European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 winner announced

European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022
Hippo world (Gladius 2.0, Drone Chasing2, ISO 154) (Image credit: Mike Korostelev)

The winners of the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2022 have just been announced, from the staggering number of images that were submitted this year. Across the 10 categories which include birds, underwater world, landscape, and nature, more than 18,000 images were entered from 35 countries across Europe. All were hoping to take that prestigious first place. 

Over the course of three days, the international jury decided that Russian photographer Mike Korostelev should be crowned the overall winner for his photos of a family of hippos swimming at a saltwater lake in South Africa. Using an underwater drone, Korostelev spent a lot of time observing and recording these graceful giants who are generally not very social. Felix Heintzberg, one of the jury members explains the jury’s decision; “We had many agreements and disagreements, but our very different photographic backgrounds were what led to the final choices and decisions, sometimes after having followed a long and winding road”

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.