Gallery: winning images from the 2023 Nature in Focus awards

Ibex preventing on a clifftop, a bonobo cradling a mongoose and thieving buzzards had been among the many profitable pictures, which have fun nature and promote conservation

A clifftop above Israel’s Zin Desert is the stage for a daring duel between two Nubian ibex – a tense encounter finished justice by photographer Amit Eshel.

Eshel’s cinematic shot is among the many profitable photographs from this yr’s Nature in Focus awards. The annual pictures competitors goals to doc distinctive pure historical past moments and demanding conservation points, and has generated a formidable catalogue of nature pictures since its launch in 2014.

Based mostly in India, the competitors is welcome to all nationalities and this yr acquired greater than 24,000 footage.  “We’re thrilled to see the expansion within the variety of contributors and the geographical areas,” mentioned Rohit Varma, one of many founders of Nature in Focus. “It really has turn into a world platform for wildlife photographers!”

For the complete winner’s gallery click on here.

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Fundamental picture: Amit Eshel/Nature inFocus 2023

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