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Photographer of the Year – 2015 Winners

Photo-of-year
• 9,736 photographs submitted
• 6,5 million pages viewed
• 109,270 votes cast by our community.

Details for the 2016 competition will be announced soon.

The 2015 winners are:

Overall winner:
Chris-Renshaw-KrugerNP-monkey-and-leopard2

The expression goes “slowly, slowly catch the monkey”, as this leopard could attest to.
Image by Chris Renshaw. Wildlife/Scenic category.

See the photographer’s notes here.

Audience favourite (winner of most votes):
Aris-Beser

Image by Ari Beser. Wildlife/Scenic category.

Category winners:
1.Wildlife / scenic
Chris-Renshaw-KrugerNP-monkey-and-leopard2

The expression goes “slowly, slowly catch the monkey”, as this leopard could attest to.
Image by Chris Renshaw. Wildlife/Scenic category.
See the photographer’s notes here.

2. People / culture
Trevor-Cole-watching-them-watching-me

A Suri child finds protection during a rainstorm in Ethiopia.
Image by Trevor Cole. People/Culture category.
See the photographer’s notes here

3. Travel
Aaron-gekoski

A school of fish towers over a diver at Pinnacles off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.
Image by Aaron Gekoski. Travel category.
See the photographer’s notes here

Finalists:

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Aerial view over a bend in Zambia’s Luangwa River.
Image by Shirli Carswell. Wildlife/Scenic category.

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A graphic journey of giraffes in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.
Image by Jan Vermeer. Wildlife/Scenic category.

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A baby mountain gorilla basks in the steely gaze of an adult.
Image by Byron Thomas. Wildlife/Scenic category.

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A black-backed jackal pursues a Burchell’s sandgrouse in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Image by Willem Kruger. Wildlife/Scenic category.

Shirli-Carswell-Mara-Epic-Kenya
A frenetic river crossing during the annual migration through Kenya’s Maasai Mara.
Image by Shirli Carswell. Wildlife/Scenic category.

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A Queen finds her throne.
Image by Ana Zinger. Wildlife/Scenic category.

Walter-Sisulu-National-Botanical-Garden-ernest-porter
A locust takes flight in Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort, South Africa.
Image by Ernest Porter. Wildlife/Scenic category.

Stijn-Cavens-Ruaha-NP
A lion’s claws fixed on the leg of its giraffe prey in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania.
Image by Stijn Cavens. Wildlife/Scenic category.

Thinus-Maritz-Jackal-Addo-National-Park1
A black-backed jackal ensconced in an elephantine meal in Addo National Park, South Africa.
Image by Thinus Maritz. Wildlife/Scenic category.

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Hamar woman in the market town of Turmi in Ethiopia.
Image by Trevor Cole. People/Culture category.

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A young Himba boy runs to catch up with a family member in the arid Kunene region of Namibia.
Image by Devon Macrae. People/Culture category.

Pavol-Stra----k-namibia-crusier
Negotiating the sands of Namibia.
Image by Pavol Straňák. Travel category.

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