Computational Photography Market Estimated To Experience A H…

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The global computational photography market was valued at USD 12.8 Billion in 2022 and it is anticipated to grow up to USD 19.3 Billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period.

Computational photography is a field of computer science that deals with the construction of digital images. It is a relatively new field that has arisen out of the need to process the ever-increasing amount of digital image data being generated by modern cameras and other imaging devices.

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Market Trends and Drivers

The key drivers of the computational photography market are the increasing demand for high-quality images, the need for better image processing capabilities, and the growing popularity of digital cameras. The demand for high-quality images has been driven by the increasing popularity of social media and the need for better image quality in advertising and marketing. This has led to a need for better image processing capabilities, which has in turn driven the development of computational photography. Digital cameras have also become increasingly popular, as they offer several advantages over traditional film cameras. Digital cameras are typically smaller and lighter than film cameras, and they offer the ability to take unlimited pictures without the need for film.

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  • Single- and Dual-Lens

  • 16-Lens

  • Others

By Product

  • Smartphone Cameras

  • Standalone Cameras

  • Machine Vision Cameras

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Major Players in the Global Computational Photography Market

The key players in the Computational Photography Market Apple, Samsung, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Adobe, Nikon, Sony, LG, Light, and Canon.

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Announcing the Winners of Smithsonian Magazine’s 20th Annual Photo Contest | Arts & Culture

What a photograph subtly suggests or even conceals is sometimes just as important as what’s clearly on display. Skilled photographers know a bit of mystery can make an image that much more compelling–a contrast to what’s often overshared in pictures and video on social media. In today’s society, images often leave little to the imagination, but in his “Wild Mountain Hares Fighting” submission, the Grand Prize winner of our 20th Annual Photo Contest, Arnfinn Johansen, captures a moment that leaves one wondering.

That could be said for all of this year’s winners: the obscured faces of mask-wearing girlfriends out on the town, a pair of rhinoceroses either running away or charging, a singular subject sitting in solitude in the darkness of dawn, and the shadowy silhouettes of figures hidden in plain sight. These are just some of the top scenes that offer just enough to stir emotions, pull viewers in and raise poignant questions, leaving it up to the beholders to interpret the art for themselves.

The diversity of this year’s entries is fitting for the 20th anniversary of this annual competition, which has grown to include more than 32,690 images submitted by nearly 7,000 photographers from 190 countries and territories.

To explore more, check out all of this year’s Photo Contest finalists.

Grand Prize

Wild Mountain Hares Fighting. Photographed in Rorosvidda Mountains, Norway, April 2021

Arnfinn Johansen

Among the peaks of a range in Norway, nocturnal mountain hares violently compete for the opportunity to procreate. It’s mating season, a fight for life. Arnfinn Johansen, 57, who has been practicing nature photography since 1980, recalled that there were five or six hares present during the bout. “They fought each other two and two. Then, the others stayed away watching.” Johansen was also a patient observer, spending eight or nine hours in a nearby cabin shooting through the darkness. Previously, Johansen worked strictly in black and white, and he preferred this photograph without color. “It simplifies and reduces distractions,” he says.

American Experience

First to Vote. Photographed in Atlanta, November 2022

Rory Doyle

On assignment for an Amsterdam newspaper to document the November 2022 midterm elections in the United States, Rory Doyle, 39, headed out before sunrise and came across this lone citizen, who was quietly determined to exercise her fundamental right to vote. She arrived at her polling place even before it opened. “The narrative of the lack of care or the lack of participation gets more attention than people who are willing to literally bring a chair and
a book before the sun is up,” Doyle says.


The Big Top Tent at Fringe by the Sea. Photographed in North Berwick, Scotland, August 2021

Andrew Smith

If you come across a big tent, it’s natural to wonder what’s happening inside. Andrew Smith, 42, who has been photographing with drones since 2017, wondered what was on top of this colorful canopy in his hometown. Positioning his camera to point directly down on the tent, he was delighted and surprised by the symmetry and vibrant colors, says Smith, who appreciates photos that cause an instant reaction. “This was one of those moments for me. I think both the photographer and the viewer recognize it when they experience it. I don’t think it can be qualified or deconstructed. I think you just need to feel it.”


