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The world is captured in all its glory in prize-winning pictures for the Global Photo Awards 2022

The winners of the 2022 Global Photo Awards have been announced, showcasing some exceptional pictures which won the photographers a cut of $10,000 in prize money.

The photographic competition rewards those winning the top spots of two main categories, people and nature, with each category winner taking home a generous $3,500. Runners-up are set to receive $1,000 and those taking third place will bring home $500 each.

Myanmar photographer Zay Yar Lin’s ‘Mangrove Fisherman’ taken in Inle Lake, Myanmar, clinched the top spot on the people category.

And Spanish photographer Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz’s stunning macro shot called ‘Damselfly’, taken in San Cristobal de Almendres, Burgos, Spain, took first place in the nature category. Spanish photographers fared particularly well in this year’s competition with Samuel de Román’s ‘Art Madrid’ being chosen as the runner-up in the people category.

The nature category’s runner-up is an equally strong entry from Greek photographer Panos Laskarakis. Titled ‘Glorious Hunting’, taken in Okavango Delta, Botswanathe image shows the eye of a male lion peering through the carcass of a buffalo.

The final photographer gaining a place on the prestigious winners’ list is Sankar Sridhar with their ethereal shot ‘Pillar of Rain’, taken in Ladakh, India.

Hong Kong photographer Beatrice Wong made the shortlist with her shot, ‘Primordial’. Taken in South Coast, Iceland, the photo was shot from a light aircraft over the coast of Iceland where rivers run off the glaciers and carve themselves into the landscape, creating an ‘ever-changing network of braided rivers’.

Images from the Global Photo Awards will be showcased in a catalogue which will be available two weeks after the winners have been announced.

The winners of the 2022 Global Photo Awards have been announced, showcasing some exceptional pictures which won the photographer on their cut of $10,000 in prize money. Pictured is ‘The Grand Telons’ by Jake Mosher, taken in Grand Teton National Park, US

The photographic competition rewards those winning the top spots of two main categories, people and nature, with each category winner taking home a generous $3,500. Pictured is 'Magical Setting at the Pole' by Marcello Galleano, taken in Canada

The photographic competition rewards those winning the top spots of two main categories, people and nature, with each category winner taking home a generous $3,500. Pictured is ‘Magical Setting at the Pole’ by Marcello Galleano, taken in Canada

Myanmar photographer Zay Yar Lin's 'Mangrove Fisherman' taken in Inle Lake, Myanmar, clinched the top spot on the people category (pictured)

Myanmar photographer Zay Yar Lin’s ‘Mangrove Fisherman’ taken in Inle Lake, Myanmar, clinched the top spot on the people category (pictured)

Runners-up are set to receive $1,000 and those taking third place will bring home $500 each. Pictured is 'Modified' by Daniel Haeker, taken in Wuppertal, Germany

Runners-up are set to receive $1,000 and those taking third place will bring home $500 each. Pictured is ‘Modified’ by Daniel Haeker, taken in Wuppertal, Germany

Pictured is Belgian photojournalist Alain Schroeder's 'Muay Thai Kids', taken in Surin, Thailand

Pictured is Belgian photojournalist Alain Schroeder’s ‘Muay Thai Kids’, taken in Surin, Thailand

The nature category's runner-up is an equally strong entry from Greek photographer Panos Laskarakis. Titled 'Glorious Hunting', taken in Okavango Delta, Botswana, the image shows the eye of a male lion peering through the carcass of a buffalo (pictured)

The nature category’s runner-up is an equally strong entry from Greek photographer Panos Laskarakis. Titled ‘Glorious Hunting’, taken in Okavango Delta, Botswana, the image shows the eye of a male lion peering through the carcass of a buffalo (pictured)

Pictured is 'Territorial Tiger', taken by Nathan Myhrvold, at Ranthambore National Park in India

Pictured is ‘Territorial Tiger’, taken by Nathan Myhrvold, at Ranthambore National Park in India

This picture is by Steff Gruber, titled 'Living on Water', taken on the Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and is one of the richest inland fishing grounds in the world, and home to over one million people

