Here are the amazing winners of the African Wildlife Foundation Photography Awards. As part of its 60th-anniversary celebrations, the African Wildlife Foundation just launched the Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition. The exhibition displays the winners of a worldwide competition that received almost 9,000 entries from 50 different countries.
The awards are named after the former President of Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa. Mkapa was a lifelong conservation leader and one of the African Wildlife Foundation’s longest-serving board members.
The Grand Prize winner, Riccardo Marchegiani, from Italy received a cash prize of US$ 5,000 (KES 555,476) and a large Shona elephant sculpture for his photo “Gelada and Baby” shot in the Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. In addition, Marchegiani will be featured with an interview and portfolio in Nature’s Best Photography magazine, as well as a feature in a special edition devoted to the Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards.
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#1 Grand Prize winner by Riccardo Marchegiani
#2 Coexistence and Conflict by James Lewin
#3 Conservation Heroes by Jen Guyton
#4 Wildlife at Risk category by Ingrid Vekemans
#5 Fragile Wilderness by Anette Mossbacher
#6 African Wildlife Behavior by Buddhilini de Soyza
#7 Africa in Motion by Olli Teirilä
#8 African Wildlife Portraits by Kevin Dooley
#9 Art in Nature by Paul Mckenzie
#10 Youth International by Zander Galli
#11 Youth in Africa by Cathan Moore
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