Lollipop. Photographed in Tokyo, October 2022

Jonny Dub

“Who are these gnarly girls?” That’s one question Jonny Dub, 42, would expect viewers to ask when they see the ski-mask-covered, pink-hued candy consumers he encountered in Tokyo’s Shibuya district last Halloween. Dub, who learned the basics of the art as a teen while assisting his father, an advertising photographer, says this picture, snapped before the women realized he was photographing them, was the most authentic of the bunch. He likes that this scene allows people to imagine a story of their own, one that “leaves the viewer wanting to know more about the characters and fills them with a sense of intrigue.”

Artistic Images

Tower of Babel. Photographed in Elburn, Illinois, June 2022

Tracy Whiteside

Tracy Whiteside, 63, a former musical theater teacher, knows how to bring drama to works on and off the stage. In her home studio, using just Styrofoam balls, a cone, hairpins, lots of spray, a blond wig, makeup and a pink tablecloth, she created this fanciful portrait of her grandchildren’s nanny. Whiteside prefers profiles with little expression, which she finds more artistic than a smile. Still, says Whiteside, who has 20 years of photography experience, “I just want people to appreciate the fun in it.”

Natural World

Chasing Rhinos. Photographed in Assam, India, July 2021

Prabir Kumar Das

It was like a scene from Jurassic Park—but with raging rhinoceroses instead of a Tyrannosaurus. Prabir Kumar Das, 46, and his driver were on safari in a vehicle at Kaziranga National Park in India observing and photographing wildlife. “Two rhinos, chasing one another, entered into the frame,” he recalls. “They both were coming toward our car dangerously.” The driver threw the car into reverse to get away. Das, a chemistry teacher, is willing to take risks for his photography hobby, which has become his passion. He now focuses on wildlife and prefers Kaziranga National Park for “its natural beauty along with its exceptional ambience.”


Dancing Silhouettes. Photographed in Chitwan, Nepal, October 2022

Annemarie Jung

Annemarie Jung, 51, who lives in Luxembourg, traveled to Nepal during festival season on a last-minute trip before starting a new job in the finance industry last fall. Her newly developed enthusiasm for photography was a surprise. “I considered myself the least creative person on earth,” she says. For this winning photograph, Jung and her guide arrived too late to the festival to see the Nepalese dancers perform. However, they provided an encore for the duo, whose photography session drew a crowd of interested villagers and revelers. “They all gathered around us and wanted to see the pictures we were taking. It was lovely,” says Jung, who didn’t mind lying down in the grass to get the best shot.

Readers’ Choice

Ice and Fire. Photographed in Muji Village, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China, June 2022

Yuepeng Bao

You don’t happen upon China’s Muji Crater by chance, as photographer Yuepeng Bao, 32, can attest. The journey was quite challenging. “It took us three hours to drive on a poorly maintained mountain road, and we had to pass through two border checkpoints,” says Bao, who suffered from altitude sickness, headaches and swelling to reach this destination. Taking the trek with family members made it more enjoyable for Bao, whose photography hobby helps “alleviate stress from work [as an urban planner] and daily life.” The resulting image of the colorful natural wonder against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains and blue skies made the trip worthwhile, says Bao, adding, “It’s crucial that we demonstrate respect and take measures to preserve” these natural landscapes.

Nature’s beauty, protection inspires ‘Made in NY’ artists

AUBURN — Many of artists featured in “Made in NY 2023,” which opens March 25 at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, have been inspired by nature.

For some, such as Maureen Church, of Rochester, the goal with her piece “Erie Canal at Dusk” is to capture the beauty around them.

“These paintings are part of a series based on my recent plein air landscape works,” Church said in her artist’s statement. “I use rich colors and wild brushwork to represent the beauty I see in nature.”

