With a hell of a lot of bad news going around at the moment, it can be easy to spend your time doom-scrolling. We could all do with something a little more uplifting to cut through the blues. And that’s exactly what you get with the winners of the Nature Conservancy’s 2022 Global Photo Contest.
Each year, Nature Conservancy’s photo contest highlights the marvellous diversity of the natural world. But the awards aren’t just about nature in general. They also show how, through climate change and habitat destruction, humanity is having a devastating impact on wildlife and their habitats.
The competition’s 2022 winners are, unsurprisingly, totally spectacular. Depicting scenes from all over the world, they show everything from veterinarian workers looking after elephants in Kenya to an outstretched lizard guarding its territory in India. You can view all of the winners here (including more conservation-themed shots) but, in the meantime, have a browse of our top picks from this year’s shortlist below.
‘Branching Out’ by Li Ping, China
‘An Unforgiving Kingdom’ by Shafeek Mulla, Zambia
‘Adi’ by Francisco Javier Munuera González, Spain
‘Faith Above Everything’ by Amish Jain, India
‘Post Lockdown Beach’ by Marcelo Paulo Silva, Brazil
‘Cleaning the Lakes’ by Amish Jain, India
‘Thor’s Well’ by Tom Fenske, United States
‘Ancient’ by Cristiano Xavier, Brazil
‘Keep Distance’ by Baiju Patil, India
‘Giraffe Drinking’ by Jenny Zhao, United States
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