Santello (USA). WET Gold Award Winner.
Subject: Bobcat Lynx rufus