Other artists focus on a particular aspect of nature. Henry J. Drexler, of Norwich, still lives near the dairy farm where he grew up. His artwork “Bovine Madness XXXV” begins with images of cows that he manipulates to eliminate depth.

“Whether painted in black and white or fanciful hues, I strive for playful, abstract works of bovine madness,” he said.

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Artist Joyce Hertzson, of Pittsford, actually uses bits of nature in creating her artwork “After the (F)fall,” printing leaves and branches on rag paper.

“The finished print is always full of surprises,” she said in her artist’s statement. “Even using the same set of elements and process, I am never guaranteed the same outcome.”

Other artists use their creations to warn of humans’ abuse of nature. Saranac Lake artist Barry Lobdell’s photograph “Chevron Sky” was taken Nov. 6, when the temperature reached 70 degrees.

“Not a normal temperature for Saranac Lake in November,” he said.

While the weather made for a beautiful photo, he asked: “Is this beauty only skin deep, hiding within it the danger which is inherent in our unnaturally warming planet?”

Bill Hastings, of Ithaca, is a naturalist and gardener who is acutely aware of humans’ impact on nature.

“Every action has an impact,” he said. So with his piece “Sway,” he does his part to reduce, reuse and recycle by “utilizing a ubiquitous material that seems unavoidable in contemporary culture: plastics.”

Concern for the environment led Cyndy Barbone, of Greenwich, to alter her art-making material for her work “Our Rights Are Protected in New York State.” Conscious of the growing water crisis, she decided to stop dyeing her yarn.

“I have replaced color with white or natural by using varying thicknesses of linen to explore how transparency and density in weave structure can convey images, thereby eliminating the vast amount of water used in dyeing,” she said in her artist’s statement. “The illusion of light in the resulting work is a powerful metaphor for the human spirit.”

A total of 320 artists submitted 480 entries for this year’s “Made in NY” exhibition. Jurors Gary Sczerbaniewicz, Theda Sandiford and Kevin Larmon selected 81 pieces from 79 artists for the show, which will run Saturday, March 25, through Sunday, May 28, at the Schweinfurth. The free opening reception will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and prize winners will be announced at 6 p.m.

Cayuga County-area artists in the show include Mnetha Warren, of Aurora (“Wonder Bread,” 2022), Denise Moody, of Skaneateles (“Her Trunk,” 2023) and Donalee Wesley, of Marcellus (“The Revelation,” 2023).

The exhibition is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

The exhibition will open along with two others at the Auburn gallery: “Triggered, Truth & Transformation” exhibition by New Jersey artist Theda Sandiford and “Positive, Negative, Shallow, and Deep,” by Oswego artist Tyrone Johnson-Neuland. (Editor’s note: Each exhibition will be featured in an upcoming edition of The Citizen’s entertainment guide, Go, and on

Maria Welych is marketing director for the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, a multi-arts center that opened in 1981 thanks to a bequest from Auburn-born architect Julius Schweinfurth. The center’s programs include more than a dozen exhibitions each year and educational programs for children and adults, which feature local, national and international artists. For more information, call (315) 255-1553 or visit

The Photo Finale winners from the first Napa Valley Mustard Celebration

YOUNTVILLE — The exhibition of entries in the first Photo Finale, part of the Napa Valley Mustard Celebration, is on display at the Jessup Cellars Gallery in Yountville through March 31. 

The open invitation photography competition is the brainchild of Napa Valley photographer MJ Schaer, who started working on the idea in September 2022. Schaer said his goal was “to attract professional and amateur photographers throughout the wine country to break out their cameras and capture that one-of-a-kind image.”

Schaer, who served director as well as founder for the inaugural photo competition, said he was pleased with the response, which brought in 72 submissions from 44 photographers, all studies of the wild mustard plant that blooms in profusion throughout the valley and serves as a cover crop in vineyards during the winter.

The show opened at Jessup on March 4. It “celebrates nature’s unmatched ‘yellow gold’ beauty and (the) splendor of the winter mustard bloom that blankets Napa Valley’s landscape and vineyards, up and down the valley from December through March,” Schaer said. 

