2023 Nominees – Night photography

Night photography
Cold Path To The Peaks
The cold and icy night didn’t deter me from capturing the appearance of the perfect Milky Way over the Three Peaks.
Daniel Trippolt
Vienna, Austria
The Guest
We are temporary guests on this planet, although at times it may seem that we are spending an eternity here. A traveler is visiting Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano in Kamchatka Peninsula
Elena Pakhalyuk
Sevastopol, Russian Federation
Winged Aurora
I dreamed of taking this picture back in 2021, but the glow was either weak or in the wrong direction. On this night my dream came true: bright, beautiful and directly above me – a ‘winged aurora’ crowning the mountain!
Alexander Stepanenko
Murmansk, Russian Federation
Celestial Sparks
This unprecedented drone perspective captures the magic of steel wool photography under the night sky. The ethereal trails of glowing sparks paint a celestial dance, weaving through darkness like cosmic brushstrokes. Unveiling an unseen nocturnal spectacle, this image marries technology and artistry, transforming the mundane into a mesmerizing celestial performance that defies the conventional boundaries of both earth and sky
Rakesh Pulapa
Rajahmundry, India
The Night Hunter
One of the most beautiful moments in the mountains that the house has experienced so far was the beginning of November at the top of Rysy. I have never seen a more beautiful inversion than that time. It was really hard to climb this mountain in snowy conditions. My hands were freezing. But this view worth all effort!
Filip Hrebenda
Revúca, Slovakia
2nd Place
Colorful Congregation Tent At Night
The multi-colored tent of the global congregation looks like camera pixels from a bird’s eye view. Around five million devotees perform daily prayers while listening to scholars reciting from the Quran and sleeping in the tent area during the global congregation in Gazipur, Bangladesh.
Azim Khan Ronnie
Dhaka, Bangladesh
A Striped Hyena leaves after drinking water. Striped Hyenas, who like to hunt at night, live in arid areas.
Xuejun Long
Fuzhou, China
1st Place


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.