This picture is by Steff Gruber, titled ‘Living on Water’, taken on the Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and is one of the richest inland fishing grounds in the world, and home to over one million people

This photo of a street food vendor adding oil and flavouring to the skewers was amongst the shortlist for the Global Photo Awards 2022. Titled 'Kebabiyana', by Debdatta Chakraborty, taken in Srinagar, India

This photo of a street food vendor adding oil and flavouring to the skewers was amongst the shortlist for the Global Photo Awards 2022. Titled ‘Kebabiyana’, by Debdatta Chakraborty, taken in Srinagar, India

Indonesia-based photographer took this photo, titled 'Devastated' in Bintaro, Indonesia, which made the shortlist for the people category

Indonesia-based photographer took this photo, titled ‘Devastated’ in Bintaro, Indonesia, which made the shortlist for the people category

Hungarian photographer Istvan Kerekes took the third and final spot in the people category with his image 'Alexandru', showing a farmer with a lamb over his shoulders, taken in Targu Mures in Romania (pictured)

Hungarian photographer Istvan Kerekes took the third and final spot in the people category with his image ‘Alexandru’, showing a farmer with a lamb over his shoulders, taken in Targu Mures in Romania (pictured)

Spanish photographer Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz's stunning macro shot called 'Damselfly' (pictured), taken in San Cristobal de Almendres, Burgos, Spain, took first place in the nature category

Spanish photographer Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz’s stunning macro shot called ‘Damselfly’ (pictured), taken in San Cristobal de Almendres, Burgos, Spain, took first place in the nature category

US photographer Christie Goldstein made the shortlist for the nature category with 'Be Flexible', pictured

US photographer Christie Goldstein made the shortlist for the nature category with ‘Be Flexible’, pictured

Another which made the shortlist for the people category was Alex Politis' 'On Screen', taken in Stein Am Rhein, Switzerland

Another which made the shortlist for the people category was Alex Politis’ ‘On Screen’, taken in Stein Am Rhein, Switzerland

'Floating Bed', by Sujon Adhikary, taken in Keraniganj, Bangladesh, was an aerial picture which was shortlisted for the people category

‘Floating Bed’, by Sujon Adhikary, taken in Keraniganj, Bangladesh, was an aerial picture which was shortlisted for the people category

'Mood Changes of the Sea' was taken by Alexej Sachov in Egypt. Sachov was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine and was inspired by photographs taken by his mother while growing up

‘Mood Changes of the Sea’ was taken by Alexej Sachov in Egypt. Sachov was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine and was inspired by photographs taken by his mother while growing up

Pictured is 'Primodial', by Hong Kong photographer Beatrice Wong. Taken in South Coast, Iceland, the photo was shot from a light aircraft over the coast of Iceland where rivers run off the glaciers and carve themselves into the landscape, creating an 'ever-changing network of braided rivers'

Pictured is ‘Primodial’, by Hong Kong photographer Beatrice Wong. Taken in South Coast, Iceland, the photo was shot from a light aircraft over the coast of Iceland where rivers run off the glaciers and carve themselves into the landscape, creating an ‘ever-changing network of braided rivers’

Images from the Global Photo Awards will be showcased in a catalogue which will be available two weeks after the winners have been announced. Pictured is 'The Eye of the Forest!' by Panos Laskarakis, taken in Epirus, Greece

Images from the Global Photo Awards will be showcased in a catalogue which will be available two weeks after the winners have been announced. Pictured is ‘The Eye of the Forest!’ by Panos Laskarakis, taken in Epirus, Greece

Spanish photographers fared particularly well in this year's competition with Samuel de Román's 'Art Madrid' (pictured) being chosen as the runner-up in the people category

Spanish photographers fared particularly well in this year’s competition with Samuel de Román’s ‘Art Madrid’ (pictured) being chosen as the runner-up in the people category

The final photographer gaining a place on the prestigious winners' list is Sankar Sridhar with their ethereal shot 'Pillar of Rain', taken in Ladakh, India (pictured)

The final photographer gaining a place on the prestigious winners’ list is Sankar Sridhar with their ethereal shot ‘Pillar of Rain’, taken in Ladakh, India (pictured)

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