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Photographers had four categories from which to choose: landscape; people/pets; innovative and food and wine.

Judging from the winners, dogs proved to be a popular choice for subjects appreciating mustard. 

Schaer said the first, second, third and honorable mentions ribbons have been awarded to the top four photographs in each of the 2023 categories.

— First place: Dean Busquaert

— Second place: MJ Schaer

— Third place: Nancy Hernandez

— Honorable Mention: Jena Kaeppeli

— First place: Kennedy Schultz

— Second place: Lyra Nerona

— Third place: Marilyn Ferrante

— Honorable Mention: Ronda Schaer

— First place: Francine Marie

— Second place: Katherine Zimmer

— Third place: Francine Marie

— Honorable Mention: Hilary Brodey

There were no entries in the food and wine category this year, Schaer said. 

Voting for Peoples’ Choice is open until March 29 in the Gallery at Jessup Cellars, Schaer said. The Peoples’ Choice award will be announced on March 30 at the closing reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The show “has been a big success,” Schaer said. “Plans for 2024 are already in the works.

“I am so pleased with the entry submissions by professional and amateur photographers,” he said. “The unique facility at Jessup Cellars Gallery gives the exhibition a true wine country setting and experience.

“This year, Nature’s Mustard Plant is getting the recognition throughout Napa Valley that it deserves.”

Artist Jessel Miller, owner of the Jessel Gallery in Napa, led the effort to re-establish a winter celebration of mustard after the demise of the Napa Valley Mustard Festival in 2010. The idea took off this year, inspiring everything from mustard infused menus at restaurants to mustard treatments at local spas, as well as mustard-inspired art. 

A complete list of Mustard Celebration activities can be found on the website,

Photo Finale 2023 exhibition at Jessup Cellars Gallery, 6740 Washington Street, Yountville, is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily. The photographs are available for purchase. For more information, visit the 

Check out Napa Valley’s 2021 mustard bloom. The yellow flower has carpeted the valley.

Photography specialist site DPReview is closing down

Digital Photography Review, a popular online resource for photographers, is shutting down after 25 years of service.

The website’s closure is part of the restructuring plans announced this year by Amazon, which acquired DPReview in 2007.

“The site will remain active until April 10, and the editorial team is still working on reviews and looking forward to delivering some of our best-ever content,” DPReview said in a message posted on its website on Tuesday.

“This difficult decision is part of the annual operating plan review that our parent company shared earlier this year,” it confirmed.

DPReview added that “everyone on our staff was a reader and fan of DPReview before working here, and we’re grateful for the communities that formed around the site.”

Within hours of DPReview announcing its closure on Tuesday, another site dedicated to photography, PetaPixel, revealed it was offering a home to Jordan Drake and Chris Niccolls, whose YouTube channel, DPReview TV, shares camera and lens reviews, along with photography tips and other related content.

The pair will be the faces of a new PetaPixel YouTube channel launching in May and offering similar content as DPReview TV while exploring a number of new photography-related themes.

It’s not the first time Drake and Niccolls have shifted sites, as five years ago they moved from The Camera Store to DPReview.

“The show is going on,” Niccolls said in a video posted on Tuesday. “Everything that you know and love about [DPReview TV] , you’re still going to know it, you’re still going to love it, we’re still going to be doing our technical gear reviews out in the field, which means out in freezing cold Calgary, Canada. That’s not going to change.”

So vast is DPReview’s database of reviews and other content that it’s likely you’ve landed on the site whenever you’ve researched a camera or lens, or sought out news related to the industry. It’s not clear if the site will remain online so that its valuable resources remain accessible to photography fans, but it will certainly feel like a waste if the site simply disappears from view next month.

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The Aquarium of the Pacific’s 25th Anniversary Photo Contest Is Now Afloat – NBC Los Angeles

What to Know

  • 25th Anniversary Photo Contest
  • Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach
  • Submit your nature-inspired snapshot online through April 10; the first-place winner will receive $500

Where do you “escape to nature” around Southern California?

