Renowned conservation organisation Rainforest Rescue has announced the winners of the sophomore year of their international rainforest photography competition, The Canopy Awards 2023.
The Canopy Awards represents the pinnacle of rainforest photography and are designed to enhance and promote the art and technical mastery of the subject, help raise awareness about the nature and culture of rainforest habitats and above all, encourage their protection.
Photographers from across the globe were invited to enter photographs in three categories: Habitats, Characters and Hidden Gems.
Australian photographer Benjamin Maze’s image of a towering myrtle beech tree from a low-angle perspective within the Blue Tiers Forest Reserve in north eastern Tasmania was selected by judges for the Canopy Awards’ Grand Prize.
The accolade celebrates the image the judging panel felt best-captures the spirit and ideals of the competition.
Convened by Rainforest Rescue Ambassador Darren Jew, the Canopy Awards judging panel comprised multi-award-winning nature photographer Georgina Steytler, acclaimed landscape photographer and last year’s Grand Prize winner Matt Palmer, and conservationist Steven Nowakowski whose photography in the Wet Tropics has raised awareness internationally of the fragility of rainforest ecosystems.
THE PRIZE WINNERS