Winner Photo Contest ‘Around the World’

Who is the winner of the Xpozer Photo Contest? Laura Vink was the jury of the Photo Contest ‘Around the World’. She picked a top 3 from all photos in the top 25 and wrote feedback.

The winner of the ‘Around the World’ contest is …

Photo: Michael Hegyi

Laura on the winning photo:

What great use the photographer has made of perspective here. The chosen point of view and focal length make the wildebeest seem almost miniature versions. They seem to be looking intently at the (just landed?) hot air balloon. I really like the framing with the stationary wildlife on one side and the movement of the balloon on the other. For me, the absolute winner.

2nd place goes to …

Photo: Marc Barthelemy

Laura about the runner-up:

The turquoise colour of the water contrasts beautifully with the warm-coloured rocks. You can also see perfectly through the water, making it easy to see the structures and patterns there. The beach at the bottom of the picture: that’s where I want to lay down my towel and enjoy this view.

3rd place is …

Photo: Elly de Schepper

Laura about the third place:

No one looks into the camera, yet all the ladies and children manage to catch my attention. Their looks and facial expressions grab me. What are they thinking about? Are they worried about something? I am looking for answers, but cannot find them in the picture. Yet I remain fascinated by it.


Congrats on all of your submission! It has been great to see so many awesome photos. Did you enjoy the contest? We’ve got a new one going all the way until the end of the year. We are looking for your best animal photos!