2023 Nominees – Drone Photography

Drone Photography
Afternoon In Khaju Bridge
The moment of reopening of Zayandeh Rood river and the exciting welcome of the people of Isfahan in Khaju bridge
Ali Azar
Isfahan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Flamingos are social birds and often live in groups. They build nests in large colonies, providing protection against predators. They have strong flying abilities and are migratory birds, moving to different regions as needed. They are commonly found in warm climates. In summary, flamingos are known for their striking appearance and communal living habits. Their pink feathers and graceful flights make them a vibrant part of natural life.
Nese Ari
Shiraz’s Maharlo salt lake hosts migratory birds Algae grows in summer due to strong evaporation and concentration of salt water in this lake, which turns the color of the water red. The black lines on the ground are the path of the flamingos
Morteza Salehi
Sirjan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Eye In The Lake
An eye figure formed as a result of the very small amount of water on the dried lake surface and the flamingos, who need this water to live, wandering on the lake surface in search of water. Mother nature uses various figures to show people the importance of water in various ways.
Ekrem şahin
antalya, Turkey
Tree Of Life
Grooves, plants and rivers seen from above in the highlands of Iceland. Seen from above, with a drone, they create the shape of a tree.
Isabella Tabacchi
Bologna, Italy
1st Place
Fishermen’s Art
The synergy of eight fishing nets cast together unfolds a tale of collaborative precision. Suspended mid-air, these nets create a dynamic tapestry against the canvas of the water. The collective effort of fishermen is frozen in this moment, where threads of tradition and teamwork intersect, weaving a visual ode to the artistry of communal fishing.
Rakesh Pulapa
2nd Place
Drought At Our Doorstep
A shepherd we came across while on a photographic trip in Erzincan, Türkiye said his cow was stuck in a dried-up bog and asked us for help on Sep. 14, 2021. We tried to help to save the cow but when we saw that it could not get out, we sent a friend to the nearest town by car to get a rope. Then we rescued the cow from the bog with the help of a car.
Mehmet Aslan
Antakya, Turkey


After the Jury completed their scoring the shortlist was automatically generated and submitted to the Awards Committee who applied additional scoring criteria that either added points or deduct points thus creating the final seven Nominees published on this page.

In each category, there will be awarded:

One Winner
One Runner-up
Five Certificates of Merit

The Winner and Runner-up from each category will be invited to the 2024 Xposure Festival from 28th February to 5th March inclusive. During the Awards Ceremony on 1st March February 2023, the final outcome of the position will be announced.

The 2023 Jury consisted of 23 professional photographers and industry experts.