2023 Nominees – Nature & Landscape

Nature & Landscape
Born Of Fire
During my expedition to the volcanic area of Fagradalsfjall in southwestern Iceland, it was the first photo just after the first contact with lava and the ubiquitous poisonous gas. Volcanoes are a rare opportunity to observe the complete transformation of the landscape. Places that were only recently valleys and meadows became hills, craters and lava fields. Being there was a great experience.
Filip Hrebenda
Revúca, Slovakia
Ravaged Mountainside With A Single Tree Withstanding The Lava Flow
Eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma Island in the Canaries was the island’s longest-running volcano eruption. Huge rivers of lava and enormous amounts of continuously falling volcanic ash have very much transformed this Spanish holiday paradise. 7000 people have been evacuated; more than 3000 buildings were destroyed by the volcano. Strong earthquakes and permanent tremors were traumatising the local population for almost three months.
Matjaz Krivic
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Friendly Advice
Grey herons can mainly be seen as singles or in small groups, standing quietly in or at the edge of the water, less often hunting in fields.
Bence Máté
Pusztaszer, Hungary
Exhibition Wings21
In hot weather, bats go to the small lake to drink water around 7:30 before going out to look for food. The light was insufficient and it was difficult to shoot. I wore fisherman’s pants and stood in the water to shoot.
John Jiang
Surry Hills NSW, Australia
A spiderhunter bird that was in captivity, suddenly a tree snake entered its breeding cage, and the bird tried to drive the snake out of its territory.
Budi Gunawan
Bandung, Indonesia
1st Place
Every year from October to December for Taiwan green cat spider production spider season, in the mountains of central Taiwan, found a nest in the top of the setaria grass, at first glance thought it was a honeycomb, look carefully, turns out to be a nest of small spiders, and a female spider guard in the side.
Lung-Tsai Wang
Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
2nd Place
Next Gen
Stink Bugs Egg cluster and newly hatched nymphs. i take this picture at my backyards with my macro filter.
Subhankar Bardhan


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.