[ NATURE & ENVIRONMENT ] A single photograph that increases the understanding and appreciation of nature and our environment. Photographers are encouraged to explore the relationship between human and nature/environment. Studio scenes that are arranged by the photographer are not eligible. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2022.

Judges for Nature & Environment
Jilson Tiu
Uma Bista
Takaaki Iwabu
Parisa Azadi
Nathan Tsui
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First Place

Lisa Marie David

Students attend the first day of in-person classes, at a flooded school due to high tide, in Macabebe, Pampanga province, Philippines, August 22, 2022.


Andrea Verdelli

Shijinglong Ski Resort is seen on Saturday, Jan. 08, 2022 in Beijing, China. Because of the low snowfall, Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics were the first Winter Games to mostly rely on artificial snow. Experts worry that the widespread use of artificial snow will worsen the region's severe water scarcity.


Ren Yong

Two women sit on a parched river bed in Wuhan, China. For weeks, the water level in many parts of the Yangtze River was the lowest for the period since hydrological records began in 1865. In the summer of 2022, China was hit by its most severe heatwave in six decades, exacerbating a drought that has impacted food and factory production, power supplies and transport in a vast area of the country. The Yangtze River Basin, which stretches from coastal Shanghai to Sichuan province in China’s southwest and includes Asia’s longest river, was considered the worst-affected area, with hundreds of millions of people impacted.

Award of Excellence

Pratik Chorge

A colony of the Zoanthids glows under the ultraviolet flashlight with the backdrop of the Mumbai's skyline near Priyadarshani Park in Mumbai, India. Zoanthids are an order of cnidarians and commonly found in Coral reefs and it can be seen on the rocky shoes of Mumbai during the low tide. Also these colony of Zoanthids are just few meters away where the tunnel for the Coastal road construction are going on.

Award of Excellence

Samuel Ang

Bright blue waves caused by a bloom of marine microorganisms called dinoflagellates, at Changi Beach Park, in Singapore on 24/3/2022. The bioluminescent bloom causes a spectacular blue shimmer to appear in the water, with every movement. The phenomenon attracted flocks of Singaporeans to visit the shores of the island, to witness firsthand the dazzling display of nature.