Bbc Photo Competition - Namibia Motif Selected As Category Winner

16 Nov 2023

Among the 50 finalists were two photo motifs from Namibia - and one of them took first place in one of the five categories.

Website visitors to the BBC's nature magazine 'Discover Wildlife' were able to vote. In the 'Camera Phone' category, the photo of a dead camel thorn tree in Dead Vlei near Sossusvlei received the most votes.

 

BBC Discover Wildlife Dead Vlei Namibia photo competition
Winner of the 'Mobile Phone Camera' category in the BBC Discover Wildlife magazine photo competition: Dead camel thorn tree in Dead Vlei at Sossusvlei in Namibia. 
Source: BBC Discover Wildlife

 

In its 'Wildlife Photography Awards 2023' competition, the BBC magazine put the best ten motifs in each of five rubrics to the vote. In the 'Plants & Fungi' category, the photo of a quiver tree at the Fish River Canyon was in the running, but did not make it to first place.

 

BBC Discover Wildlife photo competition quiver tree Fish River Canyon sunset Namibia
Among the top 10 in the category 'Plants and Fungi': Quiver Tree at Fish River Canyon. 
Source: BBC Discover Wildlife

 

In a comparison of the continents, Africa was the clear leader, taking first place in three of the five rubrics. In addition to Dead Vlei from Namibia, visitors to the competition website voted two photos from Kenya into first place. A photo of three cheetahs with a rainbow in Maasai Mara won in the 'Environment' category and a photo of a herd of elephants in Amboseli won in the 'Portraits' group.

The overall winner of the competition, chosen by a jury from the BBC magazine, was a great snapshot from Alaska. The winning photos can be seen on the BBC's Discover Wildlife magazine website.

 

Overall winner of the BBC Discover Wildlife magazine photo competition: Grizzly bear 'fishing'. 
Source: BBC Discover Wildlife

 

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