There might be a particularly gorgeous beach you call upon as frequently as you can, or an oak tree in the Santa Monica Mountains you like to sit beneath as a hiking respite, or a favorite canyon that is filled with bewitching shadows just before the sun sets.

Wherever that place is for you, you can definitely say you have a special connection, a lasting bond with your glorious go-to spot.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is honoring our “connections with nature” this spring by holding a 25th Anniversary Photo Contest, a snapshot-cool showdown that will have a few different dimensions.

Something especially awesome? The “top ten” of the submitted bunch will go on display at the Long Beach aquatic destination on May 26, and they’ll remain on view for the remainder of 2023 (a good long while, indeed).

And oh yes: There are prizes for the top three winners, starting at $500 for first place. The winner in the second slot will be awarded $250, and the third-place winner will enjoy $100.

There are a few good tips and rules to know before you head out with your camera. Most importantly? You’ll be able to submit one photo by April 10, and you’ll do so online.

Checking the sizes and specifications before you press “Submit” is also a must; start here.

Knowing that the aquarium, a famously watery realm filled with otters, sharks, crustaceans, and kelp, is behind this might suggest that only splashy snaps, the kind captured at the shoreline, will be accepted, but that isn’t the case.

This contest is very much about the nature around us here in Southern California, and we can experience that nature in many places, from local parks to our yards and, yes, the beach.

Read up on what the contest is all about, how to send your best picture, and all the details you’ll need and want.

Happy 25th, Aquarium of the Pacific! It’s a sea-lebration we’re ready to dive into, all year long.

23 Amazing Photos Winners Of World Nature Photography Awards

From the furry to the tender and the scary, the images of nature that won this year’s World Nature Photography Awards (WNPA) capture spectacular moment of life on our precious and endangered planet.

A mud-caked crocodile surveying his surroundings with a piercing yellow eye at Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe by German photographer Jens Cullmann won the top $1,000 prize.

“This photograph is the result of my staking out the largest pool in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe, at a time when an extended drought had reduced the pool to rapidly-drying mud,” Jens Cullmann explains.

“I had to be very careful not to disturb the crocodile, even though it was buried in dry mud. They will launch themselves with tremendous speed and power at any animal foolish enough to come too close.”

During the dry season, temperatures can reach 45 degrees Celsius and crocodiles will attempt to reduce their body temperature by burying themselves in mud. A giant crocodile such as this one could survive submerged for a month without eating by living off its fat reserves. This is a process known as aestivation.

MORE FROM FORBESWorld Nature Photography Awards: 20 Stunning Winning Images

The overall winner and the gold, silver and bronze winners of the various categories were chosen from thousands of entries submitted from 45 countries across six continents.

“When great science and great art combine, amazing things can be achieved,” the organizers said.

“We congratulate all our winners and offer our deepest thanks for capturing such spectacular images of our precious planet,” said Adrian Dinsdale, co-founder of WNPA. “Once again, we hope it provides great motivation to us all to do everything we can to protect the Earth for future generations.”

Upon announcing the winners, WNPA officially opened the call for entries for this year.

The World Nature Photography Awards were founded in the belief that we can all make small efforts to shape the future of our world in a positive way and that photography can influence people to see the world from a different perspective and change their own habits for the good of the planet.

From landscape photography to animals in their habitats, photojournalism and humans’ interaction with nature, there are 14 categories in the contest that is free to enter.

See all the winning images here.

Animal portraits

Behavior: Mammals

An African Savannah Elephant, Loxodonta africana, camouflaging itself behind a too-small bush at Marataba Private Reserve, Marakele National Park in Limpopo, South Africa.

The elephant stepped in behind the bush in an apparent attempt to hide itself from Widstrand’s car. The car stopped so the passengers could watch and the animals seemed to realize its cover had been blown. It walked calmly away.

These elephants are endangered, according to the IUCN Red List.

Behavior: Amphibians and reptiles

The Japanese stream toad lives deep in the mountains of Owase in Mie, Japan, and only comes down from the mountains to the river when it is time to spawn.

