Stunning aerial image wins The Nature Conservancy 2022 Photo Contest

2022-10-04 13:11:53

Global environmental organization, The Nature Conservancy, has unveiled the mesmerizing images from its latest 2022 photo contest. The critical importance of conservation has been highlighted through these top selected images, which stand as a stark reminder of the imminent climate change dangers that we face.

This year’s competition boasted the largest number of participants ever, with more than 100,000 entries received from 196 different countries. There were six different categories for photographers to enter, with two new categories for this edition.

Two new categories have been introduced; Plants & Fungi, and Climate, with an additional Celebrity Judge Award, and a Guest Judge Choice Award.

The grand prize winner of the competition was photographer Li Ping, from China, whose winning image featured a drone shot of an empty highway in Tibet, bordered on either side by gullies extending outward in the shape of a tree. Ping is said to have slept in a roadside parking lot overnight to capture the early morning shot.