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African Wildlife Photography

We are delighted to reveal to you the Winners of the Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards 2022.

The annual award, launched by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in 2021, is named after the late President of Tanzania, who devoted much of his time to conservation education in Africa and was a board member of the AWF. It aims to not only showcase photographers' work, but to raise awareness of African wildlife worldwide.

The Grand Prize winner is featured at the end.

Winner - Digital Creative

White-bellied pangolini

WHITE-BELLIED PANGOLIN| Saint Mark’s Animal Shelter, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria | By Prelena Soma Owen of Hartbeespoort, South Africa.


Winner - African Wildlife Behaviour

Beisa Oryx fighting

“DAWN, DUST, AND DUEL” | Beisa Oryx Fight, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya | By Vijayram Harinathan of Chennai, India.


Winner - Art in Nature

Aerial view of lesser flamingos on Lake Solai, Kenya

LESSER FLAMINGOS | Lake Solai, Kenya | By Paul Mckenzie of Hong Kong.


Winner - Fragile Wilderness

Ostriches in Namibia

OSTRICHES | DAMARALAND, NAMIBIA | By Tomasz Szpila of Bulowice, Poland.


Winner - African Conservation Heroes

Caregiver at an elephant orphanage in Kenya

CAREGIVER MARY LANGEES AND ELEPHANT ORPHAN | Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, Samburu, Kenya | By Anthony Ochieng Onyango of Nairobi, Kenya.


Winner - African Wildlife Portraits

African lion,Tanzania

AFRICAN LION | Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania | By Russ Burden of Colorado, USA.


Grand Prize Winner

Mountain gorilla, Rwanda

MOUNTAIN GORILLA | Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda | By Michelle Kranz of Colorado, USA.

The second Mkapa Exhibition is now open at the Nairobi National Museum in the Kenyan capital. From now until 28 February 2023.

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