Behavior: Birds

A male Hooded Merganser takes flight, heading directly at the photographer. “I had been watching a pair of Hooded Mergansers in anticipation of them taking off,” Charles Schmidt recalled. “Ducks will often begin swimming more quickly when they are preparing to fly.”

Behavior: Invertebrates

A red crab in La Gomera Island, Spain, appears surrounded by a thin curtain of water produced by the waves of the sea when it hits the rocks where it searches for the small crustaceans and plants it feeds on.

Black and White

Nature art

Corals are animals and this is how they reproduce to create new generations of baby corals.

Usually, at the exact same time, thousands of corals of a given species along hundreds of kilometers of the reef reproduce by spawning egg-and-sperm bundles together into the open sea. These bundles will be carried away by the currents, mixing in the water until they finally encounter a match. A sperm will fertilize an egg and new life will be created.

Yet, catching coral spawning is tricky business as it usually happens only once a year, in a certain month on a specific night of the month and at a certain hour of the night for a very short window of only a few minutes.

In this photo, a close up of a branching coral spawn pinkish egg-and-sperm bundles.

This is a unique presentation of Red Spider mites. “I found these mites in my backyard during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown period,” said Anirban Dutta. “These are very tiny in size, approximately 1-2 millimeters, and make a silky web net to escape from predators.

As macro photographer, I have always tried to search and show the unique and unseen small world. This is a multiple exposure shot. I have taken fuve shots in different angles and merged them into one.”


A couple of Harlequin shrimps, Hymanocera picta, photographed with the snoot on the blue sea-star Linkia laevigata in Lembeh strait, Indonesia.

Plants and fungi

“The tree is seen as a sacred symbol, which carries significant meanings in both religious and spiritual philosophies,” said Julie Kenny. “From above, the surrounding sheep tracks combined with the fallen tree reminded me of the Tree of Life. While the aerial perspective focuses on the earth, you can see the pooled water in the sheep tracks reflecting hints of blue from the sky and communicating the interconnection of all things, beginnings and endings, the cycling of life.”

Planet Earth’s landscapes and environments

“On June 17th, 2021, I hiked, snowshoed, and climbed to the 11,000-foot summit of Wyoming’s Table Mountain to photograph the Milky Way over Grand Teton Peak,” said Jake Mosher. “While these iconic mountains have been photographed tens of thousands of times, I wanted to show an entirely unique view of them. I was treated to one of the most spectacular displays of airglow that I’ve ever seen, similar to the aurora and created by photo-charged particles but spanning much of the horizon.”

Urban wildlife

A male common kestrel perches in its nest, a dilapidated tall and rusty street lamps that has become the bird’s home. “I took the picture at sunset to see the rust, the lamps and the bird in natural light,” said Vladislav Tasev. “The photo was taken in the town of Stara Zagora near the Thracian University, in an abandoned parking lot near a small forest.

Nature photojournalism

An Australian fur seal in Port Kembla, Australia, shows severe injuries from a boat’s propeller.

Annual Juried Photography Show returns to Ocean City Arts Center

On March 15th 2023, in Ocean City, a town hall meeting addressing proposed offshore wind farm was held at the Tabernacle.

OCEAN CITY — Browse more than 40 photos from photographers across the region during the Ocean City Arts Center’s annual Juried Photography Show, on display daily starting April 1.

Photographers from Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Gloucester counties, and as far as Pennsylvania, submitted more than 125 works, with 40 selected by the show’s judges. The photographed subjects include landscapes, wildlife, architecture and people.

To be selected, judges examined certain aspects of the image, such as the overall emotional feel, techniques used and presentation. 

Guests can join a Meet the Artists reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 14 at the gallery, located in the Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., 2nd Floor. The show will be on display through April 27.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 609-399-7628.

These are the 2022 World Nature Photography Awards Contest Winners – NBC New York

The World Nature Photography Awards announced the winning photographs from its 2022 photo competition.

