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"Global Photo Contest" Back in August 2022

A look at beauty Macaws are very striking birds due to their colors and gestures, this gesture captivated me as I looked back at the camera, the photo was taken in Costa Rica, in December 2020. © José David Altamirano González

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It's time for nature and wildlife photography enthusiasts to get back into action on the global scene by submitting their best shots to the "Global Photo Contest," which will take place from 1-31 August 2022

The Global Photo Contest is organized by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a world conservation organization focused on tackling climate change, conserving land, waters, and oceans on an unprecedented scale, providing sustainable sources of food and water, and promoting green development. It is currently working in 72 countries and territories. Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN) is TNC's leading partner in Indonesia, implementing nature conservation programs in 11 provinces in Indonesia together with the government, private sector, universities, and local communities.

Participants from all over the world attended global Photo Contests in previous years by displaying various fauna, locations, and extraordinary moments celebrating nature's beauty. The 2021 Global Photo Contest set a record by receiving over 100,000 entries from 158 countries. Last year's winner went to Anup Shah from England for his captivating photo shot of a gorilla walking through a flock of butterflies in the Central African Republic.

This year, there are changes with the existence of two new categories, namely Plants or Fungi and the Climate category. These two new categories complement the previously existing categories, namely Humans and Nature, Landscapes, Water, and Wildlife.

As the phenomenon of the climate crisis worsens, the Climate category provides space for participants to describe the impacts of climate change on communities and ecosystems worldwide, as well as demonstrate the urgency of the need for real, sustainable action to mitigate climate change.

The 2022 Global Photo Contest winners will be selected by a panel of renowned judges, including the world's leading conservation photographer, Ami Vitale, and Coyote Peterson, a well-known YouTuber and wildlife educator.

Grand Prize winners will get a trip to Punta del Este, Uruguay, to attend an electric off-road racing event to increase public awareness of climate change and sustainability issues, namely the Extreme-E event. There was also a Guest Jury's Choice award, chosen by Ami Vitale, with a camera equipment prize of US$5,000, and a Celebrity Choice award selected by Coyote Peterson, with a gift card prize of US$2,500 and a virtual meeting with her.

Each winner from each category will receive a gift card worth USD 750, while the second winner from each category will receive a gift card worth USD 500.

All amateur or professional photographers can enter the 2022 Global Photo Contest. The photos selected as winners will be announced in September 2022.

Visit for more information on contest rules, photo specifications, and how to enter the contest/submit photo entries.

Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN) is a scientific-based non-profit organization that has been present in Indonesia since 2014. With the mission of protecting lands and waters as life support systems, we provide innovative solutions to realize the harmony of nature and humans through effective natural resource management, prioritizing a non-confrontational approach, and building a network of partnerships with all stakeholders for a sustainable Indonesia. For more information, visit