Winners of Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2023 Announced
The winners of the prestigious Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2023 have been unveiled, with an alarmingly rapid ice melt taking the top prize.
Over 8,000 images were entered into the competition this year, with nature photographers from all over the world competing to secure the £1,500 cash prize.
Thomas Vijayan, from Canada, took the overall prize with their image Austfonna Ice Cap, showing a paradoxically beautiful waterfall that has been created by global warming’s impact on the ice sheet.
Vijayan’s striking panoramic composition, made up of 36 stitched images, leaves no room to doubt the reality of climate change and its impact on rising sea levels.
“This is nature in its most urgent state of decay. The vibrant colours of the towering waterfall are juxtaposed with the reality of its creation,” says Audrey Granger, Manager of Nature TTL.
“The stark reality is that this image shows global warming’s impact on sea ice, where it is melting at alarming rates.”
Vijayan takes the £1,250 grand prize and title of Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2023.
Lucy Monckton, from the United Kingdom, was crowned the Young Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2023 with her image of a honey bee swarm during their search for a new hive.
In total, photographers competed in 8 different competition categories celebrating the natural world: Animal Behaviour, Camera Traps, Landscapes, Small World, The Night Sky, Underwater, Urban Wildlife, and Wild Portraits.
You can see the category winners below, and view the full gallery of commended images over on the competition website.
The next competition will open for entries in January 2024, so be sure to join our newsletter for important updates so you don’t miss out.
Fernando Constantino Martínez Belmar
Category Winner & Overall Winner
The Night Sky
Category Winner & Overall Youth Winner
View the rest of the commended images on the competition website.