The contest aims to use the power of photography to put a spotlight on the wonder of the natural world, reminding viewers to take action now to protect the planet and secure a better tomorrow.

The contest, which opened to U.S. residents last year, invited readers to submit a digital photograph in over a dozen categories, such as animals, plants and fungi and people and nature. The grand prize winner receives a cash prize of $1,000. Here are all the gold medal winners by category:

Animal Portraits

Winner of World Nature Photographer of the Year

A crocodile in the mud at Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. (Jens Cullmann)

Behaviour – Mammals

Japanese macaques in Awaji Island, Japan. (Hidetoshi Ogata)

Behaviour – Amphibians and reptiles

Japanese stream toads in the Owase Mountains, Mie, Japan. (Norihiro Ikuma)

Behaviour – Birds

A male Hooded Merganser in Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria, Virginia. (Charles Schmidt)

Behaviour – Invertebrates

A red crab (Grapsus adscensionis) in La Gomera Island, Spain (Javier Herranz Casellas)

Nature Art

Spawning coral in the Red Sea. (Tom Shlesinger)

People and Nature

The view from inside a glacier looking up at the night sky in Solheimajokull, South Iceland. (Virgil Reglioni)

Plants and Fungi

Eucalyptus in Mount Barker, Western Australia (Julie Kenny)

Urban Wildlife

Common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. (Vladislav Tasev)

Planet Earth’s Landscapes and Environments

Grand Teton Peak in Wyoming, USA (Jake Mosher)

Black and White

Lesser Antillean Iguana in Grenada Island, West Indies. (Alain Ernoult)

Animals in their Habitat

A snow leopard in the Indian Himalayas. (Sascha Fonseca)

Nature Photojournalism

Australian fur seal in Port Kembla, NSW, Australia. (Nicolas Remy)


Harlequin shrimps in the Hymanocera Lembeh strait, Indonesia. (Adriano Morettin)

To see the full gallery of winners, visit the World Nature Photography Awards website.

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Dubai-based freelance photographer Shahid Adam has 16 years of experience in various photography genres. He photographs interiors, architecture, hotels & resorts, and 360 virtual tours. He now offers Matterport 3D Scanning in Dubai, allowing clients to create interactive 3D models of their spaces. Dubai’s top photographer, Shahid Adam, uses cutting-edge techniques and equipment to take stunning photos.

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Shahid Adam specializes in UHD architectural virtual reality (virtual tours), panoramas, and 360° videos. He is a professional photographer who offers a variety of services to his clients, including interior photography, hotel and resort photography, 360 virtual tours, 360 product photography and Matterport 3D Scanning in Dubai. He creates stunning images that convey the beauty and essence of the subjects by combining technical expertise and artistic vision.

With his talent for capturing a space’s character and evoking its beauty in the viewer, Shahid Adam’s interior photography stands out. His ability to capture the distinctive features of each building and highlight its design has led to widespread praise for his architectural photography in dubai as well. His hotel & resort photography is characterized by his ability to capture the ambiance and luxury of each property.

Shahid Adam has recently increased the scope of his offerings to include Matterport 3D Scanning in Dubai. Customers can use this service to create high-quality, interactive 3D models, Schematic floor plans, Bim file, E57, google street view, guided tours, tags, dollhouse views, live measurement mode, notes, enterprise security, notes and private model embed of their spaces for use in various sectors, and other applications. Clients who want to showcase their spaces uniquely and interestingly have particularly sought out Shahid Adam’s knowledge in this field.

Since more than 14 years ago, Shahid Adam, a renowned photographer in Dubai, has led the way in the development of the field. He is a highly sought-after photographer for a variety of clients due to his vast experience and proficiency in many different photography niches. He has become one of Dubai’s top photographers thanks to his talent for using cutting-edge tools and creative techniques to take beautiful pictures. In 2023 and beyond, Shahid Adam will be well-positioned to meet the changing needs of his clients thanks to his proficiency in interior photography, architecture photography, hotel & resort photography, and 360 virtual tours .